Fall Orientation 2016

RETURNING AND TRANSFER STUDENTS

Tuesday, August 30th9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tentative Schedule for Tuesday, August 30th

(Time schedule varies dependent upon year at PCA&D)

 

 FOUNDATION & FOUNDATION TRANSFER STUDENTS

Thursday, September 1st and Friday, September 2nd, 9 a.m.  – 5 p.m. each day

Tentative Schedule for Thursday, September 1st and Friday, September 2nd

 

FOR RETURNING STUDENTS [fa icon="chevron-down"]

WHAT TO BRING TO ORIENTATION:


Please complete, sign and return the below waivers to Orientation on Tues., Aug. 30th.


Combination Lock
 If you are going to reserve a locker

(See below for more details on registering for a locker.)

 

COMPLETE PRIOR TO ORIENTATION:

Emergency Contacts:

All PCA&D students are required to update their phone number and local address through the MyProfile tab on the MyPCAD Portal.  Please take a few moments to access the “Addresses” and “Phone Numbers” links found on the MyProfile tab after logging into MyPCAD. This information will allow the College to configure the PCAD Alert System to provide effective timely information in case of weather or safety incidents.

Locker Assignments:

Need a place to store your supplies, books and personal items? Then register for a locker.Lockers are 15″(h)x12″(w)x23″(d) and are free to use during the academic year. Students will need to provide their own combination lock. To register for a locker, please go to the PCA&D Locker Assignment Registration Form. Lockers are assigned on a first come, first serve basis and can be accessed during normal building hours.

(2nd and 3rd Year Students only. 4th Year students will have a separate process for Senior Studio Spaces. This information will be shared after Fall Orientation when Studio Spaces are assigned.) 

Request a Parking Pass for the Academic Year:

If you are commuting to campus and would like to park near campus, PCA&D contracts with the Water St. Garage to provide student parking. To register for a parking pass for the academic year, please go to MyPCA&D. Once logged in, click on the “Finances” tab. Under this tab you will find a registration form for parking. Please complete the parking registration form and follow the instructions for submission.

 

FOR NEW STUDENTS (including Foundation, Foundation Transfer and Transfer Students) [fa icon="chevron-down"]

WHAT TO BRING TO ORIENTATION:

  • Photo ID A Photo ID is needed to obtain your PCA&D Student ID)
  • Laptop (your required MacBook Pro) On Thursday, Sept. 1st, you will be setting up your laptop for the AdobeCloud and PCA&D wireless.  (see Computer requirements.) 
  • Orientation Parking Pass If you requested parking through the online Orientation Registration form, your pass(es) will be sent to you in the mail. Please bring these passes to use at the Water St. Garage the day(s) of Orientation.
  • Comfortable Shoes On Friday, September 2nd there will be a tour of the City of Lancaster. Comfortable shoes are advised for this walking tour.

COMPLETE BEFORE ORIENTATION:

Pre-Orientation Videos.

Please watch the four Pre-Orientation videos and complete the accompanying short quizes or tasks. Details and the password to watch the videos have been sent to your PCA&D e-mail.

Waivers:

Please complete, sign and return the below waivers to PCA&D during your respective Orientation session on either Tuesday, September 1st or Thursday, September 3rd.

Emergency Contacts:

All PCA&D students are required to update their phone number and local address through the MyProfile tab on the MyPCAD Portal.  Please take a few moments to access the “Addresses” and “Phone Numbers” links found on the MyProfile tab after logging into MyPCAD. This information will allow the College to configure the PCAD Alert System to provide effective timely information in case of weather or safety incidents.

 Locker Assignments:

Need a place to store your supplies, books and personal items? Then register for a locker. PCA&D offers a variety of lockers throughout campus, which can be accessed while the building is open. Lockers are 15″(h)x12″(w)x23″(d) and are free to use during the academic year. Students will need to provide their own combination lock. To register for a locker, please go to the PCA&D Locker Assignment Registration Form. Lockers are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.

PCA&D’s Incoming Class of 2016 Survey:

You’re almost there. The first day of classes is right around the corner and we cannot wait to see you on campus. In reflecting about your experience thus far with PCA&D and what your hopes are for the future, please complete our Incoming Class Survey. We will be using some of the results from the survey during Orientation, so take this survey prior to your Orientation session. Also, new students that complete the survey will be entered into a drawing to win some sweet PCA&D prizes!

Take the Tech Challenge:

During Orientation, PCA&D will host an IT session to help you download the AdobeCloud, get you familiar with the printing technology on campus as well as set-up your laptop for the wireless network. To best support your technical needs, please complete the Tech Challenge before your respective Orientation session on either September 1st or September 3rd.

 



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 


Foundation and Foundation Transfer Supply List
 
(These materials are needed for your courework, not for Orientation)


Technical Resources

 

 

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 Jason Herr, Fine Art, Class of 2016

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Emergency Contacts:
 
All PCA&D students are required to update their phone number and local address through the MyProfile tab on the MyPCAD Portal.  Please take a few moments to access the “Addresses” and “Phone Numbers” links found on the MyProfile tab after logging into MyPCAD. This information will allow the College to configure the PCAD Alert System to provide effective timely information in case of weather or safety incidents.

Disability Resources:

PCA&D is committed to providing students who have disabilities with an equal opportunity to fully participate in its courses, internships, programs, and activities. Students of PCA&D who have a disability and need accommodations in order to attain equal access must register with the Dean of Student Services. To view the Students with Disabilities Policy and/or request accommodations, please email jedonick@pcad.edu.

Request a Parking Pass for the Academic Year:

If you are commuting to campus and would like to park near campus, PCA&D contracts with the Water St. Garage to provide student parking. To register for a parking pass for the academic year, please go to MyPCA&D. Once logged in, click on the “Finances” tab. Under this tab you will find a registration form for parking. Please complete the parking registration form and follow the instructions for submission.

Academic Calendar:

Click here for the 2016-2017 Academic Calendar