Orientation

Green River College International Programs

Welcome to Green River College

Both virtual and in-person orientation are mandatory for new international students.

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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!

What to Bring

  • Passport and current Visa
  • I-20
  • New U.S. address and phone number
  • Proof of health insurance
  • E-mail address
  • Proof of English Proficiency is submitted when you apply to Green River or as soon as possible; if you bring it to orientation, you will take the English Placement test until your scores are verified.

What to Expect

View the online Winter 2023 New Student Virtual Orientation.

All new students take an assessment during Orientation. Students who submitted English proficiency at least 3 weeks before Orientation will take assessments for academic class placement and students that haven't will take the English placement test.

For more information on placement tests see the Advising page.

Winter Term New Student In-Person Orientation - December 29, 2022 

Check-in at the Student Union Grand Hall at 10 am.  See International Programs Main Campus Map

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 a special parent orientation at the beginning of each quarter. The family orientation includes meeting international programs staff, a campus tour, and a tour of the area. 

Contact Us

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

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Upcoming Dates

Application deadline for students transferring from within the U.S. is by 8 a.m. on the first day of the quarter.

Fall Term
Classes Start:
19 September 2022
Classes End:
8 December 2022
Winter Term
Preferred Application Deadline:
1 November 2022
Orientation Student (virtual)
14 & 15 December 2022
Orientation Parent (virtual)
16  December 2022 
Arrival & Housing Move-in Day
28 December 2022
In-Person Orientation Day
29 December 2022 
Classes Start:
3 January 2023
Classes End:
23 March 2023

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