Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

Events at GCC

  • New Student Orientation

    Thursday August 22 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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    FRTA Info Table & Ice Cream

    Tuesday September 3 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Stop by and learn about transportation options in the Valley via Franklin Regional Transit Authority and kick off the first day of classes with free ice cream!

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    Welcome Back BBQ feat. Spanglish Fly

    Wednesday September 4 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Core Patio

    Welcome back picnic to kick off the fall semester—featuring free food, giveaways, live music by “the best and baddest boogaloo band on Earth” and more!

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    Bracelet Workshop

    Thursday September 5 10:00am-2:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Stop by and create your very own MyIntent bracelet!

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    Franklin County Fair Parade

    Thursday September 5 4:30pm-7:00pm

    Location TBA

    An annual event! Join GCC’s contingentstudents, faculty, staff, alums and fans—to march in the parade and get free admission to the Franklin County Fair that night! Wristbands for fair entry will be provided to each marcher aged 9 and over (children under 8 are free). Wear a GCC t-shirt or hat or something green! Let us know online if you plan to join us!

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    Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Small and Rural Communities in Western Massachusetts

    Friday September 6 8:30am-12:00pm

    UMass Amherst Campus Center

    Dr. Yves Salomon-Fernández moderates a forum focusing on the numerous ways in which the opioid crisis has impacted Western Massachusetts, with particular attention paid to the social and economic consequences for small and rural communities. Unique challenges and innovative solutions will be highlighted. More info at umass.edu.

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    Basketball & Skee Ball

    Friday September 6 10:00am-12:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Friday fun day with basketball and skee ball!

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    Prize Bingo

    Tuesday September 10 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Free pizza and bingo with prizes!

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    Community Resource & Clubs Fair

    Wednesday September 11 11:30am-1:30pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Join us for our annual Community Resource & Clubs Fair. Campus clubs, departments and not-profit agencies from in and around Franklin County are invited to join us to showcase events, resources, volunteer opportunities, and available services.

    If your agency, club or department is interested in participating, please register online.

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    Icees in the Lobee

    Monday September 16 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Who doesn’t love a snow cone? Free icees for everyone!

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    Western Mass Mini Transfer Fair

    Monday September 16 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Meet with transfer reps from western Massachusetts schools including UMass Amherst, Amherst College, Westfield State, Western New England University, Springfield College, Elms College, American International College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Bay Path University to learn about their many transfer programs and scholarship opportunities!

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    Pizza with the Prez

    Monday September 16 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    What’s on your mind? Stop by for a free lunch and conversation with GCC President Yves Salomon-Fernandez.

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    GCC Is Downtown!

    Tuesday September 17 12:00pm-6:00pm

    GCC Downtown

    Enrollment Services and academic advisors are at GCC’s downtown center every third Tuesday of the month to get you started at GCC! Complete or finish an application, get help with financial aid, determine course placement and register for classes—all on the same day at the same site! No appointment necessary, stop in any time between 12 and 6pm.

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    Red Sox Game

    Wednesday September 18 7:00pm-11:30pm

    Join your classmates and the GCC Alumni Association for a Red Sox vs. Giants game at Fenway Park! GCC students can purchase tickets in the Student Activities Office for $10 beginning on the first day of classes. Tickets for alumni, faculty and their guests are available for $59 here. Transportation to and from GCC will be provided via a charter bus that departs from the south entrance of campus at 3pm and returns at 12am.

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    Moving Wisdom/Hidden Lives

    Wednesday September 25 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Moving Wisdom/Hidden Lives: Snapshots of Local Elders’ Embodied Stories by artists Jodi Falk and B. Leena Newcomb, featuring GCC nursing students. This event, a culmination of a six-month arts and health care project, includes photographs, discussion, movement and stories that honor and make visible the lives of those who are sometimes made invisible—seniors living in our local nursing homes and rehabilitation and health centers. The project included 18 GCC nursing students and residents of three Greenfield nursing and health facilities and was funded in part by a grant from the Greenfield Local Cultural Council, a part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and partially sponsored by Staples in Greenfield.

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    Marianne Preger-Simon: Dancing with Merce Cunningham

    Monday September 30 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Join us for a lively discussion with the author of Dancing with Merce Cunningham, local writer Marianne Preger-Simon. Listen to the book and enjoy a Q&A with the author.

    “In her insightful debut, former dancer Preger-Simon, a close friend and contemporary of the late choreographer Merce Cunningham (1919–2009), gives readers an unparalleled view of a modern dance genius… A sweet treat for dance and theater aficionados, as well as anyone interested in the arts.” — Publishers Weekly

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    Transfer Fair

    Monday October 7 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Meet with college admissions and transfer reps from all over New England!

    Past participants have included:

    • Anna Maria College
    • Assumption College
    • Bay Path University
    • Bridgewater State University
    • Bryant University
    • Clarkson University
    • College of St. Rose
    • Dean College
    • Elms College
    • Emerson College
    • Fitchburg State University
    • Framingham State University
    • Hampshire college
    • Johnson State College
    • Keene State College
    • Leslie College
    • MCLA
    • Mount Holyoke College
    • Paul Smith’s College of Arts and Sciences
    • Prescott College
    • Quinnipiac University
    • Savannah College of Art & Design
    • Smith College
    • Springfield College
    • Suffolk University
    • UMass: Amherst, Dartmouth and Lowell
    • University of New Hampshire
    • University of St. Joseph
    • Unity College (Maine)
    • Western New England University
    • Westfield State University
    • Worcester State University

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    How Art Changes the World

    Wednesday October 9 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    Come and listen to Robert Markey, GCC alum and artist. Markey’s work spans the globe and is focused on using art as a form of expression for children who have experienced trauma. He will also talk about what moved him to participate in this meaningful work.

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    Multicultural Cuisine Guest Chef Showcase

    Wednesday October 9 2:00pm-3:30pm

    Core Lobby

    Join GCC President Yves Salomon-Fernández and Chef Christopher Chadwick for an Indian Cooking demo in the Core Main Lobby. The first in a series of events showcasing world cuisine. Do you have a cultural food recipe that you would like to share as Guest Chef? Let us know!

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    GCC Is Downtown!

    Tuesday October 15 12:00pm-6:00pm

    GCC Downtown

    Enrollment Services and academic advisors are at GCC’s downtown center every third Tuesday of the month to get you started at GCC! Complete or finish an application, get help with financial aid, determine course placement and register for classes—all on the same day at the same site! No appointment necessary, stop in any time between 12 and 6pm.

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  • Skype a Scientist: Dr. Marie Bourgeois

    Thursday August 22 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    A workshop for participants in GCC’s SSA (STEM Starter Academy). Skype with Dr. Marie Bourgeois of the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida’s Center for Environmental/Occupational Risk Analysis and Management, specialist in chemistry and toxicology.

    Student Loan Entrance Counseling

    Thursday August 22 1:30pm-2:30pm

    C203

    All new Direct Loan borrowers must attend an entrance meeting in person before any loan funds can be disbursed to the college. Entrance counseling is an information session which explains your responsibilities and your rights as a student borrower. Want to get your student loan? Better attend one of these mandatory sessions! Please note that sessions start promptly at the scheduled time. Attendees arriving late will be asked to attend another meeting.

    • Thursday August 22New Student Orientation

      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.

    • Tuesday August 27New/Returning Student Orientation (Online)

      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.

    • Thursday August 29Last day of classes
    • Monday September 2Labor Day – no day or evening classes
    • Tuesday September 3Day and evening classes begin
    • Friday September 6Applications for September graduation due in Enrollment Services

      Graduation applications can be downloaded and printed at the Registrar’s Office website. Forms must be completed in ink and returned to Enrollment Services (C103) no later than this date. You must complete an application for graduation whether or not you intend to participate in Commencement.

    • Friday September 6Make-Up Orientation

      A mandatory Orientation for students who missed New Student Orientation. RSVP online at gcc.mass.edu/orientation.

    • Monday September 9Last day to add day and evening classes
    • Monday September 9Last day to drop/withdraw from credit classes – 100% refund (minus $20 reg fee)
    • Monday September 16Last day to drop/withdraw from credit classes – 75% refund (minus $20 reg fee)
    • Tuesday October 1Incomplete (“IN”) grades converted to “F”
    • Friday October 4Last day to drop/withdraw – No Record
    • Tuesday October 22Spring course schedule available online
    • Tuesday October 29Spring priority registration for current students begins

      Course schedule available online two weeks prior.

    • Tuesday November 5Advising Day – no day or evening classes

      Current students meet with advisors to register for the spring term. Course schedule available online two weeks prior.

    • Tuesday November 5Spring registration for new students begins
    • Friday November 8Last day to drop/withdraw with a grade of “W”
    • Monday November 11Veteran’s Day (observed) – no day classes, evening classes meet as scheduled
    • Wednesday November 13Follow Monday’s schedule for day classes, follow Wednesday’s schedule for evening classes
    • Wednesday November 27No evening classes
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