Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer 2011 E-Newsletter Issue #2

Important Dates

July 21- Last day to submit pass/non-credit petition to Enrollment Services
July 21- Last day to withdraw from summer quarter classes
August 11- Last day of instruction

For those on Vacation
Vacation quarters are not registered automatically; you must speak with an advisor. If you fail to register for a vacation quarter you might have visa trouble. If you are taking less than 12 credits, or most or all online classes, you need to see an advisor about taking a vacation quarter. If you want or need to be on a vacation quarter this summer, please speak with one of your advisors immediately!

I-20 Signatures

Get your I-20 signed for travel as early as one month before you leave. Coming in less than 2 weeks before you leave the USA is not advised. From time to time students need to change their major or some other aspect of their I-20. You must have a current address updated with GRCC in order to get your I-20 signed. Coming in at the last minute may not allow enough time for these updates. If you are planning to travel outside the USA or go back home, please keep this in mind.

Schedule your NSA

If this is your first academic quarter, you must schedule a New Student Appointment with your assigned advisor at the IP office before the end of summer quarter. Your advisor will help you plan your education at GRCC and answer any questions you have. All new students are required to meet with their advisor during their first quarter to make an academic plan. Make your appointment right away!

Computer Space on Fridays
The Welcome Center has made arrangements to have the computer lab available to students Fridays 9am-12pm thru September 2nd. Be aware that this computer space is very limited and there is no printing option available.

Public Speaking Center

At the Public Speaking Center, our Communication Studies Instructors will work with you one-on-one to help improve your delivery technique and offer suggestions about the organization and development of your ideas. The Speaking Center is located in the Holman Library (HL-116) and services are available to students, faculty, campus staff and alumni. Sign up today and start delivering presentations with confidence and skill! During summer quarter (through August 3rd) the Public Speaking Center will be open from 1-3:00 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Address Change?

Update your address within 10 days of any move! Updating your address is quick and easy. Link here to get the form to update your address. Then take the completed form to Enrollment Services, located upstairs in LSC. You may also update your address at the front desk in the IP Office.

IESL Announcement

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
Counseling Services
The Math Learning Center
The Writing Center
Library Reference Chat
Campus Corner Housing
The Current
International Student Activities
Clubs and Organizations

Contact InformationIP Telephone (253)288-3300
Alvin Tai:
John Tankersley:
Kirsten Weber:
Erin Hitzeman:
IP Twitter handle: @GRCC

If you have any feedback or comments regarding this newsletter, please email 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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