College works to ease first-week woes

Justin Gibbons

GROSSMONT COLLEGE–Cold weather, rain, and that awful damp soggy feeling. Searching for parking for hours, driving through campus hoping to catch a break but still not making it to class on time. Still feeling the effects of that New Year’s Eve hangover. Yup, it definitely feels like the first day of the 2012 spring semester here at Grossmont College and the madness that comes with the first two weeks of class.

Fortunately for us this campus is trying to assist students as they navigate through the chaos.

Take the student activities window, for example. It is open Monday – Thursday, January 23-26 from 8 a.m to 2 p.m to answer any questions you have regarding anything from the location of certain buildings to campus security. The staff is there to lend a helping hand .

What about parking? It may be a hassle yes, frustrating always, but in all honesty there is not too much you can do to change the fact that this school houses more students than it does parking spaces. So Grossmont College has teamed up with the SD Transit system to offer special student prices on bus passes to ease the stress of getting to class on time.  Transit might even save you a couple bucks on gas. The price for the semester is $187, or you can choose a monthly pass for $57.60.

The bookstore has also extended its hours for the first week of classes: Monday –Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m;  Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00pm , and Saturday 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. so you don’t have to worry about fighting a crowd for textbooks. Take your time to browse, maybe grab a leisure read.

Gibbons is a student in Media Communications 132.  He may be contacted at [email protected]