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  Sep 24, 2022
GRADUATE CATALOG 2020-2021 [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 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 Basement of B.C. Rogers Student Center.

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, (, and on our website at

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

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 $250 points per semester. Juniors and Seniors will have a choice of either:

19 meals per week plus $250 points per semester

14 meals per week plus $250 points per semester

9 meals per week plus $200 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 Dinner in the Commons 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    • Sunday Dinner in the CAF 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 Chick-fil-a, Eistein Bagels, Pimento’s Café, the coffee shops in Speed Library,  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, Academic Computing Labs, and the multimedia language laboratory.

The Library

Leland Speed Library provides comprehensive collections, technologies and services in support of MC’s academic programs. Research assistance is available in person, via phone and text, and Ask A Librarian. Books, eBooks, streaming media and e-research resources are available to both on-campus and distance learners 24 hours a day. The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), located on the main floor, aids faculty and campus departments in their original video/audio productions and provides video productions of campus events. Special collections, located on the top floor, include the Mississippi Baptist Historical Commission collections and the Mississippi College Archives. The building offers study spaces, soft seating, quiet spaces, and individual and group student rooms. 

Adademic Computing Labs

Academic Computing Labs provide an environment that Students and Faculty can fulfill their academic needs. These labs are located in several buildings across campus and staff provides assistance.

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).