G Suite Tip – Working Hours

Have you ever gotten an event or appointment sent to you when you’re not even scheduled to be on campus? Google’s got a solution for you: Working Hours.

Google’s ‘Working Hours’ feature will warn your colleagues when they schedule a meeting for a time when you are not scheduled to be on campus. It is a great way to protect your personal time, and for making sure that appointments are made during times that work for everyone.

How to set working hours:

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. In the top right, click the Settings icon, and choose Settings.
  3. On the left, under “General,” click Working Hours.
  4. In the “Working hours” section, click Enable working hours.
  5. Select the days you work and set the times you’re available.

In conjunction with working hours, adding an “out of office” event will help your coworkers know when things fall outside of your normal working hours, like vacation, sick leave, or anything in between. Setting yourself as out of the office will automatically decline events sent to you during that time. Here’s how you do it:

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. Begin creating an appointment for when you’ll be out.
  3. Under the event title, click Out of office.
  4. Update the dates or time range for when you’ll be out. (You can also update the message people will receive when inviting you during this time.)
  5. Click Save.

Monroe Ave NW partially closed beginning Monday for construction

Photo of Monroe Ave. NW outside of DeVos Place, where lanes will be closed beginning April 22.

Beginning Monday, April 22, Monroe Ave. NW in front of DeVos Place will narrow traffic flow and temporarily close lanes.

The lane closures are expected to last through Friday, April 26.

The temporary lane closures will:

  • Shift northbound and southbound traffic on Monroe Avenue to the western two lanes.
  • Close the Silver Line station in front of the City and County buildings. A temporary bus stop will be added north near Michigan Street.
  • Close the crosswalk to the main entrance of DeVos Place. The next crosswalk to the south will remain open.
  • Close the Monroe Avenue entrance to the City and County buildings during active material lifts. During these intermittent closures, visitors may enter the buildings from the Government Center Ramp or the Calder Plaza entrance off Ottawa Avenue NW.

The lane closures – planned for April 22-26 – are necessary for onsite crane mobilization as crews remove the temporary air handling units from the roof of City Hall.

For more information, please visit the City of Grand Rapids website.

Important announcement from Purchasing – prepare for new Procards

GRCC has made a decision to discontinue the procard relationship with our existing provider Chase Bank. Consequently, new BMO Harris Bank GRCC procards will be available for pick up for all existing procard holders beginning next Monday, April 22.

The cards will be made available at the Purchasing Office/Administration Bldg/DeVos Campus on an ongoing basis. For your convenience you may also pick your new procard (on Main Campus & MTEC) during the specified times as follows:

  • Wednesday, April 24, from 8-9 a.m. – Tassell MTEC, Room 101
  • Thursday, April 25, from 2-4 p.m. – Facilities Upper Conference Room
  • Thursday, May 2, from 8-11 a.m. – Facilities Upper Conference Room

A new cardholder agreement must be signed and your old card must be returned to obtain your new card. Thank you. Please contact us at x3853 with any questions.

Exam week hours for Campus Dining next week

The Quiet Café:

  • Monday-Thursday, April 22-25: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Friday, May 3: Closed

The Quiet Café will begin summer hours on May 6: Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

The Raider Grille:

  • Closed exam week.
  • The Raider Grille will be closed for the summer.

The Sneden Café:

  • Monday, April 22: Open Normal Hours
  • Tuesday, April 23: Open 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Closed Wednesday, April 24-Friday, April 26
  • The Sneden Café will be closed for the summer.