New Student Orientation

GHC Students sitting at separate tables studyingWelcome and Congratulations on Starting Your Academic Journey!

As a new student at Grays Harbor College, you are certain to have many questions. New Student Orientation is designed to help you uncover the answers to your questions, navigate campus and provide you timely information about campus resources and support services. By the time you leave orientation, you’ll be ready for the first day of the quarter and on your way towards becoming a successful GHC student.

Register to Attend

Registration for the Fall 2023 New Student Orientation Experience is now open.

Register Now

Date and Time Details

The next New Student Orientation will take place on Thursday, September 14 at the Aberdeen campus, Riverview Education Center in Raymond and Online.

Time and location details for each location are as follows:

Campus Time Location
Grays Harbor College - Aberdeen Campus
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bishop Center for Performing Arts
Riverview Education Center – Raymond  
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room 101
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join the Meeting
Meeting ID: 857 8305 8332
Phone: 253-205-0468

Special Populations

Students who are involved in our athletics program, running start, are using VA Benefits, or are student parents may receive additional information about participating in a special population orientation at the Aberdeen Campus at either 9:00a or 1:00p. More information will be sent directly to you by email.

Schedule – Aberdeen Campus

Time Session

8:30 am

Check-In Available

9:00 am

Special Population Orientation

10:00 am

Opening Session – Welcome to GHC!

10:30 am

Social Success

11:00 am

Financial Success

11:30 am

Academic Success

12:00 pm

Resource Fair & Lunch Available

12:30 pm

Additional Activities

  • Campus Tour
  • Computer Lab Assistance
  • Parking Pass & Student ID

1:00 pm

Special Population Orientation

Student studying in the hallwayUpcoming Orientation Dates

Future New Student Orientation dates for the 2023-2024 academic year include:

  • Winter 2024 Start: Thursday, December 14, 2023
  • Spring 2024 Start: Thursday, March 28, 2024
  • Summer 2024 Start: Thursday, June 27, 2024

About Orientation

You will learn a lot about GHC at new Student Orientation. The program is an opportunity for you to learn about the three pillars of student success (academic, financial and social) and how to navigate campus. During the program, you will begin to build a network of resources that are designed to support you throughout your GHC journey. You will learn about:

  • Student support services
  • Student email and WiFi
  • Tutoring
  • Parking & transportation
  • Student aid and scholarships
  • Safety & security
  • Events, clubs, and organizations
  • On campus employment
  • Childcare
  • Bookstore
  • And much more!

Additionally, during New Student Orientation you will learn tips from students and staff who will serve as guides during your time at GHC. Advisors and student leaders will be around throughout the day, ready to answer your questions.

We look forward to meeting you and joining you along your educational journey!

Remember, you are awesome. We are glad you are here!

Contact Us

For more information or for answers to any questions, please contact Sarah Dalyrmple at or 360-538-4121.