Tag Archives: Student Life

Know your parking, transportation options

Parking is a big concern for GRCC students. The parking ramps on Bostwick Avenue and Lyon Street are easy to find, but they fill up quickly. You might want to check out some less-obvious options: The DeVos ramp (behind Sneden Hall) is usually the last one to run out of spots, and you can take the free shuttle to the Main Campus. You can also sign up for the College Avenue lot and DASH parking.

If you’re new to campus, you might want to do a “test run” of your commute and see all of your options.

Motorcycle parking is available only in the Bostwick ramp; bicycle racks can be found all over campus. Secured bike storage is available in the Bostwick ramp, but you must fill out a form ahead of time.

If you plan to take the bus, you can purchase discounted passes for The Rapid in the Student Life office (on the first floor of the Student Center). The Student Life office will be open during Raider Rally: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. August 26.

Student Life hosts Leadership Institute on September 15

The Student Life Office is hosting a Leadership Institute for all GRCC students.

This free institute — from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. September 15 in the Student Center — is open to all students who want to learn about leadership and about how to start and manage a student organization. Lunch is provided.

Session topics include:

  • “Communication within Student Organizations.”
  • “Using and Managing OrgSync.”
  • “Managing Student Organization Funds.”
  • “Conflict Management.”
  • “Programming and Advertising.”

You can register online. Questions? Contact Thalia at thaliaguerraflores@grcc.edu.

Find a student group that interests you

You will find all kinds of active student organizations at GRCC. Some are tied to majors, like the Criminal Justice Club; others are focused on extracurricular or cultural interests, like Food for Thought or the Asian Student Union.

Create an OrgSync account for yourself — it’s free — to keep up with the activities of the groups that interest you. You can meet the members of different organizations at Raider Rally — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. August 26 on the Main Campus — and during Welcome Week’s Involvement Day: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. September 6 on the Student Plaza.

Sign up your group for Involvement Day

The Campus Activities Board has opened registration for Welcome Week’s Involvement Day (formerly known as Club Day).

Student groups can promote themselves during Involvement Day, which will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. September 6 on the Student Plaza. If you are interested in registering your organization, please fill out the registration form; this is different from selecting RSVP. The deadline to register is September 1.

Your RaiderCard has many uses

All GRCC students get a RaiderCard — and it’s more than just your college ID!

You can use your RaiderCard to:

If you haven’t gotten your RaiderCard yet, you need to bring a photo ID and your student number to the Student Life office (room 02 in the Student Center) or the Tassell or Thompson M-TECs. The first card is free; replacements cost $10. You can also get your RaiderCard during Raider Rally: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. August 26 in the Student Life office.

You can put money on your RaiderCard through your eAccounts website or the RaiderCard mobile app. You can also use one of the RaiderCard machines on campus.