Greenfield Community College

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Events at GCC

  • 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

    Technology Fundamentals for Seniors: Cell Phones

    Friday February 21 2:00pm-3:30pm

    GCC Downtown

    Since the release of the Apple iPhone, smartphones have exploded in popularity, with over 250 million cell phones in use in the United States alone. These devices have become incredibly complex and nuanced. This workshop is aimed at providing the fundamental concepts for smart phone usage; focusing primarily on navigation, privacy, and camera apps such as Facetime and Skype. The discussion will include not only the iPhone, but Android phones such as the Samsung Galaxy and others. Time will be allotted for general questions and concerns that are not covered during the first part of the workshop.

    Topics:

    • Privacy & Security
    • Personal Settings and Preferences
    • Facetime & Skype
    • Camera

    Brands covered:

    • Apple
    • Samsung
    • Google
    • OnePlus
    • HTC
    • LG

    Presented by GCC student Joseph Noble and members of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (GCC local chapter).

    Please RSVP!

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    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

    Student Presentation: Puerto Rico

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

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    GCC student Erika Clark gives a presentation on Puerto Rican culture.

    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

    Finding My Valley: A Search for Connection and Meaning in the Pioneer Valley Landscape

    Thursday March 5 7:00pm-9:00pm

    Stinchfield Lecture Hall

    A Pioneer Valley Institute presentation by photographer Michael Zide.

    From 1982 to the present, I have been actively photographing in the Pioneer Valley. The presentation examines my own search for meaning in the work that I have created in our Valley and how “sense of place” and “perception bias” ties my photography into a cohesive body of work.

    As a photographic educator, I am interested in exploring the evolution of personal vision and believe firmly that all art is a reflection of one’s lifetime of experience, whether positive or not. By examining what I consider the influences upon my life growing up in Los Angeles, and later photographing the landscape of Martha’s Vineyard for 13 years previous to relocating to Amherst, MA, I hope that you find my presentation both informative and eye opening for what uncommon beauty I have found in the landscape that can often be taken for granted.

    Michael Zide has been a TedX presenter as well as presenting many programs to school and adult groups.

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    GCC Chorus Preview Concert: 19th Century European & American Choral Music

    Friday March 6 12:15pm-12:45pm

    Sloan Theater

    GCC Chorus presents “The 19th Century: European & American Choral Music,” a concert preview of choral music by many noted composers from the Romantic era, include sacred and secular works as well as music in several languages. From Europe, the concert includes folk songs by Beethoven and Brahms, “Madrigal” by Fauré, and a chorus from Gilbert and Sullivan. American music includes spirituals, folk songs, and music by Lowell Mason. Directed by Margery Heins, with Henry Gaida, Accompanist, and soloists from the chorus.

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    Ritchie Farrell: From Heroin to Hollywood

    Monday March 9 6:00pm-7:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Ritchie Farrell was a heroin addict. He grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts, the birthplace the textile revolution and the well-known home of “The Fighters,” WBA World Champion Irish Mick Ward and his brother Dickie Eklund.

    Farrell overcame incredible odds to win the du-Pont Columbia, arguably the highest a journalist can receive. As a journalist, Farrell covered the war in Bosnia and now covers the drug war raging in America.

    Ritchie Farrell is a bestselling author, an HBO filmmaker, WGA screenwriter, and motivational speaker. His rise from the heroin-filled streets of Lowell to the top can only be described as miraculous, heroic, and remarkable. Currently, he is the founder of the TV show The Exit Team, on a mission to bring recovery into living rooms across America.

    Presentation from 6-7pm, followed by a screening of The Fighter (in which Mr. Farrell stars) at the Greenfield Garden Cinema at 8:45pm.

    Co-sponsored by the Franklin County House of Corrections and the Greenfield YMCA.

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    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.

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    Adventure Education Open House

    Wednesday March 25 4:30pm-6:00pm

    N102

    Join us for this free and fun 90 minute informational presentation about our unique outdoor adventure programs: a 2-year degree in Adventure Education and 1-year certificate in Outdoor Leadership. GCC has been training students to become working outdoor professionals since 1980. Our graduates are highly sought after throughout the outdoor recreation and adventure education fields in Massachusetts, New England, and across the United States. Our graduates can be found working in such dynamic outdoor industries and careers as:

    • Climbing Gyms
    • Wilderness Guides
    • Outdoor Equipment Retail
    • Camps
    • Ski Areas
    • Rafting Companies
    • Challenge Courses
    • Outing Clubs
    • State and National Parks
    • Colleges & Universities
    • Wilderness Therapy
    • Cycle Touring
    • Kayak Guides
    • Tour Guides

    … and much more!

    Meet Program Coordinator Bob Tremblay. Visit our classroom and the indoor climbing wall. Ask questions and get answers! Learn how to tie the safest knot in all of rock climbing!

    • 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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    12th Annual NELCWIT Celebration - The Power to Persevere: Rising Together!

    Thursday March 26 5:00pm-7:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    12th annual fundraiser to honor the contributions of women and raise awareness about violence and sexual assault on campuses and in our community. Presented by the Friends of NELCWIT, featuring live jazz music, silent auction, cash bar, buffet dinner and featured speaker Yves Salomon-Fernadéz, GCC President. All guests will be asked for a meaningful donation to support NELCWIT’s programs. Register online at eventbrite.com

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    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

    Career & Job Fair

    Thursday April 9 10:00am-1:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Greenfield Community College hosts its annual Career and Job Fair in partnership with the MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center! All GCC students, alums and members of the general public are welcome to meet and network with employers from around the region. Local companies from sustainable energy, not for profit, health care and much more will be available in the Dining Commons to talk with attendees about exciting career opportunities—and, at some employer tables, actual job openings!

    Employers can sign up to participate beginning March 9.

    More information & contact

    Arts Night

    Thursday April 16 4:30pm-9:00pm

    South Wing

    GCC celebrates the arts! Join us for our annual evening of music and theater performances and exhibits, including the Annual Student Art Exhibit opening from 7-9pm.

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    Outdoor Adventure and Recreation Expo

    Saturday April 18 10:00am-1:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Western Massachusetts is your destination for 4 seasons of FUN! Discover all that Western Massachusetts has to offer in outdoor recreation! Speak with local vendors and recreation business leaders. Learn about training, education, and certification opportunities and network with other outdoor enthusiasts. Challenge yourself on the GCC climbing wall!

    10-11am Explore and socialize with local outdoor recreation enthusiasts
    11am-12pm – Featured speaker Gary Guller
    12-1pm – Lunch and networking opportunities

    Featuring speaker Gary Guller, known both as a world renowned, record-setting mountaineer and a professional motivational and inspirational speaker, trusted by the world’s top organizations and corporations. Gary Guller climbed to the summit of Mt. Everest and became the first person with one arm to stand on the top of the world!

    Hosted by GCC’s Department of Adventure Education and Outdoor Leadership.

    Sponsors are invited to market their services and businesses; download a sponsorship form or sign up for sponsorship below. General public is invited to RSVP if you plan to stay for lunch and network—otherwise just show up at the expo!

    RSVP for lunchSponsor the expo

    If you plan to stay for lunch and networking, please let us know so we can get a headcount!

     

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    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

  • 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!

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    UMass STEM Summer Bridge Info Session

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

    Science Studio – 4th Floor South

    This summer UMass-Amherst will offer a FREE summer junior year writing class for STEM transfer students. This class is a graduation requirement for all UMass STEM majors—and you can take it early and for free! Come learn about this opportunity, meet UMass STEM advisors and learn about their programs, and eat pizza!

    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

    Career Exploration & Decision-Making: Key Tools & Strategies

    Tuesday February 25 2:00pm-3:00pm

    C118A Career Services Studio

    This workshop will provide an overview of career exploration tools, resources, and strategies that can be used to make a more informed career and education decision. RSVP online!

    Topics covered include:

    • Mass Career Information System (MassCIS)
    • Labor Market Information (LMI) Research
    • Reality Checking Tools
    • Career Assessments
    • Experiential Research Strategies
    • Goal Setting & Planning Strategies
    • Transfer Services

    Participants will leave this workshop with specific action steps they can take to get more clarity about their career and education direction. Open to students, employees, alums and the general public.

    More information & contact

    College Visit: UMass-Amherst

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

    Core Lobby

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

    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

    Career Workshop: Job Search Strategies

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

    C118A Career Services Studio

    Provides an overview of key resources and strategies that can used to engage in an effective job search. Sorry, open only to GCC students, employees and alums. To find workshops available for the public, visit the MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center.

    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

    Pride Alliance Club

    Wednesday February 26 12:00pm-12:50pm

    C216 Student Activities

    Offering a warm and inclusive safe place for LGBT, other identifying (this includes cis/straight identifying allies), and questioning persons of all ages, races, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and gender expressions to express their thoughts, feelings, or concerns regarding LGBTQ topics.

    More information & contact

    Student Presentation: Puerto Rico

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

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    GCC student Erika Clark gives a presentation on Puerto Rican culture.

    More information & contact

    Hot Mess Express

    Thursday February 27 12:00pm-12:50pm

    C414

    Weekly drop-in meetings open to all students to help boost your academic executive functioning skills. Learn how to set reasonable goals and manage your time, get your homework done, and tackle overwhelming assignments. Find out why and how we procrastinate… and learn how to stay on track!  Neuroscience meets practical student life—with tips and tricks, training, technology and treats. Feel like an academic train wreck?  Climb aboard the Hot Mess Express!

    More information & contact

    Career Workshop: Job Search Strategies

    Thursday February 27 2:00pm-3:00pm

    C118A Career Services Studio

    Provides an overview of key resources and strategies that can used to engage in an effective job search. Sorry, open only to GCC students, employees and alums. To find workshops available for the public, visit the MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center.

    More information & contact

    Student Senate Meeting

    Monday March 2 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 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

    Career Exploration & Decision-Making: Key Tools & Strategies

    Tuesday March 3 2:00pm-3:00pm

    C118A Career Services Studio

    This workshop will provide an overview of career exploration tools, resources, and strategies that can be used to make a more informed career and education decision. RSVP online!

    Topics covered include:

    • Mass Career Information System (MassCIS)
    • Labor Market Information (LMI) Research
    • Reality Checking Tools
    • Career Assessments
    • Experiential Research Strategies
    • Goal Setting & Planning Strategies
    • Transfer Services

    Participants will leave this workshop with specific action steps they can take to get more clarity about their career and education direction. Open to students, employees, alums and the general public.

    More information & contact

    College Visit: Unity College

    Wednesday March 4 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Admissions reps share information about and tips for transfer to Unity College in Maine.

    More information & contact

  • Student Loan Entrance Counseling

    Thursday February 20 12:30pm-1:30pm

    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.

    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.

    • 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
    • Monday May 11Final exams for evening classes

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

    • Monday May 11Last day of day classes
    • Tuesday May 12Final exams for day classes

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

    • Tuesday May 12Final exams for evening classes

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

    • Wednesday May 13Final exams for day classes

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

    • Wednesday May 13Final exams for evening classes

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

    • Thursday May 14Final exams for day classes

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

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