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Weeks of Welcome

WOW Week of Welcome

Welcome back, panthers!

Weeks of Welcome is a series of events to help new and returning students celebrate the new school year. Kick off the new term with events like campus cookouts, campus tours, and info about free student services. We look forward to seeing our panthers in person this Fall!

  • When: Start of fall term
  • Where: All four campuses and Newberg Center
  • What: Events to welcome you back to campus!

Schedule of events

There is a lot happening, we hope you can attend:


Free food, fun and games, activities, resources, and opportunities to meet with PCC staff while becoming more familiar with the campus.

  • Date: Monday – Thursday, Sept 25-28
  • Time: 10am-2pm
  • Where:
    • Sept 25: Cascade outdoors
    • Sept 26: Rock Creek Bldg 9 Event Center
    • Sept 27: Sylvania CC Mall Entrance
    • Sept 28: Southeast Mt Tabor Great Hall
WOW Tie-Dye Build-a-Panther

Make a PCC Poppie the Panther stuffed animal and tie-dye a little t-shirt for your panther to wear! Free supplies are provided.

  • Date: Monday – Thursday, Sept 25-28
  • Where:
    • Sept 25: Rock Creek Bldg 5 lobby, 1-3pm
    • Sept 26: Sylvania CC cafeteria, 12-2pm
    • Sept 27: Southeast MTH Great Hall, 2-4pm
    • Sept 28: Cascade CH 304, 3-5pm
WOW Workshop: Setting Yourself Up for Success

Future Connect provides techniques for being successful at PCC and skills to navigate college resources and services.

  • Date: Monday – Thursday, Sept 25-28
  • Time: 12-12:45pm
  • Where:
    • Sept 25: Cascade TH 122
    • Sept 26: Rock Creek Bldg 5 Room 122
    • Sept 27: Cancelled
    • Sept 28: Cancelled
Back to School Button Bash

Stop by and make a button. Bring your own picture or use one of ours. This event is Free and open to all PCC students.

  • Date: Monday – Friday, Sept 25-29
  • Where:
    • Sept 25 and 26: Rock Creek Steam Lab (Bldg 2 Room 102), 11am-1pm
    • Sept 26: Southeast Jade District Learning Center, 12-4pm
    • Sept 27: Cascade Create Space (TH 101), 12-4pm
    • Sept 28: OMIC TC Fab Lab (Room 107), 12-1pm
    • Sept 28: Sylvania Maker Lab (AM 101), 3-5pm
    • Sept 29: Sylvania Maker Lab (AM 101), 1-3pm
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Coffee Buzz +

Have a coffee and tea break and learn about the Learning Support Pathway Services.

  • Date: Monday and Tuesday, Sept 25 and 26
  • Time: 9am–4pm
  • Where: All PCC campus libraries
Dreamers Resource Center Open House

DREAMers Resource Center Open House – snacks and beverages provided.

  • Date: Monday – Thursday, Sept 25-28
  • Time: 11am-2pm
  • Where: Rock Creek Bldg 2 Room 101
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Career Services Open House

The Career Services Open House introduces PCC students to the opportunities and services available to them for all their career development needs. Students will have the opportunity to tour the space, meet the staff, become aware of resources on campus, and much more, all while participating in a fun and inviting atmosphere of games, activities, and prizes.

  • Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept 26 and 27
  • Time: 10am-12pm
  • Where: Rock Creek Bldg 9 Room 119
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Nibbles at Newberg

Join us for coffee, juice, and snacks in the common area.

  • Date: Tuesday, Sept 26
  • Time: 8:30am–1pm
  • Where: Newberg Center
Grow With Us: Learning Garden Showcase

Discover the magic of the Learning Garden! Grow food for our pantry, volunteer, and participate in events and workshops.

  • Date: Wednesday, Sept 27
  • Time: 10am-2pm
  • Where: Sylvania PAC courtyard
Men’s Soccer Game

PCC vs Southwestern Oregon

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Fall Into Crafts

Supplies provided.

  • Date: Monday – Thursday, Oct 2-5
  • Where:
    • Oct 2: Pressed flower craft – Cascade CH 304, 3-5pm
    • Oct 3: Mason jar decorating – Southeast MTH Great Hall, 2-4pm
    • Oct 4: Scrap art – Rock Creek Bldg 5 Rm 122, 1-3pm
    • Oct 5: Notebook decorating – Sylvania CC 221, 1-3pm
Women’s Soccer Game

PCC vs Lane Community College

Free Food Market with Basic Needs, Sustainability, and Leadership

Open to all students and community members at Sylvania Campus. Load up on fresh produce and shelf-stable items.

  • Date: Monday, Oct 2
  • Time: 1-3pm
  • Where: Sylvania CC cafeteria
Disc Golf with Toni Veeman

Learn how to play disc golf and get a list of nearby places to play.

  • Date: Tuesday, Oct 3
  • Time: 1-2pm
  • Where: Newberg Center
Involvement Fair

Want to join a club, meet students who share your interests, and find volunteer opportunities? Here is your chance!

  • Date: Monday – Thursday, Oct 9-12
  • Time: 10am-2pm
  • Where:
    • Oct 9: Southeast MTH Great Hall
    • Oct 10: Cascade Library courtyard
    • Oct 11: Sylvania PAC courtyard
    • Oct 12: Rock Creek Bldg 5 lobby
  • Club sign-up: registered clubs sign-up to participate
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Neighbor-to-Neighbor Fair

A community resource and engagement fair where PCC faculty, students, and community partners can connect face-to-face! More info: hannah.cherry@pcc.edu

  • Date: Tuesday, Oct 10
  • Time: 10am-2pm
  • Where: Cascade Library courtyard
Bingo at the Newberg Center

Come play Bingo after class. Have fun, eat snacks, and win prizes.

  • Date: Tuesday, Oct 10
  • Time: 1-2pm
  • Where: Newberg Center common area
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Drag Bingo with Poison Waters and Friends

Celebrate National Coming Out Day and have fun playing virtual Bingo with a chance to win prizes!

Pumpkin Patch Trip

Enjoy warm treats by the bonfire, pick out a pumpkin, go through the corn maze, and visit the animal barn! Transportation provided.

  • Date: Friday, Oct 20
  • Time: 9:30am-7pm
  • Where: Sauvie Island – pick-up locations at Rock Creek and Sylvania campuses
Self Care Week

Build a free self-care kit!

  • Date: Monday – Thursday, Oct 23-26
  • Where:
    • Oct 23: Rock Creek Bldg 5 lobby, 12-2:30pm
    • Oct 23: Cascade CH 304, 2-4:30pm
    • Oct 24: Sylvania CC 221, 12-2:30pm
    • Oct 26: Southeast MTH Great Hall, 12-2:30pm
Women’s Soccer Game

PCC vs Umpqua Community College

Women’s Soccer Game

PCC vs Clackamas Community College

Men’s Soccer Game

PCC vs Lane Community College

Volunteer with WOW

Weeks of Welcome and the start of the fall term are right around the corner. Want to help make sure students have a fun and wonderful start of Fall term? Volunteer to help during Weeks of Welcome events. The Weeks of Welcome Committee is looking for volunteers to assist during many of the activities during the first week of the term. Assisting at the events will be a great way to welcome new students and welcome back returners, and an excellent opportunity to get to know other PCC colleagues. There are opportunities available on weekdays, mornings, and afternoons. Please also share these opportunities with your staff and encourage them to volunteer as well. Please consider signing up!

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