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Student Emergency Services


Mobile Food Bank

The Nourish Pierce County Mobile Food Bank serves any student, staff, faculty or community member on Wednesdays from 1:00p-3:00p in the Building 5 parking lot (East end of campus) on the Lakewood Campus. As a new client, you will be asked for your name, date of birth and current address. You will also be asked for the names and birthdays of others in your household. Please bring your own bags if possible. If you want frozen or refrigerated foods but will not be returning home shortly after shopping, you may want to put a cooler in your car to hold these items. You can visit any Nourish Food Bank once a week.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at or 253-589-5780.

Food Pantry

The food pantry serves any student in need of food. It is located in the Student Leadership & Service Center, Building 23. Students can access food once per month. The process is easy:

  1. Stop into the Student Leadership & Service Center, Building 23, and inform the student staff behind the desk that you’d like to use the food pantry.
  2. The staff will take you to the food pantry, verify that you’re a current student and have you answer a few questions about the size of your household.
  3. You pick out the food you want.

Please pass along this message to any students who may benefit from this amazing program. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at or 253-589-5780.

PB&J Sandwiches

The Student Leadership & Service Center located in Building 23 provides free Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwiches on Monday-Thursday from 11 am – 6 pm. Bring your Student ID and pick up a PB&J when you need something to satisfy your hunger. Students may have one PB&J per day.

Cookie Wednesday

The Student Leadership & Service Center bakes Otis Spunkmeyer chocolate chips cookies every Wednesday during the academic quarter. They are available to students starting at 11am while supplies last. Bring your student ID to the SLSC and get your cookies next Wednesday.


The Student Leadership & Service Center provides popcorn for all guests on Fridays starting around 11am. Bring a friend and stop by to get some popcorn during the academic quarter. Occasionally we feature special seasonings or a popcorn bar to make your treat extra special.

On-campus Food Options

CPTC has many food options available to students while they are on campus. Please refer to the website for more information about:

Bon Sucre

Rainier Room


Divine Decadence (Building 23 Coffee Shop)


Clover Park Technical College does not offer housing for students, however, students can access the Housing Guide to help connect to different housing options. The sites listed on the guide are not affiliated with Clover Park Technical College.


Clover Park Technical College does not offer showers for students, however, students can access community shower facilities at the Lakewood YMCA  during the following time periods: Monday-Thursday, 5:00a-7:30a and 8:00p-9:30p, Friday, 5:00a-7:30a and 8:00a-8:30a and Saturday, 7:00a-7:30a. Please note that visitors will need to provide a towel and are required to show photo ID. To use this resource, individuals should check in at the front desk and ask to use the community shower. 


Pierce Transit CTC Student Bus Pass

As part of a pilot program between Clover Park Technical College and Pierce Transit, CPTC students are now able to ride the Pierce Transit bus system within the county by showing the bus driver their CPTC Student ID card + quarterly verification sticker to the Pierce Transit bus driver. Students must have the current quarter’s verification sticker on their Student ID before riding the bus. Verification stickers will be available in the Student Leadership & Service Center in Building 23. To learn more about the bus pass program and eligibility requirements, please visit


Pay for CPTC

We want to make CPTC as accessible as possible, and finances are one of the biggest barriers that students face. We provide a number of different ways to pay for your education at CPTC — click here and browse through the options to find out more.

CPTC Foundation Scholarships

CPTC Foundation scholarships provide financial assistance to help meet educational expenses.

Student Emergency Assistance Program (SEAP)

When funding is available, the Foundation offers emergency assistance through the Student Emergency Assistance Program may help students meet emergency financial needs that would prevent students from continuing their education.

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Community Resources

Community Resources webpage

Printable Resource Book