New Student Orientation

Fall 2016 Orientation:

In Grand Rapids:

Tuesday, July 26 at 9:00am

Wednesday, July 27 at 12:00pm

Thursday, July 28 at 5:00pm

Tuesday, August 2 at 9:00am

Wednesday, August 3 at 12:00pm

Thursday, August 4 at 5:00pm

Saturday, August 6 at 9:00am


In Holland:

Tuesday, July 26 at 1:00pm at the Thompson M-TEC

Monday, August 1 at 5:00pm at the Thompson M-TEC

Tuesday, August 9 at 1:00pm at the Midtown Center

Wednesday, August 17 at 1:00pm at the Midtown Center

Tuesday, August 23 at 1:00pm at the Midtown Center


Dual Enrollment

This orientation is not intended for Dual Enrollment students. Click here for dual enrollment orientation information.


If you need to reschedule a session, simply register again for a new session. We will use your last registration as the session you plan on attending.  Previous registrations will be canceled.  Please watch your confirmation to make sure the date/time is the session you picked.  If you need to cancel your session altogether, please call (616) 234-3300.  If your session is at the Lakeshore campus, please call (616) 234-2200 to reschedule.


GRCC strives to be more than ADA compliant. We strive to be accessible and welcoming to students of all abilities. If you need any assistance or accommodation, please contact us and let us know (Teri Dilworth at 616-234-4140). In addition, the GRCC's Disability Support Services are available to assist students. Visit for more details.


Please bring a photo ID with you to your orientation session.  Session last approximately 4 hours in length.  You will be given a parking pass to park free on campus the day of your session.  Watch for email confirmations and reminders with other important information.