By Jessica Newhouse – Collegiate Staff
Grand Rapids Community College is known for many opportunities to meet new people and to join in on campus activities.
One way for students to connect with fellow students and hang out with friends is to go to the GRCC movie night held on campus. This way, they can join an organization in an easy and fun way.
The school tries to organize a movie day, during the beginning of each school year and at the end of the Winter Semester. They also schedule movies for special occasions and holidays in the Raider Grille during lunchtime from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is a student led campus activity planning group funded by the Campus Activities Fee charged to all students. CAB decides how they fund these events by choosing what they want to do with the money.
“We want to be intentional about our programming because we want students to have positive experiences on our campus and meet new people,” said Thalia Guerra-Flores, Assistant Director of Student Life.
There is no cost for student. CAB also provides popcorn, trail mix and water on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The first movie night is scheduled today, at the Dr. Juan R. Olivarez Student Plaza at 8 p.m. where the evening will feature a screening of the movie, “Wonder Woman.”
What is so special about this year’s organization is that it’s part of Grand Rapids 101 week, which is a cross-college collaboration of events. Students from colleges in Grand Rapids are invited to attend this event as well as future events placed this week.. For more information on GR 101 week, visit the GR College Week website.