The summer months can be fun, relaxing, productive even; however, once September comes, we really start to miss having students running around campus. New Student Orientation was a blast and we have had so much fun spending the first week of the school year getting to know each other during classes and tons of fun activities.
The #RockDoc PUC president Dr. Bob Cushman and his rock. This is a fun new place to snap a quick pic and keep your eye out for new rock-designs throughout the year.
The Student Association team praying for the new school year during family orientation.
Off to the Alumni dinner!
The class of 2022 playing games and getting to know each other their first night at PUC.
Pancakes with your professors! A fun way to get to know the people who will teach your classes over a yummy breakfast.
PUC’s student-led praise team spreading God’s word through song.
The welcome back party was a great time to get to know each other and to find which clubs you want to be a part of!
With New Student Orientation just a few days away, we hope your packing and planning is well underway! Once you arrive on-campus, it can quickly become overwhelming when you think about everything you need to do. Here is a short list of what you can start with to get the important things taken care of first.
Unload Your Car and Meet Your Roommate
First things first: get your car unloaded and meet your roommate! If possible, schedule your arrival times together so your parents can meet too. Keep an eye out for PUC faculty, staff, and students in PUC shirts, helping students move in. That’s called Porter Power and there’s always a great group of helpers every year! Don’t get caught up in unpacking and getting your room organized just yet though because there’s plenty you need to take care of!
Go to the Finance Office
If you haven’t already, you will need to get financially cleared before classes start on the 24th. The longer you wait, the longer the lines get at the Finance office, so it’s a good idea to head there first thing on Wednesday (especially if your parents come up with you!) to get this out of the way.
You may be able to get everything taken care of before you even get to campus. Talk with your financial counselor ahead of time to see what you need to do to get cleared. Call (800) 862-7080, option 1 or email email@example.com to talk with a counselor now.
Get Your ID Card
Your ID card is going to be one of your most important PUC possessions. You will use it to buy books, pay for meals in the cafe, buy beverages and snacks at The Grind, and check in and out of Colloquy. Once your stuff is unloaded, head down to the Dining Commons to get your photo taken and receive your brand new, shiny ID card!
Get Your Textbooks
You can find all your textbooks for the quarter at the PUC Bookstore. You can even pre-order them ahead of time so all you’ll need to do is stop in and pick them up. Get started now at puc.bncollege.com.
Organize Your Room
You’ll have several days to get your dorm room organized, so don’t feel like you have to do it all right away if you like to take your time. If you need some inspiration for how you can help make your dorm room the best on your hallway, check out the “Dorm Decorating on a Budget” and “Tips for an Organized Dorm Room” blog posts for some ideas to help get you started! Make sure you coordinate with your roommate ahead of time to know who’s bringing what so you don’t end up with duplicate items like two toasters (because who needs that?).
New Student Orientation is going to be packed full of new friends and fun. For the full Orientation schedule, visit puc.edu/orientation. Get ready for your best year yet!
Working on-campus can be a great way to put money towards your school bill, and give you some extra cash for weekend fun. If you’re wondering about how you can find work at PUC, look no further—read our “How to Get a Student Job at PUC” blog post for some helpful tips.
Get Your Textbooks
Did you know you can buy or rent your textbooks from the PUC Bookstore? You can even have them available for pick-up ahead of time! Go to puc.bncollege.com to learn more.
We know college can seem daunting, especially coming in as a freshman, which is why we’ve put together a helpful blog post to help make the transition from high school to college as smooth as possible. Check out “10 Tips for Your First Quarter at PUC” now!
Join the Class of 2022 Facebook Group
If you haven’t already, join the Class of 2022 Facebook group. Be a step ahead of the game and know a classmate or two before school even starts.
Call (800) 862-7080, option 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch with an enrollment counselor now.
It can be overwhelming to try to think about all the things you will need to have in your dorm room throughout the year, so that’s why we’ve put together this “Your College Packing List” blog post you can refer to as you start getting ready to move in just a few weeks.
We’ll be sending you regular updates over the next few weeks, so check your email regularly and be sure to come back here next week, or you can talk with your enrollment counselor if you have questions about anything. Call (800) 862-7080, option 2 or email email@example.com to get in touch with a counselor.
Next week, we’ll share information about how to buy your books and how to find a student job at PUC, so don’t forget to check back in!
We’re getting ready for your arrival in just a few weeks in September, and we hope you’re just as excited as we are for the new school year.
We’ll be sending you important updates throughout the summer, so make sure you’re checking your email, or you can talk with your enrollment counselor if you have questions about anything. Call (800) 862-7080, option 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch with a counselor now!
Mark Your Calendar
Sept. 19-23New Student Orientation Sept. 24Instruction begins Sept. 24-28Week of Welcome Sept. 27Last day to enter or delete courses
We’ll be sending you regular updates over the next few weeks, so check your email regularly and be sure to come back here next week, where we’ll share information about the residence halls and what you should plan to bring with you.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!