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 Running Start Enrollment Verification Form 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

  • Learn about resources available for students' academic and personal success
  • 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

  • Register for 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.

  • CORE is for new students only. For in-person sessions, we politely ask that family members and supporters explore campus while the student is in CORE and rejoin the student after the session is over.

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

Spring 2019 Quarter

Cascadia Orientation and Registration Experience

(CORE) Sessions

Students signing up for these sessions will be registering for Spring 2019 Quarter classes, which takes place between April 1, 2019 through June 14, 2019. The earlier you attend a CORE session, the earlier you will be able to register for courses.


Date Time Location Sign Up
Tuesday, February 19 4:00pm-5:30pm CC1-210 CLOSED
Wednesday, February 20 1:00pm-3:00pm Online CLOSED
Thursday, February 21 4:00pm-5:30pm CC1-210 CLOSED
Monday, February 25 4:00pm-5:30pm CC1-210 CLOSED
Tuesday, February 26 4:00pm-5:30pm CC1-210 CLOSED
Wednesday, February 27 1:00pm-3:00pm Online CLOSED
Thursday, February 28 4:00pm-5:30pm CC1-210 CLOSED
Monday, March 4 4:00pm-5:30pm CC1-210 Reserve Spot
Tuesday, March 5 1:00pm-3:00pm Online Reserve Spot
Wednesday, March 6 1:00pm-3:00pm Online Reserve Spot
Thursday, March 7 4:00pm-5:30pm CC1-210 Reserve Spot
Monday, March 11 1:00pm-3:00pm Online Reserve Spot
Tuesday, March 12  4:00pm-5:30pm  CC1-210   Reserve Spot 
Wednesday, March 13 1:00pm-3:00pm Online Reserve Spot
Thursday, March 14 4:00pm-5:30pm CC1-210 Reserve Spot
Monday, March 18 1:00pm-3:00pm Online Reserve Spot
Tuesday, March 19 4:00pm-5:30pm CC1-210 Reserve Spot
Wednesday, March 20 1:00pm-3:00pm Online Reserve Spot
Thursday, March 21 4:00pm-5:30pm CC1-210 Reserve Spot
Monday, March 25 4:00pm-5:30pm CC1-210 Reserve Spot
Tuesday, March 26 1:00pm-3:00pm Online Reserve Spot
Wednesday, March 27 4:00pm-5:30pm CC1-210 Reserve Spot
Thursday, March 28 1:00pm-3:00pm Online Reserve Spot

  *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.