RCCA Walking / Running Hours for Winter Break

The RCC Arena will  now have new Open Walking/Running Hours.

Hours will be  11am-2pm Monday through Friday during winter break, CLOSED December 23rd – January 2nd.  Reopening on January 3rd, 2018.

These hours will be in effect as of December 11th, 2017 and will go up until January 12th, 2018.

Open Walking/Running Hours for the spring semester will be sent out just prior to the spring semester starting


Testing Center – End of Semester Information

Please do the best you can to take your test before Friday this week (12/8). So far we have 123 testers with due dates this Friday and Saturday, and more tests will come in. The weather does not look good this week, so please plan ahead, and give yourself enough time to finish the test ASAP! Our testing hours this week (December 4-9) are:

Monday                               9a-4p

Tuesday                               9a-730p

Wednesday                        9a-730p

Thursday                             9a-730p

Friday                                    9a-4p

Saturday                              9a-12p

During Exam Week (December 11-13), the Testing Center will open at 8:00 am.

If you will be taking your exams at a campus center, check with the center to confirm when proctoring in available: https://www.genesee.edu/home/offices/cap/testing/

Please bring your photo ID when you take the test.


GCC’s Annual Security Report Posted Online

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act was a landmark federal law passed in 1990, four years after the horrific rape and murder of student, Jeanne Clery in her Lehigh University dorm room. Clery’s parents were instrumental in establishing this disclosure act believing that Jeanne would have been more cautious had she been informed of the other violent crimes committed at Lehigh.

Today, this important act serves to make current campus safety information readily available to the public. Prospective students and families can review this data and make accurate comparisons between colleges when selecting an institution for higher-education. The Clery Act regulates policy disclosure, records collection and retention and information dissemination. The act requires colleges to track specific crime statistics and to make reports of those statistics available publicly every year.

Genesee Community College is pleased to share its 2017 Annual Security and Fire Report which highlights reported crime incidents in 2016, or lack thereof. These reports include incidents reported on campus, at the College Village, at all campus centers and on public property adjacent to campus locations.

“When the statistics for the Batavia Campus and all seven campus centers are combined, we can see the general safety patterns emerge,” said Stephen Wise, director of GCC’s Campus Safety Office, and also a Peace Officer. “All in all, our locations have little to no reported incidents in the major categories of concern, such as murder, negligent manslaughter, sexual predatory crimes, assault, arson and domestic violence. In addition, we have taken steps and worked with involved individuals to resolve isolated incidents that had been reported in previous years,” he added.

The 59-page Annual Security Report for 2017 includes crime statistics for 2014, 2015 and 2016. Statistical reports begin on page 30 with the Batavia Campus and College Village report, and continues through page 51 covering all of GCC’s related locations where students are actively engaged in the learning process. Go to: https://www.genesee.edu/home/offices/campus-safety/crime-report/

For more information about the College Security Report, contact Director of Campus Safety & Peace Officer, Stephen Wise at (585) 345-6500, or via email: spwise@genesee.edu.

Charles Dickens Comes to GCC to Support History Club

The Genesee Community College History Club is excited to kick off the holiday season as Charles Dickens, played by WKBW-TV’s Meteorologist Mike Randall, presents “A Christmas Carol.” All are invited to the College’s Batavia Campus on December 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. to enjoy this festive and heart-warming storytelling experience.

A multifaceted actor, Randall studied both theatre and meteorology in school and since 1983, Randall has reported the weather on WKBW-TV in Buffalo. An award-winning reporter, his interview repertoire includes such talents as Willie Nelson, Jerry Lewis, John Candy, Steve Allen, Gregory Peck and Robert Goulet. In September 2017, Randall was inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Back in 1868, Charles Dickens toured the country bringing his classic novel, “A Christmas Carol” to audiences everywhere. Nearly century and a half ago, Dickens’ performances were completely sold out in Buffalo. For the last decade, with only a replica of Dickens’ famous velvet, fringed reading lectern and a copy of “A Christmas Carol,” Randall has been transforming himself into Dickens, recreating the original tour atmosphere in stages, halls, classrooms and many other venues. Randall performs in a period costume with a beard and wavy hair, and through his expert theatrics he brings Charles Dickens to life. He plays each of the novel’s characters with distinguishing voices and mannerisms capturing all of the subtle comedic timing of Dickens’ original work.

The performance will take place at GCC’s Batavia Campus in room T102 of the Conable Technology Building. Tickets for the performances are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Advanced ticket purchases are strongly recommended as seating is limited!

Proceeds from the performance will go to the Genesee Community College History Club.

“Coordinating the event is part of the service learning experiences for GCC students and members of the College’s History Club,” Derek D. Maxfield, GCC’s associate history professor said. “This event is great opportunity for students to learn about the value of community engagement as well as history, and it is a terrific opportunity for local families and friends to enjoy a festive holiday event that is fun for all ages.”

For advanced tickets or more information, contact Associate Professor of History Derek D. Maxfield at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6288, or via email: ddmaxfield@genesee.edu.

Testing Center Hours – Thanksgiving Weekend

The Testing Center will be closed from Thursday, November 23rd through Sunday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

All campus center locations will be closed on the same weekend.

If you need a test proctored, you should contact your usual testing center to verify availability. Contact information for all testing locations can be found on the Genesee web site, here: https://www.genesee.edu/offices/cap/testing/

How to find an Internship – By Career Services

A number of programs at Genesee recommend or require that you participate in an internship as part of the program. Your instructor can point you in the right direction, but finding the actual internship is usually up to you.

The staff in Career Services have put together a video that might help you find that internship.

Questions? Contact Career Services… they’d love to help!