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New Student Orientation

Welcome and congratulations on starting your academic journey at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC).

As a new student at CPTC, you are certain to have many questions. New Student Orientation is designed to help you uncover the answers to your questions, and provide you timely information about campus resources, programs, and support services. By the time you leave orientation, you’ll be ready for the first day of the quarter and on your way towards becoming a successful CPTC student.

The next New Student Orientation coming up on Monday, March 23 from 9am-12pm has been CANCELLED


Please continue to check your email for important updates and resources for your success at CPTC.


New Student Orientation dates for the 2020-2021 calendar year are:

  • Spring 2020 Start: Monday, March 23, CANCELLED
  • Summer 2020 Start: Tuesday, June 23
  • Fall 2020 Start: Thursday, September 24
  • Winter 2021 Start: Thursday, December 17
  • Spring 2021 Start: Wednesday, March 24
  • Summer 2021 Start: Thursday, June 24

All New Student Orientation sessions will be held from 9a-12p on the Lakewood campus in the McGavick Conference Center, Building 23. Breakfast items will be available beginning at 8:30a, while supplies last.

So we can prepare enough session materials and snacks, please be sure to register online no later than two business days prior to the orientation session. Students who are not able to pre-register online, please plan to come early to the "check-in table" upon arrival at the CPTC Lakewood Campus on the day of New Student Orientation.

Register for New Student Orientation Here

You will learn a lot about CPTC at New Student Orientation. The program is an opportunity for you to learn about the three pillars of student success and how to navigate campus. During the program, you will begin to build a network of resources that are designed to support you throughout your CPTC journey. At New Student Orientation, you will find more about:

  • Books
  • Tutoring
  • Child care
  • Parking & transportation
  • On campus employment
  • Student email account
  • Financial aid and scholarships
  • Safety & security
  • Events, clubs, and organizations
  • And much more!

Additionally, during New Student Orientation you will learn tips from students and staff who will serve as guides during your time at CPTC. Your academic advisor and student leaders will be around throughout your session, ready to answer your questions. To ensure your day on campus is as successful as possible, breakfast items, coffee, juice, water and fresh fruit will be available beginning at 8:30a, while supplies last.

We look forward to meeting you and joining you along your educational journey!

Remember, you are awesome. We are glad you are here.