Orientation

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!   

Spring 2024 International Student Virtual Orientation
March 13 and 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 Time [PT] zone). Click on link above to see schedule.

  • Intensive English New Students - March 13, 2023 - Session A - 8:00 to 10:00 or Session B - 16:00 to 18:00 (PT)
  • Academic New Students - March 14, 2023 - Session A - 8:00 to 10:00 or Session B - 16:00 to 18:00 (PT)

 

Spring Term New Student In-Person Orientation
March 28, 2023  

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 

TimeActivities

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 - 17:00

CCA (Student Housing) Orientation for students living in CCA only

15:30 - 17:00

Non-CCA students - Questions/Free Time Activity host family pick up

 

Advisor

After you are admitted to Green River College, you will be assigned an advisor. Your advisor will send you a welcome email before orientation.

Registration

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 Tawnya McLavey, Manager of the 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.

Spring Term
Classes Begin:
1 April 2024
Classes End:
17 June 2024
Summer Term
Preferred Application Deadline:
1 May 2024
Orientation Student (virtual)
12 & 13 June 2024
Orientation Parent (virtual)
14 June 2024 
Arrival & Housing Move-in Day
26 June 2024
In-Person Orientation Day
27 June 2024 
In-Person Parent Orientation
27 June 2024
Classes Start:
1 July 2024
Classes End:
22 August 2024

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
Closed

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Location

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

Download:
International Programs Main Campus Map