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!
Your resource for things to-do, Residence Hall 101 and contacts, the orientation schedule, and information about the Fusion retreat.
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.
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!
Things To Do
Before-you-get-here and after-you-get-here checklists.
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.
Each residence hall room is fully equipped with the following items:
Each residence hall has the following facilities:
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.
Kinda Must Haves:
Residence Hall 101
What to know, what to pack, who to contact.
Associate Dean of Students, Dean of Women
Assistant Dean of Women
Assistant Dean of Women
Assistant Dean of Women
Associate Dean of Women
Dean of Men
Assistant Dean of Men
Associate Dean of Men
Associate Dean of Men
Wednesday, September 16
|9 a.m - 1 p.m.||ACT residual (CSH 230)|
|1-4 p.m.||Freshman move-in (various residence halls)|
|4 p.m.||Family orientation (S)
Followed by meal in the Dining Commons (DC)
|6 p.m.||Career, Counseling, snf Health Services parent orientation (SC)|
|7 p.m.||Fusion | New student orientation I (PA)|
|Open gym/pool/Campus Center|
Thursday, September 17
|9 a.m.||English Placement Test (DH 206)
Required for students whose ACT/SAT scores placed them below ENGL 101; not required for students already placed in ENGL 101
|10 a.m.||Fusion | General academic advising I (D)|
|11:15 a.m.||Departmental orientation and group advising
Nursing and Health Sciences (D)
All other students (V)
|1 p.m.||Pre-physical therapy registration (CSH 232)|
|2-5 p.m.||Academic advising—individual (see Academic Start Guide for locations)|
|4 p.m.||Honors: Information for potential applicants (DC)|
|4:30 p.m.||Introduction to Adventist Colleges Abroad (IH 215)|
Honors: Social and dessert for accepted students (DC)
|5:30 p.m.||Learning disabilities & other disabilities (TLC)|
|6 p.m.||Allied health orientation for double majors (CSH 229)|
|6 p.m.||Pre-dental hygene orientation (CSH 205)|
- Law (IH 208)
- Medical/Dental (DH 206)
- Pharmacy (DH 208)
- Public Health (TLC)
|6:30 p.m.||Teacher Education: Secondary Certification (Education 213)|
|8 p.m.||Fusion | New student orientation II (D)|
|9 p.m.||Open gym/pool/Campus Center|
Friday, September 18
|9 a.m.||Academic advising—individual (See Academic Start Guide for locations)|
|10 a.m.||Fusion | General academic advising II (D)|
|11 a.m.||Academic advising—individual (See Academic Start Guide for locations)|
|1 p.m.||Check-in & load buses (PA lower parking lot)|
|1:30 p.m.||Depart for camp (PA lower parking lot)|
|4:00 p.m.||Fusion (Main Chapel)|
|4:30-6 p.m.||Free time (Rec Canyon)|
|8 p.m.||Fusion (Main Chapel)|
|9:30 p.m.||Group time|
|11:00 p.m.||All quiet|
Saturday, September 19
|10 a.m.||Fusion (Main Chapel)|
|11:30 a.m.||Group time|
|2:30 p.m.||Fusion (Main Chapel)|
|3:15-5 p.m.||Field Event|
|5 p.m.||Fusion (Main Chapel)|
|7:30 p.m.||Special event TBA|
|10:15 p.m.||Pack up and clean cabins|
|11 p.m.||Buses leave and return to PUC (Remember! Residence hall doors close at 1 a.m. for curfew)|
Sunday, September 20
|9:30 a.m. - Noon||Transfer student move-in|
|10 a.m.||Brunch and free time|
|11:30 a.m.||International student orientation (DC)
Veteran student orientation (TLC)
|1 p.m.||Transfer student orientation (DH 205)|
|2:00 p.m.||SA shopping trip (optional)|
|2-4:30 p.m.||Open Pool|
|6-9 p.m.||Open pool|
|6 p.m. - 12 a.m.||Open Campus Center|
|7-11 p.m.||Open Gym|
Monday, September 21
|5-7:30 p.m.||SA Welcome Back Celebration (CM)|
Tuesday, September 22
|7 p.m.||Pioneers women’s volleyball game (PA)
GOLD (half-time & post game) (PA)
Wednesday, September 23
|TBA||Hot air balloon rides (Ball field)|
|4 p.m.||Pioneers men’s soccer game (TRACK)|
Thursday, September 24
|10 a.m.||Colloquy Speaker Series: Opening Convocation (S)|
|11:59 p.m.||Midnight Madness (PA)|
Friday, September 25
|2 p.m.||Rebuild Calistoga service activity (CC parking lot)|
|TBA||Academic department pre-vespers (V)|
|8 p.m.||Vespers: Pastor Shantel Smith (S)|
|After vespers||Afterlight (CC, FR, SC)|
Saturday, September 26
|10 a.m.||Collegiate Sabbath School (SC)|
|11:15 a.m.||Church (S) Immediately followed by
PUC Church Potluck (Paulin Hall Fountain)
|2:30 p.m.||Homeless Ministries (CC parking lot)|
|3 p.m.||Hike PUC’s “Back 40” (Airport parking lot)|
|8 p.m.||Speed Mingle (DC)|
Sunday, September 27
|8:30 a.m.||Stop Hunger Now service activity (FR)|
|1 p.m.||Shopping trip to Napa|
Check puc.edu for daily calendar and announcement updates. Please attend all events in boldface type.
(CC) Campus Center; (CM) Campus Mall; (CSH) Chan Shun Hall; (D) Dauphinee Chapel; (DC) Dining Commons; (DH) Davidian Hall; (FR) Fireside Room; (IH) Irwin Hall; (PA) Pacific Auditorium; (S) Sanctuary; (SC) Scales Chapel; (TBA) To Be Announced; (TLC) Teaching and Learning Center; (V) Various Locations
Complete orientation and Fusion schedule for Wednesday through Monday.
September 18-19, 2015
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 2015-2016.
Orientation will include worship sessions with incredible speakers, music, games, and plenty of time to make new friends.
Buses leave Friday, September 18, 1:30 p.m.
Packing List for Fusion Retreat:
If you have any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
What you need for the weekend retreat.
You are welcome to help your student move in to the residence hallon Wednesday, September 17. Parents are also invited to special parent orientation sessions at 4pm and 6pm (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. Additional information may be found at the Parent FAQ.
The Family Guide is full of helpful resources for the families of PUC students. Learn about supporting your student academically with helpful questions to ask and resources to connect with. Dive deeper into the spiritual environment your student is entering, and explore the various social and recreational opportunities they'll encounter. The Family Guide also includes useful information about upcoming events, student finance, the college's health plan, and other campus services. Check out the Connecting pages for more information about staying in touch with your student and keeping up-to-date with what's happening on campus.
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.
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!
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