GRCC student COVID-19 vaccination incentive registration starts today, with campus clinics scheduled

Student getting a Covid vaccine shot.

Starting today, Grand Rapids Community College students can register for a $200 incentive to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

The college also has a series of vaccination clinics planned to make the vaccines as accessible as possible as part of efforts to keep the campus safe.

Vaccines have been determined to be the most effective tool in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and preventing serious illness and hospitalization.

Eligible students can receive a $200 credit on their RaiderCards to use for campus dining, parking, printing, and in the bookstore.

The vaccination incentive program is available to students enrolled in an in-person, hybrid, virtual, or online credit course, clock-hour Job Training program, or apprenticeship program that begins between Aug. 30 and Dec. 16, 2021. Eligible students must meet this enrollment definition at the time incentive funds are disbursed to their RaiderCards and have achieved fully vaccinated status any time on or before Nov. 15, 2021.

To be considered for the incentive, students should log into their Online Center, select the GRCC Vaccine Incentive tile, and complete a brief form. There will be a place for students to upload a photo of their COVID-19 vaccination record card.

Credits will be added to RaiderCards in September for students who have completed the process, and weekly thereafter as students become fully vaccinated and upload a photo of their card.

RaiderCards are available in GRCC’s Office of Student Life on the first floor of the Student Center.

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Tech Tip: How to use the Lightboard System

So, you heard about the lightboard system and are interested in using it for an upcoming video but want to know how you use it before deciding? Jim from IT Media will show you the basics of using the lightboard system.

How To Use the Lightboard

For more information and helpful tips, please visit the IT Customer Support Portal or contact the IT Customer Support Desk at x4357.

If you have a suggestion or a Technology Tip you think can be useful, you can submit them by emailing 

Tech Tip: Helping students log in to student email

Do you frequently talk to students who either do not know how to access their student email account or don’t even know they have one? Below are a couple of knowledge base articles we suggest reading so that you may be able to assist students in those circumstances.

One explains when a student will have access to their GRCC student email account, and the other explains how to sign into it. 

Who has access to student email?

How do students access student email?

For more information and helpful tips, please visit the IT Customer Support Portal or contact the IT Customer Support Desk at x4357.

If you have a suggestion or a Technology Tip you think can be useful, you can submit them by emailing 

Volunteers needed for Information Stations August 16-20, Aug. 23-27 and Aug. 30-Sept. 1

It’s that time: We are looking for volunteers to help with the Information Stations! As you may know, volunteers at the Information Stations help our students feel welcome and find their way around campus. This will be especially important this semester!

This year, we are holding an information table outside of the new Enrollment Center prior to Fall start. The first three days of Fall start will be the stations set up around campus like in the recent past.

As you look at the volunteer sign-up sheet, please take note of the three different tabs to sign up accordingly!

  • RJF Info Station Week 1: August 16-20 from 10:00am-3:00pm
  • RJF Info Station Week 2: August 23-27 from 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Semester Start Stations: August 30-September 1 from 7:00am-6:30pm

Sign up here

Details about Information Stations that may look a bit different this semester:
We are inviting two volunteers to each station, but please prioritize filling each station so we can guarantee coverage for the 2-hour commitments.

  1. Please follow the current campus protocols while working at the information station to minimize contact and germ spreading.
  2. Each station will have two tables and 2 chairs in addition to plexiglass barriers and signs indicating wayfinding.
  3. Instead of having a binder of information that everyone thumbs through, a Google doc. will have all relevant information. This will allow us to keep information up-to-date as things change.
  4. Please bring your GRCC-issued laptop or tablet to access the Google doc. of information (again, to minimize the spread of germs).
  5. Handouts at each station will include campus maps, Sneden shuttle flyers and GetHelp cards.
  6. Please plan on bringing your own water and snacks as these will not be provided.

There will be hand sanitizer at each table. We will also have antibacterial wipes so the table can be wiped down at the end of each shift.

If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Fox, Student Resources Coordinator, at (616) 234-2543 or

GRCC In the News, 08/18/2021

Zack Bialik wins the 2021 Manistee National Golf & Resort Club Championship

August 17, 2021; Manistee News Advocate

MANISTEE – The 2021 Manistee National Golf and Resort Club Championship took place this past weekend and for the tenth time in a row Zack Bialik won the event.

Bialik, a 2013 Manistee Catholic Central graduate, went on to play at Grand Rapids Community College before competing for one season with the Ferris State Bulldogs.