National Suicide Prevention Week – Sept 9-15

According to the Center for Disease Control, Suicide rates have increased by 30% over the past 10 years.  In 2016 alone nearly 45,000 lives were lost to suicide.

This year, during National Suicide Prevention week, connect with those in your life about mental health. Stay connected by following @afspnational throughout the week.

If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide call the

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255)

or call 911 immediately.

If you are on the Batavia campus and someone you know is suicidal, please seek help from our counselors located in Suite C231 or call x6219.

Career Services Fall 2018 Events & Workshops

Disney College Program Information Session
August 28th – SSC, G200, 12:30 – 1:30
Attend Virtually:

Learn about the PAID internship through the Disney College Program. This session will cover essential information on how to apply, when to apply, tips for interviewing, and more.

Purple Briefcase Information Session
September 4th – SSC, G200, 12:30 – 1:30
Attend Virtually:

This workshop will show you how to use our exciting new job/internship search tool! Learn how to create your own Purple Briefcase account, gain confidence in ability to complete the O*NET Interest Profiler, and exhibit a clear understanding of how to access the Job Bulletin!

Career Exploration Fair
September 18th – Forum, 12:30 – 2:00

Not sure what you want to do for the rest of your life? Explore the many career opportunities that begin with a degree from GCC. Program Directors and Faculty will be present to discuss degree programs and potential careers. Also available will be career assessment tools, a LinkedIn photo booth, and more!

Cyber Security Fair
October 3rd – Forum, 11:30-1:30

Join select GCC students, student clubs, and staff, as well as area businesses to explore how and why it is essential to safeguard your online activities and assets in today’s ever-changing and increasingly complex techno-sphere.

What’s your Cyber Awareness IQ?  Do you know what to do if you are a victim of identity theft?  Do you know how to search and remove malware from your computer, phone, and other mobile device?  Do you how to avoid being a perpetrator or victim of cyber-bullying?  Do you follow thoughtful netiquette behavior on social media sites? Are you aware of career opportunities available in the cyber security field?

Earn tickets when you participate at presenters’ tables.  Show a valid GCC ID card and submit tickets for FREE pizza, GCC dining dollars, and GCC Bookstore swag.

Job Search Workshop
October 9th – SSC, G200, 12:30 – 1:30
Attend Virtually:

Not all available job openings are easy to find; therefore, you need to know how to take advantage of all available resources. In this workshop, you will learn strategies regarding navigating the web, networking, utilizing social media, reading newspapers, accessing government agencies and more!

Interviewing Workshop
October 30th – SSC, G200, 12:30 – 1:30
Attend Virtually:

This workshop will discuss tips and strategies for a successful in-person or phone interview. We’ll discuss the many types of interviews, the interview process, and potential questions.

Resume & Cover Letter Writing Workshop
November 13th – SSC, G200, 12:30 – 1:30
Attend Virtually:

Impressing an employer with your resume and cover letter while they are in a stack of 100 others can be a challenge. This workshop will guide you on the proper format and content of a resume and cover letter to give you the best shot at being granted a personal interview.

Getting Technical Help

While you are a student at Genesee, you will be required to use a number of different forms of technology. While we make an effort to keep it relatively simple, that doesn’t always work.

When you have problems with a computer, a couple of things you can try in most situations:

  • try working in another browser; if you’re using Chrome, try Firefox or Internet Explored
  • clear cache; if you don’t know how, there is information on clearing cache and cookies on our Help Desk web site

If that doesn’t do it, we have online, in person, email and phone options.

help desk logoOnline

Go to the Help Desk web site and use the search feature to try to find an answer. Problems and questions common to GCC are on that site.

In Person

Computer Services staff work in the Open Computer Lab (T207) of the Batavia Campus. Staff there will assist you with most problems (although we cannot help you with many problems related to personal computing devices). The staff there can reset passwords on the spot, assist you with Blackboard navigation and refer you to other staff on campus as needed.


Send an email to and someone from Computer Services will get back to you. That email is watched closely from 7 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday and occasionally on the weekend.

During the work week, we’ll get back to you within a short time to help you as we can. On the weekend, we may not get back to you until Monday, depending on your problem.

Because we really don’t know who you are from an email address, we will not give out username or password information through email. We will refer you to the phone option for that.


The Help Center phone is 1-866-614-5004 — PRESS 1 — and the staff there will verify who you are (birth date and address) and help you get logged in. If you’re in front of a computer when you call, they will walk you through logging in and wait to make sure the login worked.


Tutoring and Proctored Testing


The college has an array of free tutoring services available to assist all students.

Tutoring in the summer may be slightly limited, but assistance is still available. You simply need to ask!

  • In Batavia, go to the Tutoring Center (D207) and talk to the staff there about getting help.
  • At a campus center, talk to the staff in the office about what kind of help you may need and they will help find you a tutor.
  • Online, check the online tutoring options that will be listed.

Summer sessions fly by, so check for assistance the moment you think you might need help. In fact, if you’re taking a subject that you know you will need help with, schedule that first tutoring appointment now, before summer classes even start!

Proctored Testing

testing logoSome online courses will require you to take proctored tests. Check your syllabus carefully for testing requirements, and ask questions of your instructor.

Ask those questions now, if you are at a distance from Genesee and will need to make special arrangements for proctored testing.

In Batavia and at the Campus Centers, hours are set up for proctored testing. Information on testing hours is on the college web site and updated regularly. Be aware that you need proper identification to take a test.

Also, plan your time properly. You need to be finished with your test by the time the location closes. The staff will not be allowed to let you stay beyond the scheduled closing time.

Another good idea is to call ahead, especially to campus centers, to confirm the testing hours.

Testing Center Hours for Finals Week

The Testing Center in Batavia will be open the following hours for May 14 – 18

  • Monday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Remember that Photo ID is REQUIRED and that seats are first come-first served. Don’t wait until the last minute!

Campus center hours will be different; contact the campus center directly to verify their Testing hours.

Spring 2018 Final Exam Schedule

Final exams for the Spring 2018 semester are scheduled for May 14-16, 2018.

The final exam schedule can be found here: (link will open in a new tab).

Students should check the schedule to see if a final exam is scheduled in your course and to confirm the time, date and location with your instructor.

For MAT 091 and MAT 092 sections not specifically listed, students need to contact their instructors for final exam options.

Questions about final exams should be directed to the instructor of the course.

2018 Scholars’ Symposium Winners

2018 Scholars’ Symposium Winners

  • Award for Excellence in Computer Science–Cameron Bennage “In a Game of Battleship, Can The Computer Be Better Than You?
  • Award for Most Global in Perspective–Airi Hayasaka “Otaku–The Differences in Otaku Culture Between Japan and the U.S.”
  • Award for Most Global in Perspective–Miranda Schiller “What Is Home?”
  • Award for Excellence in Sustainability David Fenn, Timothy Frew, Gaia Fukuzato, Andrea Kirsch, Stacy Mullett, Anthony Nickel, Kera Pfieffer, Christian Pierre-Louis, Meghan Potter, Maura Rogers, Jacy Sero, Timoty Slivinski, Summer Storms, Javin Williams, “Sustainable Still Life”
  • Award for Photographic Artistic Excellence–Kasey Edgerton “Visions of You”
  • Award for Excellence in Mental Health–Amanda Pahuta “Unflattening My Prison”
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching & Education Xochitl Rosario “Communication with Infants, Toddlers, and Adolescents”
  • Award for Best Poster–“Back Pain? Maybe Your  Backpack  is to Blame” Breda Castaneda, Norbert Ortiz-Perez, Casey M. Swartz and Laura Whitcroft
  • GSA Award–Cole Rogers “I ______You; My Generation”
  • Award for Excellence in Creativity–Cole Rogers”I ______You; My Generation”
  • Award for Best Oral Presentation–Cameron Bennage “In a Game of Battleship, Can The Computer Be Better Than You?

Award for Overall Academic Excellence is sponsored by the Creative Writing Club

  • Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice–Jamie E. Englerth “Solitary Confinement: Is it a Necessary Evil?”
  • John Gardner Literary Award–Alexis Hackmer “A Dark Light”
  • Excellence in Literary Arts–Brock Nahalka “Luck of the Draw”
  • Excellence in Poetry–Cole Rogers “I ______You; My Generation”
  • Excellence in Narrative–Kasey Edgerton “Visions of You”
  • Excellence in Craft & Form–Anna Lena Adams “What is Art”
  • Judges’ Choice–Amanda Pahuta “Unflattening My Prison”

Thank you to everyone for making the Scholars’ Symposium a success!


JoNelle Toriseva & Scholars’ symposium Committee

The Script – Thursday, April 14

The Script

As part of the GENESEE IT. SAY IT. campaign Genesee Community College will be hosting a performance by Tim Collins and his one man show The Script. The  Script is an interactive and engaging performance that touches on the topics of sexual assault prevention, toxic masculinity and bystander intervention.

The Script will be presented on Thursday April 12, 2018 at 12:30pm in the Gymnasium and is open to all students, faculty and staff.