welcome week 2023

Schedule For Returning Students

Current PCA&D students, mark your calendar for these upcoming events! All events listed will be held in person, on or near campus. More details will be added to this page in the following weeks so check back regularly.



August 17

Move-in Day

Thursday, August 17

1. Check Your Email To Reserve A Time!

If you live in PCA&D Sponsored Housing, move-in day is Thursday, August 17 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Check your PCA&D student email before Welcome Week for a message from Residential Life & Housing Services with a link to pick your arrival time on your chosen move-in day. Move-in sign-ups are first come, first serve.

If for any reason you’re unable to move-in this day, please contact the Residential Life team as soon as possible at housingservice@pcad.edu.

2. Check-In At PCA&D First

To check in, you should come to campus to receive your keys and welcome packet. We ask that you arrive at Prince Street where you will be welcomed by the Residential Life team.

3. At Your Housing Location

From campus, you will make your way to your respective community where student workers will be there to direct you to your new living space.

Families will be able to help you move in but please limit your guests to four (4).

Friday, August 18th

This is your schedule for the day. Several events are optional.

9:00am – 10:00am : Student Check-In / ID and Parking Pass Pickup

10:00am – 11:00am : Accessing Academic Accommodations (optional)

11:00am – Noon : What’s New in Student Wellness

Noon – 1:30pm : All Campus Lunch

1:30pm – 2:30pm : Department Meetings with Chairs

Graphic Design: Room 501
Illustration: The LookOut
Animation & Game Art: Learning Commons
Fine Art: Room 402
Live Experience Design: Room 305
Photography & Video: Room 100

5:00pm – 6:00pm : Mandatory Community Meetings in Your Community

5:30pm – 8:00pm : Lancaster City Music Friday at Binn’s Park (optional)

7:00pm – 9:30pm : Welcome and Glow Karaoke Party in the Atrium (optional) 


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

Remember to do these things before Aug 13...

  • Login to MyPCAD to check your bill and make plans to pay your balance
  • If necessary, arrange disability/learning accommodations by contacting ada@pcad.edu