Summer Virtual Events for New Students

To help you get ready for your first year at PNCA, we are holding a series of virtual events throughout the spring and summer. During these sessions, you will hear from various departments about important parts of the PNCA experience. Learn more about registration and academic support, housing and residence life, student engagement on campus, the first year experience, and more!

In the first of our summer virtual events for new PNCA students, you’ll learn about the registration process and the ways that PNCA supports students academically. We’ll review how to register for classes, how to find courses to consider, and more. We will also go over the academic accommodations process and the academic support systems available at PNCA.

You’ll Hear from:

  • Max Winthrop, PNCA’s Academic Advisor
  • Jewls Griesmeyer-Krentz, The Assistant Director of Accessible Education Services
  • Sally Schoolmaster, The Assistant Dean of Academic Success

Monday, May 13, 2024

4pm - 5pm PT

PDF of Registration and Academic Support Presentation

During this virtual event you will learn all about PNCA’s student housing, ArtHouse, and residence life at PNCA. We will go over how to navigate the Housing Portal, the process for roommate selection, what to expect on move-in day, what an RA is and what they do, and more.

You’ll hear from:

  • Heather Kropf, Director of Residence Life & Student Conduct
  • Tori Ruiz, Assistant Director of Housing Operations
  • Aaron Hukari, Associate Director of Residence Life & Housing
  • Chris Potts, PNCA Dean of Students for Community Care and Inclusion

Monday, May 21, 2024

4pm - 5pm PT

PDF of Housing and Residence Life Presentation

During this virtual event, we will go over the many aspects of Student Affairs at PNCA. You will learn more about Student Engagement and Leadership, Health and Wellness, what to expect during New Student Orientation, and more! We will also go over PNCA’s mental health and wellbeing support, academic support and the accommodations process, and how to get involved on campus through student leadership and student groups.

You’ll hear from:

  • Chris Potts, PNCA Dean of Students for Community Care and Inclusion
  • Don Thomson, Associate Dean for Health & Wellbeing
  • Hunter Marcus, PNCA Health Coach & Educator
  • Jackson Seemayer, Director of Student Affairs

Monday, June 10, 2024

4pm - 5pm PT

PDF of Student Affairs Overview

During this virtual event, you will learn everything you need to know about the next steps in the financial aid and billing processes. We will go over where to see your financial aid offer, how to pay your bill, and how to take out a loan or utilize a payment plan. This will be a joint session with Willamette's College of Arts and Sciences.

Monday, June 24, 2024

5pm - 6pm

PDF of Student Accounts Presentation

This summer virtual event is all about what to expect for your first year at PNCA! During this event we will go over the details of New Student Orientation: Schedule and expectations, parent and family participation, hotel suggestions and more. We will also go over the first year experience at PNCA.

You’ll hear from:

  • Jackson Seemayer, Director of Student Affairs
  • Sally Schoolmaster, Associate Professor & Assistant Dean for Academic Success

Monday, July 15, 2024

4pm - 5pm PT

PDF of First Year Experience Presentation

Learn all about career development at PNCA. We will go over how to find an on-campus job, career development opportunities for students, how to find internships, and provide an overview of the services that the Office of Career Development provides.

You’ll hear from:

  • Anne Lapour, Executive Director of Career Initiatives
  • Lynn Brown, Director of the Talent Hub
  • Rosa Phoenix Wang, Career Advisor

Monday, July 29, 2024

4pm - 5pm PT

RSVP to Career Development

Summer Events

Virtual Digital Character Design Workshop

Thursday, July 25, 2024
4pm - 5pm PT

Join us for a virtual workshop and learn how to create dynamic digital character designs using shape language, silhouette, and stylization! We will engage in a series of drawing and idea generating exercises to help you develop your characters with time for Q&A.

RSVP to Virtual Digital Character Design Workshop

Enrolling Students

Your first step is to submit your enrollment deposit, which secures your place in our next entering class of students. Login to your applicant status page, submit the Reply to Your Offer of Admission and then submit your payment. If you have questions regarding your reply and deposit, contact the Admissions Office at or 503-821-8972.

Please reply to your offer of admission by May 1. The final reply deadline is August 5.

You may request a deposit extension by contacting the Admissions Office. Extensions will be granted for students who have submitted financial aid appeals or are awaiting financial aid offers from other institutions.

Important dates for enrolling students New student checklist

Deferring Admission

Students admitted to PNCA may request to defer their admission for up to one year to pursue opportunities that will further enrich their preparation for college. Deferrals are typically approved for opportunities including travel, work, service, personal study or another pursuit.

Prior to requesting a deferral, we encourage students to discuss their plans with their admissions counselor who can assist with the steps below.

  • Submit the Reply to the Offer of Admission form in your applicant status page and submit the $500 non-refundable enrollment deposit by the enrollment deadline noted on your applicant status page. Please understand, there are no circumstances under which a deposit is refunded.
  • Email the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at to request a deferral. The Request for a Deferred Enrollment form will be added to your applicant status page. You will be able to provide more information about the length of your requested deferral and what you plan to do during the time period.
  • Your request will be reviewed by the Dean of Admissions and you will be notified via email and through your applicant status page within two weeks. If approved, your enrollment will be updated to the new entry term.
  • You are expected to check your email address regularly and reply to updates as necessary.
  • You will be asked to reconfirm your enrollment by the dates below. Should your plans for enrollment change, you must notify the Office of Undergraduate Admission as soon as possible. If you fail to reconfirm your enrollment by the deadline, your application will be closed and enrollment canceled. You will forfeit the deposit paid.
  • If you wish to be considered for need-based financial aid, you should reapply with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  • You are required to reply to your offer of admission and submit the $500 non-refundable deposit to hold your place in the future class.
  • You may not submit deposits for enrollment or deferred enrollment at any other institution.
  • You must notify all other colleges to which you were admitted of your decision to enroll at Pacific Northwest College of Art at Willamette University.
  • If you decide to enroll at a college during your deferral period, you must submit an official transcript for all coursework completed regardless of your intention to transfer or apply the credit to your PNCA degree.
  • Deferrals may be approved for one semester (fall to spring or spring to fall) or one year (fall to fall or spring to spring). We strongly encourage first-time freshmen to begin coursework in the fall semester.
  • Should you choose to apply for admission to other institutions during the deferral period, you must contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to close your application and cancel your enrollment. You will forfeit the deposit paid.
  • An approved deferral secures your merit-based scholarship; however, as need-based aid is awarded annually based on information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you must resubmit your FAFSA in the year of enrollment.

Please note the deadline to request a deferral based on your original admission application. Should your deferral be approved, we will ask you to reconfirm your enrollment by the deadline listed for your new entry term.

Deadlines to Request a Deferral (Based on the Original Application Term)

Original Application Term

Deferral Request Deadline

Fall 2023

June 30, 2023

Spring 2024

January 5, 2024

Fall 2024

June 30, 2024

Spring 2025

January 3, 2025

Fall 2025

June 30, 2025

Deadlines to Reconfirm Enrollment (Based on the New Entry Term)

New Entry Term

Deadline to Reconfirm Enrollment

Spring 2024

December 8, 2023

Fall 2024

January 15, 2024

Spring 2025

December 6, 2024

Fall 2025

January 15, 2025

Spring 2026

December 5, 2025

Fall 2026

January 15, 2026

Spring 2027

December 4, 2026

Fall 2027

January 15, 2027