Welcome Week

LCC International Programs presents Welcome Week activities for new students starting Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Join us to get acquainted with our campus and local community! Scroll down for a complete list of activites.


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Orientation Events

Wednesday, September 14

Time Activity Location
Morning Arrival at Portland, OR Airport (PDX) PDX
Afternoon Settling in with host families / apartments Longview, WA

Thursday, September 15

Time Activity Location
9:00 - 9:30 am Check in and Welcome Rose Center for the Arts, Rm. 218
9:30 - 9:50 am Maintaining F-1 Status Rose Center for the Arts, Rm. 218
9:50 - 10:00 am 10 minute break  
10:00 - 10:45 am USA Basics Rose Center for the Arts, Rm. 218
10:45 - 11:00 am 15 minute break  
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Healthcare and Insuranace in the USA Rose Center for the Arts, Rm. 218
12:00 - 1:30 pm Welcome Lunch with LCC President  Health & Science Building Balcony (3rd floor)
1:30 - 2:00 pm Campus Tour Health & Science Building Balcony (3rd floor)
2:00 - 4:00 pm Placement Testing ESL Placement Test: Science Building 107
Math / English Placement Test: Welcome Center

Friday, September 16

Time Activity Location
9:00 - 9:45 am US Culture and Academic system Rose Center for the Arts, Rm. 218
9:45 - 10:00 am Walk to Computer Lab  
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Intro to LCC Resources and Course Registration Applied Arts Building, Lab 7
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch in LCC Cafeteria (no host) Fork & Flame Cafe, Student Center
1:00 - 4:00 pm LCC Student ID, Buy Books, Pay Tuition, set-up bank accounts Meet at Fork & Flame
6:00 - 8:00 pm Host Family & International Student Reception Student Center

Welcome Week Events

Saturday, September 17

Science Fiction Filmmakers Workshop

6:30 - 8:30 pm, Health & Science Building, Room 101 (Laufman Lecture Hall)

While this isn't an event put on by International Programs, the professor running the workshop has personally invited international students. Do you want to make movies? Register for this workshop and be prepared to make a Science-Fiction film that you can enter in the NanoCon Mk. IV International Science Fiction Film Festival.

Learn how to script, shoot, and edit a science-giction film. The workshop will include basics on storyboarding, lighting, sound-mixing, and special effects (SFX).
The workshop is perfect for beginners and intermediate filmmakers. Please RSVP online.

Sunday, September 18

Rest Day - No planned activities

Monday, September 19 - First Day of Classes

Welcome to Fall Quarter Information Booth

7-30 - 11:30 am, Outdoor Pavilion.

Stop by the outdoor pavilion in front of the Student Center to ask questions, and enjoy free coffee, hot cider, and mini-doughnuts.

Tuesday, September 20

Student Government International Student Welcome

12 - 1 pm, Clubs Room (second floor of Student Center)

The LCC Student Government wants to meet you! Join them from 12:00 - 1:00 pm to learn more about getting involved with student government, making friends, and joining activities.

Wednesday, September 21

Trolley Tour of Longview 

2 - 3:30 pm, meet at Student Center - RSVP

You won't want to miss this! We've booked the Longview Trolley just for us. There will be a tour of Longview's famous squirrel bridges, beautiful Lake Sacajawea, and historical downtown Longview. All students are welcome (international and domestic). Please RSVP online or by signing up at the International Programs office in Library 110.

Thursday, September 22

Back to School Bash - International Club Booth

11 am - 1 pm, Student Center

International Club (that's you!) will have a booth at this event were we will be giving out ice cream and writing students' names in Chinese. Do you want to do something? This is a fantastic way to meet American students as well as current and new international students. While you're there you can also enjoy food, fun activities and a free concert by Justin Young, a singer-songwriter who performs modern Hawaiian music.

CANCELLED Friday, September 23

Red Devils Volleyball Game vs. Gray's Harbor

Students are welcome to attend the game, but we will no longer have an organized activity.

Saturday, September 24

UPDATE! Due to weather, we will be going to Portland, not Mount St. Helens

9 am - 3 pm, meet at Student Center at 9 am sharp - RSVP

Trip to Portland. Students will have the options to shop at Pioneer Square, go to the Portland Saturday Market, or go to the Portland State University Farmer's Market. . All students are welcome (international and domestic). Please RSVP online or by signing up at the International Programs office in Library 110.

Monday, September 26

International Club Meeting

12 noon and 5 pm in the Student Center, Room 201 (Diversity and Equity Center)

Come to the first planning meeting for International Club. We are excited to start a new club for both international and American students who are interested in learning about other cultures, making friends, and volunteering together. This is the best way to get involved on campus. Through the club you can plan trips, events, and help others in the community. Come to one of the two meetings to learn more!

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