Orientation is an exciting and important first step in moving toward your academic goals. During your orientation, we will walk you through all of the facilities where you will be exploring and discovering, go over all of the available academic and personal resources on campus and help you get a feel for what life is like as a student at GRCC.
Reminder: If you need financial assistance, please submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Also please keep in mind that it's never too early to start exploring your academic pathway and related career information by visiting the GRCC Catalog.
Who needs to attend orientation?
Orientation is required for new students in degree-seeking programs. Before you register below, review our Before You Attend information to see if you may be eligible for an online orientation. Guest students, personal interest and transfer students who have at least 12 credits and a 2.0 GPA are not required to enroll in an orientation session.
If you are a dual enrollment or early/middle college student, connect with the Academic Outreach staff for information regarding your enrollment process.
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Winter 2019 sessions
Classes for the Winter 2019 semester will begin Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.
Main Campus, downtown Grand Rapids
|Sept. 26||2-5 p.m.||Register for 9/26/2018|
|Sept. 28||9 a.m. - 12 p.m||Register for 9/28/2018|
|Oct. 2||5:30 - 8:30 p.m.||Register for 10/02/2018|
|Oct. 4||2- 5 p.m.||Register for 10/04/2018|
|Oct. 10||2-5 p.m.||Register for 10/10/2018|
|Oct. 12||9 a.m.-12 p.m.||Register for 10/12/2018|
|Oct. 16||5:30 -8:30 p.m.||Register for 10/16/2018|
|Oct. 18||2-5 p.m.||Register for 10/18/2018|
|Oct. 24||2- 5 p.m.||Register for 10/24/2018|
|Oct. 26||9 a.m. - 12 p.m.||Register for 10/26/2018|
|Oct. 30||5:30 - 8:30 p.m.||Register for 10/30/2018|
Lakeshore Campus, Holland
|Oct. 9||5:30-8:30 p.m.||Midtown||Register for 10/09/2018|
|Oct. 19||9 a.m.-12 p.m.||M-Tec||Register for 10/19/2018|
|Nov. 6||5:30-8:30 p.m.||Midtown||Register for 11/06/2018|
|Nov. 16||9 a.m.-12 p.m.||M-Tec||Register for 11/16/2018|
|Dec. 4||5:30-8:30 p.m.||Midtown||Register for 12/04/2018|
Summer 2019 sessions
Orientation sessions for the summer 2019 semester will begin February 2019. Registration will be available mid-January.
Fall 2019 sessions
Orientation sessions for the fall 2019 semester will begin March 2019. Registration will be available mid-January.