Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

Events at GCC

  • Pizza with the Prez

    Monday January 27 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.

    More information & contact

    Open Mic

    Wednesday January 29 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    GCC’s got talent! Stop by the Dining Commons to watch or sign up for the GCC Open Mic event.  If you’re interested in participating, please email Mary McEntee at mcenteem@gcc.mass.edu.

    More information & contact

    Traditional Native American Social & Stomp

    Saturday February 1 1:00pm-4:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Opening performance by Elnu Abenaki Chief Roger Longtoe Sheehan, with dances taught by Annowan Weeden and James Morris, Aquinnah Wampanoag. All are welcome!

    More information & contact

    Manufacturing Information & Application Session

    Monday February 3 3:00pm-4:30pm

    MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center

    Are you looking for a career path in manufacturing? Training to be a machinist? Want upskilling courses in engineering technology? Attend an information session for students interested in exploring the world of manufacturing and learning the fundamentals that will prepare them for an entry level position in manufacturing, or as a precursor to the CNC Operator program. Veterans, women, unemployed, underemployed and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Learn about career opportunities, pathways and programs offered. Start the application process! RSVP online.

    RSVP: Manufacturing Training Info Session

    • Optional. Helps us locate a student record for you if you've ever taken a class or attended an info session at GCC.

     

    More information & contact

    Community Resource Studio Center Open House

    Wednesday February 12 12:00pm-1:00pm

    E101 Community Support Studio

    Come check out the Community Resource Studio and join us for a hot lunch!

    More information & contact

    Warm Your Heart w/ Swing Caravan

    Thursday February 13 7:00pm-8:00pm

    Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center

    A fundraiser to benefit Greenfield Community College! With GCC music professor Matthew Shippee and his gypsy jazz band Swing Caravan. Doors open at 6:30pm. Suggested donation $15. Get tickets in advance at hawksandreed.com.

    More information & contact

    Recovery Summit

    Wednesday February 19 11:00am-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    A community conversation about what GCC is doing—and can do better—to support students in recovery as well as the larger recovery community in the Greenfield area.

    More information & contact

    RN to BSN Information Session

    Thursday February 20 6:00pm-7:00pm

    Westfield State University

    Learn more about our new RN to BSN partnership with Westfield State University. You can earn your BSN at GCC’s Northampton location! $50 application fee waived for attendees. RSVP online.

    More information & contact

    Zuzu African Acrobats

    Tuesday February 25 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    As seen on America’s Got Talent! Zuzu African Acrobats perform traditional Kenyan acrobatic skills set to high energy beats. Originating in Mombassa, Kenya, they have performed in over 25 countries in the last ten years, including Australia, China, Korea, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. They have only been performing in America since February of 1999 and have received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike.

    Their show can be up to one hour in length and blends what we have come to call “circus” acrobatics with popular dance moves set to live and taped African music. The result is an electrifying experience which is sure to move even the most jaded audience member. What we have here essentially is a re-evaluation of the variety arts which is as radical as that which happened to popular music in the late 1950s: the culture of youth, with all its energy, vitality and rhythm, has now taken over the circus.

    More information & contact

    Gallery Talk: Juana Valdes

    Wednesday February 26 12:00pm-1:00pm

    South Gallery

    Artist Juana Valdes speaks about her work on display in the South Gallery January 23-February 7.

    More information & contact

    Manufacturing Information & Application Session

    Monday March 2 3:00pm-4:30pm

    MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center

    Are you looking for a career path in manufacturing? Training to be a machinist? Want upskilling courses in engineering technology? Attend an information session for students interested in exploring the world of manufacturing and learning the fundamentals that will prepare them for an entry level position in manufacturing, or as a precursor to the CNC Operator program. Veterans, women, unemployed, underemployed and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Learn about career opportunities, pathways and programs offered. Start the application process! RSVP online.

    RSVP: Manufacturing Training Info Session

    • Optional. Helps us locate a student record for you if you've ever taken a class or attended an info session at GCC.

     

    More information & contact

    Western Mass Mini Transfer Fair

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

    Core Lobby

    Meet with transfer reps from Western New England University,Bay Path University, Springfield College, Westfield State University, American International College, and Elms College.

    More information & contact

    Social Media Strategy Workshop

    Tuesday March 3 - Wednesday March 4 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Location TBA

    Presented by GCC alum Jamie Cocco. Two of the trickiest social media topics for online marketers are algorithm and strategy. We will be covering how the Facebook and Instagram algorithms work and how to create the right social media strategy for personal and professional brands. This is considered a beginner to intermediate workshop. This workshop is meant for the person who wants to understand more about social media strategy, who has some current experience on Facebook and Instagram either with personal or professional use. It is also designed for a person who already has Facebook and Instagram business pages, who wants to maximize their time and grow their business on social. This is not meant for the highly-advanced Facebook and Instagram business as we will not cover advertising in this workshop.

    This workshop will answer these fundamental questions:

    • How does social media fit into my overall marketing strategy?
    • How are Facebook and Instagram different?
    • What is the Facebook Algorithm looking for?
    • What is the Instagram Algorithm looking for?
    • When do I post content?
    • What types of content do I post?
    • How often do I post?

    Followed by a 10-minute Q&A.

    More information & contact

    In Our Own Voices: Seniors

    Monday March 23 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    In Our Own Voices is a regular panel series that provides an opportunity to hear from individuals in our community about their journeys to and at GCC. This month, meet seniors in our local community and learn from their rich experiences, careers and relationships. Space for questions and dialogue, and refreshments provided.

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    Yana Hicks: Cookies and Consent

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

    C208 Community Room

    Sex educator Yana Hicks presents a workshop acknowledging that the consent education available to young people (if available at all) fails to illustrate what good communication looks like in real life: What words do I use? What does that do for my partner? What does that do for me? How do I say no? How do I accept a no gracefully? How can consent fit into my real life, in and outside of sexual or romantic situations?

    This fun & interactive workshop includes Yana’s popular snack-building activity that help brings to life consensual communication, tools and techniques in a way accessible to young people. Including a pre-snack talk about the central components of consent and a post-snack discussion about how to give, ask for, receive, and negotiate consent, this workshop seeks to help youth build confidence in their ability to apply consent to their everyday relational interactions.

    The goal of this workshop is to meet youth where they’re at in their lives and relationships in an approachable & appropriate & fun setting to help them break down the linguistic, mental & emotional barriers standing in the way of creating a culture of consensual communication at their schools, in their peer groups and for their future sexual explorations.

    More information & contact

    Manufacturing Information & Application Session

    Monday April 6 3:00pm-4:30pm

    MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center

    Are you looking for a career path in manufacturing? Training to be a machinist? Want upskilling courses in engineering technology? Attend an information session for students interested in exploring the world of manufacturing and learning the fundamentals that will prepare them for an entry level position in manufacturing, or as a precursor to the CNC Operator program. Veterans, women, unemployed, underemployed and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Learn about career opportunities, pathways and programs offered. Start the application process! RSVP online.

    RSVP: Manufacturing Training Info Session

    • Optional. Helps us locate a student record for you if you've ever taken a class or attended an info session at GCC.

     

    More information & contact

    In Our Own Voices: Recovery

    Wednesday April 22 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    In Our Own Voices is a regular panel series that provides an opportunity to hear from individuals in our community about their journeys to and at GCC. This month, a panel of GCC students, faculty and staff share their stories of life after a substance abuse disorder. Space for questions and dialogue, and refreshments provided.

    More information & contact

    Phallacies: A Masculine Performance

    Thursday April 23 6:00pm-8:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    A performance by the team at Phallacies. From their statement of purpose:

    Phallacies started as a group of men who wanted to engage in deep conversations about masculinity and change the way that we—and our wider communities—understood and experienced it. We began sharing our stories with each other, and those stories turned into performance pieces that we took to the stage in order to share them with others. Our experiences were transformative.

    Dialogue and theater arts are powerful tools to unlock awareness and empower change. We create space to compare stories and foster understanding across lines of race, class, culture, ability, sexuality, and other identities, and build a community of men who can actively support each other in challenging unhealthy behavior in ourselves and other men in our lives.

    Now Phallacies is working to bring this model to other schools, groups, and communities. We provide trainings, workshops, and presentations that are transformative in their own right, and we are also hoping to kickstart Phallacies chapters in other schools and community organizations via consultation and program development.

    More information & contact

    Craft Fair

    Saturday May 2 10:00am-4:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    The GCC Business club hosts a Craft Fair featuring local vendors selling handcrafted goods. 25% of proceeds will be donated to the GCC Food Pantry. Vendors interested in participating should contact Michelle Barthelemy at barthelemym@gcc.mass.edu.

    More information & contact

    Manufacturing Information & Application Session

    Monday May 4 3:00pm-4:30pm

    MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center

    Are you looking for a career path in manufacturing? Training to be a machinist? Want upskilling courses in engineering technology? Attend an information session for students interested in exploring the world of manufacturing and learning the fundamentals that will prepare them for an entry level position in manufacturing, or as a precursor to the CNC Operator program. Veterans, women, unemployed, underemployed and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Learn about career opportunities, pathways and programs offered. Start the application process! RSVP online.

    RSVP: Manufacturing Training Info Session

    • Optional. Helps us locate a student record for you if you've ever taken a class or attended an info session at GCC.

     

    More information & contact

  • Activities Council

    Friday January 24 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C216 Student Activities

    Join Activities Council to help plan campus-wide activities and events and share ideas for what you would like to see on campus! Free snacks at all meetings!

    More information & contact

    Pizza with the Prez

    Monday January 27 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.

    More information & contact

    College Night at Ski Blandford

    Monday January 27 3:00pm-9:00pm

    Ski Blandford is happy to welcome college students to ski and snowboard this season for their College Nights promotion. No blackout dates! They will be offering special discounted rates of $15 for lift tickets and $15 for rentals. GCC Students must provide a current GCC ID card to qualify for this deal.

    More information & contact

    Open Mic

    Wednesday January 29 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    GCC’s got talent! Stop by the Dining Commons to watch or sign up for the GCC Open Mic event.  If you’re interested in participating, please email Mary McEntee at mcenteem@gcc.mass.edu.

    More information & contact

    Activities Council

    Friday January 31 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C216 Student Activities

    Join Activities Council to help plan campus-wide activities and events and share ideas for what you would like to see on campus! Free snacks at all meetings!

    More information & contact

    Traditional Native American Social & Stomp

    Saturday February 1 1:00pm-4:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Opening performance by Elnu Abenaki Chief Roger Longtoe Sheehan, with dances taught by Annowan Weeden and James Morris, Aquinnah Wampanoag. All are welcome!

    More information & contact

    Student Senate Meeting

    Monday February 3 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    Student Senate allocates the Activity Fee Budget, promotes and supports activities that enhance the life of the college community, and serves as the student voice on campus. This group is comprised of elected members and a member-at-large; it is open to all members of the campus community. See the Student Senate page for more information.

    More information & contact

    Manufacturing Information & Application Session

    Monday February 3 3:00pm-4:30pm

    MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center

    Are you looking for a career path in manufacturing? Training to be a machinist? Want upskilling courses in engineering technology? Attend an information session for students interested in exploring the world of manufacturing and learning the fundamentals that will prepare them for an entry level position in manufacturing, or as a precursor to the CNC Operator program. Veterans, women, unemployed, underemployed and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Learn about career opportunities, pathways and programs offered. Start the application process! RSVP online.

    RSVP: Manufacturing Training Info Session

    • Optional. Helps us locate a student record for you if you've ever taken a class or attended an info session at GCC.

     

    More information & contact

    All College Meeting

    Monday February 10 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Regular meeting  open to the entire community—GCC students, staff and faculty. Facilitated by the College President and covering topics such as budget, special events and campus updates. Find out what's happening at your community's college!

    More information & contact

    College Visit: Western New England University

    Tuesday February 11 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Admissions reps share information about and tips for transfer to Western New England University.

    More information & contact

    College Visit: Westfield State University

    Tuesday February 11 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Admissions reps share information about transfer to Westfield State University.

    More information & contact

    Community Resource Studio Center Open House

    Wednesday February 12 12:00pm-1:00pm

    E101 Community Support Studio

    Come check out the Community Resource Studio and join us for a hot lunch!

    More information & contact

    Warm Your Heart w/ Swing Caravan

    Thursday February 13 7:00pm-8:00pm

    Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center

    A fundraiser to benefit Greenfield Community College! With GCC music professor Matthew Shippee and his gypsy jazz band Swing Caravan. Doors open at 6:30pm. Suggested donation $15. Get tickets in advance at hawksandreed.com.

    More information & contact

    College Visit: Becker College

    Wednesday February 19 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Admissions reps share information about transfer to Becker College in central Massachusetts.

    More information & contact

    Recovery Summit

    Wednesday February 19 11:00am-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    A community conversation about what GCC is doing—and can do better—to support students in recovery as well as the larger recovery community in the Greenfield area.

    More information & contact

    RN to BSN Information Session

    Thursday February 20 6:00pm-7:00pm

    Westfield State University

    Learn more about our new RN to BSN partnership with Westfield State University. You can earn your BSN at GCC’s Northampton location! $50 application fee waived for attendees. RSVP online.

    More information & contact

    Activities Council

    Friday February 21 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C216 Student Activities

    Join Activities Council to help plan campus-wide activities and events and share ideas for what you would like to see on campus! Free snacks at all meetings!

    More information & contact

    Student Senate Meeting

    Monday February 24 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    Student Senate allocates the Activity Fee Budget, promotes and supports activities that enhance the life of the college community, and serves as the student voice on campus. This group is comprised of elected members and a member-at-large; it is open to all members of the campus community. See the Student Senate page for more information.

    More information & contact

    Zuzu African Acrobats

    Tuesday February 25 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    As seen on America’s Got Talent! Zuzu African Acrobats perform traditional Kenyan acrobatic skills set to high energy beats. Originating in Mombassa, Kenya, they have performed in over 25 countries in the last ten years, including Australia, China, Korea, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. They have only been performing in America since February of 1999 and have received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike.

    Their show can be up to one hour in length and blends what we have come to call “circus” acrobatics with popular dance moves set to live and taped African music. The result is an electrifying experience which is sure to move even the most jaded audience member. What we have here essentially is a re-evaluation of the variety arts which is as radical as that which happened to popular music in the late 1950s: the culture of youth, with all its energy, vitality and rhythm, has now taken over the circus.

    More information & contact

    College Visit: Westfield State University

    Wednesday February 26 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Admissions reps share information about transfer to Westfield State University.

    More information & contact

  • Successful Interviewing

    Thursday January 23 10:15am-12:15pm

    MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center

    Learn how to prepare for your interviews and position yourself as a qualified candidate. Types of interviews will be reviewed, and tips on how to respond to interviewers offered. We will also review commonly asked questions such as “Why should we hire you?” Come with challenging questions you have encountered, and be prepared to participate and discuss interview questions. A handout of questions to ask prospect employers will also be provided.

    • Thursday January 23Day and evening classes begin
    • Wednesday January 29Last day to add day and evening classes
    • Wednesday January 29Last day to drop/withdraw from credit classes – 100% refund (minus $20 reg fee)
    • Friday January 31Make-Up Orientation

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

    • Wednesday February 5Last day to drop/withdraw from credit classes – 75% refund (minus $20 reg fee)
    • Friday February 7Applications for June 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.

    • Monday February 17President’s Day – no day classes, evening classes meet as scheduled
    • Friday February 21Incomplete (“IN”) grades converted to “F”
    • Wednesday February 26Last day to drop/withdraw – No Record
    • Saturday March 14 - Sunday March 22Spring Recess – no day or evening classes

      Happy Spring! Greenfield Community College and our administrative offices remain open during Spring Recess.

    • Tuesday March 17Summer and fall course schedules available online

      Browse course schedules at gcc.mass.edu/schedule.

    • Tuesday March 24Early Progress Reports due by 2pm
    • Thursday March 26Priority registration for current students begins

      Registration for summer and fall for current students begins. Course schedule available online two weeks prior.

    • Thursday April 2Enrollment & Advising Day – no day or evening classes

      Advising Day is an opportunity for current GCC students to plan their next semester and register early! No day classes are scheduled so students can meet with their advisors for academic planning. (Registration for new students begins two weeks later.) For more information, or to find your advisor, contact the Advising Center.

    • Thursday April 2Registration for new students begins
    • Wednesday April 8Last day to drop/withdraw with a grade of “W”
    • Monday April 20Patriots’ Day – no day classes, evening classes meet as scheduled
    • Friday April 24Follow Monday’s schedule for day classes
    • Wednesday May 6Last day of evening classes
    • Thursday May 7Evening class reading/make-up day
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