Free parking during new RaiderCard pick up

GRCC students can pick up their new RaiderCards on campus beginning Dec. 17.

Digital rendering of new GRCC Raider Card design. Image show the front of the card, with sections of blue, gold, and cream, and the words "GRCC RaiderCard." There is also a sample student photo with the words "GRCC Student Name. Student" underneath.

All students and employees are receiving new RaiderCards as part of an on-going commitment to campus safety and security.

Preprinted RaiderCards for students enrolled in classes on Main Campus or DeVos Campus for Winter 2019 will be available for pick-up at the Raider Grille between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 17 through Dec. 21, 2018, and then Jan. 2 through Jan. 5, 2019.

Additional campus services — such as advising and the bookstore — will also be available during those times.

The new RaiderCards will be used for parking, point-of-sale registers on campus, cash-to-card machines, vending machines, printing and in some cases door access. The new cards will be “contactless” cards, where you will tap instead of swipe the cards at parking gates.

Remaining balances will be transferred to the new cards following the end of the fall semester.

Students who are enrolled in classes only at the Lakeshore Campus for Winter 2019 will be notified when their RaiderCards are available.

The new RaiderCards have larger photos, are easier to read, and longer names can be printed in full. The improved security measures allow the college to electronically control and monitor all exterior doors on campus. As a result, new building access hours will be posted in the online center and additional information will be sent prior to the start of Winter 2019.

New Electronic Vehicle Charging Stations in Bostwick Parking Ramp

ChargePoint logo for EV charging stations

Two new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are available for staff, student, and visitor use within the Bostwick Parking Ramp.  The staff charging station is located near the staff parking entrance off Fountain NE.  The student/visitor station is located near the Bostwick NE ramp entrance.  Each station is able to accommodate two cars at a time on adjacent parking spaces.  Only electric vehicles that are using the charging stations may park in the designated spots which are painted green.

The EV charging stations are fully managed by ChargePoint, one of the world’s largest EV charging networks. Support is available 24/7 from ChargePoint either through the app or the support number listed on the station’s interactive screen. For additional information, and to use the station, drivers simply download the ChargePoint mobile app and sign up for a free ChargePoint account. Full details on how to access EV charging stations through ChargePoint can be found at the ChargePoint website including training videos and FAQs.  (www.chargepoint.com)

The cost to use an EV station is 15 cents per kilowatt hour. In order to use a station, you must have a ChargePoint account. In addition to station usage fee, users must have a valid parking permit or pay the designated parking fees. To ensure that access is available to as many users as possible, vehicles using the charging stations must be moved to a regular parking space within the Bostwick Ramp or exit the ramp when fully charged. When the vehicle is charged, ChargePoint will send the user a notification that the car is charged, and that they have 30 minutes to move the vehicle. After the 30 minute time period the user will be charged $1.00 per hour.

If the EV charging stations in the Bostwick Parking Ramp are highly utilized, more stations will be considered in the future.

More information can be found on our website at: https://www.grcc.edu/facilities/evchargingstations

New Electronic Vehicle Charging Stations on Campus

ChargePoint logo for EV charging stations

Two new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are available for staff, student, and visitor use within the Bostwick Parking Ramp.  The staff charging station is located near the staff parking entrance off Fountain NE.  The student/visitor station is located near the Bostwick NE ramp entrance.  Each station is able to accommodate two cars at a time on adjacent parking spaces.  Only electric vehicles that are using the charging stations may park in the designated spots which are painted green.

The EV charging stations are fully managed by ChargePoint, one of the world’s largest EV charging networks. Support is available 24/7 from ChargePoint either through the app or the support number listed on the station’s interactive screen. For additional information, and to use the station, drivers simply download the ChargePoint mobile app and sign up for a free ChargePoint account. Full details on how to access EV charging stations through ChargePoint can be found at the ChargePoint website including training videos and FAQs.  (www.chargepoint.com)

The cost to use an EV station is 15 cents per kilowatt hour. In order to use a station, you must have a ChargePoint account. In addition to station usage fee, users must have a valid parking permit or pay the designated parking fees. To ensure that access is available to as many users as possible, vehicles using the charging stations must be moved to a regular parking space within the Bostwick Ramp or exit the ramp when fully charged. When the vehicle is charged, ChargePoint will send the user a notification that the car is charged, and that they have 30 minutes to move the vehicle. After the 30 minute time period the user will be charged $1.00 per hour.

If the EV charging stations in the Bostwick Parking Ramp are highly utilized, more stations will be considered in the future.

More information can be found on our website at: https://www.grcc.edu/facilities/evchargingstations

Fall Opening Day Celebration Parking at St. Cecilia’s

As a reminder, tomorrow’s Opening Day Celebration takes place at St. Cecilia’s on 24 Ransom NE, not at the Ford Fieldhouse.

For those who are able, please plan to park on campus tomorrow and walk to St. Celilia’s for the Fall Opening Day Celebration.

There will be limited handicap parking available on-site.

Breakfast will be ready at 8:00 a.m., and the program will start at 8:30 a.m. sharp!

DeVos Campus Parking Changes

The DeVos Campus parking project is complete and is now fully operational.  Improvements include a dedicated walkway for students from Prospect Street, stormwater capture behind Sneden, a new entrance & exit from Fulton Street, and new equipment.

The main student/public entrance is still off Fountain, but an additional entrance/exit has been added off Fulton Street. The Fulton Street gate is equipped with two readers, so that it can be used by students and employees. Guests to the campus can also use that entrance by pulling a ticket.

Please note that due to the equipment change, the green guest parking passes will no longer work on the DeVos Campus. If you host events or meetings on the DeVos campus and intend to provide parking passes, you will need to obtain new exit passes, which are white.

Also, in order to better control the surface lot north of the Administration building, that will now be a “permit required” lot. If you are a frequent visitor to the Administration Building, you will need to have your GRCC parking permit visible in your vehicle. If you no longer have your hanging tag, please contact Campus Police. We will be implementing a guest parking permit process for guests to the Administration building.   Please direct guests and community members visiting Sneden or White Hall to use the Sneden lot, entering from Fountain or Fulton Streets.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility this summer!