Student News - What's Happening at GRCC

Home Issue No 71| Summer Quarter | July/August 2013


Important Information for our Students


Green River's new Student Life building will be completed summer 2015. Take a look.

Greetings Prospective Student,

Thank you for your interest in studying at Green River Community College.

Information in this section is designed to assist your transition to Green River College. You will find information on important dates, scholarship and work grant information, 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 Green River!

Michael McIntyre
Educational Planner & Student Advisor
International Programs

Important Dates

Summer Quarter: June through August 2013
Classes end August 15, 2013
Fall Quarter: September through December 2013
Housing move-in date September 11 & 12, 2013
Orientation and testing begins September 13, 2013
Classes start September 23, 2013
Classes end December 13, 2013

Foundation for Success Expanded for All Intensive English Students

Starting fall 2013 all new students enrolled in the Intensive English Language Program will be required to take Foundation for Success (FFS). Program students are paired with Peer Mentors during their first quarter. The FFS program was initially designed for 16 & 17 year old students to help them get a strong start at Green River. It was so successful that we have expanded the program to all new Intensive English Language Program students. The cost for FFS is $100. Learn more about the Foundation for Success program.

Many Activities Available for International Students

We want you to get involved in activities while studying at Green River. Research shows that involved students attain a better grade point average than students not involved in college life. Enjoying time away from the classroom is an important part of the learning experience in American Higher Education.

Many social, physical and cultural activities are available. A full time activities coordinator helps students find the right activity for them. From sports events to rock music to sightseeing tours, Green River plans something exciting for every week of the year.

Examples of Social Activities

  • 25 student clubs
  • Student Government
  • Day trips
  • Weekend travel opportunities
  • Community Volunteer opportunities
  • Shopping

Examples of Physical Activities

  • Soccer (football)
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Baseball
  • Hiking
  • Skiing/Snowboarding

Examples of Cultural Activities

  • International Week
  • Theater
  • Festivals
  • Concerts
  • Art Gallery
  • Children's Theater
  • Jazz Festival
  • Symphony

If you don't find the activity you want, the professional student activities team will find your desired activity. New ideas are developed annually from ideas presented by new students. Find more information on Student Life activities.

Apply Early for Campus Corner Apartments for Fall Quarter

If Campus Corner Apartments is the first choice for housing for your fall quarter applicants, encourage them to apply for housing as soon as possible. Placement priority is based on date of received completed housing application, including the $300 placement fee. We typically have a waiting list for fall quarter. Apply early!

Green River Staff on the Road

Alvin Tai Alvin Tai
Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore - July
Kimberley Houde Ms. Kimberly C. Houde
Venezuela, Colombia - July - August
Brazil, Mexico - August

Important Contact Information

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

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:

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Phone: (253) 288-3300
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Address: Green River College
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092-3622
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