Free Microsoft Office 365 License for Personal Use

GRCC is providing Microsoft Office 365 for personal use to all active employees and students free of charge.

This package gives you the latest version of the full Office productivity suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Plus, get these benefits to make Microsoft Office easier and more convenient than ever:

  • Online and offline access to familiar applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote
  • The freedom to install Office applications on up to 5 PCs and Macs, and 5 iPads, iPhones, and Android Phones
  • 1 TB of online storage with automatic syncing through OneDrive for Business

To get Microsoft Office 365 on your personal device(s), follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit the Microsoft Office 365 for Education website (
  2. Click the Find out if you’re eligible button.
  3. Enter your GRCC Email address in the provided text box.
  4. Click the Sign Up button.
  5. Log into your GRCC Email account.
  6. Open the Microsoft Office 365 Registration email. Note: The registration email may end up in your FuseMail spam folder. If you do not receive this email you may need to adjust your junk mail handling to allow messages from If need assistance accessing your FuseMail account, please contact IT Customer Support.
  7. Follow the instructions in the Microsoft Office 365 Registration email to create your Microsoft account.
  8. Download the desired applications via the provided link(s).

If you have trouble installing Office on your personal device(s), this guide may resolve your issue:

Medical assistant students go through pinning ceremony

Job Training Medical Assistant students celebrated their program completion with a pinning ceremony Monday evening, Feb 9, 2015. All are pursuing employment offers and are in the hiring process. Provost Laurie Chesley, Dean Fiona Hert, Program Director Linda Witte, and the instructional team spoke to the graduates.

This was the first class to follow the Job Training format which lead to the program being qualified to award Financial Aid. It was the first ceremony to take place at the Tassell M-TEC (others had been done in the Science Bldg auditorium).

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Sponsor a grad!

Graduation_05_2014_046As part of the 100th anniversary, we have set a goal of seeing 800 students walk across the stage during Commencement (this is double our normal participation). We need your help to accomplish this goal.

In the past, students have told us the cost of the cap and gown kept them from walking. We would like to remove this barrier for our students by kicking off a new gown recycling program. To get started and keep in theme with our 100-year Anniversary, we are hoping to collect 100 caps and gowns.  The cost per set is $31 and we are asking you to consider sponsoring a graduate (or 2 or 10) by contacting the Foundation Office today at 234-3939. This can easily be handled by sending in a check or calling with a credit card number.

The gowns that are purchased through the recycling program will be collected after commencement to be used again by students for years to come. Please help us reward our students who have to sacrifice so much to attend college. It would be a shame for them not to celebrate this great accomplishment.

Thank you in advance for your support. If you have any questions about this program or how to make your donation, please contact Stacey Bush at x3739 or Sara Dorer at x3924.

Historical Society presentation features Mike Klawitter, Walter Lockwood

The Grand Rapids Historical Society will host a presentation by Mike Klawitter and Walter Lockwood on “Open Door: The 100-Year History of Grand Rapids Junior College/Community College at 7 p.m. March 12 at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, 303 Pearl St. NW.

Their presentation will explore the college’s origins and its importance to the central city through the years. Included will be a look at the expansion of programs, enrollment and facilities; the challenges and successes GRCC has experienced; and some of the personalities involved.

To learn more, click here or visit the society’s Facebook page here.

Need help with SkillPort?

Staff Development has reserved a computer lab in the ATC building, and will be available during those specific times to assist anyone who would like help with the SkillPort technology. SkillPort is the format being used for mandatory compliance training for all employees at GRCC. There is no need to pre-register. Please come when your schedule allows.


  • Mon Feb 16 from 1-2:30 PM
  • Fri Mar 27 from 10:30 AM – 12 PM
  • Fri Mar 27 from 3:30-5 PM
  • Fri Apr 17 from 8:30 – 10 AM
  • Fri Apr 17 from 3-4:30 PM
  • Fri May 22 from 9-10:30 AM
  • Fri May 22 from 1-2:30 PM
  • Fri Jun 19 from 10-11:30 AM
  • Fri Jun 19 from 3:30-5 PM