Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring 2009 E-Newsletter Issue #1

Spring is here! Welcome Back! For those new students who joined us this winter, welcome to the family! This E-Newsletter will bring you the most up to date information on things happening on campus. Bookmark this link to stay informed. You can find student announcements, activities, helpful workshops, job postings, volunteer opportunities, important deadlines, university transfer info and more here!

Important Dates

March 30-Spring classes begin. Tuition payment is due. Avoid a $95 late fee by paying before the end of the day. Last day for 100% refund of tuition and fees. Waitlist is inactive-see instructor for enrollment
April 2- All registrations, add, and drops require instructor's signature- no online registration
April 3- Last day for 80% refund of tuition only- fees are nonrefundable

IP Office Hours

First week of spring quarter: Walk in is available from Mon-Wed from 8am-5pm, and Thurs-Fri 9am-5pm.
Normal Hours: The IP Office is open from 9:00 am-5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Walk in advising is available Monday-Friday: 10:00 am-12:00 pm 1:00 pm-5:00 pm.
Please remember that walk in time with an advisor must be limited to 15 minutes. For longer time please schedule an appointment.

Tuition Due Date
Tuition is due by the first day of the quarter (3/30/09). Students that have any amount of tuition owing at the close of the business on the first day of the quarter will receive a $95 late fee.

Schedule your NSA

If this is your first academic quarter, schedule your New Student Appointment with your assigned advisor at the IP office. Your advisor will help you plan your education at GRCC and answer any questions you have. If you fail to complete your appointment by the 8th week of the quarter, you registration account will be blocked. Yikes!

If you recently moved, please click here to update your address. The immigration law requires that you update your new address within 10 days of your move.

Remember the 12 Credit Rule!

All academic students must register for a min. of 12 credits to be in compliance with the immigration regulations. If you are registered for less than 12 credits and need assistance to pick up more credits see an advisor immediately!

GRCC Student Email

If you have not set up your GRCC student email account, please click here.

Class Schedule and Instructor Contact

Don't know where to go for your classes? View your classes here.
To contact your instructor click here for GRCC staff directory.


If you are still on a wait list on the first day of class and you still want to be enrolled in that class, you must attend the class and get permission from the instructor. There is no guarantee that you will get in. Be polite with your request and you may have a chance!

IESL Information:

· Remember to get your schedules on-line! Go to the Green River website http://www.greenriver.edu/; you will need your Student ID # and PIN #.

· Be sure to pay your tuition either online or at the Cashier’s office by the first day of the quarter. If you don’t, your classes may be dropped.

· The TOEFL test is given once per quarter for IESL students. Sign-up day is Tuesday, April 14th at 10:00 a.m. The test will be on Saturday, April 25th at 9:00 a.m.

· In order to not be charged for the school’s insurance, personal health insurance policies are due on the first day of the quarter.

· Proof of English Proficiency is due no later than the first day of the quarter! Once you have started IESL classes it may be too late to get into Academic classes.

Campus Safety

* GRCC Safety Alert- Subscribe to GRCC Safety Alert and keep informed of Campus emergencies, safety issues and inclement weather emergency closures. This is a FREE service available to all GRCC students. Click here to learn more and to subscribe.
* Send a Red Flag- GRCC has an information reporting system. Please click here to report any suspicious behavior or security threats on campus. In a true emergency please call 911 first to contact the police, the fire department or to get emergency medical help.
* Safety Ride is available for transportation between campus and the nearby apartments after dark.. You may call for a ride from dusk to 11pm on Thursday through Sunday, and from dusk to 2am on Friday and Saturday. 253-797-4268.

Campus Resources

Contact Information

IP Telephone 253-288-3300
Alvin Tai: ttai@greenriver.edu
Jessica Galán: jgalan@greenriver.edu
Sarah Hamilton: shamilton@greenriver.edu
John Tankersley: jtankersley@greeniver.edu

If you have any feedback or comments regarding this newsletter, please email ipadvising@greenriver.edu

Disclaimer: Green River Community College has made reasonable efforts to provide in this schedule information that is accurate at the time of publication. However, the college reserves the right to make appropriate changes in procedures, policies, calendars, requirements, programs, courses, and fees. When feasible, changes will be announced prior to their effective dates, but the college assumes no responsibility for giving any particular notice of any such changes. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to create any offer to contract or any contractual rights. Green River Community College does not discriminate against anyone based on race, ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or status as a disabled person or veteran of war, in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Students needing an alternative medium for communicating must contact Disability Support Services in Educational Planning, ext. 2631. Limitation of Liability: The college's total liability for claims arising from a contractual relationship with the student in any way related to classes or programs shall be limited to the tuition and expenses paid by the student to the college for those classes or programs. In no event shall the college be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including but not limited to, loss of earnings or profits.

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