Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

Events at GCC

  • Training Resources and Internship Network (TRAIN) Info Session

    Monday February 25 10:00am-11:00am

    MassHire Franklin/Hampshire Career Center

    Learn about MassHire’s TRAIN program that helps you build your skills to get a better job. Classes are FREE! Essential work skills training includes job search skills, math and reading refresher, career exploration, financial empowerment, and customer service. The TRAIN program may be right for you if you are unemployed or underemployed, receive SNAP, MassHealth, or fuel, DTA cash or other public assistance, or just need help in reaching your next step. Attend this info session to find out more!

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    Cape Cod African Dance and Drummers

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

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Celebrate Africa! People of all backgrounds can honor Black history with African dance & drumming. Come have a blast with us and rock out with this interactive performance of dance, rhythm, song and story, led by Cape Cod African Dance & Drum, an ensemble of dancers and drummers who perform traditional West African and Afro-Caribbean dance and drumming on Cape Cod and the New England area. This troupe includes master West African drummers, as well as a diverse group of professional American artists with a variety of dance and music backgrounds. The ensemble performs at concerts, school assemblies, festivals, parties, weddings and more. CCADD presents the rich traditions of African rooted music and dance, then allows the audience to participate actively in the rhythms, movement and song. Their performances are full of spirit and fun for all ages and abilities. The ensemble performs to uplift the hearts of their audiences, playing for the joy and healing inherent in African traditions.

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    Beauty and the Beast: How Our Bullies Teach Us Our Super Powers

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

    E132 Hammond Business Studio

    Says presenter Amy McMahon, “My greatest teachers were the people who denigrated, obstructed, and devalued me. They taught me what stuck out about me, what made me unique, what my edge was. As a queer woman of color born in Vietnam, I did not feel valued or encouraged in academic or professional settings. I often stood alone or on the outside looking in. I graduated from college and became a dishwasher in a restaurant. Today, I own a successful business, I am a community leader, and I sit on the Board of Directors of the largest financial institution in Franklin County. I want to tell you what I learned along the way.” Free refreshments!

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    Elms @ GCC Instant Accept Day

    Wednesday February 27 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Join us for Elms College instant Acceptance Day. Bring your official transcript and fill out an application either in person or online. Applications are free, and you will find out immediately about completing a Bachelor’s degree right here on campus through The Elms in Social Work, Early Care and Education, and Nursing.

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    Music Department Performance

    Wednesday February 27 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Live music from GCC’s own Music Department, plus free food and henna tattoos.

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    Spring Theater Auditions: Locally Grown 3

    Monday March 4 2:00pm-5:00pm

    Sloan Theater

    Auditions for GCC’s spring theater production “Locally Grown 3,” a collection of short one-act plays by local playwrights. No preparation or experience necessary! A total of 9 parts will be cast and we are open to non-traditional casting—all ages and character types considered. Community members welcome, you do not have to be a GCC student to audition. Come any time between 2pm and 5pm on either day.

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    Manufacturing Information & Application Session

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

    GCC Downtown

    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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    Spring Theater Auditions: Locally Grown 3

    Tuesday March 5 2:00pm-5:00pm

    Sloan Theater

    Auditions for GCC’s spring theater production “Locally Grown 3,” a collection of short one-act plays by local playwrights. No preparation or experience necessary! A total of 9 parts will be cast and we are open to non-traditional casting—all ages and character types considered. Community members welcome, you do not have to be a GCC student to audition. Come any time between 2pm and 5pm on either day.

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    Mini Transfer Fair

    Wednesday March 6 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Meet with transfer reps from 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 programs in the liberal arts and health sciences!

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    STEMinar Series

    Wednesday March 6 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Location TBA

    More info to come. Learn about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) at GCC.

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    Kristen Elechko: Leading with Your Values

    Thursday March 7 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    In honor of Women’s History Month GCC welcomes Kristen Elechko, a leader, athlete, strategist, diplomat, philanthropist, and leading-edge feminist who is passionate about women’s leadership, politics, and social justice. Her firm, Cascade Consulting, focuses on building and practicing excellence in each of these areas. Kristen’s experience comes from her work in the nonprofit, political, and business sectors. She has led transitions as the Interim Executive Director of Cancer Connection and Women’s eNews and was a key member of the leadership team of Imagine Philanthropy—a capacity-building firm that supports foundations, grant making institutions, and social justice organizations that focus on women’s rights. She has served as the campaign manager for City Council, Mayoral, and State Representative candidates, and is active with a many state and national level campaigns. Additionally, she brings a background of entrepreneurship from more than 15 years of experience in the outdoor industry with companies such as The North Face, Marmot, and Eastern Mountain Sports.

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    Friday Film Series: Solar Mamas

    Friday March 8 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Screening of the documentary film Solar Mamas by Why Poverty? Jordanian wife and mother Rafea is leaving home for the first time to attend a college in India that is training rural women to become solar energy engineers. Once there, she will join women like her from the developing world to learn concrete skills to change their communities.

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    Study Smarter

    Monday March 11 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Good students don’t just study hard; they study well! Do you ever find yourself unsure exactly HOW you should study? Or feel like the amount of time you spend studying and your grades you earn don’t line up? Then this workshop is for you! We’ll teach you how to best use your study time and share techniques for effectively learning new material. Free lunch for participants.

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    Kitchen Herbalism Workshop

    Wednesday March 13 12:00pm-12:50pm

    C307 Macleish Room

    GCC student Adrie Rose of Glad Heart Herbals leads a workshop on herbs for wellness from your kitchen.

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    Outdoor Leadership Program Info Session

    Wednesday March 13 4:30pm-6:00pm

    N102

    Join us for this free and fun 90 minute informational presentation about our unique Outdoor Leadership Program. OLP 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 Outdoor Leadership Program Coordinator, Bob Tremblay. Visit the OLP 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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    Artist's Reception: Mary Ellen Kelly

    Monday March 25 3:00pm-5:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Meet photographer and former GCC professor Mary Ellen Kelly whose exhibit ‘The Women’s March: Three Years, Three Cities” is on display in C208 March 4-31.

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    In Our Own Voices: Veterans

    Tuesday March 26 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, hear from GCC students, faculty and staff who are veterans or allies. Space for questions and dialogue, and refreshments provided.

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    Modeling Club Runway Show

    Wednesday March 27 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Members of GCC’s modeling club hit the runway! Free refreshments!

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    Friday Film Series: It's Criminal

    Friday March 29 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Join us to watch the documentary It’s Criminal, created by incarcerated women and Dartmouth College students who worked together to write and perform an original play that explores the often painful and troubled paths that landed the women behind bars.

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    Panel Discussion: It's Criminal

    Monday April 1 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Participants in the documentary It’s Criminal—created by incarcerated women and Dartmouth College students who worked together to write and perform an original play that explores the often painful and troubled paths that landed the women behind bars—discuss their experiences in life and in the film.

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    • Wednesday February 27Last day to drop/withdraw – No Record
    • Saturday March 16 - Sunday March 24Spring Recess – no day or evening classes

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

    • Tuesday March 19Summer and fall course schedules available online

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

    • Thursday April 4Advising Day – no day classes 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 4Priority registration for current students begins

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

    • Wednesday April 10Last day to drop/withdraw with a grade of “W”
    • Monday April 15Patriots’ Day – no day classes, evening classes meet as scheduled
    • Tuesday April 16Registration for new students begins
    • Friday April 19Follow Monday’s schedule for day classes
    • Thursday May 9Last day of evening classes
    • Monday May 13Final exams for evening classes

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

    • Monday May 13Last day of day classes
    • Tuesday May 14Final exams for day classes

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

    • Tuesday May 14Final exams for evening classes

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

    • Wednesday May 15Final exams for day classes

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

    • Wednesday May 15Final exams for evening classes

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

    • Thursday May 16Final exams for day classes

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

    • Thursday May 16Final exams for evening classes

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

    • Friday May 17Final exams for day classes

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

    • Wednesday May 22Classes begin – Summer Session I
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