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Welcome Week for Winter Semester

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(From left to right) Cianna Gomez, Matt Bulthuis and Olivia Cool - Harrison DiCocco

Next week, Grand Rapids Community College will be hosting Welcome Week for students to start the new semester with some fun.

“Welcome Week is about helping students whether they’re new or returning and making sure they know what’s available to them on campus, how to connect with various people since it can be hard to make friends sometimes,” Campus Activities Board President, Brianna Castillo, said. “Especially when it comes to college and making sure they have some fun so that college doesn’t seem so stressful and boring.”

The week starts off with celebrating the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. Media Activist, Attorney and Writer, April Reign, will be holding a presentation where she will be talking about how individuals can use outlets like social media to create a change and question the status quo. This will be held at the Applied Technology Center from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in room 168.

On Tuesday, the CAB will be hosting a student organization involvement day. This will give students a chance to learn about campus student organizations and check out which ones they might like to join. The event will be held in the Raider Grille Cafe located on the third floor of the Student Community Center from noon to 2:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, get ready for a day of fun with the “GRCC Carnival Fun” day. This event will feature  a magic mirror booth, classic carnival games and two henna artists. Food will also be provided for students. This will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose room located on the second floor of the Student Community Center.

Lastly, on Thursday, the GRCC Information Technology Department will be hosting a tech day. This will be an opportunity where students can sit down with a technician and receive assistance with any technology questions or problems they might have. There may also be a giveaway for students to enter. IT Department members will be at the Raider Grille from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.