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How to log on at GRC: Login tips

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

Quick Tips: How to Log In at Green River College

IMPORTANT: Use your GRC Email Address (username) and Password to access your email, the computer network, Canvas, and Campus WiFi.

Logging in to Your Student Email

If you already have a GRC student email account (formatted: last name.first, use QUICK LINKS or Microsoft Outlook to access your Student Email.

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Quick links email

*If you are a new student and logging in for the first time, your temporary password will be your ctcLink number followed by your 6-digit birthdate. You will then be prompted to create a new password.


Need help with your email?

Either scroll down to the bottom of the GRC homepage to Student Support links and click on Student Email or go to QUICK LINKS in the upper right corner and click on Student Email Help:


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Student email help buttons


Need to Look up your Email address?

If you need to look up your GRC email account that ends with

  • Use the Email Lookup option to look up your new email address using your last name, birth date, and ctcLink ID or SID.

Don't remember your password?

Use the Password Reset option to reset an existing password

Important Tips:
  • You need to have applied to Green River College through ctcLink to find your new email address. Please wait until the afternoon one business day after you register for classes to try to create a password. 
  • If you are a returning GRC student and are having trouble logging in to your new email account, try clearing your browser's cache. 
  • Do not auto-forward your student email to another email. Unfortunately, that feature does not work and you will lose important GRC emails.

Campus Network

Log in to the campus network to use Holman Library and TC computer labs, the GatorNet WiFi network, the printing network (including wireless printing), copy machines, and to place holds and check your items in our online library catalog

Step by Step for Windows 10 Computers:

If you have already set your password for your student email account ending in, select "Other user" (you may see the name of the last user on that computer):

  • log in with your email address and email password

If you need to reset your password, you can do so from the log in screen:

  1. Select "Other user"
  2. Click "Reset Password" under the log in boxes
  3. Enter your email address and then the characters in the picture or words in the audio
  4. Select you contact method for verification
    • Text your mobile phone
    • Call your mobile phone
    • Enter a code from the authenticator
  5. After verification you will be prompted to create new password
  6. You should now be able to log in with your GRC student email address and new password

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Step by step logging in to Campus Computer Network



Canvas is the resource you will use to access online class materials and other items your instructors may wish to share with you online related to classwork. Your Canvas login is the same as your student email and campus network login.

How to log in to Canvas

Use your student email account ending in @student.greenriver.edul and password to log in to Canvas. If you haven't yet set up your email, go to GRC Quick Links and select Student Email or Student Email Help - or use the links below. 

Steps to Login to Canvas: 

Step 1: Go to, the Green River College homepage.
Step 2: Click on Quick Links in the upper right corner of the homepage, and select Canvas.
Step 3: Click on Current Student and Employee Login.
Step 4: Type in your Green River student email address and password.

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Logging in to Canvas

Tip Sheet

Use the linked file below to download the tipsheet with instructions.

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Login tip sheet

Need help?

Not sure how to log in or something going wrong? Please come see the Student Help Desk workers or the librarians at the Holman Library Reference Desk -- we can help!