Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Winter 2011 E-Newsletter Issue #1


Important Datesss

Jan 3- Winter classes begin; Last day for 100% refund of tuition and fees
Jan 4- No-Show replacements accepted
Jan 5- Last day to register for winter quarter without instructor signature
Jan 6- All registrations and adds require instructor signtaure - no web registrations
Jan 7- Last day for 80% refund of tuition only- fees nonrefundable
Jan 17- Martin Luther King Jr Day (campus closed)
Jan 18- $35 late fee applies to each course addition
Jan 22- Last day for 40% refund of tuition only- fees nonrefundable
Jan 24- Last day to withdraw and not have classe(es) posted to permanent transcript

Tuition is Due Today (January 3rd) by 5pm!

Please don't delay or you will have a $95 late fee added to your bill! Ouch!!!

Advising During the First Week of Winter Quarter


Advising will be limited to registration and urgent issues only during the first week of the quarter. Advisors will be available to help you in the IP Office from:
Jan 3rd-5th- 8am until 5pm
Jan 6th-7th- 9am until 5 pm
Normal IP Office hours (see below) will resume from Jan 10th.

Normal IP Office Hours

The IP Office is open from 9:00 am-5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Advisors are not available during the lunch hour, from noon to 1 pm. You may see advisors with your questions during the walk in hours, or schedule an appointment for any Thursday.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday are walk in days.
Thursday is an appointment only day, no walk ins.

12 Credit Rule

All academic students must register for a minimum of 12 credits to be in compliance with the immigration regulations. If you are having trouble registering for at least 12 credits, please talk to your advisor immediately.

Class Schedule

Don't know where to go for your classes? View your classes here.

How to Overload into Classes

If you are 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. If the class is full you may need to wait for the teacher to know if there are any drops or no shows, opening up seats. Be polite with your request and you may have a chance!

New Student Appointment (NSA)

If this is your first academic quarter, you must schedule your NSA with your assigned advisor at the IP office. If you fail to complete your appointment by the 8th week of the quarter, your registration account will be blocked for spring registration. Yikes!

Address Update

Update your address, phone and email using online services today. Keeping your contact information current is required by law and it also helps you from missing any important communication.

GRCC Student Email Address

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

How to find your instructor?

Click here for GRCC staff directory.

Sports Teams

The Green River Athletic Department is looking for experienced sports players in golf, tennis, and fastpitch softball. All athletes must be enrolled in 12 college credits, be available to practice in the afternoons, and must get a sports physical exam from a doctor before being able to participate.
If you are interested in being part of a college sports team contact Athletic Director Bob Kickner immediately at 204 Lindbloomn Center. Teams are forming in January for games to be played in spring quarter.

UW Tacoma Advising Tuesday afternoon from 2-5pm, January 4

Come visit the University of Washington Tacoma and learn about how to transfer!
On Tuesday, January 4, you are invited to visit for information sessions and a tour. You can end your visit by stopping by the International Student Services Office, and then explore the nearby museums, restaurants and shops in downtown Tacoma.
Learn more about UW Tacoma by visiting the website http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/ and preview the walking tour brochure at http://www.tacoma.washington.edu/shopuwt/docs/walking_tour.pdf.
UW Tacoma is located at 1900 Commerce Street, Tacoma. Directions and parking information can be found at http://www.tacoma.washington.edu/campus_map/getting_to_campus.cfm.

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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. * Campus Safety Rides are available from dusk until 11:00 pm on Sunday through Thursday, and dusk until 2:00 am on Friday and Saturday within 1.5 miles of campus. Call 253-797-4868 which will put you in direct contact with the driver of the van that night. Be safe, use Safety Rides!
Campus Resource LinksIP Advising on ANGEL
Counseling Services
The Math Learning Center
The Writing Center
Library Reference Chat
Campus Corner Housing
The Current
International Student Activities
Clubs and Organizations
Contact Information
IP Telephone 253-288-3300
Alvin Tai: ttai@greenriver.edu
Jessica Galán: jgalan@greenriver.edu
John Tankersley: jtankersley@greeniver.edu
Kirsten Weber: kweber@greenriver.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.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fall 2010 E-Newsletter Issue #6

Important DatesDec 6- Study Day (no academic day classes) IESL has regularly scheduled classes
Dec 7-9- Finals
Dec 9- Last day of instruction
Dec 15- Grades available online
Dec 24- IP Office is closed in observance of the Christmas holiday
Dec 31- IP Office is closed in observance of the New Year holiday
Jan 3- Winter quarter classes begin

Office Hours During Break

During the break the IP office is open for regular hours (M-F 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm), with the exception of holidays , Dec 24 and 31. Winter 2011 New Student Orientation is scheduled from 12/28 through the morning of 12/30. No advisors will be available to see current students during that time.

Check your I-20 Expiration Date!

You must always have a valid I-20. If your I-20 is about to expire then you must apply for a new one before it expires. Bring your I-20 to the IP office IMMEDIATELY and we can help you. You can see if your I-20 expiration date by reading #5 on the first page.


Traveling outside the US?
You must get a signature on your I-20 before you leave! If you have had your I-20 signed within six months of your return date you do not need another signature. Also, we recommend that you print out your class schedule for winter quarter and carry it with your documents. If you are questioned upon re-entry to the US it is handy to have that. Plan to fly out after finals and return before classes start on January 3rd. Be aware that if you miss the first two days of class your seat can be given away to another student, even if you already paid tuition.


Tuition for Winter quarter is due by January 3, 2011
You may pay as early as you are ready. To avoid long lines on the first day of the quarter make your payment prior to the deadline. You can make your payment here using online services.

IESL Announcements

· IESL students who are registered to attend GRCC during Winter Quarter 2011 will be able to view their schedules on-line, beginning Friday, December 31st, after 12PM.
· IESL classes are in session on Study Day, December 6th!
· IESL finals are taking place on Monday, December 6th and Tuesday, December 7th. Your teachers will fill you in on the time and location of each final.
· Be sure to pay any outstanding fines you may have, before the quarter ends. This includes CCA charges, library fines, or parking fines.

IESL ATTENDANCE POLICY & PROCEDUREIn-class participation is crucial to the nature of the Intensive English program; therefore attendance is very important in learning English. In-class activities cannot be duplicated; therefore there are no excused absences. Absent is absent. Ten or more minutes late will also be considered absent. The attendance policy and procedure is as follows:
1 - 4 absences- Any missed tests or quizzes or in-class assignments or in-class activities cannot be made up. If such assignments or quizzes/tests are missed, the student’s grade will reflect those missed scores.
5 absences- Student will be placed on IESL academic alert. Student will meet with the IESL director to discuss an appropriate action plan to achieve success in class. Student will receive a written warning detailing academic alert process, expectations of the action plan and consequences for not meeting these expectations.
6 absences- Student will meet with the IESL director and be issued with a 2nd written warning. All attempts will be made to contact the student via phone, email, texting, etc.
7 absences- Student will be notified of a 3rd warning that any further absences will result in dismissal from the IESL.
8 absences- Student will be withdrawn from his/her classes and immediately dismissed from the IESL. Tuition will not be refunded. Student has the right to appeal his/her dismissal to the Dean of International Programs.

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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.
* Campus Safety Rides are available from dusk until 11:00 pm on Sunday through Thursday, and dusk until 2:00 am on Friday and Saturday within 1.5 miles of campus. Call 253-797-4868 which will put you in direct contact with the driver of the van that night. Be safe, use Safety Rides!

Campus Resource Links

Contact InformationIP Telephone 253-288-3300
Alvin Tai: ttai@greenriver.edu
Jessica Galán: jgalan@greenriver.edu
John Tankersley: jtankersley@greeniver.edu
Kirsten Weber: kweber@greenriver.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.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fall 2010 E-Newsletter Issue #5

Important Dates

Nov 25-26- Thanksgiving holiday (campus closed)

Have You Registered for Winter Quarter?

Most students have already registered for winter quarter. Many classes (including wait lists) are already full. If you are not already registered for winter quarter, you should register today! We want you to get the classes you need. New students will be coming in soon and the open seats will be taken. If you need help please come into IP and see an advisor.

Tuition for Winter quarter is due by January 3, 2011

You may pay as early as you are ready. To avoid the $95 late fee, long lines on the first day of the quarter and any bank transfer delays make your payment prior to the deadline. You can make your payment here using online services.

Traveling during the break?

It's not too early to have your I-20 signed. Come to the IP office early rather than waiting until the last minute if you will be traveling during the break!

Application Deadline for the University Of California is Nov 30th
Check this helpful UC You Tube video about writing your Personal Statement. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zo6NI4wHf4

Applying to UW?

The UW transfer application will become available on the UW website beginning December 20, 2010. The application deadline is still Feb. 15, 2011. It’s best for applicants to wait to send current transcripts until fall quarter grades are posted.

UW Transfer Workshop




Shopping Tips for "Black Friday"- the biggest shopping day of the year!
On Thanksgiving Day Americans gather with their families to have a feast and remember what they are thankful for. Most businesses are closed for the holiday. However, the day after Thanksgiving, often called "Black Friday", is the biggest bargain shopping day of the year! Many people wake up early to catch the best deals! Check your newspaper for ads from various shopping malls and your favorite department stores. Beware of the huge crowds and be prepared for long lines!

Volunteer Opportunity at the Auburn Food Bank
Help is needed with the annual Thanksgiving and Christmas food distribution.
Dates: Thanksgiving Baskets-Wednesday, November 24 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Christmas Baskets-Wednesday, December 22 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: Holy Family Catholic Church 505 17th St. SE, in Auburn
This is an independent volunteer opportunity with the Auburn Food Bank. GRCC will not be offering transportation. Interested students should contact Ms. Kayla Sargent at kaylas@TheAuburnFoodBank.ORG for more information and to sign up.

Renter's Insurance Recommended
LewerMark Student Insurance Plans is introducing a new RentersPlan, an individual personal contents insurance policy for students that can be can purchased for as little as $7.90/month (amount varies) to protect your valuable personal items (jewelry, computer equipment, stereo and TV equipment, cameras and accessories, furniture, sporting goods, books, keepsakes, clothes). Renter's insurance is not required, but is highly recommended for students.
For more information contact: Lori Kaylor, VP Communications, The Lewer Agency, Inc.
http://www.lewer.com/ 816-753-4390 (Ext. 150) Lkaylor@lewer.com

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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.
* Campus Safety Rides are available from dusk until 11:00 pm on Sunday through Thursday, and dusk until 2:00 am on Friday and Saturday within 1.5 miles of campus. Call 253-797-4868 which will put you in direct contact with the driver of the van that night. Be safe, use Safety Rides!

Campus Resource LinksIP Advising on ANGEL

Contact Information
IP Telephone 253-288-3300
Alvin Tai: ttai@greenriver.edu
Jessica Galán: jgalan@greenriver.edu
John Tankersley: jtankersley@greeniver.edu
Kirsten Weber: kweber@greenriver.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.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fall 2010 E-Newsletter Issue #4

Important Dates

Nov 3rd- Advising Day (no academic day classes) Classes are as usual for IESL
Nov 6th- Daylight savings time ends (see below)
Nov 11th- Veteran's Day (campus closed)
Nov 12th- Last day to submit pass/non-credit petition
Nov 12th- Last day to officially withdraw from fall quarter, all registration must be complete
Nov 25-26- Thanksgiving holiday (campus closed)

Daylight Saving Time Ends

This Saturday night (November 6th) you will need to reset your clocks back one hour before going to sleep.

Need to change your address?

Simply email your new address to Enrollment Services (EnrollmentServices@greenriver.edu) using your GRCC e-mail account. It is an immigration requirement to provide the college with your new address within 10 days of moving. Remember, all college information will now be sent to your GRCC email address. Please see http://www.greenriver.edu/news/student-email-required.htm for more information!

Check your Winter Quarter Registration Access Time
View your access time through Online Services now. Access times begin this month. Winter 2010 classes are now available for viewing on the schedule planner. Know your access time so that you can secure your winter classes at the first possible moment. As Alvin says, "You'll want to lock in your classes no more than 45 secs from your registration access time!"

Be Careful if you are thinking to Drop a Class!

Remember the 12 credit requirement applies for the whole quarter. If you are struggling with a class and are worried about your GPA, please meet with an advisor to consider your options. The last day to drop a class or change to pass/non-credit is November 12th.


Schedule your NSA Today!
If you are a new academic student this quarter you must complete your NSA by the end of November so you know exactly what classes to enroll in for future quarters. Registration for Winter 2011 will begin the week of November 8th. Failure to complete your NSA will result in a registration block on your student account.

International Student Transfer Fair
November 5 from 2:00 to 4:00 in the Lindbloom Student Center Bring your questions and talk to school representatives!

Transfer Workshops


Application Essay Writing Support by Appointment on Thursdays
Are you beginning to fill out university transfer applications? Get some help with your essays on Thursdays in the IP Office. From 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-2:30 Melanie will be reviewing essays and giving feedback on an appointment basis. For some ideas to get started with your rough draft look in the notes on Facebook or on Angel for the article called "Writing Your University Application Essay", or pick up a hard copy in IP. Then schedule ahead for your private 20 minute session on a Thursday.

Preparing to take SAT?

If you are a student who has been told you need to provide passing SAT or ACT test scores, please consider taking this SAT Prep class winter quarter.
The SAT Prep class needs to be registered for through Continuing Education not through the regular online registration system. Please use this link to register for the SAT Prep class through Continuing Education: http://www.campusce.net/GreenRiver/course/course.aspx?C=1090&pc=1&mc=32&sc
Volunteer at the YMCA!

Volunteer as a “Slide Attendant”, assisting lifeguards and promoting safety by maintaining order and supervising participant use of the slide. Attendant needed Friday evenings and week-end hours. Contact Rebekah Celver rcelver@seattleymca.org (253)876-7558 x7558

IESL Announcements
Email Updates: All email communication will be sent to your GRCC email account.
IESL Classes are in Session on Advising Day: November 3, 2010

Be Safe; Use Sidewalks and Stay Out of the Traffic Lanes!

Most people know this, but recently there have been reports about groups of international students walking along the streets nearby campus. This is not only dangerous, it's illegal! If you are walking in the street you can get ticketed and must pay a steep fine! Please be careful, stay off the road when you are walking. Use the sidewalks instead of putting yourself in danger.

Safety Rides are a Privilege!
Please be courteous and patient with the driver should you have to wait for the pickup. We have had unusually high ridership this quarter and it can take up to 20 minutes to make the loop. Please remember this is a free service to you, the student, they are not taxi drivers. If you are rude and impatient you may lose the privilege to take the safely ride. There will be zero tolerance for aggressive behavior toward the driver or other riders.

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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.
* Campus Safety Rides are available from dusk until 11:00 pm on Sunday through Thursday, and dusk until 2:00 am on Friday and Saturday within 1.5 miles of campus. Call 253-797-4868 which will put you in direct contact with the driver of the van that night. Be safe, use Safety Rides!

Campus Resource Links

Contact InformationIP Telephone 253-288-3300
Alvin Tai: ttai@greenriver.edu
Jessica Galán: jgalan@greenriver.edu
John Tankersley: jtankersley@greeniver.edu
Kirsten Weber: kweber@greenriver.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.














Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall 2010 E-Newsletter Issue #3

Important Dates


Nov 3rd- Advising Day (no academic day classes) Classes are as usual for IESL
Nov 11th-
Veteran's Day (campus closed)
Nov 12th-
Last day to submit pass/non-credit petition
Nov 12th- Last day to officially withdraw from fall quarter, all registration must be complete

Check your Winter Quarter Registration Access Time Oct 25th


View your access time through Online Services, available starting Oct 25th. Access times begin in November. Know your access time so that you can secure your winter classes at the first possible moment. As Alvin says, "You'll want to lock in your classes no more than 45 secs from your registration access time!"

Winter 2010 Classes

Now available for viewing on the schedule planner

Your GRCC Email Address is now the Official Email

All communication from the college is now being sent to official GRCC email addresses only. If you entered another email address in Student Online Services, your personal email address has already been replaced by your GRCC email address. Please check your GRCC email address regularly. You also have the option to forward your GRCC email to another email address if you choose. However, note that GRCC policy states, “Students who redirect email from their official College email address to another address do so at their own risk… If email is lost because of forwarding, it does not absolve the student of the responsibilities associated with communications sent to their official College email address.”
The following email was sent to all students:
As of October 15th, Green River Community College will be implementing College Policy GA-25. This policy states that “the college has the right to send official communications to [Green River issued] e-mail addresses,” and “The College will use this address for official communications with all students.”
If you have not already done so, go to www.greenriver.edu/studentemail to access your GRCC-issued e-mail address. Your required (free) student e-mail address is considered an official channel of communication.

Schedule your NSA Today!


If you are a new academic student this quarter you must schedule a New Student Appointment (NSA) with your advisor. During the appointment, you and your advisor will talk about your passions, high school plus, university transfer, career goals, and discuss “big picture” questions about why you are here at GRCC and create an individualized degree plan that will meet your education objectives. You must complete your NSA by the end of November so you know exactly what classes to enroll in for future quarters. Registration for Winter 2011 will begin the week of November 8th. Failure to complete your NSA will result in a registration block on your student account.

International Student Transfer Fair

November 5 from 2:00 to 4:00 in the Lindbloom Student Center
Bring your questions and talk to school representatives!

Application Essay Writing Support by Appiontment on Thursdays


Are you beginning to fill out university transfer applications? Get some help with your essays on Thursdays in the IP Office. From 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-2:30 Melanie will be reviewing essays and giving feedback on an appointment basis. For some ideas to get started with your rough draft look in the notes on Facebook or on Angel for the article called "Writing Your University Application Essay", or pick up a hard copy in IP. Then schedule ahead for your private 20 minute session on a Thursday.

Are you planning on applying to UW?




Check out the UW open house which is available each Thursday afternoon at 2:30. Consult the Transfer Thursday website to confirm the schedule for the day and to pre-register, especially because some information sessions, such as the Foster School of Business and the School of Art, begin prior to 2:30.

Transfer Workshop -Advisor Panel Discussion

Wednesday, Oct 27th from 3-5 pm at SC 101
This session is designed to take the mystery out of your successful university transfer. Our four lead Advisors (Alvin, Jessica, John and Kirsten) will be available on an interactive Q&A panel to answer your questions about university transfer.
Schedule Help with Your Personal Statement
(by appointment only)

Your Transfer Angel is Here!

Log on to Angel and check out all the helpful links and tips on making a successful transfer to the university of your dreams! Go in and explore IP Advising under Community Groups. There you will find many student resources, but the section on transfer will be especially useful to you. Log in instructions to ANGEL can be found here.

Central Washington University Open House on Oct 23rd


This is a great event to get to know more about CWU.
For more information, link to admissions here!
Position Opening
Student Marketing Web Designer - China
Come to IP to learn more and pick an application

The Department of Licensing “Inside Track”Tips for visiting the DOL:
http://www.youtube.com/user/WALicensing#p/u/3/77aSHvlhAVY

How to check wait times at the DOL:
http://www.youtube.com/user/WALicensing#p/u/4/r3oDK6qr6i4

Also, the DOL has furlough days when they are closed. Remaining furlough days this school year are Dec. 27, Jan. 28, Feb. 22, March 11, April 22 and June 10.

Peer Volunteer Applications are Available Now in the IP Office



Help welcome new international students to Green River and assist students and Advisors with quarterly advising activities.
Requirements:
· Must attend new student orientation during winter and spring quarter (see volunteer description in IP for dates)
· Be outgoing and open to meeting new people
· Have attended GRCC for at least two quarters by the time winter quarter begins
· Be a current GRCC student and commit to volunteering during winter and spring
· Are currently and actively involved in the GRCC campus community
· Prefer previous volunteer or work experience
Complete volunteer descriptions and applications are available now at the front desk of the IP Office. Applications are due by Friday, October 22nd at 5:00pm to the IP Office.

Volunteer!
YMCA Halloween Party!

The Auburn YMCA is looking for volunteers to help out at the Halloween Party on October 29! Volunteers need to be at the YMCA by 5:30 pm. Volunteers will help out with children's activities such as facepainting. Volunteers must provide their own transportation.
Interested? Contact Susan Lee at 253-876-7556 or susanlee@seattleymca.org

Halloween Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 23 from noon to 6:00 pm
The festival will be held at:
Washington Elementary School,
20 E St NE
Auburn, WA 98002-5501
Volunteers will be given lunch and instruction for their tasks
There will be face painting, trick or treating downtown at the businesses and lots of other fun activities.
If you are interested please contact Kjerstin Lange at klange@auburnwa.gov
Between 50 and 60 volunteers are needed so sign up with your friends!

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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.
* Campus Safety Rides are available from dusk until 11:00 pm on Sunday through Thursday, and dusk until 2:00 am on Friday and Saturday within 1.5 miles of campus. Call 253-797-4868 which will put you in direct contact with the driver of the van that night. Be safe, use Safety Rides!

Campus Resource LinksIP Advising on ANGEL

Contact Information
IP Telephone 253-288-3300
Alvin Tai: ttai@greenriver.edu
Jessica Galán: jgalan@greenriver.edu
John Tankersley: jtankersley@greeniver.edu
Kirsten Weber: kweber@greenriver.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.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall 2010 E-Newsletter Issue #2

Important Dates

Oct 4th- $35 late fee applies to each new course addition
Oct 8th- Last day for 40% refund of tuition only - fees nonrefundable
Oct 8th- Last day withdraw and not have classes posted to permanent transcript
Nov 3rd- Advising Day (no day classes)
Nov 11th- Veteran's Day (campus closed)
Nov 12th- Last day to submit pass/non-credit petition and last day to complete a withdrawal from fall quarter. All registration must be completed.

IP Office Hours

Walk in advising is available on Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00am-Noon and 1:00-5:00pm.
Thursday is an appointment only day; there is no walk in advising, but the front desk staff is available to serve you from 9:00am-5:00pm.

Important Insurance Information PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!

Most students need to pick up a new insurance card! You may have trouble seeing a doctor if you do not have the new card. Look at your GRCC insurance card now to check if your card has the CIGNA logo. Please come to IP today to pick up a new card if you do not see this CIGNA logo on your insurance card.

Avoid going to the Emergency Room (ER) at the hospital unless you have a serious life threatening emergency. Your student insurance will not cover the high cost of an ER visit. It's best to use a walk in clinic like the various Multi-Care clinics during daytime, even for broken bones and other non-life threatening emergencies. Come into the office if you have questions and/or want to pick up a list of nearby clinics.


Schedule your NSA Today!



If you are a new academic student this quarter you must schedule a New Student Appointment (NSA) with your advisor. During the appointment, you and your advisor will talk about your passions, high school plus, university transfer, career goals, and discuss “big picture” questions about why you are here at GRCC and create an individualized degree plan that will meet your education objectives. You must complete your NSA by the end of November so you know exactly what classes to enroll in for future quarters. Registration for Winter 2011 will begin the week of November 8th. Failure to complete your NSA will result in a registration block on your student account.

12 Credit Minimum

Are you registered for at least 12 credits? F-1 students are required by law to carry at least 12 credits per quarter. If you do not have at least 12 credits you must meet with your Advisor right away to discuss your options.

Preparing for Fall 2011 Transfer?


Here is a handy check list:

- You probably need TOEFL scores with your application. Register for TOEFL Now! Test dates are almost filled up in WA State. Check what’s still available and register online with ETS today. You can order additional TOEFL Score to be sent to the universities.
- Start Writing your Personal Statements early. Melanie is available in the IP Office on Thursdays from 9am to 3pm (by appointment) to review your essay for content or help you get started. The Writing Center is also available to help you polish your final draft.
- Request High School Transcripts to be sent. They will need to be translated if not already prepared in English.
- Register for SAT (with ETS) if you are completing your high school diploma at GRCC. Some Universities require SAT for all transfer students. Check your schools admissions requirements online.
- Attend upcoming Transfer Workshops to get additional resources.

Two Transfer Workshops this month!
Attending the following workshops will help lead you to a smoother university transfer:
Getting Started with your Personal Statement
Thursday, October 14th from noon to 1pm in SS-8
This workshop is for those who are preparing to transfer in 2011. Come get some inspiration! Melanie will give you some helpful tips about what things to include or avoid in your essay.
Advisors Transfer Panel Discussion

Wednesday, Oct 27th from 3-5 pm at SC 101

This session is designed to take the mystery out of your successful university transfer. Our four lead Advisors (Alvin, Jessica, John and Kirsten) will be available on an interactive Q&A panel to answer your questions about university transfer.

Schedule Help with Your Personal Statement

(by appointment only)



Your Transfer Angel is Here!

Log on to Angel and check out all the helpful links and tips on making a successful transfer to the university of your dreams! Go in and explore IP Advising under Community Groups. There you will find many student resources, but the section on transfer will be especially useful to you. Log in instructions to ANGEL can be found here.

The Writing Center is Open

Fall hours are Mon-Thurs 8:00am-4:00pm and Fri 8:00am-3:00pm. No appointment is necessary. We are located in RLC-174.

Offering:
-Focused 20-25 minute tutoring sessions
-Access to computers to draft and revise writing assignments
-Access to online grammar exercises
-A resource library
-A supportive, welcoming environment
-Online tutoring. Students may submit their work for feedback at http://owl.waol.org/.

Have you Moved Recently? Changed your Phone # or Email?

Update your address, phone and email using online services today. Keeping your contact information current is required by law and it also helps you from missing any important communication.

Peer Volunteer Applications are Available Now in the IP Office
Help welcome new international students to Green River and assist students and Advisors with quarterly advising activities.

Requirements:
· Must attend new student orientation during winter and spring quarter (see volunteer description in IP for dates)
· Be outgoing and open to meeting new people
· Have attended GRCC for at least two quarters by the time winter quarter begins
· Be a current GRCC student and commit to volunteering during winter and spring
· Are currently and actively involved in the GRCC campus community
· Prefer previous volunteer or work experience

Complete volunteer descriptions and applications are available now at the front desk of the IP Office. Applications are due by Friday, October 22nd at 5:00pm to the IP Office.

Student Success Series

This week Counseling and Health Services is offering free daily workshops from 12:00-12:50
Mastering Time and Procrastination- Monday, October 4, 2010, Rainier Room
Even the smartest students have to figure out how to make the clock work in their favor. No more cramming for tests or missed assignments.
Study Skills of Successful Students- Tuesday, October 5, 2010, Rainier Room
Why reinvent the wheel? Come find out how the best students make getting good grades look easy.
Test Anxiety is in the Past- Wednesday, October 6, 2010, Olympus/Baker Rooms
When you take tests do you get the shakes, bland out, or have sweaty palms? After this workshop you’ll be acing tests in no time.
Self-Care for the Busy Student- Thursday, October 7, 2010, Olympus/Baker Rooms
You will learn how to get better sleep, eat brain foods, get your body moving, and keep connected with friends (all part of a great college experience) to be the best student you can be.
Five Secrets of Great Relationships- Friday, October 8, 2010, Rainier Room
Come find out why some relationships last a lifetime and others fizzle before the icing dries on the wedding cake.

Fall Fitness Center hours
Fitness Center-
12-1 daily
4:30-6pm Monday and Wednesday
3:30-5:30pm Tuesday and Thursday
Weight Room-12-1 daily
6-7:30 Monday -Thursday

IESL Announcements

Institutional TOEFL Sign Up:October 7, 2010
Where: Glacier Room
Time: 10:30-11:30
Fee: $25.00, cash only
Bring your picture ID to sign up and for the day of the test; no refunds.
Institutional TOEFL TEST DATE:
October 16, 2010
Where: SC 101
Time: 8:45a.m.
No IESL Classes on:October 18, 2010 (In-Service Day)

Student Activities








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.

* Campus Safety Rides are available from dusk until 11:00 pm on Sunday through Thursday, and dusk until 2:00 am on Friday and Saturday within 1.5 miles of campus. Call 253-797-4868 which will put you in direct contact with the driver of the van that night. Be safe, use Safety Rides!

Campus Resource Links
International Student Activities
Contact InformationIP Telephone 253-288-3300
Alvin Tai: ttai@greenriver.edu
Jessica Galán: jgalan@greenriver.edu
John Tankersley: jtankersley@greeniver.edu
Kirsten Weber: kweber@greenriver.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.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Fall 2010 E-Newsletter Issue #1

This is Your E-Newsletter!

E-News gives you the most up to date information about what's happening on campus. Bookmark this link to stay informed about everything that's going on: important dates and deadlines, student activities, helpful workshops, job postings, volunteer opportunities, university transfer info. and much more!

Important Dates (refer to page 3 of the fall schedule for more)

9/20- Last day for 100% refund on tuition and fees
9/22- Last day to register for fall quarter without instructor signature
9/23- All registration adds require instructor signature, No web registrations
9/24- Last day for 80% refund of tuition only- fees nonrefundable
10/4- All late enrollments require instructor signature
10/4- $35 late fee applies to each course addition
10/8- Last day for 40% refund of tuition only- fees nonrefundable
10/8- Last day to drop and not have the class posted on your permanent transcript

International Programs Office Hours (during the next two weeks)

In an effort to serve students better, the walk in schedule has been adjusted as follows:
Week One- 9/20-9/22 -Extended walk in hours (no appointments) from 8 am to 5 pm
9/23-9/24 - 9 am to 5 pm
Week Two- 9/27-10/1- Walk in available Mon-Fri from 9 am to noon and 1-5 pm

Tuition Fee

Tuition fee is due by the first day of the quarter (9/20/10). There will be a $95 late fee for students who still have a balance due by the end of the business day. Even if you are still finalizing your schedule, you are still required to pay your outstanding balance by the end of the business day on 9/20/10. Once your schedule is finalized, if you have added any new courses that were not paid for, you can pay for those classes on that day without any late fee. Avoid the line at the cashier's office! Pay Online.

Lewer Insurance Break!

Good News! GRCC student insurance rates have dropped this quarter from $195 to $186!!!

12 Credit Rule

All academic students must register for a minimum of 12 credits to be in compliance with the immigration regulations. If you do not yet have 12 credits, attend the classes you are interested in (try several sections) and ask the teacher if they have space to add you. Then bring the completed registration forms to the IP office to add those classes. After talking to teachers if you have questions or need advice you should speak with your advisor to find the best solution.

How to Overload into Classes

If you are on a wait list on the first day of class (or even if you are not on a waitlist) and you still want to be enrolled in that class, you must attend the class and get permission from the instructor. Sometimes they "Overload" their class with extra seats. Classes are particularly full this quarter and there is high demand, so there is no guarantee that you will get in. Talk to the teacher, be polite with your request and you may have a chance! After collecting the teacher's signature on the registration form, bring your permission form(s) to an advisor to get registered in the IP office.


Tips for Finding Classes

1) Target early morning, afternoon and evening classes. More students drop them, so your chances to get in are better.
2) Attend your target classes every day, and make sure the teacher sees you. Your chances are much better if you attend daily.
3) Be nice!!! Teachers have the right to say "yes" or "no". Many other students are trying to get classes too.
4) Don't be choosy! The classes you need and the classes you want are not always the same. Get the classes you need. Don't worry too much about the time they are offered. Each quarter gets easier as you gain seniority for earlier registration times.

Class Schedule

Don't know where to go for your classes? View your classes here.


Safety Alerts

Subscribe to GRCC Safety Alerts and keep informed of campus emergencies, safety issues and inclement (severe) weather emergency closures.

New Student Appointment (NSA)

If this is your first academic quarter, please schedule your NSA with your assigned advisor at the IP office. If you fail to complete your appointment by the 8th week of the quarter, your registration account will be blocked. Yikes!

Address Update

If you recently moved or changed your phone number or email, please click here to update this information. The immigration law requires that you update your new address within 10 days of your move.


How to Find Your Instructor?

Click here for the GRCC staff directory.


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Positions Open on The Resident Council

The Resident Council serves as a voice for residents at Campus Corner Apartments, implements changes to the CCA community and helps plan events and programs for everyone at CCA. The RC is accepting applications this week for Secretary, Media Coordinator, Resident Outreach Coordinator, Campus Representative and Building Representatives from all buildings. Non-residents can apply for the Campus Representative position, but all other positions are only open to CCA residents. If you want to volunteer, get involved at CCA, gain leadership experience and meet new friends, apply for Resident Council!
Applications are available now in the CCA office and due on Friday, Sept. 24th by 5 PM. If you have questions or would like an application emailed to you, please email Tiff Hayes at thayes@greenriver.edu.

Transferring to California?

If you are planning to transfer to a university in California in fall 2010, applications may be due in October or November. Check school websites for admissions information.

TOEFL

Most universities require TOEFL scores for admission. Register now for your TOEFL to get a test date before your application deadline.

IESL Treat Social

Where: Glacier Room
When: Friday, September 24, 2010
Time:1:00p.m.-2:00p.m.

Preparing to take SAT?
Many High School Completion Plus students still need to pass their final test requirement. If you are a student who has been told you need to provide passing SAT or ACT test scores, please consider taking this SAT Prep class fall quarter. It will be held on Saturday mornings, 9:30-11:00, October 2 – November 13.
The SAT Prep class needs to be registered for through Continuing Education not through the regular online registration system. Please use this link to register for the SAT Prep class through Continuing Education:
http://www.campusce.net/GreenRiver/course/course.aspx?C=1090&pc=1&mc=32&sc

Pronunciation for International Students
Looking for a way to improve your pronunciation? For the first time, a special pronunciation class is being offered this fall to international students. The class is designed to help international students improve pronunciation so that they can be more successful in the classroom, in preparation for jobs working with English speakers, and in everyday American life. Emphasis will be given to intonation and rhythm, stress patterns, and vowel and consonant sounds.
Dates: Tuesday/Thursday October 19-November 16 (no class on November 11)
Time: 10:00-10:45 am
Class fee: $75 – This is a noncredit class. Both IESL and Academic students may register.
Instructor: Ann DeHeide
Register with Debbie VanHoy in the International Programs Office in IVD. Class is limited to 10 students.

GRCC Student Email Address

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

Getting your WA State I.D. Card

International students are no longer required to bring a SEVIS printout. You will need the following documentation to apply for a WA ID card:
1) Your Passport
2) A Valid Visa (must not be expired)
3) Your I-20
If your visa is expired come to the IP Office for a list of additional required documents.

Foundation Scholarship

The Scholarship Application for 2010-11 academic year is available on-line and in the Financial Aid Office.


Student Activities




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.
* Campus Safety Rides are available from dusk until 11:00 pm on Sunday through Thursday, and dusk until 2:00 am on Friday and Saturday within 1.5 miles of campus. Call 253-797-4868 which will put you in direct contact with the driver of the van that night. Be safe, use Safety Rides!

Campus Resource Links
IP Advising on ANGEL


Contact Information

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

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Summer 2010 E-Newsletter Issue #4

Important Dates


August 12th- Last day of instruction
August 18th- Grade available online
September 6th- Labor Day holiday (campus closed)
September 18th- Last day to add name to waitlist (by 10:30 pm)
September 20th- Fall classes begin, tuition is due, last day for 100% refund of tuition and fees

Paying Tuition


Tuition is due on the first day of each quarter. However, we recommend that you pay your tuition before the first day of the quarter, to avoid long lines in Cashiering area and any banking delays which could end up costing you extra money. A $95.00 late fee will be added to your account if tuition is unpaid by 5:00 pm on the first day of the quarter.


Transferring to University in Fall 2010? Please Read!


If you plan to apply to any university check the online application requirements and begin preparing your documents right away. Many CA schools have an application deadline of Nov 30th. Now is the time to collect your financial statement, high school transcript as well as any required immunization records. This will be easier to do if you will be returning home, or while you are having a break.


IESL Announcements

Finals: August 9-10
See your instructor for room location and time.
Grade Day: August 11, 2010 at 11:00a.m.
Graduation: August 12, 2010 at 12:00p.m.
First Day of Fall Quarter: September 20, 2010.


IESL Students must attend the first day of the quarter.
If you are returning, please make sure your flight arrives before September 20, 2010.


ACT & SAT Test Dates for the upcoming school year
Student Activity
Northwest Trek Tour

Friday, August 6th, 8:30 am -4:30 pm
Visit a 725 acre park which is home to over 200 North American animals! See Big Horn sheep, deer, elk, carabou, buffalo, Grizzly bears, cougars, wolves, bobcats, eagles and more!
Sign up in the Student Life Office by 7/4/10
Students at $10, Non-students $20


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.


* Campus Safety Rides are available from dusk until 11:00 pm on Sunday through Thursday, and dusk until 2:00 am on Friday and Saturday within 1.5 miles of campus. Call 253-797-4868 which will put you in direct contact with the driver of the van that night. Be safe, use Safety Rides!


Campus Resource Links


Contact Information
IP Telephone 253-288-3300


Alvin Tai: ttai@greenriver.edu
Jessica Galán: jgalan@greenriver.edu
John Tankersley: jtankersley@greeniver.edu
Kirsten Weber: kweber@greenriver.edu
Sarah Hamilton: shamilton@greenriver.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.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Summer 2010 E-Newsletter Issue #3

Important Dates


July 19th- No advising available in IP Office
July 30th- Last day to submit pass/non-credit petition to Enrollment Services
July 30th- Last day to complete official withdrawal from summer quarter- All registration transactions must be completed- Web available to drop class(es)



Begin Preparing NOW for your 2011 University Transfer

  1. Choose at least 5 schools to apply to (visit http://www.collegeboard.com/)

  2. Check out the online admission and application requirements

  3. Gather those needed documents (bank statement, high school transcripts, etc)

  4. Start writing your personal essays

  5. Take the TOEFL exam (click here to register)

Lost and Found in IP

The following items have been left in the IP Office:
A Ring, Assorted Umbrellas and a Coffee Mug
If you think any of these might be yours, come to the IP Office with a description and claim your lost item. Unclaimed items will be given to Campus Security next week, 7/26.

Attention IESL Students
In Class Registration:
In your IESL classes you will receive a registration form for fall quarter. Please make sure that all the information is correct.



Summer Activities


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.
* Campus Safety Rides are available from dusk (currently around 5:00 pm) until 11:00 pm on Sunday through Thursday, and dusk until 2:00 am on Friday and Saturday within 1.5 miles of campus. Call 253-797-4868 which will put you in direct contact with the driver of the van that night. Be safe, use Safety Rides!


Campus Resource LinksIP Advising on ANGEL





Contact Information

IP Telephone 253-288-3300
Alvin Tai: ttai@greenriver.edu

Jessica Galán: jgalan@greenriver.edu
John Tankersley: jtankersley@greeniver.edu
Kirsten Weber: kweber@greenriver.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.