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.

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