Welcome Wednesday

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Welcome Wednesday at Green River College

Are you thinking about enrolling at Green River College but not sure how to start or where to get help?

Your next step is to attend a Welcome Wednesday event!

Welcome Wednesday activities are designed to assist students with the getting started process (from placement through registration)! Knowledgeable Green River staff will be available to assist with placement, campus tours, advising and registration, and answer questions about funding for college.

Each Welcome Wednesday will include the following activities:

  • Placement
  • SOAR (Student Orientation to Advising and Registration)
  • Campus Tours
  • Financial Aid assistance
  • General Advising

You can prepare for Welcome Wednesday by completing the following online:

Events that require RSVP

Student Orientation to Advising and Registration

Complete your Student Orientation to Advising and Registration (SOAR) session to sign up for classes. Placement must be completed prior to registering for a SOAR session. If you are having difficulty signing up for a session please call the Welcome Desk at (253) 333-6000 for assistance.

Learn more about SOAR

Scheduled events

No RSVP needed

Campus Tours

Join a campus tour to locate your winter quarter classes and find out where student support resources are located. Tours take approximately 45 minutes and leave from the Welcome Desk on the first floor of the SA building. Tours are available each Welcome Wednesday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Drop-in Services

No RSVP needed

Placement Determination and Assessments

Bring placement documentation to the Career and Advising Center for evaluation or take one of our placement assessments in the Assessment & Testing Center.

Determine Your Best Option for Placement

Funding Information

Speak with Financial Aid staff about your FAFSA or WASFA application or scholarship opportunities. Visit with other departments about alternative funding options: Workforce Education (Career / Technical degrees or certificates), and Veteran’s Services.

With classes for winter quarter beginning January 3 this is a great time to join Green River and be a part of Gator Nation! We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!


Please call the Welcome Desk at 253-333-6000.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday 
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Saturday, Sunday
Closures & Special Hours
May 28: Closed 
July 4: Closed 

Contact Us

Phone: 253-333-6000

Email the Welcome Desk


Student Affairs & Success Center (SA), Room 120B