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Fall 2017 Sessions

The Fall 2017 semester begins August 28th. If you plan to enroll in classes that begin in August, please select an orientation session below. Please note that we have orientation sessions in Grand Rapids and Holland, so please choose the location that is most convenient for you.  

It is also important to note that the Fall 2017 semester tuition due date is August 2nd. Students can still add classes to their schedule after August 2nd, but tuition payment will be due within a few days of course registration. The following link will provide you with the upcoming tuition due dates.

If you need financial aid assistance, you should submit the 2017-18 FAFSA at your earliest convenience. It takes 7-10 business days for our financial aid office to receive the results of your financial aid application and there may be additional paperwork needed by our fianancial aid office. If you have any questions about your next steps in the financial aid process, please give our staff a call at (616) 234-4030.

Choose a location:




Main Campus - Grand Rapids, MI


Wednesday, July 19th - 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday, July 25th - 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday, July 27th - 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM


Wednesday, August 2nd - 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, August 5th - 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM



Lakeshore Campus - Holland, MI

July Sessions:

Thursday, July 20 at 9:00 AM at the Midtown Center

Monday, July 24 at 9:00 AM at the Midtown Center

Wednesday, July 26 at 5:00 PM at the Thompson M-TEC

Thursday, July 27 at 1:00 PM at the Thompson M-TEC

August Sessions:

Tuesday, August 1 at 9:00 AM at the Thompson M-TEC

Thursday, August 3 at 1:00 PM at the Thompson M-TEC

Monday, August 7 at 1:00 PM at the Thompson M-TEC

Wednesday, August 9 at 5:00 PM at the Thompson M-TEC

Thursday, August 10 at 9:00 AM at the Thompson M-TEC

Tuesday, August 15 at 1:00 PM at the Thompson M-TEC

Thursday, August 17 at 9:00 AM at the Thompson M-TEC


Dual Enrollment

This orientation is not intended for Dual Enrollment students. Learn more about our dual enrollment orientation.


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) 234-3446. 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, Disability Support Services are available to assist students.


Please bring a photo ID with you to your orientation session. 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.