Grand Rapids Community College’s Campus Activities organization is ready to welcome back students this semester with Welcome Back Week, which will include various activities planned throughout the second week of classes, including live music, open mic performances and giveaways. Events are planned Jan. 21-24 and the night of the Jan. 26. To learn more about the week’s events, visit the Campus Activities Information Center that will be in the Raider Grille 11 p.m. – 2 p.m. Jan. 22 – Jan. 24.
Here’s an overview of the Welcome Back Week events:
Jan. 21 – A silent peace march will be held in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Students who want to participate can meet in front of the Ford Fieldhouse at noon. The Black Student Union has organized a program to follow, also taking place in the Ford Fieldhouse. Everyone is invited to march and attend the program.
Jan. 22 – The company “Headphone Disco” will be orchestrating a silent dance party in the Raider Grille from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Two DJs will be playing simultaneously, and the music will be channeled through headphones provided by the company. Each set of headphones can channel either DJ’s music with the flip of a switch.
Jan. 23 – Club Day. Members of GRCC’s clubs and organizations will have booths in the Raider Grille from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to recruit and answer any questions students may have about their organizations. There will be surveys and giveaways inside the Raider Grille, as well as performances by siblings Carson and Tess Henley, a national singer/songwriter act.
Jan. 24 – The Open Mic and Karaoke event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Raider Grille. Those interested in performing can sign up at the Campus Activities Information Center.
Jan. 26 – Students can enjoy a free night at the David D. Hunting YMCA, located at 475 Lake Michigan Dr. NW in Grand Rapids, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Grand Valley State University and GRCC Student Life partnering for the event, a student I.D. from either college will allow free admission for an individual or a group, as long as one person has the card. GRCC students attending should bring their Raider Cards.
President of Campus Activities Emily Smitter said, “I’m looking forward to the new semester, and receiving feedback to grow the popularity of the new events.”
Concerns and ideas can be shared at weekly Campus Activities meetings at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Raider Grille, or post to the Campus Activities Facebook page.