Help Inspire Students at the Homecoming Station

On Opening Day, be sure to stop at the Homecoming Station to help with a special project!


The Homecoming Committee is engaging employees through a service project for our students. They are asking faculty and staff to give hope and inspire students by writing notes of encouragement and inspiration at the Opening Day breakfast. These notes will be distributed to students in bags with treats and resource information during Homecoming Week, October 21-24th. Stop by the table to write a note or two and learn more about Homecoming Week 2019.


Snack/resource bags with the notes will be assembled during Homecoming Week. If you’d like to volunteer to help with assembly, email Corey Turner at or Angela Salinas at to get more information.

Information Station Volunteers

Hi Everyone!


We are looking for volunteers to help with the Information Stations that will be set up for the first three days of the new semester. Sharing in the excitement of new opportunities, easing nerves, and helping students find their way is a great way to start the semester and show our students that we support them.


As we have in the recent past, we will have stations set up Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 26 through August 28 in four locations. The stations on the north end of the Dr. Juan Olivarez Plaza, the first floor of Sneden Hall and the fourth floor of the Finkelstein (Main) Building will be open from 7:15 am to 6:15 pm on Monday and Tuesday and from 8 am to noon on Wednesday. The station at the second floor entrance of the ATC will be open from 6-5:15 pm.


Here’s a link to the sign-up sheet: 


Picnic Lunch on Opening Day

Please join the GRCC Foundation for a picnic lunch on Opening Day in the Raider Grille. 


We will be serving food from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and we look forward to welcoming you all back for another awesome academic year!


Thursday, August 22, 2019 


Location: Raider Grille

Main continues transformation into Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall

Main Building has made the transition to Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall, the first step toward transforming our campus’s historic building into a 21st century learning space.

But there are going to be many little steps along the way. Finkelstein Hall was called Main Building for a long time, and we’ll need your help in finding all references to the old name.

Here’s what we’ve done so far, or are projects in the works:

  • Added the Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall sign on the roof facing west, along with the college name. This sign dramatically increases GRCC’s visibility downtown. We’re loud and proud!
  • Replaced the sign on the exterior of the skywalk on the Bostwick Ramp.
  • Adding a temporary sign inside the skywalk.
  • Replaced the light-up sign on the building’s south side.
  • Added a temporary exterior sign above an entrance on the southeast side.
  • We’ve replaced the interior wayfinding signs in the building.
  • Adding temporary signs to the wayfinding signs around campus.
  • We’re working with Google to make sure the proper building and address shows up on searches and maps.
  • We’ve made changes on the website, Blackboard and PeopleSoft.
  • We’ll have temporary signs on sandwich boards on Olivarez Plaza during the first weeks of class.

We’re making many changes, but we’re sure we’ll find more as we move forward. If you see a reference to Main Building that needs to be updated to Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall, please tell Victoria Janowiak, executive director of Operational Planning, at, (616) 234-3565.

We’re honored Mr. Finkelstein is investing in GRCC and its students. His support will not only allow our iconic building to continue serving our faculty, staff and students long into its next 100 years, but it will allow us to serve them better.