Happy Halloween from GCC


This week GCC had a lot of fun activities to do for students. By Wednesday, every office at college decorated their doors for Halloween. During the day on Thursday, students checked out the Halloween Book-cart, and decorated their own sugar skulls and cookies. From 8pm to midnight, there was the Annual Boo Ball at Student Union! There was food serving, music playing, and so many students with costumes!


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Door decorations by GCC staff

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Students decorating their sugar skulls and cookies

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Students having fun at the Boo Ball

There will be also a Halloween black light dancing party at the Root of College Village from 10 p.m. tonight! Have fun with that!

Happy Halloween!

Star Gazing


Summer at College Village may seem boring, but we have roughly 30 students staying in this big dormitory under one building and most of them are new Japanese students who have just arrived at GCC. Because it is the summer, it may not the best time to explore GCC as an international student, but to me this is the summer of youth.

With not many people around, we learned everyone’s name very quickly and soon became friends. Friday was beautiful day with nice weather. I bought a big watermelon and invited the international students to come watch Batavia’s sky at night. We all sat at the basketball court as we enjoyed slices of watermelon, strawberry, snacks and green tea. Everyone brought a little something to contribute to this star gazing night and we all came with a smile!

It was a great opportunities for them to get to know more about all the other students. In addition, it was a chance for them to practice English. So, I had everyone introduce themselves, their major and hobbies. We talked through the night about how coming to GCC is a whole new experience with so many new things to learn about the American culture. We shared stories about our hometown and how different they are from Batavia.

The night ended with a challenge to eat dried salmon with whipped cream! We all had a good laugh at the reactions of our brave challengers. It was fun and we made it happen, after all, we are a community here at College Village!



St. Patrick’s Day Party at College Village



Get your green gear ready for College Village’s St. Patrick’s Day Party!

On Monday March 17, we’ll be celebrating in the College Village Basement with four hours of fun. Each hour will be a different party, so you’re always in for something new!

The party lasts from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm with a scavenger hunt, food, desserts, and pots of gold!

CV November Events


Thursday, November 14th- Karaoke Night 8 pm in the Village Hall Basement

Friday, November 15th- Connect 4 Tournament with Snacks, and prizes, 9 pm in the Village Hall Basement

Wednesday, November 20th- Shopping Trip to Marketplace Mall 5 pm-10 pm

Thursday, November 21st- November/December Birthday Party 6 pm in the Village Hall Basement

Friday, November 22nd- Karaoke Night 9 pm in the Village Hall Basement

Saturday, November 23rd- Clarence Clay Hands bus leaves at 1 pm, meet at College Village Office, bring your painting skills

Monday, November 25th- Thanksgiving Jeopardy 7 pm in the Village Hall Basement, Prizes will be won

Tuesday, November 26th- Thanksgiving Dinner for all residents, cooked by the staff, bring your appetites!

Wednesday, November 27th-Sunday, December 1st Thanksgiving Break, Make sure to fill out a break request form at the office if you plan on staying

*The above programs are for College Village Residents and guests of Residents

CV October Events


Look what we have coming up for the month of October.  Get involved, meet new people, and have fun!

Tuesday, Oct. 8th Board Game Night and Snacks! 7pm VHB Come play UNO, Checkers, Jenga, Connect 4, Cards, Head Bands, and other games.

Friday, Oct. 11th Late Night Shopping Trip to Wal-Mart 10pm-12am

Sunday, Oct. 13th Pizza Party 7pm VHB

Monday, Oct. 14th Chef of the Month: Spaghetti with GA Tiffany Ralston VHB (look for flyer for the time) Come learn to cook and eat what you make.

Thursday, Oct. 17th Shopping Trip to Marketplace Mall Bus leaves at 5pm

Friday, Oct. 18th Scary Movie Night and Snacks! 9pm VHB

Saturday, Oct. 19th Nightmare Manor Bus leaves at 7pm. sign up prior in RA office.

Monday, Oct. 21st National Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie Day 7pm VHB

Wednesday, Oct. 23rd Halloween Cookie Decorating! 8pm VHB

Thursday, Oct. 24th October Birthday Party! 6pm Hickory 2nd Floor. Enjoy your birthday with others who have an October birthday.

Friday, Oct. 25th Karaoke 9pm-1am VHB

Saturday, Oct. 26th Spirits of the Past Ghost Tour. Sign up prior to event in RA office.  Look at flyer for departure time.

Sunday, Oct. 27th Pumpkin Carving 8pm VHB Show off your carving skills!

Monday, Oct. 28th Halloween Door Decorating Contest. Being Judged Halloween Day.  Prizes will be awarded.

Thursday, Oct. 31st Trick or Treating Haunted Hayride 7pm

*Above events are for residents at College Village only.  Check flyers for missing times, and locations.  

September Events


What is happening down at College Village for the rest of September?

There is Checkers King and Queen at 8 pm in the Basement Monday, September 23rd.  Can you reign supreme?

The Roommate Game at 7 pm in the Basement Wednesday, September 25th.  How well do you know your roommate?

The Birthday Party for all of those who have birthdays in August and September can come to the Basement Thursday, September 26th at 6pm and meet other birthday people and have pizza on us.

Karaoke Night will be happening Friday, September 27th in the Basement from 9 pm-1 am.  Come sing your heart out all night long.

Saturday Getaway to Letchworth State Park will happen Saturday, September 28th, bus leaves at 1 pm from the office.  If you are a resident who wants to go on this trip make sure to sign up prior to Saturday in the RA office.

*Only residents at College Village can attend the events listed above, or if you sign in with a College Village Resident.

A recap

Darien Lake:a serene picturesque view

Darien Lake:a serene picturesque view

A carousel of memories

A carousel of memories

Nana Gyyesi riding the "Bear Valley Bumper Cars"

Nana Gyesi riding the "Bear Valley Bumper Cars"

Shadesia Roberson soaking in the hot sun

Shadesia Roberson soaking in the hot sun

The Predator: Jacquay Wilder and Sheena Murray

Hey! It’s Kiley here blogging about life here at Genesee Community College. These pictures were were from the first College Village Saturday retreat and there is a Saturday Getaway every week.This is a great release from a typical stressful week here at Genesee Community College.The number of students reached its peak for this event and proved to be a great success.I attended this event last year and looked forward to this event specifically. It’s a great way to start the year, forming new bonds and friendships! I have many fond memories of my first GCC Darien Lake trip last year.For example, I still have the caricature I bought last year as a souvenir. I feel students living on campus should take advantage of the opportunities to get off campus. The off-campus “Saturday Getaway’s” not only get you out of your element, but are free.

On Saturday, (September 11th) I went to the University at Buffalo to visit my friend, Michaela Raes, who is pursuing to get into the pharmacy program. This made me face “head on” the reality of transferring to another school and all the work that is a part of this process. It is a tad overwhelming to be honest with you, but is something every second year GCC student must face. Till next time! -Kiley-