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Emergency & Closure Status

Green River College updates emergency and closure status when classes may be cancelled or delayed in case of snow, extreme cold or other emergency situations. 

Campus operation updates for May 24, 2016.

Posted May 24, 2016, 12:07 p.m.

There have been no further changes than those noted at 8:38 pm 5/23/16 on the Emergency and Closure status page. If you are looking for information regarding the College budget or other information please see greenriver.edu/ask. We will also update this page with more detailed information in response to questions.

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Posted 8:38 p.m, May 23, 2016

Updates on Campus Operations for Tuesday, May 23, 20916. If you are looking for information regarding the College budget or other information please see greenriver.edu/ask. We will also update this page with more detailed information in response to questions.


The College is aware that there are instructors who intend to teach,  students who intend to go to class, and staff who intend to work during the faculty strike period. Students should check with their teachers to find out if they are holding class. You can do this by accessing Canvass, calling them, or emailing them. If they have not responded you may want to go to class, but if your instructor has not arrived within 10 minutes of the scheduled class time you can assume the class has been cancelled. 


Additional operational updates for tomorrow, Tuesday May 24, follow. We will post any changes as we know them to the Emergency and Closure page, social media and distribute them via student email. 


If you have any additional questions you can submit them here. We are working to respond to inquiries as quickly as possible. 

  • The Student Affairs Division will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24. This includes the Student Affairs building, The Paper Tree Bookstore and the Recreation and Athletics Center.
  • The Tutoring Center in the Holman Library will open at 9 a.m. and close at 3 p.m.
  • The Math Center in Cedar Hall will open at 7 a.m. and close at 4 p.m.
  • The Assesmennt and Testing Center will open at 8 a.m. and will close at 5 p.m
  • The Writing Center was closed on Monday, May 23, and is expected to remain closed on Tuesday, May 24
  • The Technology Center Coffee Stand will be closed Tuesday, May 24. T
  • he Student Union Coffee stand will be open 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. and the Gator Grille will be open 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Posted 1 p.m., May 23, 2016

  • The Student Affairs building will close at 5 p.m. rather than 7 p.m. today (May 23) and tomorrow (May 24).
  • The Tutoring Center in the Holman Library is open and on normal operational hours.
  • The Math Center in Cedar Hall is closing at 4 p.m. 

Posted 12:32 p.m. - The Student Affairs building will close at 5 p.m. rather than 7 p.m. today and tommorrow. 

Posted 9:50 a.m. - In response to questions we want to make sure students know that the Tutoring Center in RLC, and the Math Center in Cedar Hall are also both open today on normal hours. 

Posted 8:09 a.m. - The Testing Center will open at 9 a.m. Students with previously scheduled instructional testing should plan on taking their tests.

Posted May 23, 7:28 a.m. - As of this time there have been no changes to campus operations. Please see the messager below for more details. 

Posted May 22, 2016

Green River College has been informed that the Green River United Faculty Union will strike beginning May 23, 2016, for 3 days. Please be assured that the College is committed to minimizing any potential negative impacts to students and the campus community and is working to resolve the strike as soon as possible.  Below you will find information for both students and employees. The College will provide periodic updates as indicated on the Emergency & Closure Status page.

Things you need to know: · 

  • Because the majority of instructors on campus are not represented by GRUF it is unclear which classes will be held. We recommend you contact instructors to find out if you are expected to be in class prior to arrival on campus.
  • We will ensure access to self-study areas and technology resources. The Library, Technology Center, Student Union, and Student Affairs building will be under normal operations.   Welcome Center services will be moved to the Student Affairs building for the duration of any labor action. Due to this relocation, all computer-based testing, COMPASS testing, and instructional testing will be suspended Monday, with updates each day.
  • In order to address potential concerns regarding parking on campus, we will be implementing slightly different procedures for the Pacific Raceways Parking Lot for the duration of the strike. Parking at Pacific Raceways will be open at 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Friday. Vans will pick you up from the Raceway approximately every 15 minutes and will drop you off at the building of your choice. Vans will be available to return you to the Raceway at 10 minute intervals from the bus at the rear loading doc of the Student Success and Affairs building. 
  • If you are not comfortable waiting there, you can call Campus Safety and we will pick you up at your individual building at our earliest opportunity. If you need to get your car after 8 p.m. contact Campus Safety when you are ready to leave and we will pick you up and take you out there at that time. If you have any questions or concerns about parking or transportation to and from Pacific Raceways, please call Derek Ronnfeldt at (253) 833-9111, ext. 3335 or ext. 3350 at your convenience.
  • All employees have received specific information via email from Human Resources. Please refer to that email for questions regarding work.

We are deeply concerned about any loss of instructional time students may incur due to lost class time. It is anticipated that faculty, both those striking and those who do not, will work with their students to make up any assignments when interrupted classes resume. If this does not happen in a reasonable time period after classes resume please contact VP of Instruction Derek Brandes directly for further assistance.

Please direct questions or concerns here. We will make every effort to respond to each inquiry or include information in a FAQ document.

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message updated on: April 21, 2016