New class registration tool available to students

GRCC will have a new class registration tool available to students in the student online center beginning next week, Monday, February 1.

We will still have the current add/drop option in the online center tile, but will also debut a new tile as Add/Drop Classes.

Please view this video for an introduction of this new feature!

If you have any questions or feel the need to connect on how to use this feature, we’re happy to help. Feel free to email Valerie Butterfield at, and Student Records can connect with you on questions and/or training needs.

As a reminder: Summer 2021 registration opens on February 15, 2021.

Also, our Tuition Due Dates webpage is updated with summer semester information.

GRCC volleyball to start season without spectators due to pandemic, but will live stream home games through new partnership

Hunsberger Arena

Grand Rapids Community College’s nationally ranked volleyball team will start its season next month — but without fans in the stands, following state health and wellness guidelines during the pandemic.

Raiders fans will still be able to follow the action online through a new partnership with the Michigan Sports Radio.

All home volleyball and basketball home games will be streamed through the organization’s website,, including postseason games. Games will be archived on the GRCC Athletics YouTube channel.

“The safety and wellness of our student athletes is our top priority,” Interim Athletic Director Dave Selmon said. “While we’re disappointed fans can’t cheer on the Raiders in person, we’re glad we can show the games online. This partnership will allow people to enjoy the games, whether they are here in Grand Rapids or around the world.”

The Raiders volleyball team, ranked fourth in the nation in the first poll National Junior College Athletic Association poll, is scheduled to take on Glen Oaks Community College at home on Feb. 12.

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Nearly 2,900 who worked during COVID shutdown accepted by state to attend GRCC through Futures for Frontliners program

Nursing students in class.

Nearly 2,900 people have been accepted to attend Grand Rapids Community College through Futures for Frontliners so far – but the deadline is approaching for others interested in the state scholarship program to take the final steps.

Futures for Frontliners provides a pathway to an associate degree or a technical certificate for those who worked in essential industries during the COVID-19 shutdown last spring. Students living within the boundaries of the Kent Intermediate School District can attend tuition free, while others pay the difference between the resident and non-resident rate tuition – a substantial savings.

Feb. 1 is the deadline for people who filed applications to the state Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity to submit required information, including employment verification.

GRCC specialists can assist with last-minute questions through email at, the telephone hotline at (616) 234-3344, through text at (616) 404-4519, and through the webpage,

“This is a fantastic opportunity for students of all ages to advance in their careers with a GRCC education, tuition-free,” said Tina Hoxie, GRCC’s associate provost and dean of Student Affairs.

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