New Students

Socials, housing guidance and medical referrals are just a few things Student Services provides for new students.

We are excited to meet you during New Student Orientation and to begin to assist you throughout your time here with us. The Student Services Staff consists of:

Michael Hall
Dean of Student Services
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Rachael Allen
Assistant Director of Student Services
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Diana Jaramillo
Student Services and Residence Life and Student Activities Coordinator
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Here is a list of the different services that we provide through our office:

  • Student advocacy
  • New Student Orientation programs (including Foundation Seminars in Art & Design in Contemporary Society)
  • Liaison to Student Council, Student Leadership Group & student clubs
  • Information dissemination for student-focused services & activities
  • Student activities (barbecues, field trips, parties, chalk art, etc.)
  • Student advising and active listening
  • Supervise PNCA Counseling Center
  • Support retention initiative through outreach to at-risk students
  • Student housing (including Goose Hollow residence life program)
  • Liaison with Art Media, Bike Repair Shop, Life Drawing Studio, Yo’s Coffee Cart, Pearl District Business Association
  • Student Handbook and Faces book
  • Student emergency loans
  • Commuting/transportation strategies (Includes: parking permits for Station Place @ $75/month, reduced fare bus passes, and bicycle parking & safety)
  • Student health insurance coordination & dental & vision plans
  • Referrals:  Medical, dental, legal, etc.
  • Disability services & resources (including universal access and design)
  • Multicultural diversity information dissemination
  • Manage Lunchtime Performance Series
  • Holiday Art Sale, BFA Juried Show & In Flux Gallery
  • Manage campus locker allocation
  • Commencement ceremony and Senior Show opening
  • Student Conduct Code interpretation and enforcement


Please take a look at the PDF documents to the right of this page for additional information regarding your transition into the PNCA program.

See you soon!

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