Blackboard Maintenance Schedule

BlackboardlogoAs of January 17, these are the known maintenance dates for Blackboard. During this time, no one will have access to Blackboard.

  • Monday, February 20, from 7 AM to 7 PM. This is the President’s Day holiday.
  • Wednesday mornings from 4 AM to 7AM; reserved to be used without advance notice.

President’s Day

The work performed on President’s Day will be all day and if you gain access to Blackboard during the day, you may be cut off without notice.

Faculty have been informed of this work; if there are assignments or other work due that day (or the next), be aware of the scheduled down time.

Additionally, the Library, the web site and email will not be available.

The college is working on a system to allow for Blackboard access when other on-campus maintenance is going on, but, well, we need maintenance time to install some of it. Hopefully, this is the last or next-to-last time that Blackboard is offline because of on-campus system maintenance.

Wednesday mornings

If you were not aware, Genesee’s Blackboard is hosted at Open SUNY. So we’re “in the cloud” as you would say.

As a result, we don’t always get to say when their Blackboard maintenance will happen. They Open SUNY folk reserve Wednesday early mornings for ‘routine’ work, although they are very polite and try to warn us. But there may be the occasional re-boot or minor work performed during that time.

When Open SUNY will be performing major system work (i.e. work that will take the system offline for more than an hour), they do give at least a week’s notice *and* post a notice inside the Blackboard system.

So it’s worth your while to watch for those system notices. I’ll also post notices here, as we learn about them.

If/when other dates are scheduled during the Spring 2017 semester, I’ll post that here, also!

Have a great semester!

Obtaining Student IDs

Student Activities would like to send the following reminders concerning Student IDs:

  • New students must be registered for classes
  • Students must present their 800# and a form of photo identification (driver’s license, current high school ID, passport, etc.).
  • If a student is new to College Village, they will obtain their ID on move in day, January 13.
  • Student IDs are valid for two years.

Student Activities is open and able to print IDs from 8:30-4:30pm for the duration of this week (January 9-13).  The office is closed this weekend, as well as on Monday, January 16 for MLK Day.  SA will re-open on Tuesday, January 17 at 8:30am.

Students at Campus Centers should check with site staff about having their picture taken at the site.

Career Services Spring 2017 Events

Disney College Program Information Session
January 31st – T219, 12:30 – 1:30

Purple Briefcase Information Session
February 14th – T219, 12:30 – 1:30

Where Can We Work? Wednesday
February 15th – Forum, 12:30-1:30

Job Search Workshop
March 7th – T219, 12:30 – 1:30

Health Careers Job & Transfer Fair
March 9th – Forum, 11:00 – 1:00

Where Can We Work? Wednesday
March 22nd – Forum, 12:30-1:30

Interviewing Workshop
March 28th – T219, 12:30 – 1:30

Annual Job Fair
April 6th – Forum, 11:30 – 1:30

Where Can We Work? Wednesday
April 12th – Forum, 12:30-1:30

Resume & Cover Letter Writing Workshop
April 18th – T219, 12:30 – 1:30

Resume Contest Due Date
April 20th – by 11:59 pm

Applied Learning Appreciation Breakfast & Internship Fair
April 20th – T119A/B & Forum, (time TBD)

Spring Classes start January 17!

If you have not yet registered for Spring, NOW is the time to do so.

There are a number of borderline-enrolled classes that may be cancelled if YOU do not register soon! Don’t miss out on the classes you need to earn your degree.

If you’re not sure what to register for, use our “Find an Advisor” list to contact the advisor nearest you (Batavia, a campus center or Online). Our advisors will be more than glad to meet with you to discuss your options.

The college is closed Monday, January 2, for the New Year’s holiday, and on Monday, January 16 for Martin Luther King holiday.

Hope to see you soon!

GCC Foundation Scholarships Now Available

Fall and Full Year Foundation scholarships for the 2017-2018 year are now available at!

GCC offers a wide variety of scholarships that include academic merit, need based, major and residency.  Students are encouraged to apply October 1st through January 1st for primary consideration.  The full scholarship cycle for Fall and Full Year funding will run until April 1st.

Please encourage your students to apply today!

If you have any questions regarding scholarships please contact Tammy Arneth in the Foundation, Financial Aid Office or visit the scholarship webpage at  Thank you!

The GCC Scholarship Committee

Free Energy Saving Workshop


Free One-Hour Workshop

Open to the GCC Community: Students, Faculty and Staff

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
1:00 – 2:00 PM  /  T121

Both home owners and renters can learn how to reduce energy bills via low-cost, no cost energy conservation methods.

  • What are the biggest energy hogs in your home?
  • How can you improve your home’s comfort, health and safety?
  • Explore financial assistance such as grants, loans and on-bill financing.
  • Learn how to get started on home energy upgrades.

All participants will receive their own individualized Energy Action Plan and two energy saving light bulbs!

Presented by Charles Malone of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Genesee County and sponsored by GCC’s Sustainability Committee.  

Virtual Career Fair – November 15

State Universities of New York
Virtual Career Fair
Tuesday, November 15th
9:00am – 5:00pm

Students & Alumni are invited to interact with employers live online. Join the fair from anywhere and get your resume in front of employers with no line or waiting!


Registering ahead of time will allow students to upload their resume to be viewed by all employers prior to the fair. However, registration can be completed on the day of the fair.

Attend with on Campus Support:

Webcams will be set up and Career Services staff will be present for support in room T104 during the entire fair.

View Participating Employers:

Select “Jobseekers” off of the following webpage:  


Breakfast With Santa – Dec 3 (oops! had the wrong date!)


Tickets are now on sale for this annual event in the Student Activities Office!

$5 for adults, $3 for kids 6-12 and FREE for kids under 5

Menu Includes:

Cinnamon buns with your choice of scrambled eggs or pancakes, home fries, and bacon or sausage. Beverages included.

Tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event.

Native American exhibit/presentations in November

November is Native American Month!

To celebrate, the Roz Steiner Art Gallery and Alfred C. O’Connell Library are hosting a series of presentations and events starting with the opening of an exhibit of regional artifacts loaned from the Rochester Museum and Science Center,

As well as artwork from Carson Waterman and heritage quilts from Faye Lone:

“Celebration of Native American Heritage”

12:30 – 2pm & 5 – 7pm in the Art Gallery  – Receptions w/ Carson Waterman & Faye Lone
7pm in room T102 – Gary Sundown presentation on Native American film

12:30 – 1:30pm in the Art Gallery – Terry Abrams presentation on Native American Veterans
7pm in the Art Gallery – Gary Sundown presentation on Native American film

12:30 -1:30pm in the Forum – Wayne Abrams dance presentation
7pm in the Forum – Native American Social

12:30 in the Library – Corn Husk Doll workshop (limited seating for 20)
12:30 – 2pm in the Art Gallery – Story Teller & Writer Joe Bruchac
7pm in room T102 –Story Teller & Writer Joe Bruchac

12:30pm in the Art Gallery – All Things Lacrosse: Nek Jonathan presentation on stick making

*More presentations TBA, check website/facebook page for updates