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Student Life - Summer Quarter

Student Life

As the college continues to the delivery of support services during summer via remote methods, here is what the Department of Student Life is operating. 

Bus Pass + ID Cards

Bus Pass

Currently registered students can ride anywhere in the county on the Pierce Transit bus system for free. Please visit to fill out the online request form and details about the program. Please note, spring quarter bus passes are good until Friday, October 2.

Student ID Card

Due to a change in service providers, Student ID Cards will not be distributed during summer quarter. The department will begin distributing Student IDs at the start of fall quarter. 

Food Initiatives

Food Pantry

Even though the college is operating support services via remote methods, the department is committed to ensuring students have access to food security support. Please visit to access the online request form and find out how we are providing food security assistance this summer.

Food Bank – Nourish Pierce County

Every Wednesday from 1:00-3:00p in the Building 5 parking lot of the Lakewood campus, Nourish Pierce County operates a mobile food bank that serves the entire Lakewood community. Please note, this service will continue at the CPTC site during this global health crisis unless otherwise communicated by the college via social media and email. If you have questions about this weekly service, please contact us at or 253-589-5780.

Engagement Opportunities

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs and organizations are more important than ever as we embrace social distancing and operate via remote methods. These communities provide opportunities for students to get involved, and experience both personal and professional growth. This quarter, the department will be assisting clubs in finding creative ways to develop engagement and connection opportunities. Check to learn more about active organizations or to start your own in six easy steps!

Community Channels

During this period of physical separation, the Department of Student Life recognizes the importance of developing connections and community. As such, Student Life is creating virtual channels as a way for students to foster and build communities at CPTC. Check out for a full list of communities and meeting information!

Events & Activities

During summer quarter, the Associated Student Government will not be facilitating engagement opportunities for the campus community. Be sure to connect with us on social media and student email to stay informed about the web-based “live” events that will be hosted by the department in fall quarter. 

Additionally, based on a few different colleges, we developed on-demand engagement opportunities for students to participate in as their schedule allows. Checkout for a full list of opportunities which range from physical fitness opportunities, to learning a new language, and taking a virtual tour of a museum.

New Student Orientation

Students who will be starting at CPTC during summer quarter, are invited to participate in live and on-demand, web-based workshops on Tuesday, June 30. The schedule of events and log-in details is available at

Virtual Classroom Visits

During summer quarter, classroom visits will once again be offered virtually! Even though we are closed, the department is committed to engaging with students and faculty in the classroom and sharing more about how to get involved at CPTC and the virtual-based opportunities the department has for students this quarter. Faculty should submit an online request form to initiate the classroom visit process. Department staff will follow-up with requestors about date availability Zoom meeting invite details.

Student Governance

Student Government

The Student Government is an advocate of the student voice and a partner with other governing unites. The Student Government oversees the administration of the Associated Student Government. Student governance meetings, which are open to the pubic are held on a regular basis during the fall, winter and spring quarters. Check back in September for more information about this year's committee chairs and meeting schedule. 

Tech Fee Proposal

The student government authorized the creation of the technology fee task force to create a fully developed fee proposal. Based on the results of the special election, the student body did not adopt the referendum. This voluntary fee would allow future students the ability to allocate one-time funds to technology projects and ongoing support for technologies that impact campus life, student success and learning. Find out more about the proposal  by visiting

Student Employment Opportunities

The department will be conducting a summer quarter hiring process to fill a variety of leadership roles and operate three centers within The Department of Student Life. Applications will be available Monday, July 6 and due by Friday, July 24. Please visit for more about our requirements, process and opportunities.

Contact Us

Be sure to stay connected and check out our social media pages for department updates, upcoming events and more. You can find us on Facebook at CloverParkStudentLife and Instagram at CPTCStudentLIfe.

Need to get a hold of us? Send us an email at or 253-589-5780 – we are monitoring phones and email Monday-Friday during business hours (i.e. 8:00a-5:00p).