Student News - What's Happening at GRCC

Home Issue No 53 | Spring Quarter | May/June 2011

 

Important Information for our Students

 

Greetings Prospective Student,

Information in this section is designed to assist your transition to Green River Community College. You will find information on important dates, airport pick-up, and dates you can meet with staff when they are in your country.

Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions... Looking forward to meeting you soon at GRCC!

Michael McIntyre
Educational Planner & Student Advisor, International Programs

Important Dates

Spring Quarter: March through June 2011
Classes end June 13, 2011
Summer Quarter: June through August 2011
Housing move-in date June 15, 2011
Orientation and testing begins June 16, 2011
Classes start June 20, 2011
Classes end August 11, 2011
Fall Quarter: September through December 2011
Housing move-in date September 7 & 8, 2011
Orientation and testing begins September 9, 2011
Classes start September 19, 2011
Classes end December 8, 2011

Apply Now for Fall Quarter – Housing Placement Priority and Early Registration

We strongly encourage students to apply now to establish their housing placement priority and eligibility for early academic class registration. Housing placement priority is based on receipt of completed housing application and placement fee. Our popular Campus Corner Apartments fill every quarter and have a waiting list. So, get your spot now for fall quarter!

Involvement – Key to a successful Study Abroad Experience

“Students involved in the life of the campus tend to be successful in their academic studies.” These are the finding of a study by Alexander Astin at UCLA. Listed below are some of the many ways to become involved in campus life at Green River.

  • Sports and Intramurals -Play on one of the eleven intercollegiate sports teams or turn-out for an intramural sport after classes are over for the day. There are campus fitness facilities and campus walking paths through the forest. There is something for everyone regardless of skill level. Just have fun!
  • Excursions and trips - The Student Life Office will plan a number of excursions and trips during the year. You will have a chance to visit the sights of Seattle, the slopes of Whistler, the warmth of Hawaii or California and the beauty of the Puget Sound. On the weekend explore Mount Rainer or try a new adventure sport such as mountain biking or sailing.
  • Volunteer in the community - There are many opportunities to volunteer in the local community - everything from environmental beautification to assisting grade school children to learn to read. You’ll feel better from your experience.
  • Student Life Office -Every week the Student Life Office arranges a full schedule of activities and events. Participate in musical events, plays, artist series, and trips. You can also be involved in student government, write for the campus paper, sing in the choir, work in the college radio station and even start your own activity or program. For example… a new student started a Cricket Club started this year.

When you arrive on campus there will be a full orientation program during which all of the activities and programs will be highlighted. You will be invited to participate. So ….it is up to you to make the decision to become involved.

Green River Staff on the Road

Mike McIntyre
Netherlands: May 6-7
   
Ross Jennings Ross Jennings
Algeria and Tunisia: May 1 - 14
   
MacKenzie Hizon MacKenzie Hizon
Hong Kong: June 29 - July 7
   
Leo Harten Leo Harten
Our Recruitment Representative, is currently living in Indonesia. If you would like Leo to assist you with any promotional activities, please let us know. 

Let us Know How We Can Help

We are committed to delivering outstanding personal service to our students. We need your help to continually improve. Please send me your comments and let us know how we can better serve you: mmcintyre@greenriver.edu.

Call, e-mail or visit us on the Web at www.greenriver.edu. Web: www.greenriver.edu/international Call Today! (253) 288-3300
Phone: (253) 288-3300
Fax: (253) 931-6346
Address: Green River Community College
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092-3622
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