Green River College International Programs

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!   

Summer 2024 International Student Virtual Orientation
June 12 and 13, 2024

Choose a time that works best for you. Attend only 1 session either morning or evening (times are listed in U.S. Pacific Time [PT] zone). Click on link above to see schedule.

  • Intensive English New Students - June 12, 2024 - Session A - 8:00 to 10:00 or Session B - 16:00 to 18:00 (PT)
  • Academic New Students - June 13, 2024 - Session A - 8:00 to 10:00 or Session B - 16:00 to 18:00 (PT)


Summer Term New Student In-Person Orientation
June 27, 2024 

What to bring to in-person orientation:

  • EMPL ID -  located at the top of your GRC acceptance letter
  • Passport
  • U.S. Address

 International Programs Main Campus Map 


9:30 - 10:00 

 Check-in at the Student Union (SU).  Breakfast provided

10:00 - 15:30 

  • GRC Welcome from Wendy Stewart, Vice President of International Programs
  • Placement Testing (if needed)
  • Online Services (student account log-in)
  • Campus Tours with Student leaders
  • Lunch
  • Advising 101
  • High School Completion (HSC) for academic HSC students only
  • Foundation for Success with Peer Mentor 

15:30 - 16:00

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.

Day Trip

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!

Activity Trip

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.

Parent Orientation

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 with our International Visitors Program.  Learn more about Parent Orientation.

Contact Us

Phone: 253-288-3300
Fax: 253-333-4940
Email: international@greenriver.edu
Zoom: Virtual Lobby

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Upcoming Dates

The application deadline for students transferring from within the U.S. is 8 a.m. on Arrival Day.

Summer Term
Classes Begin:
1 July 2024
Classes End:
22 August 2024
Fall Term
Preferred Application Deadline:
1 August 2024
Orientation Student (virtual)
4 & 5 September 2024
Orientation Parent (virtual)
6 September 2024 
Arrival & Housing Move-in Day
18 September 2024
In-Person Orientation Day
19 September 2024 
In-Person Parent Orientation
19 September 2024
Classes Start:
23 September 2024
Classes End:
12 December 2024

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday - Sunday

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Green River College
IVD Building
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA USA 98092-3699

International Programs Main Campus Map