If you are a new student with no prior college experience, you must attend a CORE (Cascadia Orientation and Registration Experience) session before the beginning of the quarter. Classes fill quickly so sign up for a CORE session as soon as possible.

Before attending CORE, you MUST have:

NOTE: If you are a new Running Start Student, please be sure to turn in your Running Start Contract and complete your online Running Start orientation prior to scheduling a CORE appointment. These steps are available online at Running Start: How to Apply.

What is CORE?

At a CORE (Cascadia Orientation and Registration Experience) session, you will:

  • Receive an introduction to Cascadia's programs, services, and degree options

  • Get help from an academic advisor in interpreting your placement test scores and choosing courses that promote your academic success

  • Learn how to search, register, add/drop, waitlist and select classes for the upcoming quarter

To attend a CORE session you do need to sign up ahead of time.

Attend a CORE Session


  • Click on one of the dates below and complete the brief sign up process. You must sign up to attend CORE.

  • Please note that CORE locations and times vary for on-campus and online sessions.

  • If you are unable to attend any scheduled CORE sessions, please contact admissions@cascadia.edu to discuss some alternative options.

  • For online sessions, only desktops or laptops would be appropriate. Cell phones and tablets will not work properly with our online classroom. 




  Cascadia Orientation and Registration Experience Sessions for Summer/Fall 2016

Date Time Location Sign Ups
 Monday, May 23 (Online)  1:00pm-3:00pm Online* Session Full
  Tuesday, May 24 (In Person)  4:00pm-5:30pm CC1-210 Session Full
 Wednesday, May 25 (In Person)   4:00pm-5:30pm CC1-210 Session Full
 Friday, May 27 (In Person)  3:00pm-4:30pm CC1-210 Session Full
   Tuesday, May 31 (In Person)  4:00pm-5:30pm CC1-210 Session Full
Wednesday, June 1 (Online)  1:00pm-3:00pm  Online* Session Full
 Thursday, June 2 (In Person)  4:00pm-5:30pm CC1-210 Session Full
Monday, June 6 (Online)   1:00pm-3:00pm Online* Reserve Spot
Wednesday, June 8 (Online)   1:00pm-3:00pm Online* Reserve Spot
Thursday, June 9 (In Person)  4:00pm-5:30pm CC1-210 Reserve Spot
Monday, June 13 (Online)   1:00pm-3:00pm Online* Reserve Spot
Tuesday, June 14 (In Person)  4:00pm-5:30pm CC1-210 Reserve Spot
Wednesday, June 15 (Online)   1:00pm-3:00pm Online* Reserve Spot
Thursday, June 16 (In Person)  4:00pm-5:30pm CC1-210 Reserve Spot
Monday, June 20 (In Person)  4:00pm-5:30pm CC1-231 Reserve Spot
Tuesday, June 21 (Online)   1:00pm-3:00pm  Online* Reserve Spot
Wednesday, June 22 (Online)   1:00pm-3:00pm  Online* Reserve Spot
 Thursday, June 23 (In Person)  4:00pm-5:30pm  CC1-210 Reserve Spot
Monday, June 27 (Online)   1:00pm-3:00pm  Online* Reserve Spot
 Tuesday, June 28 (In Person)  4:00pm-5:30pm  CC1-210 Reserve Spot
 Wednesday, June 29 (Online)    1:00pm-3:00pm  Online* Reserve Spot
 Thursday, June 30 (In Person)  4:00pm-5:30pm  CC1-210 Reserve Spot


More CORE sessions will be available during July-September. Dates will be released in early June.

  *NOTE: Online CORE sessions will be held live and will begin at 1:00 pm (unless otherwise noted). Participants will view a live presentation and be able to interact with the presenter via chat. Following the presentation, advisors will be available to assist with registration and class selection via chat. Participants will receive the link to our online classroom and additional instructions by email the day before or day of the session.

These sessions are designed for students who are comfortable working in an online learning environment, know what program they are going to study, and have a good idea about what classes they want to take. Students who may need a bit more information about their program of study or additional assistance with class selection are encouraged to attend one of the in-person CORE sessions.