Lists are all the rage on the internet these days so I figured I would compile a list of things that all of us at GCC should know. I’m by no means the final say in this so feel free to make additions in the comments!
1. Winters in Western New York are For Real!
Snow day? Whats that? Nothing like
walking make that running through a snow covered parking lot to get to classes. Not to mention those who commute 20 minute drive? Mother Nature says NO! How about it takes you 45 today. With a little planning and a lot of coffee, you can beat it.
2.) We have a diverse campus.
Whether its age or gender, race or religion, or sexual orientation and culture we have it all here at GCC. More important we are proud of our diversity as a campus and embrace everyone’s differences. Feeling comfortable in your own skin is something that comes very natural on campus.
3.) We all get along.
Okay! Okay! Maybe we aren’t all like Rachel, Monica, Joey, Chandler, Phoebe, and Ross. But you have to admit that there is a helping hand wherever you look on campus. People are so willing to take time out to get to know you – its amazing.
4.) Bigger isn’t always better.
So we aren’t a huge University with 100,000 students. What we lack in size we make up for in character. The community that GCC is isn’t something you will always find on a larger campus. Embrace it.
5.) We have clubs and activities for days! (Join one)
Seriously over 50 clubs and organization on campus! What?! Join something you like or make your own! We are all about the activities! The list is here.
6.)The Library is the place to be!
Okay. So MAYBE it’s not like that night club back home but our library on campus is pretty jumping. Rather than what you expect from high school or the public library, on campus there is a bustle about. Groups working on projects and people asking Librarians for advice. It’s basically the place to be.
7.) The staff is always willing to help.
If its a professor to someone on the cleaning crew they are always willing to point you in the right direction. Never be afraid to ask a question! They are all very knowledgeable and if they don’t know, chances are they have the ability to point you in the right direction.
8.) The experience is yours! Make it count.
Go for it! Do what makes you happy and above all else chase your dreams!
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Awesome list! Made me smile big time…the count-down is on!
As a point of interest…. a long, long, time ago, I understand that the faculty voted NOT to have a designated Faculty / Staff parking lot aiming at a more egalitarian campus culture. So that sign is just clip art, ya’ll. We park all in the same lot, and yes – it pays to get here early to score a spot closer in, esp. during the dead of winter.