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New Student Orientation

Welcome and congratulations on starting your academic journey at Clover Park Technical College!

As a new student at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC), you are certain to have many questions. New Student Orientation is designed to help you uncover the answers to your questions, navigate campus and provide you timely information about campus resources 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 will take place on Wednesday, March 20 from 9am-12pm. Check-in for the event will start promptly at 8:30am in the McGavick Conference Center located in Building 23 on the Lakewood Campus.

New Student Orientation dates for the 2023-2024 academic year include:

  • Fall 2023 Start: Thursday, September 21, 2023
  • Winter 2024 Start:  Wednesday, December 13, 2023
  • Spring 2024 Start: Wednesday, March 20, 2024
  • Summer 2024 Start: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

All New Student Orientation events will be held from 9:00am - 12:00pm in the McGavick Conference Center, located in Building 23 at the Lakewood campus. Registration for the Spring 2024 New Student Orientation event is now available! Be sure to click the purple Register for New Student Orientation button at the top of your screen to register for the event. The deadline to register for New Student Orientation is Friday, March 15.

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 (academic, financial, and social) 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. You will learn about:

  • Virtual student services
  • Student email & wifi
  • Tutoring
  • Parking & transportation
  • Student aid and scholarships
  • Safety & security
  • Events, clubs, and organizations
  • On campus employment
  • Childcare
  • Student Leadership & Service Center
  • Fitness Center
  • MOSAIC Center
  • Bookstore
  • 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 the day, ready to answer your questions. 

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

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

Spring Quarter Start - New Student Orientation 

4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
McGavick Converence Center, Bldg. 23


Orientation Coordinator
Jessica Wallack

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