Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

Events at GCC

  • Engaging in Civil Discourse

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

    C208 Community Room

    Join members of the GCC community to discuss civil discourse and how to practice it during a time of passionate disagreement.

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    Diversity Working Group

    Tuesday September 27 12:30pm-1:30pm

    C203

    The Beacon Diversity Group is a group of students, faculty, and staff that gather to talk about ways to strengthen diversity and inclusion at GCC using an asset-based approach. We seek to both learn more about each other and our college, and move ideas into action. Anyone is welcome to attend any meetings! Refreshments provided.

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    Food Insecurity in Franklin County

    Tuesday September 27 12:30pm-1:30pm

    C208 Community Room

    Join Andrew Morehouse, Executive Director of the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, for a discussion about food insecurity and hunger in Franklin County.

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    Gallery Talk: Paul Lindale

    Wednesday September 28 12:00pm-1:00pm

    South Gallery

    Art faculty member Paul Lindale talks about his current work, on display in GCC’s Annual Art Faculty Exhibit, in the South Gallery through September 30.

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    John Santa: Mass Incarceration

    Wednesday September 28 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Join us for a discussion with John Santa, Chairperson of the Malta Justice Initiative, who talks about the book published by the Initiative entitled The Justice Imperative: How Hyper Incarceration has Hijacked the American Dream.

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    Ultimate Frisbee Game

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

    East Lawn

    Join Student Activities and the Fitness Center for a fun game of ultimate frisbee to kick off the fall season! No experience necessary, this is just a relaxed game to get moving and enjoy the weather.

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    Autumn on the Connecticut River: Quinnetuckut II Trip

    Sunday October 2 1:00pm-3:00pm

    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.

    $15 in advance, pre-register online.

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    Transfer Fair

    Monday October 3 10:00am-1:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    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
    • Paul Smith’s College of Arts and Sciences
    • Prescott College
    • Quinnipiac University
    • Savannah College of Art & Design
    • 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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    Casey Pease: The Rewards of Political Engagement

    Monday October 3 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Organizing the political revolution! Come hear Casey Pease discuss experiences working on the campaign trail and learn the power of raising your voice and making change happen at the ballot box.

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    Diversity Working Group

    Tuesday October 4 12:30pm-1:30pm

    C203

    The Beacon Diversity Group is a group of students, faculty, and staff that gather to talk about ways to strengthen diversity and inclusion at GCC using an asset-based approach. We seek to both learn more about each other and our college, and move ideas into action. Anyone is welcome to attend any meetings! Refreshments provided.

    More information & contact

    Gallery Talk: Joan O'Beirne

    Wednesday October 5 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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    Nursing Program Information Session

    Wednesday October 5 5:00pm-6:00pm

    E129

    A special info session presented by GCC’s Assistant Dean of Nursing. Come learn about our associate degree in nursing, as well as opportunities to earn a bachelor’s degree right here on campus.

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    Manufacturing Day

    Thursday October 6 4:00pm-6:00pm

    Eastworks

    GCC celebrates Manufacturing Day with our grant partner the Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment board. Learn about the many interesting products made right here in our region and the stories behind them. Meet the makers, explore career and training opportunities, enjoy refreshments, try out the scavenger hunt, win a prize! Bring a friend, youth, student, potential worker, community member, your curiosity, and your appreciation of Pioneer Valley skill and ingenuity. Learn more at http://www.mfgday.com/events/2016/franklin-hampshire-regional-employment-board.

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    Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Information & Application Session

    Tuesday October 11 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.

    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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    Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Information & Application Session

    Tuesday October 11 6:00pm-7:00pm

    GCC Downtown

    GCC is offering a free 25-hour training session for qualified people interested in becoming Personal Care Attendants (PCAs). Students will learn the basics of being a PCA, get career-readiness coaching and be certified in CPR with AED and first aid. Training dates are November 1, 2, 3, 8 & 10. Participants must be legally able to work in the United States and must be able to attend all classes. Come to this free information session to learn more about this great career opportunity! 

    RSVP: PCA Info and Application 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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    In Our Own Voices: Activism

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

    Library Solarium

    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 from fellow GCC students, staff and faculty who have choses the route of activism for causes dear to them. Space for questions and dialogue, and refreshments provided.

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    Diversity Working Group

    Friday October 14 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C203

    The Beacon Diversity Group is a group of students, faculty, and staff that gather to talk about ways to strengthen diversity and inclusion at GCC using an asset-based approach. We seek to both learn more about each other and our college, and move ideas into action. Anyone is welcome to attend any meetings! Refreshments provided.

    More information & contact

    Understanding Substance Abuse and Recovery

    Friday October 14 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Join us for a discussion on substance abuse and recovery with Dawn Gellar of Clinical and Support Options (CSO). CSO’s mission is to provide responsive and effective interventions and services to support individual adults, children and families in their quest for stability, growth and a positive quality of life.

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    Baystate Blood Mobile

    Monday October 17 9:30am-2:30pm

    Core Patio

    Walk-ins welcome, or sign up to donate blood in the Office of Student Activities. All blood stays local!

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    Kristen Elechko: Women in Activism

    Wednesday October 19 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Kristen Elechko, Chief Social Change Officer at Imagine Philanthropy, is a leader, philanthropist, athlete, strategist, diplomat and leading-edge feminist who is passionate about women’s leadership, human rights, and social justice. Join her in discussing women in activism.

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  • College Visit: Bay Path One Day a Week

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

    Core Lobby

    Admission and transfer reps share info about Bay Path University’s One Day a Week College.

    College Visit: Regis College

    Monday September 26 11:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Admissions reps share information about transfer to Regis College in Boston.

    Elms @ GCC Information Session

    Monday September 26 11:00am-2:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Drop in to learn about a fast and affordable way to earn a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Early Care and Education, Healthcare Management (online), or Business Management and Marketing right here in Greenfield. Learn more about Elms @ GCC »

    Engaging in Civil Discourse

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

    C208 Community Room

    Join members of the GCC community to discuss civil discourse and how to practice it during a time of passionate disagreement.

    Quitters Win Smoking Cessation Workshop

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

    S401

    Take the first step toward a smoke-free future! Human Resources sponsors a smoking cessation workshop for the GCC community. Limited to 15 participants. RSVP online.

    Student Loan Entrance Counseling

    Monday September 26 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.

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

    Student Senate Meeting

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

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    All members of the campus community are welcome to attend. For more information about Student Senate, see gcc.mass.edu/student-activities/student-senate/. To request an item be placed on the Senate agenda for discussion, please contact Student Life at 775-1200 or contact the Student Senate President. The deadline to submit items is 12pm (noon) on the Wednesday prior.

    University Without Walls Advising

    Monday September 26 12:00pm-3:00pm

    C118 Advising Center

    Donna Devine of UWW at UMass-Amherst helps students prepare for transfer to this unique bachelor’s degree program.

    Assembly

    Monday September 26 2:30pm-4:30pm

    • Tuesday October 4Incomplete (“IN”) grades converted to “F”
    • Friday October 7Last day to drop/withdraw – No Record
    • Monday October 10Columbus Day – no day classes, evening classes meet as scheduled
    • Tuesday October 18Spring and Intersession course schedules available online

      Browse course schedules at gcc.mass.edu/schedule.

    • Tuesday November 1Advising Day – no day or evening classes

      Current students meet with advisors to register for the spring term.

    • Tuesday November 1Early Progress Reports due by 2pm
    • Tuesday November 1Priority registration for current students begins

      Course schedule available online two weeks prior.

    • Wednesday November 9Follow Friday’s schedule for day classes, follow Wednesday’s schedule for evening classes
    • Friday November 11Veteran’s Day – no day classes, evening classes meet as scheduled
    • Monday November 14Registration for new students begins
    • Tuesday November 15Last day to drop/withdraw with a grade of “W”
    • Wednesday November 23No evening classes
    • Thursday November 24Thanksgiving Recess – no day or evening classes
    • Friday November 25Moodle January Intersession course copy and classroom/lab software requests due
    • Friday November 25Thanksgiving Recess – no day or evening classes
    • Friday December 2Applications 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 15Last day of evening classes
    • Monday December 19Final exams for evening classes
    • Monday December 19Last day of day classes
    • Tuesday December 20Final exams for day classes
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