Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

Events at GCC

  • Voter Registration Drive

    Tuesday February 9 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Are you registered to vote in Massachusetts? Come sign up through the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s online system. In order to register, individuals must be residents of Massachusetts and have an ID issued through the DMV. To vote in the Presidential Primary on March 1st, individuals must be registered by Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

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    Mardi Gras Party

    Tuesday February 9 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Celebrate Mardi Gras with kings cake, a chocolate fountain, mask making and live saxophone music by former GCC student Alex Meisner.

     

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    Veterans Administration Town Hall

    Tuesday February 9 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Sloan Theater

    The U.S. Veterans Administration provides a town hall event to inform the public about veterans health and other services they provide. All are welcome, refreshments provided.

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    State Street Employment Information Session

    Wednesday February 10 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Informational meeting for students interested in opportunities as an Operations Process Analyst with State Street’s Hadley, Massachusetts office. Students from all majors welcome! Application materials and company representatives will be available.

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    UMass Undergraduate Research Conference Information Session

    Wednesday February 10 12:00pm - 12:50pm

    C307 MacLeish Room

    This is an information session for anyone (students or faculty) interested  in attending or presenting at the UMASS Undergraduate Research Conference.

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    Pride Alliance Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating

    Thursday February 11 11:00am - 1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Free cookie decorating for Valentine’s Day, courtesy of GCC’s Pride Alliance.

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    Manufacturing Information & Application Session

    Tuesday February 16 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    GCC Downtown

    Are you looking for a career path in manufacturing? Training to be a machinist? Want upskilling courses in engineering technology? Whether you are already in the manufacturing field ready to advance, or committed to learning a new trade, Greenfield Community College has FREE programs that you may qualify for. Veterans, women, unemployed, underemployed and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Learn about career opportunities and pathways, FREE programs offered and start the application process! RSVP online »

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    Black Lives Matter: Colber Prosper

    Wednesday February 17 12:00pm - 12:50pm

    C208 Community Room

    The Black Lives Matter (BLM) activist movement was birthed from the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, a social media response sparked by the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of the unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin. It has grown into an international movement that champions against violence toward black people. Speaker Colber Prosper talks with the GCC community about the movement.

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    Paramedic Program Information Session

    Thursday February 18 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    E167

    Open meeting with GCC's Paramedic Certificate Program Director. This is an opportunity to learn more about our program as well as:

    • Turn in your experience verification form 
    • Submit copies of your EMT/CPR cards 
    • Submit your Paramedic Admission Requirements Form (if placement testing has been completed) 
    Bring with you:
    • Your current state or national EMT card 
    • Your current CPR card 
    • Your signed experience verification form 
    • Your Paramedic Admission Requirements form

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    What Do I Have to Say? Writing for the Less Than Confident

    Monday February 22 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    You’ve thought about trying your hand at writing for a long time. But then another thought tiptoes in: “What do I have to say?” Well, maybe it’s time to find out. Join author and writing coach Jane Roy Brown for some gentle (and fun) exercises to get you started—and some tips about how to silence those nay-saying voices in your head!

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    Cookies with the Chief

    Tuesday February 23 11:00am - 1:00pm

    C216 Student Activities

    Join Sheryl Hruska, Chief Academic & Student Affairs Officer, for cookies and conversation.

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    Pizza with the Prez

    Wednesday February 24 12:00pm - 12:50pm

    C208 Community Room

    What’s on your mind? Stop by for a free lunch and conversation with GCC President Bob Pura.

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    Certified Personal Trainer Info Session

    Wednesday February 24 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 online.

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    The Evolution of the Turners Falls Power Canal

    Friday February 26 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Sloan Theater

    Lecture presented by Ed Gregory. The Turners Falls Power Canal can be considered the physical engine that drove the early development of Turners Falls. Its construction and implementation provided water to power the mills of this burgeoning industrial city.

    $5 in advance, pre-register online.

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    Sharif Rosen on Islam

    Monday February 29 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Library Solarium

    “Beyond the Headlines: A Glimpse into Islam and Muslim Life” is a lecture by Sharif Rosen, Muslim Chaplain at Williams College providing a concise, accessible introduction to the history and practice of Islam and a window into contemporary Muslim American communities.

    In addition to being Muslim Chaplain, Sharif Rose is the Assistant Director for Community Engagement at Williams College’s Center for Learning in Action. Previously, he worked as the Multi-Faith Advisor at Dartmouth College and administered international education programming at the Qasid Institute in Amman, Jordan. He also has experience coordinating community relations for the UMMA Clinic, an Islamic charitable organization offering free and low-cost healthcare to underserved populations of all faiths throughout South Los Angeles. He is currently a graduate student at Hartford Seminary.

    Free and open to the public.

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    In Our Own Voices: Physical Disabilities

    Thursday March 3 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    Location TBA

    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 GCC students, faculty and staff share stories about living with physical disabilities. Space for questions and dialogue, and refreshments provided.

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    Public Higher Education Advocacy Day

    Monday March 7 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Massachusetts State House Great Hall

    Join your fellow GCC students in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House for a day of action as we advocate for better funded, more affordable and accessible, quality public higher education in Massachusetts! Transportation to and from Boston provided; email mcenteem@gcc.mass.edu to sign up.

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    Did Grandma Have a Filling Station? Recovering Hidden Memories

    Friday March 11 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Sloan Theater

    Laws governing the rights of married women were changing in the late 1800s. Women who entered into a business in their own names were required to register these businesses with the Town or City Clerk. Sara Campbell and Shari Strahan have digitized the records found at the Greenfield Town Clerk’s vault and analyzed them to see how they fit into local history. There were a wide range of endeavors, from farming to retail shops to manufacturing. Who were these women? Why did they do what they did? Using historic newspapers, business directories, census and vital records Sara and Shari will retell these forgotten stories of enterprising women in our region.

    $5 in advance, pre-register online.

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    Manufacturing Information & Application Session

    Monday March 14 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Franklin/Hampshire Career Center

    Are you looking for a career path in manufacturing? Training to be a machinist? Want upskilling courses in engineering technology? Whether you are already in the manufacturing field ready to advance, or committed to learning a new trade, Greenfield Community College has FREE programs that you may qualify for. Veterans, women, unemployed, underemployed and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Learn about career opportunities and pathways, FREE programs offered and start the application process! RSVP online »

    More information & contact

    Paramedic Program Information Session

    Wednesday March 23 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    E167

    Open meeting with GCC's Paramedic Certificate Program Director. This is an opportunity to learn more about our program as well as:

    • Turn in your experience verification form 
    • Submit copies of your EMT/CPR cards 
    • Submit your Paramedic Admission Requirements Form (if placement testing has been completed) 
    Bring with you:
    • Your current state or national EMT card 
    • Your current CPR card 
    • Your signed experience verification form 
    • Your Paramedic Admission Requirements form

    More information & contact

  • Voter Registration Drive

    Tuesday February 9 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Are you registered to vote in Massachusetts? Come sign up through the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s online system. In order to register, individuals must be residents of Massachusetts and have an ID issued through the DMV. To vote in the Presidential Primary on March 1st, individuals must be registered by Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

    Mardi Gras Party

    Tuesday February 9 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Celebrate Mardi Gras with kings cake, a chocolate fountain, mask making and live saxophone music by former GCC student Alex Meisner.

     

    Student Loan Entrance Counseling

    Tuesday February 9 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.

    Can't make this session? Download a full schedule to find another one.

    Changing Lives Through Literature Reading Group

    Tuesday February 9 5:00pm

    C307 MacLeish Room

    A private reading group for people on probation, probation officers and judges.

    Student Loan Entrance Counseling

    Tuesday February 9 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.

    Can't make this session? Download a full schedule to find another one.

    Veterans Administration Town Hall

    Tuesday February 9 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Sloan Theater

    The U.S. Veterans Administration provides a town hall event to inform the public about veterans health and other services they provide. All are welcome, refreshments provided.

    • Tuesday February 9Last day to drop/withdraw from credit classes – 75% refund (minus $20 reg fee)
    • Monday February 15Washington’s Birthday – no day classes, evening classes meet as scheduled
    • Wednesday February 17Follow Monday’s schedule for day classes, follow Wednesday’s schedule for evening classes
    • Thursday February 25Incomplete (“IN”) grades converted to “F”
    • Tuesday March 1Last day to drop/withdraw – No Record
    • Friday March 18Spring Recess – no day or evening classes

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

    • Monday March 21 - Friday March 25Spring Recess – no day or evening classes

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

    • Tuesday March 29Early Progress Reports due by 2pm
    • Thursday April 7Advising Day – no day classes, evening classes meet as scheduled
    • Thursday April 7Priority registration for current students begins
    • Wednesday April 13Last day to drop/withdraw with a grade of “W”
    • Monday April 18Patriots’ Day – no day classes, evening classes meet as scheduled
    • Tuesday April 19Registration for new students begins
    • Tuesday May 10Last day of evening classes
    • Wednesday May 11Final exams for evening classes
    • Thursday May 12Final exams for evening classes
    • Friday May 13Final exams for evening classes
    • Monday May 16Final exams for evening classes
    • Monday May 16Last day of day classes
    • Tuesday May 17Final exams for day classes