Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

Events at GCC

  • Elms @ GCC Education Open House

    Thursday May 5 4:30pm-7:00pm

    East Building

    Elms College and GCC’s Education Department co-host a special information session for students interested in our 2+2 Early Education and Care bachelor’s degree program. Current students, prospective students and alumni are invited to check out our new education lab, connect with education faculty both old and new, and find out more about earning a four-year degree right here at GCC!

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    Community Bike Ride

    Friday May 6 12:00pm-1:30pm

    East Building

    Celebrate Bike Week with a community bike ride! Join us for a short, scenic ride on some of Greenfield’s back roads, starting and ending in front of the main East Building entrance. Free food and a bike raffle available for riders upon return! Don’t have a bike? Loaner bikes are available from the Library with a valid student ID.

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    Phi Theta Kappa Climbing Party

    Friday May 6 4:30pm-6:30pm

    N103 Climbing Wall

    GCC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa hosts a climbing wall party to benefit NELCWIT (New England Learning Center for Women in Transition), a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving sexual and domestic violence survivors and their families. Certified student belayers will be available as well as yummy food! A donation of $3-5 is suggested to help support this wonderful cause.

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    Spring Dance Concert: "Dance & Community"

    Friday May 6 7:30pm-9:30pm

    Shea Theater

    The Dance Department at GCC presents our 2016 spring concert “Dance & Community” featuring GCC students and guest performances by Crazefaze Hip Hop Crew, Celtic Heels Dance Company, Bodywave Belly Dance, Lily Kane, Rachel Teumim, Stoneleigh-Burnham Dancers and KDS Dance Company. Tickets are $5, available at the door.

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    Poetry Reading: Fred Marchant

    Tuesday May 10 12:30pm-1:45pm

    C208 Community Room

    The Friends of Archibald MacLeish sponsor the Second Annual Archibald MacLeish Poetry Reading featuring Fred Marchant.

    Fred Marchant has a new collection of poetry, Said Not Said, forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2017. He is also the author of Tipping Point, The Looking HouseFull Moon Boat, and House on Water, House in Air.

    Marchant is also the co-translator (with Nguyen Ba Chung) of From a Corner of My Yard, poetry by the Vietnamese poet Tran Dang Khoa, published in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. He is the editor of Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford, 1937-1947 (Graywolf Press, 2008), a selection that focuses on the work done while he was a conscientious objector during World War II.

    Free and open to the public.

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    Poetics of Song: GCC at the Shea

    Thursday May 12 7:00pm-9:00pm

    Shea Theater

    GCC’s Music Department presents a free community concert, featuring original compositions, a tribute to David Bowie, Radiohead covers and more. Doors open at 6:30pm.

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    Staff & Faculty Annual Softball Game

    Friday May 13 12:00pm-2:00pm

    East Lawn

    Please join us for a friendly and fun softball game against the staff and faculty of GCC. Some food will be provided and we will run the game from noon to 2 (at the latest). We have bats and balls, but no GLOVES, so please bring one and hopefully we will have enough to share!

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    Barton Cove and Its Wonders

    Saturday May 14 10:00am-2:00pm

    Join naturalist Nancy Goodman, local historian Ed Gregory, and geologist Richard Little for a wonderful day along the Connecticut River, an area filled with unusual geology, spring wildflowers, local history and dinosaur prints. Bring your lunch and water on this 2-mile hike along a forest trail from Barton Cove to the end of the peninsula.

    $10 in advance, pre-register online.

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    Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Information & Application Session

    Monday May 16 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 »

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    Bright Spot Therapy Dogs

    Wednesday May 18 11:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Bright Spot brings friendly, cuddly therapy dogs to campus for some end-of-semester stress relief. Come make a new friend!

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    Chesterfield Gorge: Its Biology & Geology

    Sunday May 22 10:00am-3:00pm

    A nature hike led by Professor Emeritus Richard Little and naturalist Nancy Goodman. This remarkable natural formation allows visitors to experience the region’s geologic past. This dramatic rock canyon features 70-foot-high walls carved by centuries of rushing water from the East Branch of the Westfield River. On our hike of the half-mile trail along the cliff tops, we will take in breathtaking views of the gorge, the river, and the surrounding forest, which nurtures hemlock, ash, and oak, and is home to bears, bobcats, and turkeys.

    Bring a lunch and water. $10. Pre-register online. Not handicap accessible.

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    Associate Degree Nursing Program Graduation Ceremony

    Thursday May 26 6:30pm-8:30pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Reception and graduation/pinning ceremony for the 2016 graduates of GCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program.

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    Commencement 2016

    Saturday June 4 12:00pm-2:00pm

    East Lawn

    Honoring this year’s graduates! An informal reception will follow. Graduates and their guests are invited to attend.

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    Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Information & Application Session

    Monday June 20 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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    Practical Nursing Program Graduation Ceremony

    Friday June 24 3:30pm-6:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Reception and graduation/pinning ceremony for the 2016 graduates of GCC’s Practical Nursing Program.

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    Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Information & Application Session

    Monday July 18 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 »

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    Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Information & Application Session

    Monday August 15 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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    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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  • Elms @ GCC Education Open House

    Thursday May 5 4:30pm-7:00pm

    East Building

    Elms College and GCC’s Education Department co-host a special information session for students interested in our 2+2 Early Education and Care bachelor’s degree program. Current students, prospective students and alumni are invited to check out our new education lab, connect with education faculty both old and new, and find out more about earning a four-year degree right here at GCC!

    • 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
    • Tuesday May 17Final exams for evening classes
    • Wednesday May 18Final exams for day classes
    • Thursday May 19Final exams for day classes
    • Friday May 20Final exams for day classes
    • Friday May 20New 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. More information and registration at www.gcc.mass.edu/orientation.

    • Monday May 23Classes begin – Summer Session 1
    • Tuesday May 24Last day to add classes

      Last day to add classes for Summer Session I

    • Wednesday May 25Final grades due by 10am
    • Thursday May 26Last day to drop/withdraw from credit classes – 100% refund (minus $20 reg fee)
    • Monday May 30Memorial Day – no day or evening classes
    • Tuesday May 31Last day to drop/withdraw from credit classes – 75% refund (minus $20 reg fee)
    • Wednesday June 8Last day to drop/withdraw – No Record
    • Wednesday June 15GCC Professional Half-Day – day and evening classes meet as scheduled