International Programs Office

The International Programs (IP) staff is here to help you! Our office is located in the Global Learning and the Arts Building (CC3) in room 125. We provide assistance to international students as well as domestic students who are interested in studying outside the United States. The many services we provide to international students at Cascadia include, admissions assistance, immigration advising, housing information, medical insurance, referrals to on-campus and off-campus resources,recreational and social activities and friendly staff members.

Feel free to drop by any time during our regular hours. You can also contact us by calling (425) 352-8415 or email us at international@cascadia.edu.

Cascadia Community College puts students first, and provides a wide variety of services to ensure that students succeed.

Kodiak Corner

Kodiak Corner is a one stop shop for most student services including admissions, placement testing, registration, cashier, and counseling. It is also where Academic Advising (for college-level students), Disability Support Services, and the Career and Transfer Center are located.

Academic Advising

Academic Advisors help you develop the skills you need to make sound academic decisions. Through advising, you make connections among your academic interests, your long-term goals, and career opportunities.

Advisors are here to help you quarter by quarter with educational planning, university transfer options, college application processes, and graduation requirements. Advising is available by appointment, drop-in, by phone, by email and by Instant Messenger.

Disability Support Services

Cascadia provides reasonable and appropriate academic accommodations to enrolled students who have a documented permanent or temporary physical, emotional, or sensory disability. If you have a disability that affects you academically, you may be eligible for services. Contact Disability Support Services by email or by telephone (425) 352-8161.

Career and Transfer Center

The Career and Transfer Center provides transfer advising, career counseling, and assistance with job-seeking skills such as resume writing and interviewing. You can also take career assessments that can help you identify occupations or majors that match your interests and personality. The counselors at the Career and Transfer Center are able to connect you to many resources to help you make decisions about 4-year colleges and career options.

University Bookstore

Cascadia students share a bookstore with the University of Washington. At the bookstore you will be able to buy books and other supplies for your classes. There is also a selection of Cascadia merchandise, gift items, general books, and snacks.

Peer Resource Officers (PROs) Mentoring Program

A group of Cascadia students serve as peer resource officers (PROs) who mentor and support new Cascadia students. The PROs check in with new students periodically throughout the quarter and offer opportunities for new students to get involved with campus life. They help new students succeed and overcome barriers that may interfere with their academics. PROs also participate as group leaders during new student orientation programming. If you are interested in becoming a PRO, getting connected with a PRO, or just want more information about the program, call the New Student Welcome Center at (425) 352-8140.

Library

Cascadia students share a library with the University of Washington Bothell. The library contains course-related journals, books, microfilm and audio/visual materials. Cascadia students also have access to the six million-volume collection on the Seattle campus of the University of Washington through a courier service. The library features electronic resources, including a computerized catalog, electronic reserve, online databases and multimedia resources. Librarians are available to facilitate access to library resources and help library users develop effective research strategies. If you are off-campus and you have a question for a librarian, you can also contact a librarian at any time via a live chat function on the library website. Additionally, the reference department offers quarterly one-on-one instruction and course-related in-class instruction.

The Campus Library has a number of group study rooms that can be reserved for group meetings, as well as a wired study room for those who wish to use laptops. Do not miss the beautiful Reading Room, on the third floor of the library, which is a place for quiet study and reflection.

Math and Writing Center

The Math and Writing Center provides assistance in empowering and enhancing the skills of all students to reach their academic goals. You can receive academic support and assistance in mathematics, writing, and reading skills.

Tutors are available on a walk-in basis to help you with your math. Come in to study for exams or just to do your daily homework. If you get stuck, someone will be there to help. Math tutors can work with you one-on-one or lead group problem-solving sessions.

The Writing Center staff believes that anyone can learn how to write well. They also believe that writing is a skill that continues to develop over a lifetime, and that even accomplished writers can improve their writing. Writing Center staff is careful to respect the innate intelligence of the writer and to focus their attention on the writer rather than on the paper. They will view the paper as a sample of your writing with which to point out ways for you to improve as a writer. Tutors can work with you at any stage of the writing draft to final copy.

Open Learning Center

The Open Learning Center (OLC) provides you with technology assistance to support class assignments.

The computer lab is available for you to receive help with the software programs used in Cascadia's courses. Trained assistants are available to help you individually or in small groups. Staff members can help on a wide range of computer applications, including web technology and programming applications, as well as assist you with class projects.

The OLC has computers configured with Windows XP Pro and Office 2010 that include the same software and applications that are used in the classroom. The OLC also has scanners, a copier, and black and white and color printers for student use.

Student Breakout Areas and Project Stations

Throughout the Cascadia buildings, you will find Student Breakout Areas and Project Stations. Breakout Areas are small groups of desks, tables, and comfortable chairs for individual and group study. Network access is available in these areas. Project Stations are clusters of computer workstations and printers for student use.

Places To Eat

Students are able to choose from a variety of cafes and shops to purchase food and beverages while on campus at Cascadia.

  • Subway is located on the Promenade, close to the main entrance of the library. Subway offers sandwiches, soups, salads, pizzas, and breakfast items made to order.
  • Stopwatch Espresso is located on the lower level of the CC1 building, across from the Open Learning Center. The espresso stand offers hot and cold beverages, bagels, pastries, sandwiches, and a wide range of other snack items.
  • Food for Thought Café is located in the bookstore. This cafe serves beverages, pastries, soups, salads, grilled sandwiches, and much more.
  • Common Grounds is located on the main level of the UW2 building. You can purchase coffee and other beverages as well as sandwiches, baked goods, and convenient packaged foods which are perfect for a quick lunch.
  • Vending machines with food and drinks are available in CC1/CC2 on the lower level across from the men's restroom and 2nd/3rd levels across from the elevator. Vending machines are also located in CC3 on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd levels.

Security and Campus Safety

The Security and Campus Safety Office provides support to the campus community by creating and maintaining a safe environment for learning. Please visit the Security and Campus Safety website for more information about building hours, key card access, lost and found, safety escort, and other safety information.

Important phone numbers:

Emergencies: (425) 352-5222
Non-emergencies: (42) 352-5359
Physical Plant Services: (425) 352-5466
Fire and Police: 911