Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

Events at GCC

  • Massachusetts Community College Advocacy Day

    Wednesday October 23 8:00am-5:00pm

    Massachusetts State House Great Hall

    Join your fellow GCC students in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House for a day of action as we advocate for better funded, more affordable and accessible, quality public higher education in Massachusetts! Transportation to and from Boston (leave Greenfield at 8am to arrive by 10am) and breakfast + lunch provided; email mcenteem@gcc.mass.edu to sign up.

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    Pop In Wednesday

    Wednesday October 23 10:00am-4:00pm

    C103 Office of Admission

    Pop in any time on Wednesdays from 10am-4pm! Come for the popcorn and stay for a tour!

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    #GCCSTEMWeek • New England Women in Energy & the Environment

    Wednesday October 23 6:00pm-7:45pm

    Library

    It’s #GCCSTEMWeek! NEWIEE visits GCC to present a panel and networking event about women working in energy and the environment.

     

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    STEM Week: High School STEM Day

    Thursday October 24 9:30am-1:00pm

    It’s #GCCSTEMWeek! High school students visit campus to learn about science, technology, engineering and math—with a special opportunity to interact with animals from Animal Adventures Wildlife Rescue Center at 11:30am.

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    #GCCSTEMWeek • Let's Level Up: Colleagues & Friends as Mentors

    Thursday October 24 5:00pm-8:00pm

    Garden House at Look Park

    Join Pioneer Valley Women in STEM! At this networking event, Becky Wai-Ling Packard underscores the power of mentoring to advance our academic and career outcomes. Register at http://bit.ly/WeLevelUp.

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    HiSet Graduation

    Thursday October 24 5:30pm-7:30pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    A ceremony and reception for GED/HiSET graduates and their friends and families.

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    LAANE Conference with Dr. Saundra McGuire

    Friday October 25 9:00am-3:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    The Learning Assistance Association of New England (LAANE) holds its 36th annual fall conference. LAANE supports educators who are working with under-prepared, at-risk, and non-traditional students in their pursuit of a post-secondary education. This year’s theme “Metacognition and Support for Students: Let’s Think About This!” addresses the multiple topics, challenges, and opportunities we see in post-secondary education. Dr. Saundra McGuire, Director Emerita of the LSU Center for Academic Success and Retired Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry, will be the keynote speaker. In addition to the keynote speaker, there will be three one-hour breakout sessions. Learn more and register at laanechapter.org.

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    Passionate Politics: The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch

    Friday October 25 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    Join us for a screening of the documentary film Passionate Politics which tells the story of Charlotte Bunch, from idealistic young civil rights organizer to lesbian activist, to internationally-recognized leader of a campaign to put women’s rights on the global human rights agenda. Charlotte has been both a product and creator of her times: every chapter in her life is a chapter in the story of modern feminist activism, from its roots in the 1960’s struggles for social justice to international campaigns against gender-based violence today.

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    GCC Day at Mike's Maze

    Saturday October 26 11:00am-5:00pm

    Mike’s Maze at Warner Farm

    Come to hang out or help out! The GCC Foundation will be staffing the stations hidden within the famous Sunderland corn maze and giving out candy to maze-goers. Email us to volunteer for a two-hour shift (11-1, 1-3 or 3-5) or come by with your family and friends to enjoy the maze while helping raise money for GCC students! Mike’s Maze will donate $2 to the GCC Foundation for every ticket sold that day. All volunteers get free admission to the maze!

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    Indigenous Peoples: Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

    Monday October 28 12:00pm-1:00pm

    N250 Humanities Studio

    Come and learn about the vital role of indigenous peoples in addressing the challenges of global climate change, preserving biodiversity and finding our way forward to a truly sustainable development. Brian Keane has been working with indigenous communities around the world for over thirty years. He is founder and Chair of the Board of the international organization Land is Life where he served as Executive Director for over twenty years. In 2013 he was appointed by the Obama Administration as the first Advisor on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues for US Foreign Assistance. In this role, Mr. Keane worked to ensure that the US government was promoting indigenous peoples’ rights internationally, and creating policies, trainings and programs to not only ensure that US foreign assistance does no harm to indigenous peoples, but to also support indigenous communities in their efforts to protect their rights and determine their own futures. Currently he serves as an Expert Member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

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    Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer Scholarship Info Session

    Monday October 28 12:00pm-1:00pm

    N247

    The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is currently open to community college students seeking to transfer to the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities for fall of 2020. The program provides up to $40,000 per year for up to three years to complete a bachelors degree, along with comprehensive educational advising.

    GCC alum Amelia Strickland joins us to talk more about the scholarship application whose deadline is November 20th, 2019.

    More information & contact

    Mass ACE Women's Network: Coaching & Sponsoring Women for Leadership

    Tuesday October 29 8:30am-11:00am

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Learn more about formal coaching relationships and experiences within and outside of higher education. The ACE Women’s Network has designed a panel to address women and male allies’ roles in nurturing, coaching and sponsoring women up the leadership ladder in faculty and administrative positions. Featured panelists will include entrepreneur and investor Liz Roberts; Google executive Steve Vinter; Harvard Club board memberJohn Sims; and Lesley University Associate Provost Lisa Ijiri. Moderated by Greenfield Community College President Yves Salomon-Fernández. Register online.

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    The Rosa Parks Story

    Tuesday October 29 4:00pm-5:30pm

    N314

    Film screening celebrating the soon-to-be 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which gave women the right to vote, hosted by HIS 131 Women and Gender in American History.

    The Rosa Parks Story is a 2002 movie about the life of civil rights activist Rosa Parks.

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    Pop In Wednesday

    Wednesday October 30 10:00am-4:00pm

    C103 Office of Admission

    Pop in any time on Wednesdays from 10am-4pm! Come for the popcorn and stay for a tour!

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    2020 Census Job Recruitment Event

    Wednesday October 30 11:00am-3:00pm

    Core Lobby

    The U.S. Census Bureau is in the process of hiring an incredible amount of flexible, well-paying ($18 and up), local, temporary, part-time and full-time temporary jobs. This is a great opportunity for astudents who need a little or a lot more income—especially in the summer when the bulk of jobs will be available! Stop by this recruitment event to find out more about census jobs!

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    Paying It Forward with Geo DeRice

    Wednesday October 30 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    In today’s culture opportunity is the currency that helps transform lives, but unfortunately, there are more in need of one than those who are providing them. Imagine being a part of a world where you create relationships that help create opportunities for the lives of those who need it most! This presentation will take a deep dive on how you can create a better world through the power of relationships and apply the lifestyle of paying it forward so you live a life of ultimate fulfillment. Presented by Geo DeRice, an author, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and founder of 20/20 Living Inc. which helps people see a better tomorrow through vision creation and proper goal setting. Geo has worked behind the scenes with several multi-million dollar enterprises. As a vice president of marketing he helped put together a campaign that helped generate over $100,000 in monthly revenue. In addition to his work with businesses, he’s partnered with organizations such as Yogi Berra Museum and Foundations For Life, all geared towards empowering youth to achieve their personal best and live out their promising futures. For more information about Geo visit http://www.geospeaks.com

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    Fall Festival

    Thursday October 31 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Core Patio

    Join us for our annual Halloween party! Horse-drawn carriage rides from Mainely Drafts, pumpkin lattes, face painting  and a costume contest—plus free baked potato bar, autumn stew & candy apples. In case of rain the event will take place in the dining commons. Stop by your favorite office for some office trick or treat candy!

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    Alumni Reunion Mixer

    Friday November 1 5:00pm-7:00pm

    Taylor’s Tavern

    Come home to GCC! Catch up with fellow classmates and enjoy free appetizers at Taylor’s in downtown Greenfield. Cash bar available. Stay for the family-friendly alumni breakfast the next day! Please RSVP.

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    Alumni Reunion Breakfast

    Saturday November 2 9:00am-11:00am

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Come home to GCC! Family-friendly breakfast with campus tours and an open house. $10 per person. Please RSVP.

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    Manufacturing Information & Application Session

    Monday November 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.

     

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  • Massachusetts Community College Advocacy Day

    Wednesday October 23 8:00am-5:00pm

    Massachusetts State House Great Hall

    Join your fellow GCC students in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House for a day of action as we advocate for better funded, more affordable and accessible, quality public higher education in Massachusetts! Transportation to and from Boston (leave Greenfield at 8am to arrive by 10am) and breakfast + lunch provided; email mcenteem@gcc.mass.edu to sign up.

    More information & contact

    College Visit: Elms @ GCC

    Wednesday October 23 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Did you know? Elms College offers bachelor's degree completion programs right here at GCC! If you have your associate degree, you can continue on to a four-year program right here on campus. Programs offered include Business Management and Marketing, Early Childhood Education and Care, Social Work, and Nursing. Everyone is invited to stop by a scheduled information session, or contact Elms Program Coordinator Tom Spiro at spirot@elms.edu any time.

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    College Visit: Westfield State University Division of Continuing Ed

    Wednesday October 23 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Admissions reps share information about transfer to Westfield State University.

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    STEM Week: "See Yourself in STEM"

    Wednesday October 23 11:00am-2:00pm

    Core Lobby

    It’s #GCCSTEMWeek! Stop by for daily tabling of interactive, hands-on materials and activities showing off STEM-related attractions from all over campus! Each day, different staff, faculty, and students will be in the lobby to offer fun activities and present hands-on materials from projects related to STEM.

    More information & contact

    #GCCSTEMWeek • New England Women in Energy & the Environment

    Wednesday October 23 6:00pm-7:45pm

    Library

    It’s #GCCSTEMWeek! NEWIEE visits GCC to present a panel and networking event about women working in energy and the environment.

     

    More information & contact

    College Visit: Springfield College

    Thursday October 24 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Admissions reps share information about transfer to Springfield College.

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    STEM Week: "See Yourself in STEM"

    Thursday October 24 11:00am-2:00pm

    Core Lobby

    It’s #GCCSTEMWeek! Stop by for daily tabling of interactive, hands-on materials and activities showing off STEM-related attractions from all over campus! Each day, different staff, faculty, and students will be in the lobby to offer fun activities and present hands-on materials from projects related to STEM.

    More information & contact

    #GCCSTEMWeek • Let's Level Up: Colleagues & Friends as Mentors

    Thursday October 24 5:00pm-8:00pm

    Garden House at Look Park

    Join Pioneer Valley Women in STEM! At this networking event, Becky Wai-Ling Packard underscores the power of mentoring to advance our academic and career outcomes. Register at http://bit.ly/WeLevelUp.

    More information & contact

    OLP Free Climb

    Friday October 25 8:30am-11:00am

    N103 Climbing Wall

    GCC’s Outdoor Leadership Program invites you to climb to new heights! Get a whole new perspective on things and join OLP twice a week every week!

    Did you know that there is a climbing gym at GCC? You’re invited to tie in and climb with us! Open to all GCC students, faculty, and staff—come by any time or a few minutes or a few hours. No experience necessary, just bring yourself and we’ll fit you with a climbing harness, tie all of your knots, belay you as you ascend and coach you to climbing success. No skirts or dresses. You must wear shoes so be sure to bring a pair of shoes you can climb in!

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    Passionate Politics: The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch

    Friday October 25 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    Join us for a screening of the documentary film Passionate Politics which tells the story of Charlotte Bunch, from idealistic young civil rights organizer to lesbian activist, to internationally-recognized leader of a campaign to put women’s rights on the global human rights agenda. Charlotte has been both a product and creator of her times: every chapter in her life is a chapter in the story of modern feminist activism, from its roots in the 1960’s struggles for social justice to international campaigns against gender-based violence today.

    More information & contact

    GCC Day at Mike's Maze

    Saturday October 26 11:00am-5:00pm

    Mike’s Maze at Warner Farm

    Come to hang out or help out! The GCC Foundation will be staffing the stations hidden within the famous Sunderland corn maze and giving out candy to maze-goers. Email us to volunteer for a two-hour shift (11-1, 1-3 or 3-5) or come by with your family and friends to enjoy the maze while helping raise money for GCC students! Mike’s Maze will donate $2 to the GCC Foundation for every ticket sold that day. All volunteers get free admission to the maze!

    More information & contact

    College Visit: UMass-Amherst

    Monday October 28 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Admissions reps share information about and tips for transfer to UMass-Amherst. Make an advising appointment online!

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    College Visit: Westfield State University

    Monday October 28 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Admissions reps share information about transfer to Westfield State University.

    More information & contact

    Indigenous Peoples: Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

    Monday October 28 12:00pm-1:00pm

    N250 Humanities Studio

    Come and learn about the vital role of indigenous peoples in addressing the challenges of global climate change, preserving biodiversity and finding our way forward to a truly sustainable development. Brian Keane has been working with indigenous communities around the world for over thirty years. He is founder and Chair of the Board of the international organization Land is Life where he served as Executive Director for over twenty years. In 2013 he was appointed by the Obama Administration as the first Advisor on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues for US Foreign Assistance. In this role, Mr. Keane worked to ensure that the US government was promoting indigenous peoples’ rights internationally, and creating policies, trainings and programs to not only ensure that US foreign assistance does no harm to indigenous peoples, but to also support indigenous communities in their efforts to protect their rights and determine their own futures. Currently he serves as an Expert Member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

    More information & contact

    Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer Scholarship Info Session

    Monday October 28 12:00pm-1:00pm

    N247

    The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is currently open to community college students seeking to transfer to the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities for fall of 2020. The program provides up to $40,000 per year for up to three years to complete a bachelors degree, along with comprehensive educational advising.

    GCC alum Amelia Strickland joins us to talk more about the scholarship application whose deadline is November 20th, 2019.

    More information & contact

    College Visit: Fitchburg State

    Monday October 28 4:00pm-7:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Meet with admissions reps to learn about transfer to Fitchburg State University.

    More information & contact

    Student Loan Entrance Counseling

    Monday October 28 5:00pm-6:00pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    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.

    More information & contact

    Mass ACE Women's Network: Coaching & Sponsoring Women for Leadership

    Tuesday October 29 8:30am-11:00am

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Learn more about formal coaching relationships and experiences within and outside of higher education. The ACE Women’s Network has designed a panel to address women and male allies’ roles in nurturing, coaching and sponsoring women up the leadership ladder in faculty and administrative positions. Featured panelists will include entrepreneur and investor Liz Roberts; Google executive Steve Vinter; Harvard Club board memberJohn Sims; and Lesley University Associate Provost Lisa Ijiri. Moderated by Greenfield Community College President Yves Salomon-Fernández. Register online.

    More information & contact

    Business Club

    Tuesday October 29 11:40am-1:00pm

    E132 Hammond Business Studio

    A student club providing networking opportunities, social events, and informative programming to increase members’ business skills and chances of success in personal entrepreneurship. Anyone can join—you don't have to be a business student! Check us out on Facebook!

    Fall meetings are in the following locations:

    • 10/25 C307
    • 11/1 C307
    • 11/8 E132
    • 11/15 Dining Commons
    • 11/29 E132
    • 12/6 E132
    • 12/13 E132

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    Student Loan Entrance Counseling

    Tuesday October 29 12:30pm-1:30pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    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.

    More information & contact

  • Massachusetts Community College Advocacy Day

    Wednesday October 23 8:00am-5:00pm

    Massachusetts State House Great Hall

    Join your fellow GCC students in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House for a day of action as we advocate for better funded, more affordable and accessible, quality public higher education in Massachusetts! Transportation to and from Boston (leave Greenfield at 8am to arrive by 10am) and breakfast + lunch provided; email mcenteem@gcc.mass.edu to sign up.

    College Visit: Elms @ GCC

    Wednesday October 23 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Did you know? Elms College offers bachelor's degree completion programs right here at GCC! If you have your associate degree, you can continue on to a four-year program right here on campus. Programs offered include Business Management and Marketing, Early Childhood Education and Care, Social Work, and Nursing. Everyone is invited to stop by a scheduled information session, or contact Elms Program Coordinator Tom Spiro at spirot@elms.edu any time.

    College Visit: Westfield State University Division of Continuing Ed

    Wednesday October 23 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Admissions reps share information about transfer to Westfield State University.

    Pop In Wednesday

    Wednesday October 23 10:00am-4:00pm

    C103 Office of Admission

    Pop in any time on Wednesdays from 10am-4pm! Come for the popcorn and stay for a tour!

    STEM Week: "See Yourself in STEM"

    Wednesday October 23 11:00am-2:00pm

    Core Lobby

    It’s #GCCSTEMWeek! Stop by for daily tabling of interactive, hands-on materials and activities showing off STEM-related attractions from all over campus! Each day, different staff, faculty, and students will be in the lobby to offer fun activities and present hands-on materials from projects related to STEM.

    #GCCSTEMWeek • New England Women in Energy & the Environment

    Wednesday October 23 6:00pm-7:45pm

    Library

    It’s #GCCSTEMWeek! NEWIEE visits GCC to present a panel and networking event about women working in energy and the environment.

     

    • 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
    • Thursday November 28Thanksgiving Recess – no day or evening classes
    • Friday November 29Thanksgiving Recess – no day or evening classes
    • Friday December 6Applications for January 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.

    • Thursday December 12Last day of evening classes
    • Monday December 16Final exams for evening classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

    • Monday December 16Last day of day classes
    • Tuesday December 17Final exams for day classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

    • Tuesday December 17Final exams for evening classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

    • Wednesday December 18Final exams for day classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

    • Wednesday December 18Final exams for evening classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

    • Thursday December 19Final exams for day classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

    • Thursday December 19Final exams for evening classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

    • Friday December 20Final exams for day classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

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