Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

Events at GCC

  • New Student Orientation

    Wednesday August 22 9:00am-1:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Attendance at an orientation event is required for new, matriculated GCC students and those who have had a break in attendance for more than two years. Join us to make connections with faculty, staff and other students and learn more about what to expect in college. Register online at gcc.mass.edu/orientation.

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    League of Women Voters Candidate Forum

    Tuesday August 28 5:30pm-7:00pm

    Library

    Non-partisan candidate forum for state Senate and House races, hosted by the League of Women Voters, in preparation for the state primary elections on September 4. Each candidate will have the opportunity to make a short speech, followed by an hour of informal tabling and conversation. Light refreshments will be served.

    The event will feature candidates in races for state senate and state house of representatives from all districts that include Franklin County, including:

    • House: Second Berkshire (Greenfield, Northfield, West County)
    • House: First Franklin (Shelburne, Turners Falls, Deerfield)
    • House: Second Franklin (Millers Falls, Gill, North Quabbin)
    • Senate: Berkshire, Hampshire, and Franklin (Greenfield, Northampton, Amherst, Orange, etc.)
    • Senate: Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin, and Hampden (Shelburne, West County, Conway, Ashfield, etc.)

    All declared candidates in the Republican and Democratic primaries for the races above (including write-ins) have been invited to participate.

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    Walk-In Wednesday

    Wednesday August 29 10:00am-2:00pm

    It’s not too late to sign up for fall classes! Academic advisors hold campus-wide office hours from 10am-2pm to advise and register students—or stop by the Advising Center in C119 for help.

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    CNA and Home Health Aide Information Session

    Thursday August 30 11:00am-1:00pm

    GCC Downtown

    A special information session for anyone interested in our Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide programs. Our graduates are employed in long term care facilities, home health agencies, hospitals and rehabilitation programs, adult day programs, assisted living centers, hospice and other community health settings.

    RSVP online if you plan to attend!

    RSVP: CNA/HHA Information 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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    STEM Workshop

    Wednesday September 5 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

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

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    Community Resource Studio Open House

    Thursday September 6 12:00pm-1:00pm

    E101 Community Support Studio

    Come visit the Community Resource Studio in East 101, a campus space where organizations from western Massachusetts provide additional support to GCC students. Meet our local community partners! Free refreshments!

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    Franklin County Fair Parade

    Thursday September 6 4:30pm-7:00pm

    Location TBA

    An annual event! Join GCC’s contingentstudents, faculty, staff, alums and fans—to march in the parade and get free admission to the Franklin County Fair that night! Wristbands for fair entry will be provided to each marcher aged 9 and over (children under 8 are free). Let us know online if you plan to join us!

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    Manufacturing Information & Application Session

    Monday September 10 3:00pm-4:30pm

    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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    Fall Theater Auditions: Frankenstein

    Monday September 10 4:00pm-7:00pm

    Sloan Theater

    Auditions for GCC’s fall theater production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, to be held September 10 and 11.

    No preparation or experience necessary for actors or crew! The production requires 15-20 actors and is open to non-traditional casting. All genders welcome and encouraged. Community members and faculty and staff too—you do not have to be a GCC student to audition. Come any time between 4pm and 7pm on either night. Play runs October 17-31 with a special Halloween performance.

    Copies of the script will be available an hour before auditions or outside room S326.

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    Fall Theater Auditions: Frankenstein

    Tuesday September 11 4:00pm-7:00pm

    Sloan Theater

    Auditions for GCC’s fall theater production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, to be held September 10 and 11.

    No preparation or experience necessary for actors or crew! The production requires 15-20 actors and is open to non-traditional casting. All genders welcome and encouraged. Community members and faculty and staff too—you do not have to be a GCC student to audition. Come any time between 4pm and 7pm on either night. Play runs October 17-31 with a special Halloween performance.

    Copies of the script will be available an hour before auditions or outside room S326.

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    Welcome Back BBQ

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

    Core Patio

    Welcome back picnic to kick off the fall semester—featuring free food, Bart’s Ice Cream truck, entertainment, flag football and more!

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    Pizza with the Prez

    Monday September 17 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Core Patio

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

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    Campus & Community Resource Fair

    Wednesday September 19 11:30am-1:30pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

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

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

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    Mini Transfer Fair

    Thursday September 20 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Meet with transfer reps from Westfield State, Western New England University, Springfield College, Elms College, American International College and Bay Path University to learn about their many programs in the liberal arts and health sciences!

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    Friday Film Series: Broken Lines

    Friday September 21 12:00pm-2:00pm

    C307 Macleish Room

    Join us for a screening of Broken Lines: A Story of Addiction, a documentary about drug addiction and recovery.

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    Visit to Saint-Gaudens and the American Precision Museum

    Saturday September 22 8:00am-5:00pm

    An early fall bus trip to the sculpture galleries, gardens and studio of Saint-Gaudens Estate (Cornish, NH) and to explore our mechanical arts heritage at the American Precision Museum (Windsor, VT).

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    Emily Nagoski: Beyond Consent—The Science of Yes and No

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

    C208 Community Room

    Author, Smith College professor and sex educator Emily Nagoski discusses sexual health.

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    Update from the Immigrant Protection Project

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

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    The Immigrant Protection Project (IPP) is a project of the ACLU and a coordinated regional effort by attorneys and organizations to provide immigrants in Western Massachusetts with referrals for legal assistance and connections to other services. Come here ACLU attorney and former GCC professor Buz Eisenberg talk about this important resource.

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    The Marijuana Industry in the Pioneer Valley

    Thursday September 27 6:00pm-9:00pm

    GCC Downtown

    In 2012, Massachusetts voters officially legalized medical marijuana and then in 2016, voters officially legalized recreational marijuana. The marijuana industry offers a unique opportunity for the Commonwealth – a once banned substance that now has some forecasts projecting legal sales to reach $1 billion by 2020.

    Come join experts currently operating in the regulated industry in MA discuss the prospect and challenges of this growing industry. This free workshop is for anyone interested in working, investing, owning, or just plain curious about the regulated marijuana industry. This workshop is an introduction to a series of classes to be offered at GCC for those interested in becoming part of this industry.

    Pre-registration required! Pre-register now →

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    Lost Towns of Quabbin Hike

    Saturday September 29 9:00am-4:00pm

    Hike to the center of the former town of Dana and compare old photographs of the town with the cellar holes and recovering forest that exists today. We might even hike deep into the woods to see the remains of a crashed fighter jet. This workshop involves moderate hiking on and off trail in a forested environment in early spring conditions.

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    • Wednesday August 22New Student Orientation

      Attendance at an orientation event is required for new, matriculated GCC students and those who have had a break in attendance for more than two years. Join us to make connections with faculty, staff and other students and learn more about what to expect in college. Register online at gcc.mass.edu/orientation.

    • Thursday August 23Returning Student Orientation

      Attendance at an orientation event is required for new, matriculated GCC students and those who have had a break in attendance for more than two years. Join us to make connections with faculty, staff and other students and learn more about what to expect in college. Register online at gcc.mass.edu/orientation.

    • Tuesday August 28New/Returning Student Orientation (Online)

      Attendance at an orientation event is required for new, matriculated GCC students and those who have had a break in attendance for more than two years. Join us to make connections with faculty, staff and other students and learn more about what to expect in college. Register online at gcc.mass.edu/orientation.

    • Wednesday August 29Faculty on contract
    • Wednesday August 29Last day of classes
    • Thursday August 30Faculty Professional Half-Day (MCCC)
    • Thursday August 30GCC Community Breakfast and Opening Meeting
    • Friday August 31Final grades due by 10am

      Final grades due from faculty by this time; grades are generally posted to students' MyGCC accounts 48-72 hours after this deadline. For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar.

    • Monday September 3Labor Day – no day or evening classes
    • Tuesday September 4Day and evening classes begin
    • Friday September 7Applications for September graduation due in Enrollment Services

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

    • Monday September 10Last day to add day and evening classes
    • Monday September 10Last day to drop/withdraw from credit classes – 100% refund (minus $20 reg fee)
    • Monday September 17Last day to drop/withdraw from credit classes – 75% refund (minus $20 reg fee)
    • Tuesday October 2Incomplete (“IN”) grades converted to “F”
    • Friday October 5Last day to drop/withdraw – No Record
    • Monday October 8Indigenous Peoples’ Day – no day classes, evening classes meet as scheduled
    • Tuesday October 16Spring course schedule available online
    • Tuesday October 30Early Progress Reports due by 2pm
    • Tuesday November 6Advising Day – no day or evening classes

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

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