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    Mississippi College
  Dec 01, 2022
GRADUATE CATALOG 2016-2017 [Archived Catalog]

Student Services

Services for Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities should contact the Student Counseling Services, Alumni Hall, Room 4, Telephone: 601.925.7790. Students should see the Mississippi College Student Handbook, Students with Disabilities section.

Emergency Procedures

Recognizing that safety is to a certain extent the responsibility of the entire campus community, the Office of Public Safety lists Emergency Procedures on its website Any questions may be directed to the Office of Public Safety at 925-3204.

Student Residence

Living on campus adds a wonderful dimension to a student’s life and education. It is the desire of the each Residence Life professional that the residence halls will truly be a place where students can develop, not only scholastically but socially and spiritually as well. Every effort is made to make living on campus as comfortable and pleasant as it is convenient.

The residence halls are reserved for students enrolled for classes at Mississippi College. Generally, full-time status is required, but exceptions are occasionally made for students with special circumstances.

There are eleven residence halls for our resident students. Each residence hall has an adult Resident Director with upper-class students serving as Resident Assistants.

Residence Hall Closing

All campus residence halls (as well as food services) will be closed during regular University recesses as indicated in the University calendar. All personal items needed by students should be removed prior to closing time since no one will be permitted to enter any residence hall for any reason during holiday periods.

Room Assignments and Private Rooms

When private rooms are available, the charge is two times the regular room rate. For information concerning room assignments and roommates, students should contact the Office of Residence Life.

Residence Contract and Room Reservation Fee

Before any room reservation is made for a new student, a $100 non-refundable reservation fee must be paid to the Office of Residence Life and the proper paperwork completed and returned to the Office of Residence Life. Before moving into a residence hall, a student must read and sign a residence hall contract. The contract must be on file in the Office of Residence Life.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
(Confidentiality of Student Information)

Each year the Office of Telecommunications publishes a campus telephone directory including information on faculty, staff and students. Within the first fifteen calendar days after the beginning of the fall semester, faculty and staff should contract the Office of Human Resources and students should contact the Office of the Registrar to make changes. Students also should view their Personal Information in Banner Web so that changes can be made in the University’s student information system.

Under FERPA, currently enrolled students may withhold disclosure of their information if they do not wish to have such information published in the telephone directory. Undergraduate students should file a written request in the Office of the Registrar and graduate students should file such requests with the Dean of the Graduate School. Mississippi College assumes that failure on the student’s part to specifically request withholding directory information indicates the student’s approval for disclosure in this publication.

All listings in this campus telephone directory are taken from information contained in the University’s computer information system.

Radio Station

WHJT—FM, Star 93.5 is owned and operated by Mississippi College. WHJT is a commercial radio station offering students an opportunity to learn radio broadcasting by incorporating hands-on training in production, on-air jockeying, copy writing, social media networking, music production, client relations and promotions. WHJT students have gone on to work with broadcasting stations in several major markets and many students have been awarded top honors at the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters.

Vehicle Registration

Because of campus safety purposes and because parking space is limited, all vehicles must be registered with the Office of Public Safety during registration for classes. The Office of Public Safety is located in the lobby of Alumni Hall.

An annual registration fee is charged for campus parking privileges. A decal designating specific parking areas is issued to each vehicle. Anyone driving on the campus is subject to University traffic safety regulations. Students accumulating more than five traffic citations may have their parking privileges on the campus cancelled. Designated parking spaces for handicapped students are provided. Rules and regulations are specifically listed in the Mississippi College Student Handbook, (, and on our website at

I.D. (Library and Computer) Card

Every student who does not have an ID Card from a prior semester will obtain an Identification Card during the registration process. The student is expected to have this card in his/her possession at all times. Use of another student’s ID is not allowed. Graduate students will use their ID Cards for library privileges and Computer Lab use.

Resident graduate students who pay the Student Publication and Service Fee will use the card for admission to school-sponsored activities, the use of Alumni Gym, as a voting permit during student body elections, and for obtaining a copy of the TRIBESMAN at the end of the school year. Resident students will use their ID cards for meals in the Hannah Food Court, points in Tuscany's Hampstead's, Pimento Café and Market (new this fall), the coffee shop in Speed Library, the Recovery Zone/smoothie operations in the Healthplex (new this fall), and at food and beverage locations at the Mississippi College School of Law's Jackson campus. Residents also use their ID cards to enter secured doors in residence halls.

Books and Supplies

The Mississippi College Bookstore is currently located on the ground floor of Alumni Hall and will be relocated to the corner of Jefferson Street and Madison Street during the fall term. The mission of the store is primarily that of providing textbooks and course materials for sale. Management and personnel strive to provide efficient, courteous, and reliable service at all times.

Students have the option to purchase their books on-line before the semester starts. Students may charge to their account at the beginning of each semester. Text book rental is also available. The store accepts Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, and personal checks.

The bookstore is open until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday during the first week of registration (fall and spring). The store’s regular hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 pm. Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters. Summer hours are 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Friday. Follett Higher Education Group operates the Mississippi College Bookstore.

Campus Mailroom

The Campus Mailroom is located in Alumni Hall. Box rent for residence hall students is included in residence hall rent. The mailroom is open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Health Services

Student health services are provided through the Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, Inc., at the Healthplex, located on the Mississippi College Clinton campus. These services are available to full time students. Because of the existing relationship between Mississippi College and Baptist Health Systems, Inc., it is recommended that emergency care be handled through Mississippi Baptist Medical Center Emergency Room. To assist with the cost of health services, it is recommended that the student be retained on the parent’s or spouse’s insurance policy whenever possible. For more information, see the Mississippi College Student Handbook, and on the website at

Food Services

The main floor of B. C. Rogers Student Center houses the Ray and Betty Hannah Food Court. Mississippi College requires all boarding students (except College Plaza) to participate in the meal program. We offer three meal program plans designed to work around the busiest of schedules. Each plan comes with a fixed number of weekly board meals (to be used in Tuscany’s, Hampstead’s, Pimento Café and Market (new this fall), the coffee shop in Speed Library, the Recovery Zone/smoothie operation in the Healthplex (new this fall), and at food and beverage locations at the Mississippi College School of Law’s Jackson campus). The meal plans are as follows:

  • The Food Court is open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday—Friday. On weekends, the Food Court is open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Meal plan costs are included in the On Campus living charge that covers room and board. Additional points may be purchased from our food services provider.
  • Meal plans are available for commuter students.
  • The meals are per week (seven days) starting on Friday and ending on Thursday.
  • One scan per mealtime – an extra scan during a mealtime will be charged to points.
  • Points equal dollars to be spent at Tuscany’s, Hampstead’s, Pimento Café and Market (new this fall), the coffee shop in Speed Library, the Recovery Zone/smoothie operation in the Healthplex (new this fall), at food and beverage locations at the Mississippi College School of Law’s Jackson campus, or for additional meals or entrees in the Hannah Food Court.
  • Meals do not carry over from week to week.

Food on campus is prepared by Campus Dining, Inc.

Academic Resource Facilities

Mississippi College provides learning resource facilities which enhance the teaching-learning environment on campus. The major facilities are the Leland Speed Library, the Roger Hendrick Learning Resources Center, computer laboratories, and the multimedia language laboratory.

The Library

The Leland Speed Library, constructed in 1958, provides facilities and materials for reference, research and independent study. Speed Library is open 86.25 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters with reduced hours during the summer session.

Library holdings include more than 251,470 volumes. The library subscribes to 553 print periodicals and purchases access to more than 27,499 full-text periodicals and journals in electronic form.

The library catalog includes the holdings of Speed Library, the Learning Resources Center, and the Law Library. Access is also provided through the library to many full-text electronic databases including: EBSCOhost, Gale, JStor, Lexis-Nexis, and Project Muse.

The Roger Hendrick Learning Resources Center located on the main floor of the Speed Library was constructed in 1975. The LRC provides facilities and multi-media for instructional support, research and individual study. The media collection numbers over 21,592 items and consists of DVDs, video tapes, films, scores, music recordings, slides, and audio tapes. The LRC also houses a fully equipped television production studio.

The collections of the Mississippi Baptist Historical Commission are housed in Speed Library. The Mississippi College Room houses items of historical interest concerning Mississippi College and an over 1,000-volume Alumni author collection.

Computer Laboratories

Computer laboratories are available in several locations across the campus. Students have accessibility to learning resources via the World Wide Web.

Continuing Education

The Office of Continuing Education (OCED), established in 1976, primarily serves as a revenue source for the University while also coordinating public service functions through the development and coordination of the following programs and activities:

  1. Approves and documents non-traditional (outside of regular semester/summer calendar) for credit courses offered through MC.
  2. Supports and supervises non-academic activities related to summer programming (from May graduation through last week of July).
  3. Administers the program of Continuing Education Units (CEU) conforming to the specifics outlined by the Mississippi Department of Education.
  4. Schedules and maintains a regular program of test reviews for college and community individuals (currently: ACT, LSAT, GRE, and GMAT).
  5. Coordinates programs that are of interest to the University and provides support (currently: Academic Competition, Student Council Workshop, Senior Adult Education Program, events associated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, and MC Water Aerobics Program).