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New Student Orientation

Parents Preview 2014

Date: August 27 - August 28 PDT

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We invite all of our new students’ families to join us for Parents Preview. Running simultaneously with the first two days of New Student Orientation, August 27 & 28, the program is designed to familiarize parents with the academic and co-curricular life of the college so they have confidence that they are leaving their student in good hands.  The program is regularly praised for helping with the college transition. As one recent parent said, “Though it was difficult to leave…we felt much better about it for having spent the time on campus these two days.”

The formal program begins at 4:30pm on Wednesday, August 27 with a social event for parents and concludes at 7pm on Thursday, August 28 with a community picnic following the Opening Convocation, the official opening of the 2014-15 academic year.  We trust you will make plans now to attend Parents Preview.

Program Overview

It is our mission to introduce you to the College, familiarize you with the academic program and many student services but still provide you enough time with your son or daughter to allow for a comfortable transition.  A tentative schedule of Parents Preview is available below. 

Program Details

  • Register for Parents Preview!

    Please complete the registration form prior to August 5 so we can prepare for your arrival.

  • Local Accommodations

    Receive special rates at these nearby locations.

  • Final Schedule for Parents Preview

    This schedule (and other resource materials) will be available in printed form when you pick up your arrival packet and name tag on Wednesday, August 28 between 8am and 5pm in Templeton Center.

  • NSO Schedule for First Year Students 

    Get a preview of how your son or daughter will be spending their time during New Student Orientation from August 27 through September 1.  This schedule will be part of your arrival packet as well as the Parents Preview Schedule.

  • 2013-14 Academic Calendar

    This calendar should assist you in making travel plans for your student to and from the campus. Please make note of the opening and closing dates and times for the residence halls; Fall 2014 Residence Hall Closing - December 18 @ 3pm, Spring 2015 Residence Hall Opening - January 18 @ 9am, Spring 2015 Residence Hall Closing - May 8 @ 3pm

  • Family Resource Guide

    This publication is a handy guide for parents of new students as well as for parents and family members of upper division students as well.  The Guide is published on an annual basis.

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Sandi Bottemiller
Director of Housing & Orientation
503-768-7977 fax
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    voice 503-768-7182 fax 503-768-7977

    Director of Housing and Orientation Sandi Bottemiller
    Student Director Trisha Kumar

    0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, MSC 132
    Portland, Oregon 97219

45.450798244874; -122.672105792312