Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

Events at GCC

  • 11th Annual NELCWIT Power of Women Celebration

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

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    11th 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 Ellen Story. All guests will be asked for a meaningful donation to support NELCWIT’s programs. Register online at https://pownelcwit2018.eventbrite.com.

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    Locally Grown 2: An Evening of One-Act Plays

    Thursday April 26 7:30pm-9:30pm

    Sloan Theater

    GCC Theater presents Locally Grown 2: An Evening of One-Act Plays, three acts written by local playwrights and performed by GCC students and community members. Featured plays include “Have You Seen Charlie,” “The Traitr,” and “Another God Play Involving Plywood.” Tickets are $5/$10 (students & seniors/general public) at the door. Reserve your seats online!

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    Tree Planting

    Friday April 27 10:00am-2:00pm

    Outdoor Learning Lab

    Join Tony Reiber and the Permaculture Club to plant an orchard at Greenfield Community College! 20 trees will be planted just beyond the Outdoor Learning Lab. You’ll learn something about permaculture principles, horticulture, Earth Day, and more. Free food outside on the Core Patio from 12-1pm.

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    Presidential Search Open Forum

    Friday April 27 4:15pm-6:30pm

    C208 Community Room

    Community members are invited to meet one of five finalists for the position of Greenfield Community College President. Open forum from 4:15-5pm, Board of Trustees meeting open to the public from 5:15-6:30pm.

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    Locally Grown 2: An Evening of One-Act Plays

    Friday April 27 7:30pm-9:30pm

    Sloan Theater

    GCC Theater presents Locally Grown 2: An Evening of One-Act Plays, three acts written by local playwrights and performed by GCC students and community members. Featured plays include “Have You Seen Charlie,” “The Traitr,” and “Another God Play Involving Plywood.” Tickets are $5/$10 (students & seniors/general public) at the door. Reserve your seats online!

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    Locally Grown 2: An Evening of One-Act Plays

    Saturday April 28 7:30pm-9:30pm

    Sloan Theater

    GCC Theater presents Locally Grown 2: An Evening of One-Act Plays, three acts written by local playwrights and performed by GCC students and community members. Featured plays include “Have You Seen Charlie,” “The Traitr,” and “Another God Play Involving Plywood.” Tickets are $5/$10 (students & seniors/general public) at the door. Reserve your seats online!

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    Success as an Online Student

    Monday April 30 12:00pm-1:00pm

    N241

    Thinking about signing up for an online course next semester? You may be wondering what to expect, as well as what is expected of you that might be different from an in-person class. Find out about the pitfalls to watch for, the resources to draw on when you struggle, and how to maximize the benefits of online learning.

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    Turning Failure to Success

    Monday April 30 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Have you hit a bump in the road? Maybe your first round of exams didn’t go as well as you expected, or that paper didn’t earn the grade you thought it would? Don’t get down on yourself—failure doesn’t have to be a bad thing! In this workshop you will learn how to “fail well” and to use failure as motivation for future success.

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    Presidential Search Open Forum

    Monday April 30 4:15pm-6:30pm

    Stinchfield Lecture Hall

    Community members are invited to meet one of five finalists for the position of Greenfield Community College President. Open forum from 4:15-5pm, Board of Trustees meeting open to the public from 5:15-6:30pm.

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    Success as an Online Student

    Tuesday May 1 12:00pm-1:00pm

    N401

    Thinking about signing up for an online course next semester? You may be wondering what to expect, as well as what is expected of you that might be different from an in-person class. Find out about the pitfalls to watch for, the resources to draw on when you struggle, and how to maximize the benefits of online learning.

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    Turning Failure to Success

    Tuesday May 1 12:00pm-1:00pm

    N314

    Have you hit a bump in the road? Maybe your first round of exams didn’t go as well as you expected, or that paper didn’t earn the grade you thought it would? Don’t get down on yourself—failure doesn’t have to be a bad thing! In this workshop you will learn how to “fail well” and to use failure as motivation for future success.

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    Annual Archibald Macleish Poetry Reading

    Wednesday May 2 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Sponsored by the Friends of the Archibald Macleish Collection, featuring poets Dennis Finnell and Susie Patlove. Free and open to the public.

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    Bike Week Obstacle Course & Slow Race

    Wednesday May 2 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Main Building Lawn

    In celebration of Bike Week there will be an obstacle course and slow race for bikers to try their luck or show their skills! Bring your bike, or borrow one of ours. No skill necessary, no fear preferred!

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    Presidential Search Open Forum

    Wednesday May 2 4:15pm-6:30pm

    C208 Community Room

    Community members are invited to meet one of five finalists for the position of Greenfield Community College President. Open forum from 4:15-5pm, Board of Trustees meeting open to the public from 5:15-6:30pm.

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    Visiting Writer Series: Isaac Fitzgerald

    Thursday May 3 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    “When it comes to body-image issues, we are all in our own personal hells. And my hell is but a flickering Bic lighter when compared with others. But that’s the thing about hells: Comparing them does not lead you to the exit door of your own. Even as I grew older, matured, found somewhat more stable relationships, even as my weight fluctuated, my sense of self never did. Not once did I like what I saw in the mirror whenever I saw myself in it.” — Confessions of a Former Former Fat Kid

    Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and was once given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. Formerly of The Rumpus and McSweeney’s and most recently the founding editor of BuzzFeed Books, Isaac is now the co-host of BuzzFeed News’ Twitter Morning Show, #AMtoDM. He also appears frequently on The Today Show to talk books, and is co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes) (winner of an IACP award), and the author of a YA novel and picture book forthcoming from Bloomsbury.

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    Bike Week Community Ride

    Friday May 4 12:15pm-2:15pm

    East Building

    Ride or bring your bike to GCC and join us for a community bicycle ride from campus. Sign up at the table during the lunch hour all week, or just show show up for the ride on Friday. 10 mile round trip route, and you must bring and wear your bicycle helmet. Don’t forget water too!

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    Outdoor Leadership Program Info Session

    Friday May 4 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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    Wild Wilderness of Dunbar Brook

    Saturday May 5 9:00am-4:00pm

    Join us for a hike along Dunbar Brook, deep in the wilderness of the Monroe State Forest. This moderate trail follows the brook with crystal clear water and countless small waterfalls. We’ll stop for lunch at a trail shelter where we can briefly leave the trail to see some larger waterfalls as they cascade between steep and deeply forested hillsides. Be sure to bring a small backpack with lunch and something to drink. If the water is low enough for us to find a safe crossing, we can even bushwhack a short distance to visit the largest White Pine tree in Massachusetts! Our round trip hike will be about 2.5 miles, allowing plenty of time for exploring, taking pictures, and looking for animal tracks and sign. Transportation is not provided.

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    Internships 101

    Monday May 7 12:00pm-1:00pm

    N314

    What is an internship? Why would you want one? What resources are available at GCC to help you find one? Get the answers to these questions and many more at this workshop hosted by Internship Coordinator Bob Barba!

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    Managing Stress

    Monday May 7 12:00pm-1:00pm

    N241

    Got stress? Feeling anxious? Recent surveys of college students from across the country have identified stress and anxiety as factors that affect academic performance. This workshop will explore the impact of stress on the mind & body and teach you practical strategies to help you cope with the stressors in your life. Workshop hosted by Learning Support Counselor Kathleen Keough.

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  • College Visit: UMass Lowell

    Thursday April 26 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Admissions reps share information about and tips for transfer to University of Massachusetts Lowell.

    College Visit: Westfield State University

    Thursday April 26 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Admissions reps share information about transfer to Westfield State University.

    CNA and Home Health Aide Information Session

    Thursday April 26 10:30am-12:00pm

    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.

    College Visit: American International College

    Thursday April 26 3:00pm-5:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Admissions reps share information about transfer to AIC in Springfield.

    11th Annual NELCWIT Power of Women Celebration

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

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    11th 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 Ellen Story. All guests will be asked for a meaningful donation to support NELCWIT’s programs. Register online at https://pownelcwit2018.eventbrite.com.

    Locally Grown 2: An Evening of One-Act Plays

    Thursday April 26 7:30pm-9:30pm

    Sloan Theater

    GCC Theater presents Locally Grown 2: An Evening of One-Act Plays, three acts written by local playwrights and performed by GCC students and community members. Featured plays include “Have You Seen Charlie,” “The Traitr,” and “Another God Play Involving Plywood.” Tickets are $5/$10 (students & seniors/general public) at the door. Reserve your seats online!

    • Thursday May 10Last day of evening classes
    • Monday May 14Final exams for evening classes

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

    • Monday May 14Last day of day classes
    • Tuesday May 15Final exams for day classes

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

    • Tuesday May 15Final exams for evening classes

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

    • Wednesday May 16Final exams for day classes

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

    • Wednesday May 16Final exams for evening classes

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

    • Thursday May 17Final exams for day classes

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

    • Thursday May 17Final exams for evening classes

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

    • Friday May 18Final exams for day classes

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

    • Monday May 21Classes begin – Summer Session I
    • Tuesday May 22Last day to add classes

      Last day to add classes for Summer Session I

    • Wednesday May 23Faculty Professional Half-Day (MCCC)
    • Wednesday May 23Final 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 May 24Last day to drop/withdraw from credit classes – 100% refund (minus $20 reg fee)
    • Monday May 28Memorial Day – no day or evening classes
    • Tuesday May 29Last day to drop/withdraw from credit classes – 75% refund (minus $20 reg fee)
    • Saturday June 2Commencement 2018

      Honoring this year’s graduates! An informal reception will follow. Graduates and their guests are invited to attend. More information at gcc.mass.edu/commencement.

    • Wednesday June 6Last day to drop/withdraw – No Record
    • Wednesday June 13Staff Professional Half-Day
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