As a new student, you are required to attend our in-person orientation before your classes begin. Remember to sign up for orientation and reserve your spot in advance.
Dates and schedules for upcoming orientations are below:
- Winter 2023: December 27 - December 30, 2022
- Spring 2023: March 27 - March 31, 2023
- Summer 2023: June 20 - June 23, 2023
- Fall 2023: September 18 - September 22, 2023
- Winter 2024: December 27 - December 29, 2023
In addition to attending orientation, new students must complete other tasks to prepare for their first quarter. See our pre-arrival checklist for further details.
New International Student Facebook Group
In addition to attending orientation, you are encouraged to connect with us via Facebook. Approximately 1-2 months before the start of your first quarter, you will receive an email inviting you to join a private Facebook group for new international students at Seattle Colleges. The purpose of the group is to allow you to connect with fellow schoolmates, ask questions, and get answers as you prepare to enroll. We will send the invitation to the email address listed on your admission application -- so keep an eye out! To join our private group, follow the instructions included in the email message.