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New Student Orientation

Winter 2016 Orientation Sessions are available now. Please RSVP for a session today.  Sessions will last between 1 to 2 hours.

Winter 2016 Orientation:

All sessions are currently full.  Please see the Counseling office for drop in appointments (234-3900) and check your Blackboard account as you will have access to an online orientation session for important information.

Tuesday, December 1, at 10am

Thursday, December 10, at 2:00pm

Lakeshore campus:

Orientation sessions are available at the Lakeshore campus in Holland too!  Click below to choose a session at the Lakeshore campus:

Tuesday, October 20, at 1:00pm

Tuesday, November 3, at 9:00am

Monday, November 16, at 3:00pm

Tuesday, December 1, at 9:00am

Tuesday, December 15, at 3:00pm

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 2 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.