Parent Orientation

Green River College International Programs

Parent and Family Member Orientation

Family members of new students are invited to join a special orientation at the beginning of each quarter. The family orientation includes meeting international programs staff, a campus tour, and a tour of the area.

Please reserve your space now by emailing our Visitors Program Manager, Tawnya McLavey.

There is no cost to the parent or family member.

Translation services are available.

Hotel accommodations

Green River College Visitors Program recommends the following hotels in Auburn:


In order to receive Green River's discount rates, please send your reservation form to Tawnya McLavey. She will send you the confirmation page.

Campus Map for Parent Orientation

Schedule of Events for Winter Quarter 2019

Thursday - December 27, 2018
7:45 a.m. Meet at Bus Circle Staff and Marketing Assistants meet at bus circle
(Buses leave promptly at 7:45 a.m.)

8:00 a.m.

Red Lion Inn Pick up parents and family members.

8:15 a.m.

Best Western Pick up parents and family members.
9:00 a.m.   Emerald City Room, 
Student Union, Main
Auburn Campus
Green River College, 12401 SE 320th Street

Parent Orientation Presentation
• Overview of International Program Services
• Overview of US Education System
• Insurance/Healthcare Coverage
11:00 a.m.

Green River College

Campus Tour: International Programs, Library, Cedar Hall, CCA, Technology and 
Science Buildings, Student Union
12:00 noon

East Campus Bus Circle 

Load onto GRC shuttles for area tour and lunch buffet in Kent.  Stops: Auburn Campus
Starbucks, Auburn Outlet Collection
4:00 p.m.

Load Shuttle

Return to GRC

4:45 p.m.  

Arrive GRC

5:30 p.m.  Return to hotels

Red Lion and Best Western Hotels


Friday - December 28, 2018
8:45 a.m. Meet at Bus Circle  Staff and Marketing Assistants meet at bus circle 
(Bus leaves promptly at 9:00 a.m.) 
9:15 a.m. 

Red Lion and
Best Western Hotel

Pick up parents and family members.
Driving tour of Kent Campus

10:30 a.m.  Emerald City Room, 
Student Union, Main
Auburn Campus 

Brunch with Advisors (One-on_one Academic Plan)
Location: Green River College Main Campus
12401 SE 320th Street, Auburn, WA 98092

12:00 noon  Return to hotels Red Lion and Best Western Plus

Contact Us

Phone: 253-288-3300
Fax: 253-333-4940

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Upcoming Dates

Application deadline for students transferring from within the U.S. is by 8 a.m. on the first day of the quarter.

Fall Quarter
Classes Start:
24 September 2018
Classes End:
13 December 2018
Winter Quarter
Preferred Application Deadline:
15 November 2018
Airport Arrival & Housing Move-in Day:
26 December 2018
Orientation & Testing Begins:
27 December 2018
Classes Start:
2 January 2019
Classes End:
22 March 2019

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday

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Green River College
IVD Building
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA USA 98092-3699

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