Parent Orientation

Green River College International Programs

Parent and Family Member Orientation

Family members of new students are invited to join a special orientation at the beginning of each quarter. The family orientation includes meeting international programs staff, a campus tour, and a tour of the area.

Please reserve your space now by emailing our Visitors Program Manager, Tawnya McLavey.

There is no cost to the parent or family member.

Translation services are available.

Hotel accommodations

Green River College Visitors Program recommends the following hotels in Auburn:


In order to receive Green River's discount rates, please send your reservation form to Tawnya McLavey. She will send you the confirmation page.

Campus Map for Parent Orientation

Schedule of Events for Spring Quarter 2019

Wednesday - March 27, 2019
8:00 a.m. Meet at Bus Circle Staff and Marketing Assistants meet at bus circle
(Buses leave promptly at 8:00 a.m.)

8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Best Western (8:15 a.m.)
Red Lion Inn (8:30 a.m.)
Pick up parents and family members.

9:00 a.m.

Grand Hall Vice President Welcome
9:30 a.m.   Emerald City Room, 
2nd floor, Student Union
Parent Orientation Presentation
• Overview of International Program Services
• Overview of US Education System
• Insurance/Healthcare Coverage/ Tuition
11:00 a.m.

Green River College

Campus Tour: International Programs, Library, Cedar Hall, Campus Corner Apartments, Technology and 
Science Buildings, Student Union
12:00 noon

East Campus Bus Circle 

Load onto GRC Shuttle for Auburn, Kent and Covington Area Tours; lunch at Hibachi Buffet
2:00 - 4:30pm

Outlet Collection

Shopping for your student.
4:45 p.m.

Green River College

Return to Green River to re-connect with your student

5:15 p.m.   

Return to hotel


Thursday - March 28, 2019
9:30 a.m. Meet at Bus Circle  Staff and Marketing Assistants meet at bus circle 
(Bus leaves promptly at 9:30 a.m.) 
10:00 a.m. 

Red Lion and
Best Western Hotel

Pick up parents and family members.
Best Western - 10:00 a.m.
Red Lion - 10:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.  Emerald City Room, 
Student Union, Main
Auburn Campus 

Brunch with Advisors
Student Academic Plan, Transfer Pathways, etc.
Location: Green River College Main Campus
12401 SE 320th Street, Auburn, WA 98092

12:00 noon  Return to hotels Red Lion and Best Western Plus

Contact Us

Phone: 253-288-3300
Fax: 253-333-4940

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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.

Spring Quarter
Classes Start:
1 April 2019
Classes End:
14 June 2019
Summer Quarter
Preferred Application Deadline:
15 May 2019
Airport Arrival & Housing Move-in Day:
18 June 2019
Orientation & Testing Begins:
19 June 2019
Classes Start:
24 June 2019
Classes End:
15 August 2019

Hours of Operation

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

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

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