Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

Events at GCC

  • Saturday Enrollment Day

    Saturday January 6 10:00am-3:00pm

    Core Lobby

    GCC is open extended hours for late enrollment. Apply, take placement tests, register for classes and more! To get started at GCC, new students should contact the Office of Admission, current students should contact the Advising Center.

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    Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Information & Application Session

    Monday January 8 3:00pm-5:00pm

    GCC Downtown

    Are you looking for a career path in manufacturing? Training to be a machinist? Want upskilling courses in engineering technology? Whether you are already in the manufacturing field ready to advance, or committed to learning a new trade, Greenfield Community College has FREE programs that you may qualify for. Veterans, women, unemployed, underemployed and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Learn about career opportunities and pathways, FREE programs offered and start the application process! RSVP online.

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

    Monday January 15 10:00am-1:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    GCC invites our local community to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Activities for children ages 2-12 between 10am and noon, followed by remarks by President Pura, a live performance by the GCC Chorus and a community meal. Register online by January 12: http://www.gcc.mass.edu/student-development/

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    Nursing Programs Information Session

    Wednesday January 17 5:00pm-6:00pm

    E128

    A special info session presented by GCC’s Assistant Dean of Nursing. Come learn about our associate degree in nursing and our certificate in practical nursing, as well as opportunities to earn a bachelor’s degree right here on campus.

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    New Student Orientation

    Thursday January 18 4:00pm-8:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Attendance at an orientation event is required for new, matriculated GCC students and those who have had a break in attendance for more than two years. Join us to make connections with faculty, staff and other students and learn more about what to expect in college. Register online at gcc.mass.edu/orientation.

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    New Student Orientation

    Tuesday January 23 9:00am-1:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Attendance at an orientation event is required for new, matriculated GCC students and those who have had a break in attendance for more than two years. Join us to make connections with faculty, staff and other students and learn more about what to expect in college. Register online at gcc.mass.edu/orientation.

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    From the Connecticut River Valley to the Tasman Sea: Lessons in Plate Tectonics

    Wednesday March 7 7:00pm-9:00pm

    Stinchfield Lecture Hall

    Recently, 32 scientists sailed aboard the scientific research vessel JOIDES Resolution to drill six sites in the Tasman Sea. Adriane Lam, as one of the expedition scientists, will discuss her experience and some of the major findings.

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    Outdoor Leadership Program Reunion

    Thursday March 8 2:00pm-5:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Join us for a reunion gathering that has been a half-century in the making! We’ll look back at the history of OLP and look forward to our on-going vision with guest speakers, a job fair, focus groups, tours, and much more! If you have been involved in OLP in any way (or want to be!) then this is an event you do not want to miss! RSVP on Facebook!

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    Lost Towns of Quabbin Hike

    Saturday March 31 9:00am-4:00pm

    Hike to the center of the former town of Dana and compare old photographs of the town with the cellar holes and recovering forest that exists today. We might even hike deep into the woods to see the remains of a crashed fighter jet. This workshop involves moderate hiking on and off trail in a forested environment in early spring conditions.

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    Hidden Cave of Mount Toby

    Saturday April 14 9:00am-4:00pm

    Hike through the forests of Mount Toby to visit a hidden cave that reveals the hidden geologic history of the Pioneer Valley. Our hike will take us up and over one of the low ridges of the mountain to an exposed crevasse that hides the entrance to a cave with narrow passages, low and high ceilings, and a small bat hibernaculum. Our hike involves some steep hills and some rugged terrain through a beautiful hemlock forest. Those who are interested in exploring the cave itself will be given helmets but you need to bring your own headlamp or flashlight…or both! Dress to be outside in the forest all day and to crawl and scramble on and between rocks in the cave. Be sure to bring a small backpack with lunch and plenty to drink! Our round trip hike will be about 2.5 miles, allowing plenty of time for exploring, taking pictures, and looking for animal tracks and sign.

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    “Spring into Dinosaurs” at Two Famous CT Museums

    Saturday April 21 8:45am-6:00pm

    This Connecticut bus trip with guide Richard Little will be an excellent way to celebrate spring. There will be two destinations:Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History (New Haven) and Dinosaur State Park (Rocky Hill).

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    Wild Wilderness of Dunbar Brook

    Saturday May 5 9:00am-4:00pm

    Join us for a hike along Dunbar Brook, deep in the wilderness of the Monroe State Forest. This moderate trail follows the brook with crystal clear water and countless small waterfalls. We’ll stop for lunch at a trail shelter where we can briefly leave the trail to see some larger waterfalls as they cascade between steep and deeply forested hillsides. Be sure to bring a small backpack with lunch and something to drink. If the water is low enough for us to find a safe crossing, we can even bushwhack a short distance to visit the largest White Pine tree in Massachusetts! Our round trip hike will be about 2.5 miles, allowing plenty of time for exploring, taking pictures, and looking for animal tracks and sign. Transportation is not provided.

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    A Filmmaker's Odyssey

    Friday May 11 7:00pm-9:00pm

    Stinchfield Lecture Hall

    An award-winning filmmaker with extensive production experience, Rawn Fulton has created documentaries in many genres: the arts, biography, corporate marketing and communications, education, environment, ethnography, history, science, sociology, sports and travel. A resident of the Pioneer Valley, Fulton will trace his career projects in film that have taken him around the world as well as delving into documentaries about our own valley.

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    Where Does Curiosity Lead You?

    Saturday May 12 1:00pm-3:00pm

    Special guided tour of Memorial Hall Museum’s outstanding exhibits, including the special exhibit, “Astronomy, Geology, and Dino Tracks! Oh my! Edward and Orra Hitchcock and Early Natural Sciences.” Follow the clues from the fossil footprints discovered in the stones on Bank Row in Greenfield, to the stunning new science of ichnology in the Connecticut River Valley. Transportation is not provided.

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    Connecticut Valley Geology Day: From Pangea to Lake Hitchcock

    Saturday May 19 10:00am-4:00pm

    This program will give you an introduction to local geology and teach you how to identify rocks and landforms, enabling you to read the great stories recorded in stone.

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    Commencement 2018

    Saturday June 2 12:00pm-2:00pm

    East Lawn

    Honoring this year’s graduates! An informal reception will follow. Graduates and their guests are invited to attend. More information at gcc.mass.edu/commencement.

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    Learning Tree Bark

    Sunday June 3 10:00am-1:00pm

    For nearly half the year, bark provides the best clue to tree ID. Become familiar with the characteristic bark of different trees in different habitats and at a different stage of growth. Registration for this Summer workshop starts April 9.

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