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 ( 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 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:
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 (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.


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:
Jessica Galán:
John Tankersley:
Kirsten Weber:

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