Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023
|8:00 AM - 2:00 PM||ArtHouse
If you’re living in ArtHouse, this will be your opportunity to move-in to your new room! Communication from our Housing & Residence Life Office will be coming to provide more details.
|5:00 - 6:30 PM|
|6:45 - 8:00 PM||ArtHouse
This mandatory meeting for ArtHouse residents will introduce you to the community and cover what to do when you have problems in the residence hall. We’ll go over vital policy information so you’ll know what expectations there are of you as a resident.
Wednesday, August 23rd
Passport Morning/Wellness, Consent, Accessibility Afternoon
|8:00 - 9:00 AM||New
Check-in for Orientation anytime between 8:00-9:00. You’ll receive your orientation tote, goodies and your student ID.
|9:00 - 9:30 AM|
|9:30 - 10:00 AM||Keynote
Our Associate Director of Admissions and class of 2017 alum Justine Highsmith will deliver a keynote address to kick off your New Student Orientation.
|10:00 AM - 12:00 PM||PNCA Passport|
Explore campus and find several offices and departments that will be helpful during your time at PNCA.
|12:00 - 12:30 PM||Diversity,
Dean of Students for Community Care & Inclusion, Chris Potts, will discuss the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion during your time at PNCA.
|12:30 - 2:30 PM||Lunch & Break||Atrium|
|2:30 - 5:00 PM||Programming Block|
We’ll cover some very important topics, such as navigating your mental health resources and learning about navigating healthcare. We’ll also participate in the Speak About It program, discussing consent and healthy relationships.
Thursday, August 24th
|2:00 - 4:00 PM||Digital Tools Exemption Test|
If you wish to potentially test out of the Digital Tools class requirement, feel free to join us as Professor Ric Lanciotti administers this optional test.
|310 Computer Lab|
|4:00 - 5:00 PM|
In transit to Salem Campus
|5:00 - 6:00 PM||Dinner||Goudy Dining Hall|
|6:00 - 6:30 PM||Self-Care Activity w/ Pearl|
Meet our University Chaplain, the Reverend Ineda Pearl Adesanya, and learn about the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life.
|6:30 - 7:15 PM||Campus Tours, Hallie Ford Museum, Alumni & Parent Engagement Meet & Greet|
Take a tour of the Salem campus, visit the Hallie Ford Museum of Art or chat and chill with the folks in our Office of Alumni & Parent Engagement.
|7:30 - 8:30 PM||Matriculation|
Take part in this great tradition marking your transition into a PNCA student.
Friday, August 25th
Portland Resource Overview
|10:00 - 11:00 AM||
Portland Resource Overview 1|
We’ll cover navigating the resources available to you in the city of Portland, as well as go over tips about your neighborhood or city. We’ll talk about things like healthcare, navigating public transit, exciting places to visit and more.
|11:00 - 11:30 AM||Break|
|11:30 - 12:30 PM||Portland Resource Overview 2|
We’ll cover navigating the resources available to you in the city of Portland, as well as go over tips about your neighborhood or city. In this session we’ll cover things like navigating TriMet, local businesses and other points of interest.
|12:30 - 1:30 PM||Lunch||Atrium|
|1:30 - 4:00 PM|
Portland Highlight Field Trips
|Various Portland Locations|
|1:30 to 4:00 PM||Transfer Student Session|
Led by our Assistant Dean of Academic Success, Sally Schoolmaster, this session will focus exclusively on your experience as a transfer student. This session is only for transfer students, not students who are brand new to college.
Saturday, August 26th
Optional making project/Salem students visiting
|11:00 AM - 2:00 PM||
Participate in a sketchbook customizing project! Some of our new students from Salem will also be joining us, so come help give them a warm welcome to our campus!
|12:00 - 1:00 PM||Lunch||Atrium|