March 30 Update
We want to be flexible and responsive to students' concerns.
Toward that end, GRCC is implementing two options for this semester:
- At the end of the semester, you can petition to have your letter grade converted into Credit/No Credit grade
- We will also be offering you the option to retake a Winter 2020 course during a later semester.
We are working through the final details and processes to implement these changes. We will send a communication later this week with instructions on how to participate in either of these options. We will also highlight how you can consult with various campus representatives (advisors, faculty, financial aid, etc.) so you can make the best decision based on your circumstances.
March 23 Update
We are very passionate and committed about supporting your academic pursuits to reach your personal and professional goals. We are also concerned about you and the wellbeing of our community. With these two things in mind, we are making unprecedented decisions and responding to quickly changing circumstances.
As such, GRCC is continuing online instruction for the remainder of the Winter 2020 semester.
March 21 Update
A member of our GRCC family, a student, has tested positive for the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. This result was confirmed by the Kent County Health Department.
Our first thoughts are with this student as they continue to recover.
The Health Department has been in contact with this student and has determined that the risk to GRCC is low.
March 18 Update
We are implementing a closure to our campuses starting at 5 p.m. today. Our campus will not be open and buildings will be closed until April 3rd.
The Coronavirus has changed so much in the way we do things here are at GRCC. But what it has not changed – and cannot change – is us. If anything, this virus confirmed what I always believed to be true:
- Our GRCC students are resilient and motivated
- Our faculty members are caring and focused
- Our support staff are passionate and dedicated
March 11 Update
Out of abundance of caution to prevent and contain the spread of the coronavirus, Grand Rapids Community College will begin delivering instruction through distance education on Monday, March 16, through Friday, April 3, effective for GRCC main and Lakeshore campuses until directed otherwise.
This comes after consulting with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other higher education leaders.