Students standing outside on Main Campus in the winter.

Winter 2018 Sessions

Welcome to Grand Rapids Community College! The Winter 2018 term will begin Monday, January 8, 2018. Please read the information below for details regarding orientation, financial aid, and course registration. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to the Orientation team via phone at 616.234.3446 or text us at 616.288.2635


Orientation Registration:

We offer orientations at our Main Campus in Grand Rapids, MI and at our Lakeshore Campus in Holland, MI. Please view our session offerings and select a session that is most convenient with your schedule. You are expected to attend the entire orientation time. 


Main Campus - Grand Rapids, MI

Tuesday, November 28th - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, December 2nd - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday, December 5th - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Friday, December 8th - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Lakeshore Campus - Holland, MI

Thursday, November 16 at 9:00 AM at the Midtown Center

Wednesday, November 29 at 1:00 PM at the Thompson MTEC

Thursday, December 7 at at 9:00 AM at the Thompson MTEC

Monday, December 11 at 1:00 PM at the Thompson M-TEC

Tuesday, December 19 at 5:00 PM at the Thompson M-TEC


Financial Aid:

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 financial 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.


It is also never too early to start exploring your academic pathway. You can browse the ten academic pathways and related career information by visiting the GRCC Catalog.