One Community, Many Futures

GCC Celebrates 60 Years of Changing Lives

The strength of Greenfield Community College has always come from a deep investment in building community— a community of dedicated faculty and staff, volunteers, students, alumni, business leaders and supporters. After 60 years of changing lives, GCC is still harnessing the power of community to create pathways to independence and success for our students, providing the first step towards building better futures.

Celebrate with Us

GCC Day GCC event

GCC Day

Thursday June 2 - 6:00pm

East Lawn

Celebrate 60 years of GCC with our first ever GCC Day! Food trucks, beer and beverages from Hitchcock Brewing Company, music from WHAI and family activities with the Franklin County YMCA and Resilient Community Arts. Learn more at gcc.mass.edu/gccday.

Alumni Association Drive-In Movie Night GCC event

Alumni Association Drive-In Movie Night

Thursday June 23 - 7:00pm

Alumni Association members and their families are invited to be our guests at an exclusive, members-only event at the Northfield Drive-In! Watch the newly released film "The Lost City" with Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum and enjoy good company and door prizes! Concession stand will be open. Gates open at 7pm, movie starts at 8pm. Registration required.

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Alumni Night at Fenway GCC event

Alumni Night at Fenway

Friday July 29 - 3:00pm

GCC alums are invited to join the Alumni Association, faculty, friends and guests for a Red Sox vs. Milwaukee Brewers game at Fenway Park. Price of $65 per person includes one outfield grandstand ticket and round trip transportation to and from GCC via charter bus (coach departs from the south entrance of campus at 3pm). This is a sell-out event so please register early!

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September 23, 2022 • 60th Anniversary Alumni Mixer
September 24, 2022 • 60th Anniversary Reunion Celebration

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On September 17, 1962, Greenfield Community College opened in the Federal Street North school building with Director Walter Taylor at the helm and an enrollment of 130 students. This was the culmination of a community driven effort to secure one of the new “people’s colleges” for Franklin County. Within two years, GCC was laying the groundwork for a permanent campus with the acquisition of 163 acres in Greenfield Meadows for $30,500, which would eventually become the site of GCC’s permanent home in 1974.

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