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

Wednesday - March 28, 2018
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. Best Western and Comfort Inn Pick up parents and family members.
9:00 a.m. Grand Hall Welcome by Vice President, Wendy Stewart
9:30 a.m. Emerald City Room,
2nd Floor
Student Union Building
Parent Orientation 
• Overview of International Program Services
• Overview of US Education System
• Insurance/Healthcare Coverage
11:00 a.m.

Green River College

Campus Tour – International Programs, Library, Cedar Hall, Campus Corner Apartments, Technology and Science Buildings, Student Union

12 p.m.
East Campus
Bus Circle

Load onto GRC Shuttle for Auburn Area Tour
Driving Tour and Buffet Lunch

2:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. 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 Hotels


Thursday, March 29, 2018
9:00 a.m. Meet at Bus Circle  Staff and Marketing Assistants meet at bus circle (Buses leave promptly at 9 a.m.) 
9:30 a.m. 

Best Western Hotel and 
Comfort Inn Hotels 

Pick up parents and family members.
Driving Tour of Kent and visit Kent Campus

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

Brunch with Advisors
Location: Green River College Main Campus
12401 SE 320th Street, Auburn, WA  98092

12 p.m.
Return to Hotels  Best Western Plus and Comfort Inn

Upcoming Dates

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

Winter Quarter
Classes Start:
3 January 2018
Classes End:
23 March 2018
Spring Quarter
Preferred Application Deadline:
15 February 2018
Airport Arrival & Housing Move-in Day:
27 March 2018
Orientation & Testing Begins:
28 March 2018
Classes Start:
2 April 2018
Classes End:
15 June 2018

Contact Us

How to Apply

Request Information

Phone: 253-288-3300
Fax: 253-333-4940

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

International Programs Main Campus Map

Hours of Operation

Winter Quarter
Monday - Friday:
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: