Orientation Week 2022

Soon we'll be welcoming you to the PCA&D community!

Mark your calendar for these upcoming in person events held on or near campus. Check this page  regularly for more details and updates.



Mon, Aug 15
Tues, Aug 16

Move-in days

Mon, Aug 15 - Tues, Aug 16

If for any reason you're unable to move in on your assigned day, please contact the Residential Life team as soon as possible at housingservice@pcad.edu.

Did you send in your security deposit yet? Please submit it before Aug 14 or you won't be able to move in.

1. Sign up to move in

Check your PCA&D student email before Orientation for a message from the Director of Residential Life & Housing with a link to pick your arrival time on your designated move in day. Remember to submit your $300 housing security deposit before Aug 14 or you won’t be able to move in.

2. Check-in at PCA&D on Move-In day

Enter at PCA&D’s front doors (204 N Prince Street) to check in with the Residential Life team. Here you’ll receive your keys and welcome packet.

3. Go to your housing community

From campus, make your way to your new community! Staff and student workers will be there to welcome you and help direct you to your assigned living space.

Family help

Families will be able to help students move in. Please limit guests to four (4) per student for move-ins. Per our housing guest policy, any guests will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing. 

Parent & family orientation

Tues, Aug 16 from 1 - 5pm

Your parents and/or family members are invited to join us on campus for a special parents- & families-only program. 

1 – 1:45 | Welcome Remarks, Parents as PCA&D Partners
1:45 – 3 | Academic Support Services & A Look Inside the Classroom
3 – 3:30 | Meet Current Students
3:30 – 4 | Panel of Parents, PCA&D Parents Council
4 – 5 | Reception & President’s Welcome

Read a detailed schedule here

Student orientation

Wed, Aug 17 - Fri, Aug 19

Foundation-year students: Attendance at all orientation events is mandatory.

Transfer students (Sophomore – Senior): Events on Thursday, August 18 with an * are mandatory. You’re welcome to attend all others events listed.

wed, Aug 17

The Student Experience

10 am | Check-in at Prince St entrance

10:45 am | Welcome to PCA&D!

11:00 am | Meet your orientation groups

1 pm | Lunch with the President & Provost

2 pm | Student panel Q&A

2:45 pm | Safety on & off campus

3:45 pm | Housing community meetings & Campus hangout

5 pm | Dinner on campus

6 pm | Diversity Awareness Program (D.A.P.)

thur, Aug 18

Academic Readiness


10 am | Check-in at Prince St entrance

10:45 am | Orientation group touch-point

11:30 am | Classroom preview

12:30 pm | Mock critique

1 pm | Lunch on campus

2 pm | PCA&D Skills for Success

2:45 pm | Technology & Information at PCA&D


9 am | Check-in at Prince St entrance *

9:30 am | Classroom Preview *

10 am | Safety & Wellness *

11 am | Technology & Information at PCA&D *

12 pm | Lunch / Student Services drop-in *

2 pm | Major Department Meetings *


4:30 pm | Breakfast for dinner with a September special event reveal! *

6 pm | PCA&D Game Night: escape rooms, Decades arcade, and BeadWorks + Gem Den

fri, Aug 19

PCA&D & Lancaster

9 am | Lancaster Scavenger Hunt (meet in Atrium)

12 pm | Lunch around the city

2 pm | WritePlacer make-up session

5:30 pm | Music Friday in Lancaster

7 pm | Movie night in the Atrium


If you have questions about this week, contact us at studentlife@pcad.edu

Remember to do these things before Aug 14...

  • Ask your school to send transcripts with your final grades to PCA&D Admissions
  • Fill out all the enrollment forms on your PCA&D Applicant Portal
  • Login to MyPCAD to check your bill and make plans to pay your balance
  • Figure out your supply needs for the start of classes.
  • If necessary, arrange disability/learning accommodations by contacting ada@pcad.edu