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Annual Welcome Week to begin next Tuesday, Sept. 8

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Alexus Morgan and Felicia Hart compete to run the farthest on a bungee line. Photo by Jonathan D. Lopez
Alexus Morgan and Felicia Hart compete to run the farthest on a bungee line. Photo by Jonathan D. Lopez
Alexus Morgan and Felicia Hart compete to run the farthest on a bungee line, Club Day 2014. Photo by Jonathan D. Lopez

By Kayla Tucker – Managing Editor

The annual Grand Rapids Community College Welcome Week is set to begin Sept. 8 and run through Sept. 11. The activities are open to all students at the college.

All events will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., except Friday, and will be held on the Juan R. Olivarez Student Plaza, between the Main Building and the Student Center. In case of rain, activities will be moved to the Raider Grille.

Tuesday is “Club Day.” About 43 student clubs and organizations will set up booths showcasing what is available for students to get involved in. Academic departments including Tutoring and Disability Support Services will be there to greet students as well.

Wednesday and Thursday are full of games, activities and food, including rockwall climbing, temporary tattoos, inflatables, air jumpers and photo booths.  

Friday night from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. “Jurassic World” will be showing on the south end of the plaza. Students are welcome to bring friends and family, blankets and lawn chairs and snacks to enjoy the movie.

Every year, the Campus Activities Board student organization plans and hosts this event.

“We just want students to find a way to connect to resources on campus, (and) hopefully make some connections with other students, so that they know where they can turn to have places to get involved,” said Ashleigh Begres, CAB adviser. “Especially for a commuter campus, we still want students to feel like they are supported and can be involved on campus.”

Yolanda Cruz-Olguín of the International Student Organization.  Photo by Jonathan D. Lopez
Yolanda Cruz-Olguín of the International Student Organization, Club Day 2014. Photo by Jonathan D. Lopez