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: https://faculty.genesee.edu/mjheider/finals/Finals-201802.pdf (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.

Student Art Exhibit – May 3 – 20

Digital Art and Photography students at Genesee Community College have spent the year preparing works to be featured in the College’s juried student art exhibit which will be on display in the Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery at GCC’s Batavia Campus from May 3 – May 20, 2018. The entire community is encouraged to come and enjoy this spectacular celebration of student work.

Art Too theme logo

The student exhibit this year has been created under the theme #ARTtoo. Digital art and photography are sometimes overlooked as forms of fine art. Often when people think of ‘fine art’ they imagine paintings, drawings or sculptures overlooking masterfully created work that employs technology. The #ARTtoo title reminds viewers that photography and digital art are very real forms of fine art too. Around 40 students entered over 300 works for consideration, and only around 70 pieces will be displayed in the gallery.

Opening Receptions for the #ARTtoo exhibit will be held on ThursdayMay 3, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Artistic awards will be announced at the evening reception beginning at 7 p.m. in the Gallery.

This exhibit marks the second juried student exhibit at GCC. The juror this year was Nigel Maister, an artist and a collector who was born in South Africa. Maister currently serves as the Russel and Ruth Peck Artistic Director of the University of Rochester’s International Theatre Program. Maister trained as an actor and director and he earned a Master of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University.

In the Photography category, Maister will award cash prizes ranging from $75 to $150 for Digital, Film, Pinhole, Best Concept and Best Overall Photography totaling $475 in prizes.

In the Digital Art category, Maister will award cash prizes ranging from $75 to $150 for Illustration, Typography, Promotional Design, Dream Imagery, Media (video and animation), Best Concept and Best Overall Digital Art totaling $625 in prizes.

The Roz Steiner Art Gallery is open to the public Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and during special events as published at www.genesee.edu/campuslife/arts or on Facebook using https://www.facebook.com/gccgallery(link is external). Admission to the Gallery is always free.

For more information, contact Gallery Coordinator Mary Jo Whitman at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6490, or via email: mjwhitman@genesee.edu(link sends e-mail)

The Norton Writer’s Prize

Literacy narratives, literary and other textual analyses, reports, profiles, evaluations, arguments, memoirs, proposals, mixed-genre pieces, and more: any excellent writing done for an undergraduate writing class will be considered. One first-prize winner and two runners-up will be selected in 2018.

The winner will receive a cash award of $1,500. Two runners-up will each receive a cash award of $1,000.

The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2018.

Competition for the Norton Writer’s Prize is open to undergraduates enrolled during the 2017-2018 academic year in an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university. Employees of Norton and their children are not eligible, nor are children of Norton authors. Please refer to the official contest rules at the bottom of this page for further eligibility requirements.

Each entry must be accompanied by a cover letter on departmental stationery from a nominating instructor.  Electronic submissions must include an attached scanned cover letter of departmental stationary. Each instructor may nominate only one student essay. The nominating instructor must provide a one-paragraph summary of the essay’s merits and should type out his or her name, address, phone number, email address, and title.  Please refer to the official contest rules at the bottom of this page for more details.

Printed & Mailed Student Essays: must be printed out single-sided and double-spaced with all pages numbered. Entries should be between 1,000 and 3,000 words in length. The student’s name should appear on a separate piece of paper and should not appear on any headers or footers. Students must provide a cover sheet with their name, permanent address (where they can be reached during summer months), permanent phone number and email address, projected year of graduation, and title of the paper. Please refer to the official contest rules at the bottom of this page for more details.

One Entry Per Student. Entries must be submitted via e-mail or postmarked no later than June 15, 2018

Snail Mail:

The Norton Writer’s Prize
Attn: Marilyn Moller
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
500 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10110

Multimedia, Electronic Submissions: must be between 1,000 and 3,000 words in length.  Students must provide their name, with permanent address (where they can be reached during summer months), phone number and email address, projected year of graduation, and title of the paper in a separate email accompanying the document.  Please refer to the official contest rules at the bottom of this page for more details.

Electronic entries must be sent no later than June 15, 2018, with the subject line: Writer’s Prize Nomination and emailed to: NortonWritersPrize@wwnorton.com

Winners will be notified by March 1, 2019.

Norton reserves the right to publish submitted essays, but all students will own the copyright to their work.


Resume & Cover Letter Writing Workshop

Career Services Presents… 

Resume & Cover Letter Writing Workshop
Tuesday, April 17th
G200, Student Success Center, Batavia Campus

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.

ATTEND VIRTUALLY: Use Blackboard Collaborate!

Use the following link to join our session from your mobile phone or computer: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/eb40505e244147d1aab95b61a4222318

Supported by: Phi Theta Kappa
Register through: Purple Briefcase

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.

Annual Spring Job Fair – April 5

Career Services Presents…
585-345-6888 ⦁ G115 ⦁ career@genesee.edu

 Annual Spring Job Fair

Thursday, April 5th 


FORUM, Batavia Campus

Looking for a job or internship?  All majors, students, alumni, and community members are invited to join us for this FREE event! Explore the opportunities with local and regional employers.

Supported by: Phi Theta Kappa
Register through: Purple Briefcase

Resume Writing Contest

Write it Right: 7th Annual Resume Writing Contest

Resumes Due: April 19th

To Enter:

  • Create a resume
  • Email your resume to career@genesee.edu or submit in person to Career Services in the Student Success Center

Resume Writing Help:

  • Pick up a Guide to Resume Writing in the Student Success Center
  • Call Career Services (585-345-6888) to schedule an appointment


  • 1st Place = iPad Mini
  • 2nd Place = $50 cash
  • 3rd Place = $30 cash

Co-sponsored by: Student Activities and the Business Forum Club