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New Students

There is much to do before classes even start!  The resources on this page are here to help you make sure you're ready for the beginning of your first quarter at PUC.  Instructions are simple: make sure you do all this stuff.  And if you need any help, don't be afraid to ask!

Start Guide
This document is your go-to resource once you arrive on campus. Things to Do now that you are here, the final orientation schedule, and office hours for various departments will make your transition to college life smooth as can be.

Things To Do

Before You Get Here

You may not be on campus yet, but there are still things you need to do to get ready for college. Use this handy checklist to make sure you've got your bases covered before you get here.

Housing

  • Room Reservation Fee: Making PUC home-away-from-home starts with the residence hall. You must pay a $150 room reservation fee before being assigned a room and registering for classes. Pay online at puc.edu/reshall.
  • Residence Hall Information Form: Before we assign you a room and a roommate, we want to know more about you so we can make the perfect match. Fill out the online form at puc.edu/reshall.
  • Off-Campus Living: If you plan to live off campus and are eligible (see puc.edu/housing-policy), be sure to complete the required forms at puc.edu/housing and send them to Student Services.

Academic

  • Class Registration: If you haven't registered for classes yet, now is the time to put together the perfect schedule! Call Enrollment Services to register for Fall Quarter at 800-862-7080, option 2.
  • WebAdvisor: Create your WebAdvisor account at accounts.puc.edu. WebAdvisor is the program you'll use to register for classes, check grades, and communicate with your advisor.
  • Webmail: Create and confirm your PUC e-mail account at webmail.puc.edu. From information about school events to important messages from your professors, this is the account the campus uses to get in touch. Log-in and password are the same as WebAdvisor.
  • ACT/SAT Scores: If you haven't yet, make sure you take the ACT or SAT test and send your score to PUC. If you don't, you'll be required to take the ACT during orientation.

Textbooks

After you've registered for classes, head over to the PUC Bookstore website at puc.bncollege.com to find booklists for Fall quarter. You'll need to know the department, course number, and section number of each class you're taking. You can even opt to pre-order books!

Note: required books are necessary for each class, while recommended texts are suggested by your professor to enhance your understanding of a subject.

Etc.

  • Health and Insurance Information: See your doctor before you get to campus. Download the Health Information form at puc.edu/healthservices. Documents can be faxed to 707-965-6243. Contact Health Services at 707-965-6339 or healthservices@puc.edu for more information.
  • Financial Clearance: Get all your financial paperwork finished up by working with Student Financial Services. Don't wait too long—if this isn't completed by 4:30 p.m. on the second day of class, your registration will be cancelled. Call 800-862-7080, option 1 for more information.
  • Vehicle Registration: Got wheels? Get them registered to avoid parking tickets. Online vehicle registration is available at puc.edu/publicsafety (you must have a WebAdvisor account). Once you get on campus, stop at Public Safety to pick up your parking sticker.

After You Get Here

You made it to PUC! After you've unloaded your boxes and suitcases, run through this checklist of things you need to do on campus. If you haven't yet finished your list of Things To Do Before You Get Here, you still have some time to check things off the list before classes start on Monday. Hop to it!

  • ID Card: This 2 by 3 inch piece of plastic will be your ticket to the Dining Commons, library, and bookstore! So make your first stop at PUC the Dining Commons, where you'll take a photo and get your card.
  • Parking Sticker: You can always recognize a PUC car by a small rectangular sticker in the bottom left-hand corner of the rear window. Avoid parking tickets by picking up your parking sticker at Public Safety during orientation. Your vehicle must first be registered to receive a sticker; go to puc.edu/publicsafety.
  • Academic Advisor: For the smoothest ride through college, meet with your academic advisor often. If you are a registered freshman but want to make a change in your schedule, you will need to do so through your advisor. If your first-quarter schedule is set and no changes are required, you don't need to meet with your advisor during orientation.
  • Your picture: Be sure to have your picture taken for the Funnybook (the Student Association's pictorial directory).

Things To Do
Before-you-get-here and after-you-get-here checklists.

Residence Hall 101

First time away from home? Here are a few tips and crucial pieces of information that will help in a smooth transition from home to residence hall.

General Information

Each residence hall room is fully equipped with the following items:

  • Twin beds/bunk beds
  • Closets and dressers
  • Desks and chairs
  • Window coverings (except Newton and Grainger)
  • Carpet (except Andre Hall and the north wing of Winning Hall)
  • Two 10/100 MB Ethernet connections. Network card not provided. See itss.puc.edu for more information.

Each residence hall has the following facilities:

  • Coin-operated laundry (save those quarters!)
  • Ironing boards
  • Kitchens or cooking areas
  • Lobbies, study rooms
  • Outdoor bike racks

What to Pack

Can't fit your entire room into the minivan? Put down the packing tape and take a moment to read over our recommended packing list. Once you know the essentials for survival and what's not allowed, you might think twice about hauling your grandma's floral couch up Howell Mountain Road.

On some of these items, you might check in with your roommate so that you don't end up with two microwaves or rugs! For more details on residence life, check out puc.edu/studenthandbook.

Must Haves:

  • Desk lamp
  • Bedding, including mattress cover
  • Wastebasket
  • Cleaning supplies for the room and bathroom
  • Small vacuum
  • Telephone
  • Iron
  • Appropriate decorations
  • Circuit breaker power strip
  • Computer and network card
  • Ear buds or headphones
  • Air-tight food storage containers

Kinda Must Haves:

  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge (four cubic feet or less)
  • Cell phone (Verizon offers strongest signal)
  • Photos of family and friends

Cannot Haves:

  • Your own furniture
  • Pets (only exception are fish)
  • Halogen lamps
  • Extension cords
  • Large speaker systems
  • Monitors or TV screens larger than 24 inches

Residence Hall Contacts

Men’s Residence Hall
Main Number
707-965-6487

Jonny Halversen
Associate Dean of Men
Grainger Hall
1 (707) 965-6387
jhalversen@puc.edu

Hernan Granados
Assistant Dean of Men
Newton Hall
1 (707) 965-7409
hgranados@puc.edu

Robert Kurtz
Assistant Dean of Men
Newton Hall
1 (707) 965-7418
rwkurtz@puc.edu

Jim Boyd
Dean of Men
Nichol Hall
1 (707) 965-7203
jpboyd@puc.edu

Women’s Residence Hall
Main Number
707-965-6313

Denise Grant
Assistant Dean of Women
Winning Hall
1 (707) 965-6285
dgrant@puc.edu

Lunelle Bertresse
Assistant Dean of Women
Graf Hall
1 (707) 965-6522
lbertresse@puc.edu

Gena Philpott
Associate Dean of Women
Andre Hall
1 (707) 965-7461
gphilpott@puc.edu

Kristi Horn
Assistant Dean of Women
McReynolds Hall
1 (707) 965-7478
khorn@puc.edu

Janice Wood
Associate Dean of Students, Dean of Women
Winning Hall
1 (707) 965-6315
jwood@puc.edu

Residence Hall 101
What to know, what to pack, who to contact.

Orientation Schedule

Wednesday, September 18

9 a.m - 1 p.m. ACT (residual)
1-4 p.m. Move in
4 p.m. Family orientation, followed by special meal
6 p.m. Career and Counseling Center orientation
7 p.m. New student orientation begins

9 p.m.

Open gym/pool/Campus Center

Thursday, September 19

9 a.m. English Placement Test*
10 a.m. General academic advising session
11:15 a.m. Departmental orientation and group advising
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2-5 p.m. Academic advising—individual
3 p.m. Typing waiver exam (Business Administration and Computer Science majors only)
5 p.m. Supper
5:30 p.m. Honors, learning disabilities, international student orientations
6:30 p.m. Pre-professional orientation
8 p.m. Residence life orientation
9 p.m. Open gym/pool/Campus Center

Friday, September 20

9 a.m. Academic advising - individual
10 a.m. General academic advising session
11 a.m. Academic advising - individual
12 noon Lunch
1 p.m. Check-in & load busses
1:30 p.m. Depart for camp
4:30 p.m. FUSION I
5-6 p.m. Free time
6 p.m. Supper
8 p.m. FUSION II
9:30 p.m. Group time
10:30 p.m. Iterations
11:30 p.m. All quiet

Saturday, September 21

9 a.m. Breakfast
10 a.m. FUSION III
11:30 a.m. Group time
1 p.m. Lunch
2:30 p.m. FUSION IV
3:30-4:30 p.m. Free time
5 p.m. FUSION V
6 p.m. Supper
7:30 p.m. Special event TBA
10:15 p.m. Pack up and clean cabins
11 p.m. Load buses and return to PUC

Sunday, September 22

10 a.m. Brunch and free time
11:30 a.m. Veterans orientation
1 p.m. Transfer student orientation
2:00 p.m. Shopping trip (optional)
6 p.m. Supper and special event
8 p.m. Open gym/pool/Campus Center

Monday, September 23

  Instruction begins
4:30 p.m. SA Welcome Party

Schedule
Complete orientation and Fusion schedule for Wednesday through Monday.

Orientation & Fusion Retreat

September 20-21, 2013

Get ready for the ultimate icebreaker to kick off your college career! Before the fall quarter officially starts, all freshmen will load up on buses and head for a retreat center where we'll have time to focus on God, friendships, and what's ahead in 2013-2014.

Orientation will include worship sessions with incredible speakers, music, games, and plenty of time to make new friends.

Buses leave Friday, September 20, 1:30 p.m.

Packing List for Fusion Retreat:

  • Bible
  • Warm sleeping bag & pillow
  • Sweatshirt or warm jacket
  • Camping attire for two days
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Flashlight
  • Closed toe walking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent

If you have any questions, email us at fusion@puc.edu or call 707-965-7362.

Please note: Because first-time freshmen who are age 19 or younger are expected to attend the retreat, a $120 orientation fee will be automatically applied to your account.

Fusion Retreat
What you need for the weekend retreat.

Parent Information

You are welcome to help your student move in to the dorm on Wednesday, September 18.  Parents are also invited to special parent orientation sessions at 4pm and 5:30pm (please note that times and events may change).  If you are bringing your student to campus and need a place to stay, see Area Lodging for information.

Helpful information for parents and guardians can be found in the Family Guide, a resource for staying connected with your student at Pacific Union College.

Student Handbook

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook helps you become familiar with the resources and opportunities available to students, as well as the policies that govern student privileges and responsibilities as members of the PUC community.

PUC Student Handbook
The handbook that all students should read and abide by.

PUC Student Handbook Supplements
Important additions to the Student Handbook.

Need More Help?

We are here to be your guide to PUC. Give us a call at 1-800-862-7080 or email us and we will provide you with all the information that you need!