Winter Quarter Student Resources

Green River College is serving students and community members remotely by offering a full spectrum of classes and support services online.


Winter Quarter Starts January 4!

Winter Quarter 2021

At Green River College, your safety, health, and academic success are our top priorities.

Information on this page will help prepare you for the winter quarter. We've also created a short video focusing on what you can expect.


Winter Quarter Classes and Registration

Want to get started at Green River College?
Visit our Getting Started page to apply and for guides to enrolling at Green River.

Similar to Fall and Summer, the majority courses will be delivered virtually, with exceptions made for programs approved by Washington State's Campus Reopening Guide. 

Classes for winter quarter are designated in these ways:

  • Completely Virtual: Class will meet online at the time listed in the class schedule. For example, if your class begins at 9 a.m. in the class schedule, then it will begin at 9 a.m. online. You will be attending the class at the same time as your classmates, just as you would on campus.
  • Virtual Hybrid: Part of the class will be held online without a set time to attend. The other part will occur at the time listed in a virtual format (e.g. Zoom).
  • Online: The entire class will be held online without a set time to attend. The class will still have assignment deadlines and due dates.

Be sure to visit the Academic Dates & Deadlines page to stay current on important dates related to the quarter.

Note: If the teaching modality listed in the class schedule changes before the start of fall quarter, students will be notified by their instructor as soon as possible.


Quick Tip

Get access to your information at anytime through the My Green River student dashboard!


Financial Aid

Receiving financial aid? Be sure to set your refund preference by visiting Bank Mobile.

Check the status of your financial aid by visiting the Financial Aid Portal.

Registration Tools and Resources


Check Your Student Email
The College will use your student email for all official communications.

Registration Access Time
Find your registration access time to register for your classes. You may register during this time or anytime after.

Degree Audit
Complete a degree audit to find which classes are requied for your degree or certificate program.

Class Finder
Use the class finder to help find open classes, course times, and prerequisite information.


Advising Tips

Students are strongly encouraged to work with their assigned advisor to create or review their educational plan PRIOR to their registration access time.

If you do not have an advisor or need to change your advisor please contact the Career & Advising Center.

Time to Register!

If you have questions about registration please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Online registration starts soon!

Illustration depicting a group of individuals on their journey from becoming college students to graduating.


Prepare for Online Learning

Additional support and information can be found through e-Learning including:

Expand the topics below to watch videos of previously recorded live training sessions covering a variety of online learning topics.


Have a technology need?

Laptops, headsets, hotspots (internet through cellular data), and webcams are available to support students.

If you have a technology need please contact studentsuccess@greenriver.edu.

Students will be notified as technology becomes available to borrow and to make an appointment to pick up item(s) at the library.

Explore GRC’s online learning management system (Canvas) and discuss how to be a successful online learner.

By the end of this session, students will have been shown or exposed to:

  • Navigating Canvas: Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, Grades, Communication, Settings, Common Questions
  • Best Practices for Online Learners

Learn the how’s and why’s of GRC student email, an important (and required!) communication tool for GRC students.

By the end of this session, students will have been shown or exposed to:

  • GA-25: Student Email Policy
  • Log in
  • Check email
  • Set/Reset password
  • Send attachment
  • Set up auto-forwarding

Many of the tools you need in one place. This session will give students a rundown of all the amazing tools and online services available in MyGreenRiver, including transcripts, class registration and waitlists, advisor notes, and more!

By the end of this session, students will have been shown or exposed to:

  • Log in
  • Verify PIN
  • Access information relevant to students, including:
    • Main Tools (Class Schedule, Grades, Registration, Tuition Summary, My Info, Advisor Notes, Holman Library)
    • My Tools (Student Email, OneNote, OneDrive, My Education, Class Finder, Canvas, Degree Audit, Ed Plan)
    • My Information (Academic Dates and Deadlines, Emergency & Safety Alerts, Holman Library, Support Services)
    • My Money (Financial Literacy, Student Financial Aid Portal, Student Scholarships, Gator Pledge)
    • Other Online Services (Make a Payment, Catalog)

An overview of Microsoft’s online suite of tools, Office365, available for all GRC students. Learn how to use these tools in an online environment.

By the end of this session, students will have been shown or exposed to:

  • Access Office365 tools, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneDrive
  • Log in
  • Navigate applicaitons
  • Save files to the cloud
  • Save files locally

How are you paying for college? This session will give an overview of funding options for GRC students and will guide students through the Financial Aid Portal.

By the end of this session, students will have been shown or exposed to:

  • Broad overview of funding options for GRC students
  • Brief description of how to apply for funding
  • What the FA portal is, how to log in, and how to navigate. Answers to common portal questions.

Discover how the Library, Public Speaking Center, Math Resource Center, Tutoring and Resource Center, and the Writing and Resource Center can help you master content and explore new sources of knowledge on your college journey.

By the end of this session, students will have been shown or exposed to:

  • Navigating the online library
  • Overview of research resources
  • Finding help from Librarians
  • How to access tutoring services online
  • What you can expect from online tutoring

Overview of Green River's Progress and Completion: Benefits Hub. A service made possible through the United Way of King County, offering students one-on-one support accessing affordable housing, food, transportation, and financial resources. The workshop will give students an overview of these resources.

By the end of this session, students will have been shown or exposed to:

  • How to access the Benefits Hub Coaches through remote options
  • Be familiar with the different resources offered through this department
  • How to request help through the College's Gator Pledge process

This session will provide students with important information about how to take a career assessment, develop an educational plan, use the Degree Audit tool, find classes using the Class Finder site.

By the end of this session, students will have been shown or exposed to:

  • Build a basic educational plan in the Ed Planner tool
  • Run a Degree Audit to check progress and review degree requirements
  • Find classes for your area of interest or study

Support and Resources

Green River College offers a variety of student support services to help you be successful during your college career.

Our faculty and staff can help connect you with the tools to overcome challenges both in and out of the classroom. If at any time you need assistance, the following support and services are available to all members of the Gator family.

Visit our Student Support & Services page to learn about many of the resources available.

Explore additional services and resources below.


Get Help

You can connect with many of our departments and services virtually!

Our helpful staff is available to assist you with general questions, admissions, class registration, funding and financial aid, student support, and more!

Get Virtual Assistance

Green River College has several advising offices and faculty on campus to assist you with goal exploration, degree planning, and quarterly class selection.

Visit Advising

Career Services serves students, alumni, and the community by helping students clarify career goals, offering resources, partnering with faculty and linking employers with students to help launch their career.

Visit Career Services

Green River College has been allocated funds from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide emergency financial aid grants.

Visit our CARES Act Funding for more information. Complete a Student Support Grant Application to apply.

While the Holman Library building is closed, many library services and collections are still online! Please check the Holman Library 2020 Updates Guide for current information. 

Visit the Holman Library page to explore the library online, chat with a librarian, and more!

The Student Help Desk (SHD) is available through Green River College Virtual Assistance, or by calling 253-833-9111, ext. 2115 and leaving a message. The SHD can assist with with IT questions related to student email, Canvas, Microsoft Office applications, and more.

Please note: The SHD Virtual Assistance lobby is currently closed until September 14. Voicemails are being monitored during normal business hours. Starting September 14 SHD hours will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On September 21, the first day of fall quarter, SHD hours will change to 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Green River College offers FREE tutoring resources to currently enrolled Green River students. Many of the Tutoring Resources below are offering online tutoring through Zoom during this time. Please select from the tutoring resources below for more information.

  • Language Center / Lab
    One-on-one help with Foreign Language class components including grammar, conversation and essay development. Tutors available to help with Spanish, French, German, Japanese and Chinese. Weekly conversation exchange on Fridays at noon for all languages.

  • Math Learning Center
    The Math Learning Center (MLC) provides brief tutorial math assistance for students on a drop-in basis.

  • Public Speaking Center
    Provides one-on-one assistance with oral presentations. You can make an appointment for your practice time on the Public Speaking Center web page.

  • Tutoring & Resource CenterThe Tutoring and Resource Center offers tutoring in science, computer science, business, philosophy, psychology, foreign language, basic skills, and more.

  • Writing & Reading Center
    One-on-one consulting services for students at all stages of the writing process. Whether you have a question about grammar and usage or need help brainstorming ideas or focusing in essays - faculty and student tutors are here to help.