Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

Events at GCC

  • CNA and Home Health Aide Information Session

    Saturday August 19 10:00am-11:30am

    C103 Office of Admission

    A special information session for anyone interested in our Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide programs which can be completed for credit or on a non-credit basis. 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

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    Saturday Enrollment Day

    Saturday August 19 10:00am-3:00pm

    C103 Office of Admission

    We’re open extended hours to help you get started at GCC! Wherever you’re at in the enrollment process, we can help! Apply for admission or financial aid, take placement tests, even register! Current and new students are encouraged to attend.

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    Veterans Administration Town Hall

    Thursday August 24 5:00pm-7:00pm

    Sloan Theater

    The U.S. Veterans Administration provides a town hall event to inform veterans, their dependents and the public about veterans’ health and other services they provide locally.

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    Certified Personal Trainer Info Session

    Wednesday September 6 6:30pm-7:30pm

    East Building

    Join us for a FREE orientation and introduction to our Workforce Development class W.I.T.S. Personal Trainer Certification. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about this in-demand career and sign up for the 9-week class that starts soon! RSVP below.

    RSVP: W.I.T.S. Free Orientation

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    Franklin County Fair Parade

    Thursday September 7 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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    Welcome Back BBQ

    Wednesday September 13 11:00am-1:00pm

    Core Patio

    Welcome back picnic to kick off the fall semester—featuring free food, Bart’s Ice Cream truck, the Forest Park Mobile Zoo, live music by Gaia Roots and henna tattoos!

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    Constitution Day Trivia Contest

    Monday September 18 12:30pm-1:30pm

    Library

    Celebrate Constitution Day and test your knowledge of the U.S. Constitution with trivia! Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

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    Campus & Community Resource Fair

    Wednesday September 20 11:00am-1:00pm

    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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    Wycinanki Workshop: The Art of Papercutting

    Saturday September 23 10:00am-12:00pm

    GCC Downtown

    Taught by Susan Urban, this workshop will include a brief introduction to the art of Polish paper cutting and will allow time for participants to design their own creations or make one from patterns provided. Bring small, sharp scissors or embroidery scissors. All other materials will be provided.

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    In Our Own Voices: Substance Abuse

    Monday September 25 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 addiction. Space for questions and dialogue, and refreshments provided.

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    Panel Discussion: A Handmaid's Tale

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

    Library

    To coincide with Banned Books Week, a national celebration of the freedom to read, the Nahman-Watson Library at Greenfield Community College is sponsoring a panel discussion of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale.

    The American Library Association first began tracking book challenges and bans in 1982, and in the decades since, The Handmaid’s Tale has been one of the most frequently challenged and banned books in America for its controversial depictions of religion, rape, and gendered violence. The story has also garnered renewed interest in the past year as Hulu released a television adaptation and protestors around the country donned the book’s iconic red robes and white bonnets to protest funding cuts to Planned Parenthood and laws restricting abortion rights in Texas, Ohio, and Missouri.

    Panelists will include faculty members from GCC’s English, Science, and Social Science departments, discussing the book and its relevance to today from their own disciplinary perspectives and encouraging audience questions and participation.

    Free and open to the public; lunch provided.

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    Alumni Association Red Sox Game

    Thursday September 28 7:00pm-11:30pm

    It’s Massachusetts Community College Night with the Red Sox! Sign up to watch the Red Sox vs. the Houston Astros at Fenway, sponsored by the Alumni Association. $50 per ticket includes a GCC t-shirt and transportation to and from the game (bus leaves GCC at 3pm). Sign up online!

    GCC students with a valid ID may purchase tickets at the discounted rate of $15.00 per student or 2/$25.00 in the Office of Student Activities (C216) beginning Tuesday, September 5th. Ticket includes transportation, ticket and t-shirt. For more information email mcenteem@gcc.mass.edu.

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    Friday Film Series: Chasing Heroin

    Friday September 29 12:00pm-2:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    A searing, two-hour PBS Frontline investigation places America’s heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light—telling the stories of individual addicts, but also illuminating the epidemic’s years-in-the-making social context, deeply examining shifts in U.S. drug policy, and exploring what happens when addiction is treated like a public health issue, not a crime.

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    Remarks from the Hill: Senator Stan Rosenberg

    Friday September 29 2:00pm-4:00pm

    Sloan Theater

    Part of our Senior Symposia program for people over 50. All workshops are $10. Online registration available!

    State Senate President Stan Rosenberg will share his unique vantage point on issues confronting the Commonwealth.

    Topics may include health care, public education, infrastructure maintenance, refugee resettlement, and the opioid crisis. Stanley C. Rosenberg was raised in foster care, attended public schools, and graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1977. He founded and became the first director of the Arts Extension Service at UMass and was later director of Community Development and Human Service Programs.

    After working as a senate aide and as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Democratic party, Rosenberg was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1986 and served as representative for Amherst and Pelham until 1991, when he won a special election for a senate seat. A leader in the struggle for same-sex marriage and a champion of public education, Rosenberg founded and co-chaired the state legislature’s Foster Kid Caucus. In 2015 he was unanimously elected President of the Massachusetts Senate.

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    It's Perfect Sailing: A Quinnetuckut II Trip

    Sunday October 1 12:45pm-3:30pm

    Once again Richard Little will explore this history on a 90-minute cruise down river about six miles to Barton Cove before returning to Northfield. Learn about the many striking features of this area such as flood plains, terraces, abandoned waterfalls and other evidence of the glacial era of Lake Hitchcock. You will also be cruising along the “Age of Dinosaurs” fault that formed as Pangea separated. The boat leaves promptly from the Riverview Picnic Area which is about 2 miles north of Route 2 (in Erving) on Route 63. Space is limited! You must RSVP in advance.

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    Around the World in 80 Days with Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland

    Thursday October 5 2:00pm-4:00pm

    GCC Downtown

    Part of our Senior Symposia program for people over 50. All workshops are $10. Online registration available!

    On November 14, 1889, Nellie Bly, the crusading young reporter for Joseph Pulitzer’s World newspaper, left New York City by steamship on a quest to break the record for the fastest trip around the world. Also departing from New York that day—and heading in the opposite direction by train—was a young journalist from The Cosmopolitan magazine, Elizabeth Bisland. Each woman was determined to outdo Jules Verne’s fictional hero Phileas Fogg and circle the globe in less than eighty days. Matthew Goodman will tell the dramatic story of the race that spanned 28,000 miles, captivated the nation and changed both competitors’ lives forever. Matthew Goodman is the New York Times-best-selling author of three works of non-fiction, including the award-winning Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World, which has been translated into eight languages. Goodman’s writing has appeared in The American Scholar, Harvard Review, Salon, and many other publications.

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    Tahirah Amatul-Wadud: Islamophobia

    Wednesday October 11 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud of Springfield discusses the state of affairs for Muslims in America in light of policies being made in the current political climate.

    Ms. Amatul-Wadud is an attorney with a practice in domestic relations law and civil rights. She is a graduate of Elms College in Chicopee and Western New England University School of Law, in Springfield where she resides. She’s a volunteer commissioner on the Mass. Commission on the Status of Women and a board member for the Massachusetts chapter for the Council on American Islamic Relations. She has recently been chosen to serve on the Family Advisory Council for Boston Children’s Hospital. Ms. Amatul-Wadud was named a Top Woman of Law for 2016 by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

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    The Powerful Rise and Sad Demise of Connecticut River Valley Industry

    Wednesday October 11 2:00pm-4:30pm

    GCC Downtown

    Part of our Senior Symposia program for people over 50. All workshops are $10. Online registration available!

    Presented by Robert Forrant. For over 150 years in a prosperous 200-mile industrial corridor along the Connecticut River between Bridgeport, Connecticut and Windsor, Vermont, hundreds of firms built the world’s metalworking, machinery, cutting tools and measuring and inspection devices. Other companies in the region purchased these machines and produced finished goods, including rifles, carriages, rail cars, ice skates, bicycles, motorcycles and automobiles. The Valley economy was vibrant and home to thousands of skilled workers. Things took a turn for the worse in the 1960s and 1970s as locally owned firms were purchased by outside investors and the industry was challenged by global competitors. Forrant will explain the remarkable rise and swift decline of industry in the region we call home. Robert Forrant is Professor of History at UMass Lowell. The author of books and articles on industrial history and deindustrialization, he worked for many years as a machinist at the American Bosch plant in Springfield before its 1986 closure. He was named UMass Lowell Distinguished University Professor in 2016.

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    Film Screening: Lives Worth Living

    Thursday October 12 11:00am-12:15pm

    C208 Community Room

    Join us to watch the PBS documentary Lives Worth Living about the disability rights movement in America.

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    GCC Foundation Trivia Night

    Friday October 13 6:00pm-9:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Join the GCC Foundation for a fun night of trivia! Doors open at 6pm, trivia begins promptly at 7pm. Entry fee of $20 per person.

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    • Saturday August 19Saturday Enrollment Day

      We’re open extended hours to help you get started at GCC! Wherever you’re at in the enrollment process, we can help! Apply for admission or financial aid, take placement tests, even register! Current and new students are encouraged to attend.

    • Monday August 21New 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. Online registration is not yet available for this date.

    • Wednesday 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. Online registration is not yet available for this date.

    • Thursday August 24New 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. Online registration is not yet available for this date.

    • Tuesday August 29Last day of classes
    • Tuesday August 29New/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. Online registration is not yet available for this date.

    • Wednesday August 30Faculty on contract
    • Wednesday August 30New Employee Orientation

      For more information, contact Human Resources.

    • Thursday August 31Faculty Professional Half-Day (MCCC)
    • Thursday 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.

    • Thursday August 31GCC Community Breakfast and Opening Meeting
    • Monday September 4Labor Day – no day or evening classes
    • Tuesday September 5Day and evening classes begin
    • Friday September 8Applications 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 11Last day to add day and evening classes
    • Monday September 11Last day to drop/withdraw from credit classes – 100% refund (minus $20 reg fee)
    • Monday September 18Last day to drop/withdraw from credit classes – 75% refund (minus $20 reg fee)
    • Tuesday October 3Incomplete (“IN”) grades converted to “F”
    • Friday October 6Last day to drop/withdraw – No Record
    • Monday October 9Columbus Day – no day classes, evening classes meet as scheduled
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