Schedule For New Students

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

Orientation & Welcome Week is mandatory for all new, incoming students. New students include first-year students and all incoming transfer students.

PCAD New Student Check-in

Save The Date!

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

Move-In Day is Sunday, August 18 from 8am - 2pm

Further information on housing applications, assignments, move-in times, etc will be posted on this page so check back later. If for any reason you are unable to move in on this day, please email housingservice@pcad.edu.

Welcome Week is Sunday, August 18 to Friday, August 23

  • Check-In : Sunday, August 18 from 8am – 2pm 
  • President’s Welcome & Orientation Kick-Off : Sunday, August 18 from 2:30 – 7:15pm 
  • Parents & Families Welcome : Sunday, August 18 from 2:30 – 5:00pm

When finalized, the complete Welcome Week schedule will be posted here so don’t forget to check back regularly.

Date Conflict

If there are any dates that you know you won’t be available, please email studentlife@pcad.edu so we can ensure you get the makeup sessions and materials you need.



Sun, Aug 18

Move-in Days

Aug 12 to Aug 13

1. Check Your Email To Reserve A Time!

Move-in days are Saturday, August 12 from 9am-4pm and Sunday, August 13 from 8:30am-12:00pm.

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 on your assigned day, please contact the Residential Life team as soon as possible at housingservice@pcad.edu.

2. Submit Agreement and Health History

Remember to submit your Housing Agreement (check your PCA&D email) by July 21 and your Health History Form by July 31, or you will not be able to move in!

3. Check-In At Your Community

The Residential Life team will be at your community to welcome you, give you your keys, and direct you to your assigned living room.

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

Parent & Family Orientation

Sun, Aug 13 from 1 to 4pm

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

1:00pm – 2:00pm : Reception & President’s Welcome

2:00 – 2:30 : Welcome Remarks, Parents as PCA&D Partners

2:30 – 3:15 : Academic Support Services & A Look Inside the Classroom

3:15 – 4:00 : Meet Current Students + PCA&D’s Parent Council

Welcome Week 2023

Sun, Aug 13 - Fri, Aug 18

First-year and new transfer students are required to attend all events during Welcome Week 

SAT, Aug 12

first-year & new transfers

9am – 4pm : Move-in

7pm – 9:30pm : PCA&D Graffiti Party

sun, Aug 13

first-year & New Transfers

8:30am – Noon : Move-in

Noon – 1pm : Lunch with President Molla

1pm – 4pm : Academic Advising Overview

7pm – 9:30pm : PJ Movie Night

Mon, Aug 14

the student experience

10am – Noon : Welcome Week & Housekeeping Fair

1pm – 2pm : Student Panel

2pm – 4pm : Meet your Orientation Leader & Community Assistant

4pm – 6pm : Choose Your Own UnWind & Dinner

6pm – 7pm : Letters to Your Senior Self

tue, Aug 15

health & Wellness

9am – 10am : Continental Breakfast

10:30am – Noon : Mental Health, Stigma & Supports

1pm – 4pm : Group A – Academic Advising Session

2:30pm – 3:30pm : Accessing Accommodations

5pm – 8pm : Safety, Health & Wellness

wed, Aug 16

building community

8am – 10am : Continental Breakfast

9am – Noon : Group B – Academic Advising Session

1pm – 4pm : Group C – Academic Advising Session

1:30pm – 2:30pm : Student Council & Student Clubs

2:30pm – 3:30pm : Accessing Accommodation

4pm – 8pm : Building Identity & Community/Community Mural with Salina Almanzar 

thur, Aug 17

Team Building

9am – 5pm : A Day at Rock Lititz

Social Mixers with your Community Assistants in your New Housing Communities

fri, Aug 18

It's a muster (a group of peacocks)

9am – 10am : Housekeeping Fair

10am – 11am : Accessing Accommodations

Noon – 1:30am : All Campus Opening Picnic

1:30pm – 2:30pm : New Transfer Students – Mandatory Department Meetings

Graphic Design: Room 501
Illustration: The LookOut (4th floor)
Animation & Game Art: Learning Commons (Room 214)
Fine Art: Room 402
Live Experience Design: Room 305
Photography & Video: Room 100

5pm – 6pm : Housing Community Meetings

7pm – 9:30pm : Glow Karaoke in the Atrium


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