Grand Rapids Community College will welcome the public to its new Lakeshore Campus with an open house on Aug. 21 – and will be ready to assist anyone who is interested in taking classes.
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., area residents can check out the renovations that transformed the former JCPenney space into GRCC’s consolidated Lakeshore home. In addition to refreshments and tours, they can sign up for classes leading to credits for degrees or transfer, or career certificates. Experts from the Enrollment, Financial Aid, the Academic Advising, Student Records, Veterans Benefits, Student Life, Honors, TRiO, and the College Success Center will be on site to help.
“Come in as a visitor; leave as a student,” President Bill Pink said. “Our new campus will allow even more Ottawa County residents to benefit from our life-changing programs. We are excited to have the community visit and have a look at what we know will be a vibrant hub of learning for students of all ages.”
GRCC purchased the 50,000-square-foot space in the Shops at Westshore mall in 2019, consolidating classes and services previously held at four Ottawa County sites. The new facility features classrooms, labs and study spaces along with testing, counseling, and placement services as well as a satellite library.
The campus is centrally located on U.S. 31 and James Street, with a stop on the Macatawa Area Express bus line.
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Metallica are continuing to help out students here in Grand Rapids!
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