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    Mississippi College
   
 
  Jan 20, 2021
 
GRADUATE CATALOG 2019-2020 
    
GRADUATE CATALOG 2019-2020 [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 the responsibility of the entire campus community, the Office of Public Safety lists Emergency Procedures on its website http://www.mc.edu/offices/safety/procedures. 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 Resident Director, a professional staff position, with upper-class students serving as Resident Assistants.  In addition, Mississippi College offers apartment style living at the Lofts, College Plaza, and University Place.

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 completed paperwork 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.

Vehicle Registration

For safety purposes and designated parking regulations, all vehicles must be registered with the Office of Public Safety during class registration. 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. Rules and regulations are specifically listed in the Mississippi College Student Handbook, (http://www.mc.edu/tomahawk/policies/traffic-regulations), and on our website at http://www.mc.edu/offices/safety/traffic-regulations.

I.D. (Library and Computer) Card

An Identification Card (ID Card) will be issued to all new students, during the registration process. Every 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 1826, Pimento’s Café, the Speed Library and Commons coffee shops, the Recovery Zone Smoothie Shop in the Healthplex, 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 located on the corner of Jefferson Street and Madison Street. The primary mission of the store is to provide textbooks and course materials for purchase. The bookstore is operated by Follett Higher Education Group whose management and personnel strive to provide efficient, courteous, and reliable service at all times.

Students may purchase books in the store or on-line before the semester starts. Text book rental is also offered. The store accepts Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, and personal checks.

Students may conveniently charge educational purchases to their account through the last “drop day,” as set by the current Academic Calendar.  Purchases may be offset against anticipated financial aid or paid when the next monthly billing statement is received by providing the store cashier with the purchase information and MC student ID.  Please keep in mind that charges placed on student accounts must be paid off on time to avoid late fees.  If needed, a monthly payment option is offered for the fall and spring terms.

The bookstore will buy back textbooks year round, except the first two weeks of each semester.

The store’s regular hours during fall and spring semesters are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm. During the first week of registration (fall and spring), the bookstore extends its hours until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Summer hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Friday.

Campus Mailroom

The Campus Mailroom is located in Alumni Hall. Box rental 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, students are encouraged to retain insurance coverage on their parent’s or spouse’s policy whenever possible. For more information, see the Mississippi College Student Handbook, and on the website at www.mc.edu/offices/health/.

Food Services

The main floor of B. C. Rogers Student Center houses the Ray and Betty Hannah Food Court. Mississippi College requires students living in its eleven residence halls to participate in the meal program. Students living in College Plaza or University Place are given $100 per semester in points. Students living in the dorms will have three meal plan options to choose from. Freshman and Sophomores will be given 19 meals a week with $200 points per semester. Juniors and Seniors will have a choice of either:

19 meals per week plus $200 points per semester

14 meals per week plus $200 points per semester

9 meals per week plus $150 points per semester

The meal plan operates as follows:

  • The Hours of Operation for the Food Court are:
    • Monday - Friday 7:00am to 7:00pm
    • Saturday - Sunday Lunch 11:00am - 1:30pm
    • Saturday - Sunday Dinner 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • All meals are unlimited seconds.  Only meal plan patrons or paying customers are allowed access to the dining facility.
  • 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 and commuter plans may be eligible thru scholarship funds (Check with the Financial Aid Office.).
  • 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 1826, Pimento’s Café, the coffee shops in Speed Library and the Commons, the Recovery Zone Smoothie Shop in the Healthplex,  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, and events associated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention).