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New Student Orientation is Next Week! 

We are so excited for you and your family to be joining our Pioneers Family! The beauty of the NSO program is that it is specifically planned to help your transition into our college community. 

Here are a couple of things to do while you are eagerly (or anxiously) awaiting the start of your new adventure:

Join the Class of 2023 Facebook Group: If you haven’t already, join the Class of 2023 Facebook group and start meeting your future classmates!

Start Packing: Don’t become overwhelmed thinking about all the things you will need to have in your dorm room throughout the year. To help you out, we’ve put together “Your College Packing List”  on our blog, so you can refer to as you start getting ready to move in. If you need some inspiration for how you can help make your dorm room look and feel more like home, check out our “Dorm Decorating on a Budget” and “Tips for an Organized Dorm Room” blog posts for some ideas to help get you started!

Mark your calendars to arrive on Wednesday, September 18. Move-in begins at 9:00 a.m. In the meantime:

Have questions? Our team of counselors can answer any you have. Call (800) 862-7080, option 2 or email admissions@puc.edu to get connected with a counselor now.

Set some reminders for these important dates! 

  • New Student OrientationWednesday, September 18 — Sunday, September 22
  • Classes BeginMonday, September 23
  • Week of WelcomeMonday, September 23 — Saturday, September 28

Hey transfer students, we didn’t forget about you! We have a special site with information regarding transfer student move-in time and Orientation. Visit the Transfer Student Orientation page.

ATTENTION PARENTS! We know this is a big adjustment, not just for your student but also for you, and we know you probably have questions. Well, we have a site for you too!

We are so excited to meet all of you, see you soon!

Your PUC Adventure is Just Around the Corner!

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In just a few days, you will be here on campus for New Student Orientation, meeting your fellow classmates, talking with your advisor, and getting situated in your new dorm room. We’re here to make that transition as seamless as possible!

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to take care of these things when you arrive:

Get financially cleared & turn in your health forms
Stop by the Student Finance office to make sure all your required financial documents have been turned in and you’re financially cleared to start school. Better yet, contact them ahead of time at studentfinance@puc.edu or 707.965.7200 to potentially save yourself a trip.

You are required to provide PUC with your medical history and insurance information. Get this taken care of by submitting the Health Information Form. If you need to make an appointment with the Health Services office for a physical, contact them at healthservices@puc.edu or at 707.965.6339.

You can use your WebAdvisor account to see what documents PUC has on file for you (“My Documents”) and view your class schedule (“My Class Schedule”). Take a look at our “The Basics of Your WebAdvisor Account” post for a short tutorial on how to use your account. PLEASE NOTE: If you fail to provide PUC with the necessary financial information by 4:30 PM on the second day of school, you will be dropped from your classes.

Talk with your advisor
Thursday afternoon during Orientation, you will meet with your advisor and go over your fall schedule as well as start planning for winter and spring. Every quarter your advisor will need to approve your schedule, which is a great safety net for making sure you stay on track to complete your degree!

Taking care of these things will make your life this week much easier and will allow you to focus on creating memories during Orientation that will last a lifetime. Check out the online Start Guide for a list of more things you can work on before and after getting to campus.

Other helpful information
Here are a few links we thought you may find helpful to help get you ready to be here!

A complete Orientation schedule
A map of campus
PUC’s mobile app (currently available for iPhones and iPads only)

We’re so excited to see all of you soon!