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.

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 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.

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