Batavia, NY- For more than 20 years, Genesee Community College has invited the public to its Main Campus in Batavia on Veterans Day for two very important events—welcoming potential new students with an Academic Open House and honoring veterans for their service to our country with a Veterans Day Ceremony. On Monday, November 11, 2019 the tradition continues to host potential students of all ages and their families to Open House from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and the entire community to the annual Veterans Day Honor Ceremony at 12:30 p.m.
The Academic Open House session will begin with an early bird registration and campus tour at 8 a.m. for those early risers. General registration will be open from 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. when the program will begin.
During the program’s information sessions, attendees will hear from Admissions, Financial Aid, GCC’s Student Success Center representatives and more! Then, the hour-long Academic Fair will open promptly at 10:15 a.m., where GCC professors and instructors from across campus gather to showcase their programs, meet and chat with interested students and family members.
Complete campus tours that include the new Richard C. Call (athletic) Arena and Student Success Center as well as the new apartments at College Village, the Library, Book Store, Student Union, Genesee Center for the Arts and GCC’s many state-of-the-art classrooms and labs will be from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. for anyone interested. In addition, an optional Nursing Program Information Session will begin in room T102 at 12 p.m.
Online registration for the Open House is the best way to reserve a seat for the opportunity to explore GCC. Whether you are looking to attend college for the first time, return to college to advance your current career, or even launch a brand new venture, GCC’s success coaches are specifically trained to guide individual pathways to success! Meet your success coach at Open House!
The campus tour lasts approximately 60 minutes and participants are encouraged to dress comfortably and wear walking shoes. Self-guided tours are also an option, borrowing a digital tablet from GCC’s Admissions office. A virtual tour is also available fully online: https://www.genesee.edu/home/offices/admissions/virtual-tour/.
Immediately following Open House, GCC will host its annual Veterans Day Honor Ceremony at GCC’s Batavia Campus beginning at 12:30 p.m. featuring community and student veteran guest speakers. At 1:15 p.m. a complimentary lunch will be served to all veterans. Those unable to attend the event in Batavia are encouraged to enjoy the event live-streamed at: https://www.genesee.edu/home/event-streaming/ or watch the broadcast at one of GCC’s Campus Centers in Albion, Arcade, Dansville, Lima, Medina and Warsaw.
GCC is also holding a special Financial Aid Day / Saturday Visit Day on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. featuring admissions and academic program information. On this day, with an official transcript or copy of a GED, attendees will be able to apply and be admitted on the spot! Those specifically seeking help with completing the FAFSA forms should register here or visit https://www.suny.edu/attend/events, click on “SUNY Financial Aid Days” and find the Genesee Community College November 23, 2019 event to register. Visit Day walk-ins are welcome; however registration for the event guarantees a one-on-one session with a financial aid expert to help complete the FAFSA application online. Interested individuals are encouraged to call GCC’s Admissions Office at (585) 345-6800 with any questions.
With more than 65 affordable degree and certificate programs, online courses, Hyflex learning opportunities and seven campus locations, GCC makes it possible for anyone to achieve his or her higher education dreams.
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A photograph of the 2018 Academic Open House, courtesy of GCC, is available at:
A photograph of a prior Veterans Day Ceremony, courtesy of GCC, is available at: