Fall exercise schedule starts Monday, August 30

All classes meet in person. Masks are required inside the Ford Fieldhouse.

Monday:Raider Strong

Lannie Collard


Outdoors (meet in front of FFH), later in the fall: Room 212 FFH

Tuesday: Fitness Fusion

Beth Damon

12 -12:45pm

212 FFH

*masks required

Wednesday: Raider Strong

Lannie Collard


Outdoors (meet in front of FFH), later in the fall: Room 212 FFH

Thursday: 30 min Strength/Strength Blast

Lannie Collard


212 FFH

*masks required

Friday: 30 min Yoga/Express Yoga

Heather Ernsberger


212 FFH

Please complete the registration/waiver form which will serve as your waiver for any and all classes you attend during the Fall semester. 

Non-GRCC employee participants pay $20/semester to participate. 

Do it for you!

Questions? More information? Contact angelasalinas@grcc.edu.

Tech Tip: Google Team Drive Security

Do you have an employee leaving, transferring, or joining your department and you would like to update their access to the departmental shared folder in Google Drive? IT has empowered managers of Google Team Drives to update access for their employees.  You can add or remove users from your team drive by following the steps listed in our knowledge base below. 

Add/Remove Members to a Google Shared Drive

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 techtips@grcc.edu

GRCC Student Records announces the launch of Academic Advisement for evaluating graduation requirements

Here are some of the changes to the process of evaluating graduation requirements:

  • My Degree Path goes away for students on 8/30/21 to coincide with the start of the Fall 2021 semester.
  • Students now have access to an “Academic Progress” tile in their online center/student self-service
  • Faculty will continue to have access to My Degree Path until October 31, 2021 in their online center/faculty self-service
  • We are working on creating an option for faculty that may want to assist students in reviewing outstanding graduation requirements to view student academic advisement reports in the online center and will announce once this is available. We encourage you to ask the student to share the information in their academic progress tile with you when advising students on graduation.
  • Academic Advisement is not a course planning tool, students should use Navigate for course planning.
  • We are planning to provide some additional training for staff and faculty. A recorded training is available through CTE.
  • This is the video that we have created for students

Thank you!!!!

Operation United is back

GRCC is partnering once again with Operation United to complete yardwork, landscaping, and minor outdoor home repair for veterans and active military families here in Kent County. Groups of volunteers will be matched with a veteran and then complete work at their home on event day. 

This is a part of the Heart of West Michigan United Way Month of Caring service activity. The 2018 Leadership Institute cohort, better known as InteGReatCC, had a great experience supporting Operation United in May 2019.

Watch their news appearance!

And this exciting and rewarding volunteer service opportunity back this year:

Friday September 24, 2021
9:00am -1:00pm
A veteran’s home in the GR area

Full time employees can earn up to four hours of professional development time volunteering for this service activity.

This experience is limited to the first 24 full time employees.

If you would like to volunteer, please obtain your supervisor’s approval via Leave of Absence form and complete the 2021 Operation United Registration Form.

Thank you! This service employee engagement opportunity is brought to you through a collaboration of InteGReatCC (2018 Leadership Institute cohort) and HR. Please contact angelasalinas@grcc.edu, dianesmith2@grcc.edu or abennett@grcc.edu for more information and any questions you may have.

Volunteers STILL needed for Information Station 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!

  • 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 ashleyfox1@grcc.edu.

Raider Rally, Involvement Day signups due

We are excited to be hosting Raider Rally and Involvement Day in person again this year! These two events are awesome opportunities to welcome new and returning students back to campus and to recruit them to your organizations:

If you have questions, please let us know by calling 616-234-4160, emailing studentlife@grcc.edu or stopping by our office; first floor of the Student Center! We’re excited to see you.