New Student Orientation | Clover Park Technical College
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New Student Orientation

Welcome and congratulations on starting your academic journey at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC).

As a new student at CPTC, you are certain to have many questions. New Student Orientation is designed to help you uncover the answers to your questions, and provide you timely information about campus resources, programs, and support services. By the time you leave orientation, you’ll be ready for the first day of the quarter and on your way towards becoming a successful CPTC student.

The next New Student Orientation is coming up on Friday, December 15th from 9am-12pm with check-in beginning at 8:30 am in the McGavick Conference Center, Building 23 located on the Lakewood Campus. New Student Orientation dates for the 2017-2018 calendar year are:

  • Fall 2017 Start: Tuesday, September 19
  • Winter 2018 Start: Friday, December 15
  • Spring 2018 Start: Thursday, March 22
  • Summer 2018 Start: Thursday, June 21

All New Student Orientation sessions will be held from 9a-12p on the Lakewood campus in the McGavick Conference Center, Building 23. Breakfast items will be available beginning at 8:30a, while supplies last.

So we can prepare enough session materials and snacks, please be sure to register online no later than Wednesday, December 13th at 12pm.

Register for New Student Orientation Here

You will learn a lot about CPTC at New Student Orientation. The program is an opportunity for you to learn about the three pillars of student success and how to navigate campus. During the program, you will begin to build a network of resources that are designed to support you throughout your CPTC journey. At New Student Orientation, you will find more about:

  • Books
  • Tutoring
  • Childcare
  • Parking & transportation
  • On-campus employment
  • Student email account
  • Financial aid and scholarships
  • Safety & security
  • Event, clubs, and organizations
  • And much more!

Additionally, during New Student Orientation you will learn tips from students and staff who will serve as guides during your time at CPTC. Your academic advisor and student leaders will be around throughout your session, ready to answer your questions. To ensure your day on campus is as successful as possible, breakfast sandwich, coffee, juice, water and fresh fruit will be available beginning at 8:30a, while supplies last.

We look forward to meeting you and joining you on your educational journey!

Remember, you are awesome. We are glad you are here.

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Orientation Date & Location

Friday, December 15th
9 am – 12 pm

McGavick Conference Center 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW.
Lakewood, WA 98499

Orientation Details


Orientation Coordinator
Cal Erwin-Svoboda