Jun 14, 2024  
2021-2022 Student Handbook 
2021-2022 Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Perkinston Campus Section

Guide to Campus Services for Students

(What, Who & Where)

What? Who/Where
1. Advisor Information Web Services or Dees Hall – 1st floor
2. Career Information/Counseling Enrollment Specialists (Dees Hall – 1st floor)
3. Class Attendance Policy Individual instructors (College Catalog)
4. College Catalogs www.mgccc.edu
5. Course Selection Advisors, individual office locations, or counseling staff located in Dees Hall
6. Course or College Withdrawal Enrollment Services Center (Dees Hall – 1st floor)
7. Fee/Fine Payment Business Office located (Dees Hall - 1st floor)
8. Financial Aid (Grants, Loans, Work-Study) Enrollment Services Center (Dees Hall – 1st floor)
9. Grades, Mid-Term & Final Web Services
10. Graduation & Requirements for Graduation College Catalog, College Website, Counselors (Dees Hall - 1st Floor), Advisors (office locations)
11. Housing Assignments Housing Office (Stone Hall – 1st floor)
12. Student Support Services Enrollment Services Center (Dees Hall – 1st floor) and Student Services Special Pops staff (Stone Hall)
13. Intramural Activities Supervisor of Wellness and Recreation (Student Center)
14. Lost & Found Campus Police Building
15. Parking Permits Campus Police Building
16. Student Activities (Clubs & Organizations) Coordinator of Student Activities, Wellness and Recreation (Student Center)
17. Student Government Association Coordinator of Student Activities, Wellness and Recreation (Student Center)
18. Testing / Proctored Exams Assessment Center (Dees 155)
19. Textbooks & Supplies Campus Bookstore (Student Center)
20. Transcript Copies  Enrollment Services Center (Dees Hall 1st floor) or Web Services
21. Tutorial Assistance Learning Resource Center
22. Military Services Military Certifying Official (Stone Hall)
23. Visitor Passes Campus Police Building

Intercollegiate Athletics

The Intercollegiate Athletic Program at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is consistent with the college mission by contributing to the educational development of individual student-athletes. Through training and competition, student-athletes gain discipline and opportunities for social, moral, and personal development.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College maintains a highly successful athletic program. The Bulldogs, as the college athletic teams are known, compete in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges in football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, softball, golf, men’s tennis and women’s tennis. These competitive teams have won state, regional, and national championships in recent years with many students being named as All-American.

Student-athletes who participate in intercollegiate athletics must comply with the existing rules and regulations of the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges and the National Junior College Athletic Association. Therefore, all student-athletes must fulfill college admissions requirements and remain in good academic standing in order to participate in intercollegiate athletics.  It is the goal of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College athletic department to provide our student-athletes with the resources necessary to ensure their success while both at our institution and their future destination.

Intramural Sports

Recreation contests are held under the supervision of the supervisor of wellness and recreation, and the games are conducted at various times of the day. Sign-ups for intramural activities will occur at announced times during the semester.

Fitness Center

The Wellness Center is located inside the Barry Mellinger Student Center. The facility includes a weight room, a circuit training room, and a state of the art cardio theatre. The area also includes a multipurpose room which is available for volleyball, basketball, table tennis, and other activities at advertised times throughout the semester. The Fitness Center is free to all current students who present a valid Student ID.

Other Pertinent Information


The campus bookstore is located in the Student Center. Its main function is to provide textbooks for students as part of the college textbook rental system. In addition, the bookstore sells various supplies, supplementary course materials and novelty items.

Hours of operation

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday

Student Post Office

Student mail can be received on campus in the Weeks Hall Student Center from the attendant on duty. To receive mail, use the following address:

Student Name
PO Box 248

51 Main Street
Perkinston, MS 39573

Cafeteria & Meal Plan

The cafeteria is located in Heidelberg Hall. Serving hours will be as follows except during holidays and campus closings:

  Monday-Friday:   Saturday:
  Breakfast ………… 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch ……………. 10:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Dinner……………. 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  Breakfast …………… 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Lunch ……………… 12:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Dinner ……………….4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  Brunch…………….11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Dinner…………… 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

A minimum five day meal plan must be purchased to live on campus. State law requires that shoes must be worn at all times in the cafeteria.

Updating Personal Information

During the course of your enrollment, your mailing address and legal name should be maintained appropriately. To update your address, please log into Web Services and access the “Update Mailing Address” under the Personal Information tab. Change of name requires legal documentation. Please see the Director of Admissions & Records in Stone Hall (2nd Floor) for additional information.

Identification (I.D.) Cards

Students are issued I.D. cards during the registration process. Students are required to carry I.D. cards on their person at all times while on campus or when attending a campus-sponsored activity off campus. A $10.00 charge will be assessed for replacement cards. Students must pay replacement fee at the Business Office (Dees Hall). To obtain Replacement I.D., please visit Campus Police.  Students are required to present I.D. cards upon the request of any College Official. Students living in a residence hall must have their I.D. activated in the office of Residence Life located in the Stone Hall 1st floor.

Learning Resource Center Regulations

Located in the Willis H. Lott Learning Resource Center (LRC), is the library (with printed materials), the Media Center (with audiovisual materials), and the Learning Lab (offering individual assistance in reading, writing, math, science, and other subjects).

The LRC is open approximately 60 hours a week, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays. The LRC is closed weekends.

Each student is urged to become familiar with and make full use of all LRC facilities. School policy prohibits eating, beverages, and disruptive behavior when in the Learning Resource Center.

All books, except reference and reserves, may be checked out for a two-week period; renewals are permitted. Reserve books may be used only in the library or checked out according to the specifications of the instructor who reserves the books.

If books are lost, students must pay reimbursement costs before being issued official school grade transcripts at the end of the school year. Students may not take final exams unless library charges are paid.

Current magazines, current encyclopedias, and reference books are used only in the library.

Perk Map

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