Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fall 2011 E-Newsletter Issue #4

Important Dates

Nov 2- Advising Day (no day classes, except IESL)
Nov 11- Veteran's Day (campus closed)
Nov 14- Last day to submit pass/non-credit petition to Enrollment Services
Nov 24-25 Thanksgiving Holiday (campus closed)
Dec 5- Studey day (no day classes, except IESL)
Dec 6,7,8- Finals
Dec 8- Last day of instruction
Dec 14- Grades available online

Daylight Saving 2011 Ends Nov 6th

Before you go to bed on November 5th you must remember to turn your clocks back one hour. Daylight Saving Time begins every spring, when we "spring forward" one hour, and ends every fall when we "fall back" one hour. Read here about how changing your clock actually helps you physically!

Check your Winter Quarter Registration Access Time

View your access time through Online Services, available now. 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 seconds from your registration access time!"

Winter 2012 Classes

Now available for viewing through the schedule planner

Transfer Fair on Nov 2nd

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.

Check your Passport Expiration Date Today!

Some countries (namely China, Moldova, Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia) require passport renewal before the passport is within six months of expiring. In fact, if your passport is from one of those countries, you will be out of status in the US if you do not renew your passport before that deadline. Several Chinese students have gone out of status recently because they failed to renew their passport before this early deadline! Be aware and take action!

For Smokers Only

Smoking is allowed on campus, but only in designated smoking areas. Student who smoke in other areas on campus run the risk of discipline. There have been many complaints about students smoking near building entrances. Please be considerate of others when you light up.

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. Charlotte will be reviewing essays and giving feedback on an appointment basis. Schedule ahead for your private 20 minute session on a Thursday.

Need help getting started? Charlotte is offering a workshop on Nov 1st! Check IP Facebook for all Transfer Workshops!

A Great Place to Live!
Are you looking for housing? Do you know what a homeshare is? They are within walking distance to the college, offer a 3 month contract, and available now! If you would like to know more about a homeshare, come and see someone in housing at the IP office.

University of California Workshops

University of Oregon offers many scholarship opportunities!

Pacific Lutheran University Tour

IESL Announcements

-IESL classes will be in session on Advising Day, Wednesday, November 2
-In Class Registration: In your IESL classes next week you will receive a registration form for fall quarter. Please make sure that all the information is correct.


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
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 Hitzemann:
IP Twitter handle: @GRCC

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