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Resources for New Students

GRCC Policies

To learn more about GRCC Policies visit the Student Code of Conduct Office  
Code of Conduct video

Disability Support Services

Students with disabilities, who need accommodations to attend orientation, are to contact the Disability Support Office (616) 234-4140 at least two weeks prior to signing up for an orientation session.


Visit the GRCC Athletics website to get involved, support GRCC Athletics or to learn more about available programs. You can also visit our GRCC Intramurals website to learn about some of our student recreational activities.

GRCC Campus Police

To learn about  Campus Police services visit the website.

Area Attractions

New to Grand Rapids?  Visit or GRNow to learn about other great opportunities and entertainment in the city.


The Academic Support Center provides free tutoring to students in most subjects. Drop-in tutorial assistance and one-on-one tutoring are available.


Visit the GRCC Learning Center (Library) website to learn about library services, hours and collections.

Student Parking and Public Transportation

Visit the GRCC Parking website to learn about campus parking. Students who are registered for classes receive discounted $3.50 per day on campus parking rates with their RaiderCard in addition to other off campus parking opportunities. For public transportation visit The Rapid homepage to see their complete listing of public transportation options in Grand Rapids. Students may purchase $9.00 10-Ride or $40 31-day Rapid bus passes in the Student Life Office - lst floor Student Center.

Off Campus Classes and Programs

Please be informed that not all GRCC classes are located in the Grand Rapids downtown area. GRCC also offers classes in Holland and at regional centers throughout the Kent Intermediate area. Visit the GRCC Regional Centers and Holland Lakeshore Campus websites to view all the learning opportunities affiliated with GRCC.

Tuition and Billing information

Tuition due dates can be found by going to the cashier's website.  

GRCC has an electronic billing process for students to view and pay their tuition invoice online, called My eBill.

For more information on my eBill, please follow this link to a YouTube video explaining how to use it.

Student Technology

Prior to attending New Student Orientation, set up your Online Student Center and Blackboard passwords to enhance your ability to navigate the GRCC technology. Visit the GRCC Student Technology Help Desk website to learn more. 

Student Life

GRCC Student Life offers a number of services, programs and events to improve your student life. Please visit their website to learn more about getting involved.

Counseling & Career Services

The GRCC Counseling and Career Center offers a wide variety of services for students. Visit their website to learn about career exploration, transferring information, academic advising resources, support programs and events.

Technology (buying guide)

As part of the multi-year purchase agreement with CDW/G and Lenovo Computers, students, alumni, employees, and retirees can purchase equipment for personal use and benefit from the college pricing! Visit to learn more.

Academic Calendar

Visit the GRCC Academic Calendar website to view current and future semester schedules. The Calendar include important dates like tuition payment deadlines, breaks, and holidays.