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How to log on at GRC: Wireless Network & Printing

This guide explains how to access your student email, Canvas classes, Microsoft Office, campus computers, and online tools for your education.



Internet Access for Student, Staff, Faculty & GRC Guests

In order to connect to GRCWIFI, you will need to have first set up your Green River Network Password (from Fall 2021, this is your student email password). If you are a new student, you can set this password using the password manager below:


  1. On the device you are connecting to GRCWIFI, open up your WiFi connections menu and connect to the network named "GRC WIFI."

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Wireless Connections: GRCWIFI

  1. Once you have connected to GRCWIFI, a browser should automatically open the GRC Web Portal. Click "Continue."
    >> If the web portal does not open automatically --  Open a browser manually (suggested: Chrome, or Safari on iOS / Mac devices) and go to 

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GRC Web Portal

  1. Select whether you wish to connect as a Student, Employee, or Guest of Green River College: 
      * Students are registered into GRCWIFI for the duration of the current academic year (through the end of Spring Quarter).
      * Employees are registered into GRCWIFI for ten years from the date of their first enrollment into the network.
      * Guests are registered for 12 hours of GRC WIFI access.

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GRC WiFi Connection Categories

  1. Accept the "Green River College Acceptable Computer Use Policy"
  2. Enter your GRC Network Username (your student email address) and Password.

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Log in to Wifi Network

  1. Registration complete! Your device is now fully connected to GRCWIFI and you are ready to browse the Internet!

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GRCWIFI complete

Need more help?

Come visit us in the Holman Library Information Commons or the Technology Center Open Computer Labs for more assistance during normal business hours!

Printing at GRC


Printing is a two-step-process

1. FIRST, Log on to a campus computer in the Holman Library or TC Lab with your student email and password

2. Open your file and select print

  • In order to reduce the impact of paper use and printing on our environment, the default on all printers in the Information Commons is set to print two-sided pages.
  • If you would like help printing single-sided pages, please ask a librarian or student assistant for help in the IC or TC labs.

3. THEN, get up and go over to a "Print Release Station" (usually located in the middle of the Library or TC buildings)

4. Log on to the print release station with your student email and password, see the jobs that you sent, and click "print" to release the jobs to the printer

Print Allocation

At the beginning of each quarter, all currently enrolled students receive a print allocation credit of 350 points. Points are automatically debited every time you print or copy. 

  • Black & white copies are one (1) point per side. [2-sided copy = 2 points]
  • Black & white prints are one (1) point for each piece of paper. [2-sided printout = 1 point]
  • Color prints are ten (10) points.
  • Posters are one hundred (100) points.
  • Unused points accumulate from quarter to quarter, until a maximum of 1000 points is reached.  
  • If you do not attend Green River for 6 months, your account will be deleted along with accumulated points.

You may add points at a cost of $.05/point to your account by purchasing $1, $5, or $10 print cards (20, 100, and 200pts) from the Paper Tree Bookstore. Staff at the library can help you add the purchased points to your printing account.

Need to print a poster? Check out our posting printing guide:

Check Your Print Points

You can check how many print points you have on any campus computer.

Look for the PaperCut icon PaperCut logo in the "Show Hidden Icons" menu on the Taskbar:

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Papercut icon in hidden icons menu

A small box should appear with your current print point total.

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Papercut print point balance

Click on "details" for more information on your print point usage or to add purchased print points to your account. You will be asked to log in with your GRC email address and password.

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Papercut login screen

Not on campus?

To check your print points off campus, log in to a virtual desktop using Student Remote Access and follow the steps listed above.

Wireless printing (students and staff only)

Students can print PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint documents and common image formats including .jpeg, .tif, .gif, and .png from their wireless devices to printers in the Green River open labs in Holman Library (HL), Technology Center (TC), and Kent campus using their student email accounts.

Directions for Wireless Printing
  1. Log in to your Green River Student email account.

  2. Address a new email to one of the following email addresses:

  •   -   to print black & white, 2-sided documents in HL or TC
  •   -   to print color documents in HL or TC
  •   -   to print posters in HL
  •   -   to print posters in TC
  •    -    Kent Lab (KC272) B&W printer
  •  -  Kent Lab (KC272) Color printer
  1. Attach your document(s) to the email: 

    • ​​Valid Formats: Documents must be in one of these formats: PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, .jpeg, .tif, .gif, or .png.

    • Attachment Requirement: Documents must be attached as a "copy" (not "shared" from OneDrive or SharePoint).

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  • attachment menu showing the "attach as a copy"

  1. Click Send. You will receive an email confirming your print job.

  2. Go to a Print Release Station in Holman Library or the Technology Building.

  3. Log in to the Print Release Station using your Green River student email and email password to print the document(s).

The Library Can Print for You!

If you are not at a computer lab and need something printed, the library is able to take printing requests for you to come pickup or receive by mail!

We can:

  • Print personal work and a limited amount of copyrighted work, within guidelines.
  • Send your printing via mail or have it available for you to come pick up.
  • Print black & white, color, and larger posters.

Note: All printing will use your printing points. For more information about printing formats and printing points, please see the rest of this guide. 

Want something printed? Please fill out the form below!

Source: "How to request printing from Holman Library" by Holman Library is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Learn how you can request to have assignments and other course materials printed by the Holman Library during the COVID-19 pandemic reduction of on-campus services.

Faculty Print Refill Cards, Poster Printing...etc.

How can faculty user the PaperCut system to print in the IC/TC computer labs? By reimbursing the Tech Fee for the print using the options below:



  • Option #1 Purchase Print Refill Card and charge department
  • faculty buy a print refill card from the PaperTree Bookstore using their departmental account

    • You may add points at a cost of $.05/point to your account by purchasing $1, $5, or $10 print cards (20, 100, and 200pts) from the Paper Tree Bookstore. Staff at the library can help you add the purchased points to your printing account.

      • Black & white copies are one (1) point per side. [2-sided copy = 2 points]

      • Black & white prints are one (1) point for each piece of paper. [2-sided printout = 1 point]

      • Color prints are ten (10) points.

      • Posters are one hundred (100) points.

  • Option #2 (not preferred) Funds Transfer
  • As of 10/24/22 The Library Dean does not actually know how to do the funds transfer in ctcLink, but she would figure it out if that's the only way that faculty can pay for printing

  • Option #3 Use students' pre-existing Papercut printing balance
  • see #2, option 4 below



  • Option #2  Print Refill Card - add to faculty's account balance
  • Librarians can help faculty log in, click on papercut in the system tray, redeem their Print Refill Card points, and then print from the computer and release from their account.

  • Option #1 Print Refill Card: - Let the Dean (Jennifer Dysart) deal with the card
  • librarians thank the faculty member for the card, write "used" on it, and give it to Jennifer Dysart to deal with. Then librarians release the poster from the reference desk.

  • Option #3 Funds Transfer
  • (not preferred_ Librarians release print job from reference desk and email faculty name and department to Dean Jennifer Dysart so she can deal with the Funds Transfer

  • Option #4 Charge using students' pre-existing Papercut printing balance
  • faculty member keeps a list of the students on whose behalf they will print.  List includes A) student name B) student email C) student ctcLink ID

  • faculty member logs on to lab computer under their logon and sends print job...

  • ...but the librarians releases the print job from the Papercut Admin at the reference desk

  • faculty member gives librarian list of students.  List is sent to Jennifer Dysart who will manually deduct points from students' existing Papercut accounts