More than 1,000 seats available in seven-week classes for GRCC second summer semester, but deadline approaches

Students studying together.

More than 1,000 seats are available in classes during Grand Rapids Community College’s second summer semester, providing opportunities for students to start earning credits for a new credential or to stay on track for graduation.

The second seven-week summer semester starts on June 29, with opportunities in classes in both the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Workforce Development.“Summer classes are ideal for incoming freshmen getting a head start on college or people restarting their education after time away,” said Tina Hoxie, GRCC associate provost. “We’re offering classes in a variety of formats that make it easier for people to schedule around summer jobs and other activities.”

Summer enrollment at GRCC has increased about 9 percent from 2020, and nearly 4 percent from 2019’s pre-pandemic level.

Potential students can start the enrollment process at and can contact the Enrollment Center by phone at 616-234-3300 and by email at and be connected to their personal enrollment specialist.

Classes are available in a variety of programs, including computer information systems, business administration, math, biology and psychology.

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Construction on Ottawa Avenue – from Fulton Street to Michigan Street- begins on tomorrow, June 16

Construction working moving equipment.

Contractors will begin construction on Ottawa Avenue (Fulton Street to Michigan Street) on Wednesday, June 16. The street is expected to reopen to full traffic before ArtPrize begins in September. Timing this project with the current closure of eastbound I-196 provides an opportunity to complete much of the work without added traffic exiting on Ottawa. Streetscaping and landscaping work will be completed by next spring.

Contractors will begin working on the east side of the street and then move to the west side. While work is occurring on the east side of the street, one lane of traffic will be maintained on the west half of the street along with the parking lane to be available as loading zones for businesses.

When work shifts to the west side, one lane of traffic will be maintained with the parking lane on the east side of the street available as a loading zone.

Pedestrian access to all businesses will be maintained throughout the project.

You can find more information on our webpage. As always, please pass the information along to your network.

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