Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Winter E-Newsletter Issue #6

Important Dates

March 15- Study Day (no day classes) IESL class meet as normal
March 16-18- Finals
March 24- Grades available online
March 28- Spring quarter begins

Reminder: Daylight Saving Begins

Spring forward! On Saturday night, March 12th, you will need to set your clocks forward one hour. Don't forget or you will be late to class on Monday!

Walk-in Advising During Spring Break and Beyond

Walk-ins will be very limited during Spring Break. It's also Orientation Week for new arriving students.
March 22-24-There will be no advisors available from Tuesday through Thursday morning.
March 24-Regular walk-in advising will resume on Thursday afternoon from 1:00.
March 28-30-During the first three days of spring quarter, advisors will available from 8:00am until 5:00pm for registration-related questions only.

I-20 Signatures Required for International Travel

Do you plan to take a trip outside the US during spring break? Avoid the rush at the end of the quarter. Come to the IP Office and get your I-20 signed early!

Paying Tuition Early is Recommended

Tuition is due on or before the first day of the quarter. 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. Late payment means a $95 late fee.

Double Registration is Risky!

Sometimes students register for more than one section of the same class if the section they really want is only available by waitlist. But Beware! This is risky! If you get into the waitlisted section you will have two sections in your registration, and you will not know this unless you check your registration regularly. Then one of those sections will automatically be dropped for you if you neglect to take care of it yourself. You must be careful to check your schedule regularly.

Canadian Visitor Visa Procedures have Changed.

Students who apply for a visa must go to the website (click here) first and complete all the forms before going to the consulate. Same day visas are no longer possible. Plan ahead and follow the website directions carefully!

Get Involved; Be a Leader on Campus!

Important Dates to Remember for IESL:
March 15th & 16th- Finals will take place. Your teachers will tell you when and where.
March 17th- Grade Da will take place at 2:30PM, in the Main Dining Area of LSC.
March 18th- IESL Graduation will take place at 1:30PM, in the Main Dining Area of LSC.
March 25th- Schedules for next quarter will be available on-line, after 2pm.
March 28th- Spring quarter begins on this Monday.



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. Call 253-797-4868 which will put you in direct contact with the van that night. Be safe, use Safety Rides!

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
IP Twitter handle @GRCCIP

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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