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 - June 20, 2018
7:30 a.m. Meet at Bus Circle Staff and Marketing Assistants meet at bus circle (Buses leave promptly at 7:40 a.m.)
8 a.m. Best Western Hotel Pick up parents and family members.
8:30 - 9 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. Lunch stops include Hibachi Buffet and Westfield Mall

4:30 p.m.   Return to Green River 
5 p.m. Meet at Bus Circle  Return to Best Western Hotel
Parents returning to hotel


Thursday, June 21, 2018
7:45 a.m. Meet at Bus Circle  Staff and Marketing Assistants meet at bus circle 
Parents not staying at hotels can join us at this time. 
8 a.m. 

Best Western Hotel

Pick up parents and family members.

8 a.m.   

Driving Tour: Kent Campus (IEP Levels 1, 2, 3)
Parents driving to campus separately
may join the other parents at 10 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 p.m. (noon) Bus Departs from Bus Circle Return to Best Western Plus Hotel

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:
25 June 2018
Classes End:
16 August 2018
Fall Quarter
Preferred Application Deadline:
15 August 2018
Airport Arrival & Housing Move-in Day:
11 & 12 September 2018
Orientation & Testing Begins:
13 September 2018
Classes Start:
24 September 2018
Classes End:
13 December 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

Summer Quarter
Monday - Thursday:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: