Welcome to Green River College
Both virtual and in-person orientation are mandatory for new international students.
We look forward to meeting you at both our Virtual New Student Orientation and In-Person Orientation for placement tests, class registration, campus tours, and Day trip. With Orientation, you start your academic journey at Green River College with success!
Winter 2024 International Student Virtual Orientation
December 13 & 14, 2023
Choose a time that works best for you. Attend only 1 session either morning or evening (times are listed in U.S. Pacific Standard Time (PST) zone). Click on link above to see schedule.
- Intensive English New Students - December 13, 2023 - 8am to 10am (PST) or 4pm to 6pm (PST)
- Academic New Students - December 14, 2023 - 8am to 10am (PST) or 4pm to 6pm(PST)
Winter Term New Student In-Person Orientation
December 28, 2023
What to bring to in-person orientation:
- EMPL ID - located at the top of your GRC acceptance letter
- U.S. Address
|What to Expect at the In-Person Orientation (breakfast & lunch will be provided)|
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Check-in at the Student Union (SU).
GRC Welcome from Dr. Wendy Stewart, Vice President of International Programs & Extended Learning
Placement Testing (if needed)
Online Services (student account log-in)
Campus Tours with Student Leaders
High School Completion (HSC) for academic HSC students only
Foundation for Success with Peer Mentors
3:30 p.m. - CCA (Student Housing) Orientation (for students living in CCA only)
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Non-CCA students - Questions/Free Time Activity (host family pick up)
After you are admitted to Green River College, you will be assigned an advisor. Your advisor will send you a welcome email before orientation.
Students who have met the English Proficiency Requirements and are eligible for academic classes will meet with their advisor before registering for classes. Halfway through their first quarter, academic students meet one-on-one with their advisor to develop a personal education plan. It includes their major, destination universities, and a 2-year course plan.
Green River provides a "New Student Adventure Trip" for new international students. You will enjoy a traditional campfire, crafts, and other activities with American and international student leaders!
Green River will also provide a "New Student Shopping Trip" to a destination of interest in and around the Seattle area.
What to Wear
Students and faculty dress casually at Green River. A typical winter outfit is jeans and a pullover or shirt; in the warm summer months, many students wear short pants to class. A light jacket is good to have any time of year.
Questions? Email us: International@greenriver.edu.
Family members of new students are invited to join both a virtual and in-person orientation at the beginning of each term. Please be sure to register with Tawnya McLavey, Manager of the International Visitors Program. Learn more about Parent Orientation.
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The application deadline for students transferring from within the U.S. is 8 a.m. on the first day of in-person orientation.
|25 September 2023|
|14 December 2023|
|Preferred Application Deadline:|
|1 November 2023|
|Orientation Student (virtual)|
|13 & 14 December 2023|
|Orientation Parent (virtual)|
|15 December 2023|
|Arrival & Housing Move-in Day|
|27 December 2023|
|In-Person Orientation Day|
|28 December 2023|
|In-Person Parent Orientation|
|28 December 2023|
|3 January 2024|
|22 March 2024|
Hours of Operation
|Monday - Friday|
|9 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Saturday - Sunday|
Green River College
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA USA 98092-3699