Partners Newsletter - Keeping you Informed

Important Information Issue No 87| Winter Quarter | January/February 2013


Important Information

In this section, I highlight dates, events, and campus news. Please let me know if there is anything that you would like me to post or cover.

Wendy Lee Stewart
Dean, International Programs

Important Dates

Winter Quarter: December through March 2013
Housing move-in date December 26, 2012
Orientation and testing begins December 27, 2012
Classes start January 2, 2013
Classes end March 21, 2013
Spring Quarter: March through June 2013
Housing move-in date March 25, 2013
Orientation and testing begins March 26, 2013
Classes start April 1, 2013
Classes end June 14, 2013

Student Safety

On Sunday, January 6, three international students were robbed at gunpoint in daylight at the bus stop on 124th Street near the College. There have been similar incidents over the last few months in Auburn and Kent.

"Student safety is our number one priority," Green River President Dr. Eileen Ely said in a message sent to all international students. She added: "We do not take these incidents lightly, and we are working closely with the Auburn and Kent Police departments. Steps are being taken to catch the criminals who have accosted our students, to help prevent and severely limit such crimes from happening in the future."

A special meeting for all International students concerned about safety was held on Friday January 11. The following individuals were present to listen to concerns and answer questions:

  • Green River President Dr. Eileen Ely
  • Campus Safety Director Fred Creek
  • Vice President of Student Affairs Deb Casey
  • Associate VP of International Programs Ross Jennings
  • Auburn Police Chief
  • Kent Police Department Representative
  • International Program Advisors and IESL Teachers

We will follow up with information and next steps. The campus and community are committed to our students' safety.

Green River Staff on the Road

Bruce Compton Bruce Compton
Norway: Jan 15 - Feb 5
The Netherlands: Feb 6 - 7
Wendy Stewart Wendy Stewart
Indonesia: March
Ross Jennings Ross Jennings
China: April
Alvin Tai Alvin Tai
Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia

Important Contact Information

Info Requests:
Business (payment):
Visa confirmation:
Pre registration:
Emergency: (253) 740-8422


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