Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

Events at GCC

  • Icees in the Lobbee

    Monday September 16 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Who doesn’t love a snow cone? Free icees for everyone!

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    Western Mass Mini Transfer Fair

    Monday September 16 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Meet with transfer reps from western Massachusetts schools including UMass Amherst, Amherst College, 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 transfer programs and scholarship opportunities!

    More information & contact

    Pizza with the Prez

    Monday September 16 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

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

    More information & contact

    GCC Is Downtown!

    Tuesday September 17 12:00pm-6:00pm

    GCC Downtown

    Enrollment Services and academic advisors are at GCC’s downtown center every third Tuesday of the month to get you started at GCC! Complete or finish an application, get help with financial aid, determine course placement and register for classes—all on the same day at the same site! No appointment necessary, stop in any time between 12 and 6pm.

    More information & contact

    Joan Dickinson: Colonial America & African Indentured Servants

    Tuesday September 17 4:00pm-5:30pm

    Library

    The first in a series of events celebrating the soon-to-be 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, hosted by HIS 131 Women and Gender in American History. The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified on August 18, 1920. It states: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” Alas, several national and state laws prohibited a large sector of the U.S. citizenship from voting, including Chinese and Indigenous populations. Jim Crow laws prohibited many black citizens from voting. In 2019 the U.S. still faces challenges to upholding the 19th Amendment.

    Dr. Joan Dickinson—history teacher, psychologist, professor, behavioral health director and international consultant, wellness columnist, public speaker, yoga and meditation instructor and author—lectures on colonial American and African indentured servants.

    Refreshments served.

    More information & contact

    Gallery Talk: Kelly Popoff

    Wednesday September 18 12:00pm-1:00pm

    South Gallery

    Art faculty member Kelly Popoff talks about her current work, on display in GCC’s Annual Art Faculty Exhibit in the South Gallery.

    More information & contact

    Voices of the Climate Crisis

    Wednesday September 18 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Join GCC students as they read aloud from a collection of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg’s speeches. In fall of 2018, Thunberg ignited a global movement of young people striking for the urgent political action that is necessary to stave off the worst devastation of the manmade climate crisis. This fall, she and other student activists protested at the U.N. headquarters in New York City, and two global days of strikes are scheduled on September 20 and 27.

    More information & contact

    Red Sox Game

    Wednesday September 18 7:00pm-11:30pm

    Join your classmates and the GCC Alumni Association for a Red Sox vs. Giants game at Fenway Park! GCC students can purchase tickets in the Student Activities Office for $10 beginning on the first day of classes. Tickets for alumni, faculty and their guests are available for $59 here. Transportation to and from GCC will be provided via a charter bus that departs from the south entrance of campus at 3pm and returns at 12am.

    More information & contact

    Gallery Talk: Jen Simms

    Wednesday September 25 12:00pm-1:00pm

    South Gallery

    Art faculty member Jen Simms talks about her current work, on display in GCC’s Annual Art Faculty Exhibit, in the South Gallery through October 3.

    More information & contact

    Moving Wisdom/Hidden Lives

    Wednesday September 25 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Moving Wisdom/Hidden Lives: Snapshots of Local Elders’ Embodied Stories by artists Jodi Falk and B. Leena Newcomb, featuring GCC nursing students. This event, a culmination of a six-month arts and health care project, includes photographs, discussion, movement and stories that honor and make visible the lives of those who are sometimes made invisible—seniors living in our local nursing homes and rehabilitation and health centers. The project included 18 GCC nursing students and residents of three Greenfield nursing and health facilities and was funded in part by a grant from the Greenfield Local Cultural Council, a part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and partially sponsored by Staples in Greenfield.

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    Valuing Lives: Wolf Wolfensberger and the Principle of Normalization

    Thursday September 26 7:00pm-9:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    The United Arc present a screening of the film Valuing Lives: Wolf Wolfensberger and the Principle of Normalization, a historical documentary exploring an idea the forever changed human services. Anyone with an interest in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is sure to find this film thought provoking and extremely helpful in charting a beneficial course for loved ones, community members and those they work with. Followed by a discussion with Jack Yates who worked to both learn from, and teach with Dr. Wolfensberger, who was his principle teacher for over forty years. Yates now works in staff development for Creating Our Common Wealth, a statewide project of the Department of Developmental Services, and for several years taught a graduate course at the Harvard Divinity School entitled “The Inclusive Community.”

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    Marianne Preger-Simon: Dancing with Merce Cunningham

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

    C208 Community Room

    Join us for a lively discussion with the author of Dancing with Merce Cunningham, local writer Marianne Preger-Simon. Listen to the book and enjoy a Q&A with the author.

    “In her insightful debut, former dancer Preger-Simon, a close friend and contemporary of the late choreographer Merce Cunningham (1919–2009), gives readers an unparalleled view of a modern dance genius… A sweet treat for dance and theater aficionados, as well as anyone interested in the arts.” — Publishers Weekly

    More information & contact

    Gallery Talk: Joan O'Beirne

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

    South Gallery

    Art faculty member Joan O’Beirne talks about her current work, recently on display in GCC’s Annual Art Faculty Exhibit.

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    Transfer Fair

    Monday October 7 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Meet with college admissions and transfer reps from all over New England!

    Past participants have included:

    • Anna Maria College
    • Assumption College
    • Bay Path University
    • Bridgewater State University
    • Bryant University
    • Clarkson University
    • College of St. Rose
    • Dean College
    • Elms College
    • Emerson College
    • Fitchburg State University
    • Framingham State University
    • Hampshire college
    • Johnson State College
    • Keene State College
    • Leslie College
    • MCLA
    • Mount Holyoke College
    • Paul Smith’s College of Arts and Sciences
    • Prescott College
    • Quinnipiac University
    • Savannah College of Art & Design
    • Smith College
    • Springfield College
    • Suffolk University
    • UMass: Amherst, Dartmouth and Lowell
    • University of New Hampshire
    • University of St. Joseph
    • Unity College (Maine)
    • Western New England University
    • Westfield State University
    • Worcester State University

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    Manufacturing Information & Application Session

    Monday October 7 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.

     

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    Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Seneca Falls

    Tuesday October 8 4:00pm-5:30pm

    N314

    Film screening celebrating the soon-to-be 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which gave women the right to vote, hosted by HIS 131 Women and Gender in American History.

    Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony is a 1999 documentary exploring the women’s suffrage movement in the 19th century.

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    Gallery Talk: Jim Peters

    Wednesday October 9 12:00pm-1:00pm

    South Gallery

    Art faculty member Jim Peters talks about his current work recently on display in GCC’s Annual Art Faculty Exhibit.

    More information & contact

    How Art Changes the World

    Wednesday October 9 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    Come and listen to Robert Markey, GCC alum and artist. Markey’s work spans the globe and is focused on using art as a form of expression for children who have experienced trauma. He will also talk about what moved him to participate in this meaningful work.

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    Multicultural Cuisine Guest Chef Showcase

    Wednesday October 9 2:00pm-3:30pm

    Core Lobby

    Join GCC President Yves Salomon-Fernández and Chef Christopher Chadwick for an Indian Cooking demo in the Core Main Lobby. The first in a series of events showcasing world cuisine. Do you have a cultural food recipe that you would like to share as Guest Chef? Let us know!

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    RN to BSN Information Session

    Thursday October 10 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.

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  • College Visit: UMass-Amherst

    Monday September 16 10:00am-2:00pm

    Core Lobby

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

    More information & contact

    Icees in the Lobbee

    Monday September 16 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Who doesn’t love a snow cone? Free icees for everyone!

    More information & contact

    Western Mass Mini Transfer Fair

    Monday September 16 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Meet with transfer reps from western Massachusetts schools including UMass Amherst, Amherst College, 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 transfer programs and scholarship opportunities!

    More information & contact

    Pizza with the Prez

    Monday September 16 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

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

    More information & contact

    GCC Is Downtown!

    Tuesday September 17 12:00pm-6:00pm

    GCC Downtown

    Enrollment Services and academic advisors are at GCC’s downtown center every third Tuesday of the month to get you started at GCC! Complete or finish an application, get help with financial aid, determine course placement and register for classes—all on the same day at the same site! No appointment necessary, stop in any time between 12 and 6pm.

    More information & contact

    Joan Dickinson: Colonial America & African Indentured Servants

    Tuesday September 17 4:00pm-5:30pm

    Library

    The first in a series of events celebrating the soon-to-be 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, hosted by HIS 131 Women and Gender in American History. The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified on August 18, 1920. It states: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” Alas, several national and state laws prohibited a large sector of the U.S. citizenship from voting, including Chinese and Indigenous populations. Jim Crow laws prohibited many black citizens from voting. In 2019 the U.S. still faces challenges to upholding the 19th Amendment.

    Dr. Joan Dickinson—history teacher, psychologist, professor, behavioral health director and international consultant, wellness columnist, public speaker, yoga and meditation instructor and author—lectures on colonial American and African indentured servants.

    Refreshments served.

    More information & contact

    Gallery Talk: Kelly Popoff

    Wednesday September 18 12:00pm-1:00pm

    South Gallery

    Art faculty member Kelly Popoff talks about her current work, on display in GCC’s Annual Art Faculty Exhibit in the South Gallery.

    More information & contact

    Voices of the Climate Crisis

    Wednesday September 18 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Join GCC students as they read aloud from a collection of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg’s speeches. In fall of 2018, Thunberg ignited a global movement of young people striking for the urgent political action that is necessary to stave off the worst devastation of the manmade climate crisis. This fall, she and other student activists protested at the U.N. headquarters in New York City, and two global days of strikes are scheduled on September 20 and 27.

    More information & contact

    Red Sox Game

    Wednesday September 18 7:00pm-11:30pm

    Join your classmates and the GCC Alumni Association for a Red Sox vs. Giants game at Fenway Park! GCC students can purchase tickets in the Student Activities Office for $10 beginning on the first day of classes. Tickets for alumni, faculty and their guests are available for $59 here. Transportation to and from GCC will be provided via a charter bus that departs from the south entrance of campus at 3pm and returns at 12am.

    More information & contact

    College Visit: Bryant University

    Monday September 23 11:00am-1:30pm

    Core Lobby

    Admissions reps share information about transfer to Bryant University.

    More information & contact

    College Visit: MCLA

    Tuesday September 24 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Admissions reps share information about transfer to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

    More information & contact

    Gallery Talk: Jen Simms

    Wednesday September 25 12:00pm-1:00pm

    South Gallery

    Art faculty member Jen Simms talks about her current work, on display in GCC’s Annual Art Faculty Exhibit, in the South Gallery through October 3.

    More information & contact

    Moving Wisdom/Hidden Lives

    Wednesday September 25 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Moving Wisdom/Hidden Lives: Snapshots of Local Elders’ Embodied Stories by artists Jodi Falk and B. Leena Newcomb, featuring GCC nursing students. This event, a culmination of a six-month arts and health care project, includes photographs, discussion, movement and stories that honor and make visible the lives of those who are sometimes made invisible—seniors living in our local nursing homes and rehabilitation and health centers. The project included 18 GCC nursing students and residents of three Greenfield nursing and health facilities and was funded in part by a grant from the Greenfield Local Cultural Council, a part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and partially sponsored by Staples in Greenfield.

    More information & contact

    Student Loan Entrance Counseling

    Wednesday September 25 12:00pm-1:00pm

    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.

    More information & contact

    College Visit: Becker College

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

    Core Lobby

    Admissions reps share information about transfer to Becker College in central Massachusetts.

    More information & contact

    Student Loan Entrance Counseling

    Thursday September 26 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.

    More information & contact

    College Visit: UMass-Amherst

    Monday September 30 10:00am-2:00pm

    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 Division of Continuing Ed

    Monday September 30 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Admissions reps share information about transfer to Westfield State University.

    More information & contact

    Marianne Preger-Simon: Dancing with Merce Cunningham

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

    C208 Community Room

    Join us for a lively discussion with the author of Dancing with Merce Cunningham, local writer Marianne Preger-Simon. Listen to the book and enjoy a Q&A with the author.

    “In her insightful debut, former dancer Preger-Simon, a close friend and contemporary of the late choreographer Merce Cunningham (1919–2009), gives readers an unparalleled view of a modern dance genius… A sweet treat for dance and theater aficionados, as well as anyone interested in the arts.” — Publishers Weekly

    More information & contact

    Student Loan Entrance Counseling

    Tuesday October 1 5:00pm-6:00pm

    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.

    More information & contact

  • College Visit: UMass-Amherst

    Monday September 16 10:00am-2:00pm

    Core Lobby

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

    Icees in the Lobbee

    Monday September 16 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Who doesn’t love a snow cone? Free icees for everyone!

    Western Mass Mini Transfer Fair

    Monday September 16 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Meet with transfer reps from western Massachusetts schools including UMass Amherst, Amherst College, 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 transfer programs and scholarship opportunities!

    Pizza with the Prez

    Monday September 16 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

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

    Standing Committees

    Monday September 16 2:30pm-4:30pm

    • Monday September 16Last day to drop/withdraw from credit classes – 75% refund (minus $20 reg fee)
    • Tuesday October 1Incomplete (“IN”) grades converted to “F”
    • Friday October 4Last day to drop/withdraw – No Record
    • Tuesday October 22Spring course schedule available online
    • Tuesday October 29Spring priority registration for current students begins

      Course schedule available online two weeks prior.

    • Tuesday November 5Advising Day – no day or evening classes

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

    • Tuesday November 5Spring registration for new students begins
    • Friday November 8Last day to drop/withdraw with a grade of “W”
    • Monday November 11Veteran’s Day (observed) – no day classes, evening classes meet as scheduled
    • Wednesday November 13Follow Monday’s schedule for day classes, follow Wednesday’s schedule for evening classes
    • Wednesday November 27No evening classes
    • Thursday November 28Thanksgiving Recess – no day or evening classes
    • Friday November 29Thanksgiving Recess – no day or evening classes
    • Friday December 6Applications for January 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.

    • Thursday December 12Last day of evening classes
    • Monday December 16Final exams for evening classes

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

    • Monday December 16Last day of day classes
    • Tuesday December 17Final exams for day classes

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

    • Tuesday December 17Final exams for evening classes

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

    • Wednesday December 18Final exams for day classes

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

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