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.

International Programs Main Campus Map 

Schedule of Events for Summer Quarter 2019

Wednesday - June 19, 2019
7:30 a.m. Meet at Bus Circle  Staff and Marketing Assistants meet at bus circle 
(Bus leaves promptly at 7:40 a.m.) 
8:00 a.m. 

Best Western Hotel 
Red Lion Inn

Pick up parents and family members.

8:30 - 9:25 a.m.

SU Grand Hall

Welcome by Vice President, Wendy Stewart

9:30 a.m.  Student Union,
Emerald City Room

Parent Orientation

  • Overview of International Program Services
  • Overview of US Education System
  • Insurance/Healthcare Coverage
10:30 a.m.   Campus Tour
11:30 a.m. Meet at Bus Circle

Driving Tour of Auburn Area Tour, and Lunch

Stops Include:  Hibachi Buffet and Auburn Outlet Collection

4:30 a.m.  

Return to Green River College

5:00 p.m.  Meet at Bus Circle

Parents Returning to Hotel


Thursday, June 20, 2019
9:30 a.m.                Meet at Bus Circle  Staff and Marketing Assistants meet at bus circle 
10:00 a.m. 

Best Western Hotel and Red Lion Hotel

Pick up parents and family members. 
10:30 a.m.   

Parents driving to campus separately
may join the other parents at 10:30 a.m. in
Student Union, Emerald City Room.

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

Brunch with Advisors and Marketers

  • Questions on what classes your son/daughter should take.
  • How does the advising process work for University Transfer?
  • When and how often can my student visit with an advisor?
12:00 noon  Bus Leaves GRC Trip to Great Wall Mall – Ranch 99 Market
4:00 p.m.     Return to Best Western Plus Hotel or Red Lion Inn 

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.

Summer Quarter
Classes Start:
24 June 2019
Classes End:
15 August 2019
Fall Quarter
Preferred Application Deadline:
15 August 2019
Airport Arrival & Housing Move-in Day:
10 & 11 September 2019
Orientation & Testing Begins:
12 September 2019
Classes Start:
23 September 2019
Classes End:
12 December 2019

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