Enjoy GCC’s New Cafe!

dining-aug15The summer construction project is complete! GCC’s dining service partner, American Dining Creations, welcomes back students with a new kitchen and cafe!

Discounted meal plans and Cougar Bucks are available to use in both the new Cafe and Subway, located in the Student Union.

For further information, go to: http://www.genesee.edu/home/campus-life/dining/ or see the newest brochure

More information on the new enhanced dining options: GCC_Cafe_Flyer

If you need Technical Help, give this a try!

TiredThe week before and the week of the start of classes are the busiest times at the central help desk number! Save yourself the aggravation of being on hold or being asked to authenticate yourself, just to report a broken printer!

Try one of the following options:

  • Use the ticket system found here: http://www.genesee.edu/gcc/helpdesk/tickets/ — the template will help you answer all the questions we need to ask
  • Just send an email to helpdesk@genesee.edu
  • Problems logging in? Folk in Batavia are welcome to come to T212 (Computer Services office suite), especially for non-Banner login problems. We will reset non-Banner passwords on the spot!

Remember, the Central Help Desk phone really can’t help with the following, at any time, so calling will only get you a ticket, which you could have done yourself with any of the options above:

  • Banner INB passwords
  • Blackboard questions
  • Smart Classroom problems
  • Problems with office telephones
  • Questions about wireless access or wireless problems
  • Office computer hardware or software

Huh. Quite the list…

The Central Help Desk is good with student username and password issues. Let them do what they do best!

Questions? You know where I live! mjheider@genesee.edu

–Mary Jane

Degree Works and Chrome v44 — Problems!

DW-logoInformation from the Records Office:

Please be advised that there is an issue rendering audits using Google Chrome version 44.

Ellucian (the company that publishes Degree Works) is aware of the problem, however they have not supplied a workaround or solution yet.  If you are having issues processing an audit, please be sure Chrome is not the browser.

When in doubt, always try another browser!

Bookstore Renovations!


The bookstore will be closed from June 8th-12th for renovations. The staff will still be able to process online orders and answer emails.

The renovations will include a new ceiling, additional textbook shelving, an upgraded technology center, window murals, and other minor enhancements. They will reopen the week of June 15th.  There will be some minor construction going on that week so access to certain areas may be limited. The bookstore will reopen at full capacity on June 22nd.

If you have questions for the bookstore you can call x6878 or email any of the staff.

Spring Grade Processing Complete

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Spring 2015 grade processing is complete.  \o/

Students can view their grades and cumulative info on Genesis. Student questions regarding grades should be directed to the instructor.

Other miscellaneous information:

  • Academic Probation has also been run.
  • Students who pre-registered for courses and, after Spring 2015 grading, who did not meet the prerequisites, can view their revised schedule on Genesis.
  • Degree Evaluations can now be done.
  • Transcripts can now be sent if they are not waiting on degree information.  Transcript request information can be found here: http://www.genesee.edu/academics/transcripts.cfm
  • Dean’s & President’s list will be run in 2 weeks.

Congratulations to everyone for making it through the semester!

End of Semester Things to Do

Just a list of things — in no particular order — you should think about doing before you leave for the summer…

  • If you’re sticking around this summer — to work on campus or to take a summer class — or coming back for classes next Fall, go into Genesis and use that blue “Reset Your Password” button to update your password. If you last reset your password in January, it will expire about June-ish and by deliberately resetting it, you reset that counter.
  • If you’re graduating and going on to another college in the Fall, don’t forget to ask for transcripts to be sent. You can set up the request now and when Spring grades are turned in, your transcript(s) will be sent. Go to this page for more information: http://www.genesee.edu/academics/transcripts.cfm
  • Taking an online class? There’s still time to do your course evaluation. Log into Genesis, go to the My Courses page, look for the link on the right to “Course Surveys”
  • Looking to sell back books? The bookstore in Batavia will buy back books at up to 50% of what you paid for them. You need to bring a student ID to sell back your books. If you’re at a Campus Center, ask the folk in the office when a Book Store rep will be at the campus to buy back books. More information here: http://geneseecc.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/BNCBSellBackTextbookView?catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=33556
  • Did you rent a textbook? Don’t forget that it must be returned by the last day of exams, which is May 13. More information in the Rental FAQ.
  • Coming back next Fall? If you haven’t, register now for Fall classes. Not sure what courses you should take, see one of our many advisors: http://www.genesee.edu/depts/advisement/advisors/
  • Still looking for a summer job? Check out the Job Bulletin sponsored by the Career Services office. See what’s available: http://www.genesee.edu/home/offices/career/job-bulletin/ New jobs posted regularly! Check it out!
  • Need help with a resume? The Career Services office can help you with that, too! Check out the services: http://www.genesee.edu/home/offices/career/

Have a great summer, no matter what your plans are!


Summer 2015 Bills Sent Out!

money-smallTuition bills for Summer 2015 have been sent by the Business Office and tuition is due on May 01. This is for all summer sessions! So you need to pay by May 01 even if your summer course does not start until July.

The Business Office offers its usual array of payment options — check them out!

If you are a new student and have just registered, you do need to give us a minute to create your Genesee email account before you can pay online. Genesee email accounts are created the next business day after you have registered.

If you don’t make arrangements for tuition, you may lose your seat in your course! And there’s no guarantee you can get back into the same course, if it’s one of the more popular courses.

Questions? Feel free to contact the Business Office at:  businessoffice@genesee.edu