CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: MCC is open for employees on a limited basis. Only people conducting official college business may be on campus. Student support services remain available online and through Live Chat. Visit for updates.

Employee Information


The health and safety of Montcalm Community College’s students, staff, visitors and those they come in contact with, as well as upholding our standards for academic quality, continue to be our top priority as we continue to work through continuing to deliver coursework during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We will continue to provide MCC-specific updates on our website at

cOVID-19 health screening (LINK)Any employees coming to MCC's campus must complete a COVID-19 health screening prior to arrival. The online screening is available through the COVID-10 Health Screening link above.

NEWSRead the latest news update regarding the college's plan for reopening.


MESSAGE FROM MCC PRESIDENTMCC employees are encouraged to read employee-specific updates from college President Stacy Young, Ph.D.


Montcalm Community College Resources and Updates
Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Revised July 24, 2020


General announcements


MCC has reopened its Sidney and Greenville campuses on a limited basis. 

Hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed Fridays. Online support is available on Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through Live Chat, which is accessible on MCC’s website at or you can contact us by emailing or calling 989-328-1277.


Only visitors needing to conduct official college business will be allowed in our buildings. We ask that you check in with the building attendant and that you wear a mask while in the building. We will provide a mask if you do not have one. Summer classes are online, and all student support services will continue online during summer session.


Recreation facilities are closed

The college’s recreation facilities, including its pool, gym, fitness center, as well as its food service provider, the Woodside Café, are closed until further notice. 


Cancellation of events

All MCC-sponsored events have been canceled or postponed until further notice. Visit for details.



The MCC Bookstore, operated by Barnes & Noble, is closed until further notice. Online orders may be placed on the bookstore website at However, until the stay-at-home order in Michigan is lifted, your orders may be delayed in being fulfilled or shipped.



Until the college reopens, the CIS Lab will continue to offer online consultations for assisting students with computer software questions by emailing


IT Services

IT Services are available during summer session. Do you need help with your technology? MCC’s Information Technology Services (ITS) Department service desk offers students assistance. Visit and select Report Issue on the home page or call MCC’s ITS service desk at (989) 328- 1246.



The MCC Library is open on a limited basis. Study rooms, computers, tables and library material will be available. However, social gatherings are not allowed due to COVID-19 safety precautions. To access the library, please enter the main doors of the Donald C. Burns Administration/Library Building and complete the check-in process, which includes filling out a health screening form. If you do not have a mask to wear while in the building, one will be provided for you. Library hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and closed Fridays from June 15 through July 23; closed July 24 through Aug. 9.;  Aug. 10-21, hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed Fridays. Beginning Aug. 24 hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. We also are available through LiveChat at, by emailing or by calling (989) 328-1261. Visit for more information about the library’s offerings.

Math Center

MCC’s Math Center will continue to offer online math coaching until the college reopens. Coaching sessions are by appointment only during these hours and may be made by emailing Sara Hansen at

  • Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

All coaching will be done using Microsoft Teams. If the times listed do not work, please email Sara for more options.


MCC Food Source in Student Services

The MCC Food Source provides current MCC students with nutritious food items while classes are in session. Students may request food through the food request form at Staple items available include cereal; macaroni and cheese/boxed meals; canned tuna or chicken; pasta; pasta sauce; peanut butter; rice/rice packets; soups; canned vegetables; granola bars; crackers; and non-refrigerated fruit juices. Donations of non-perishable food items may be left in the Student Services Office, located in the upper level of the Donald C. Burns Administration/Library Building, or in MCC’s Library, located in the lower level of the same building, on the college’s Sidney campus, or they may be dropped off at any MCC Reads event. For more information, visit or contact the Student Services Office at or (989) 328-1277. The MCC Food Source is sponsored by Tony Bohen, owner of Blanchard’s Thriftway in Crystal


Student Services

Assistance with registration and other student-related needs are available through MCC’s Student Services Office Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by emailing or by calling (989) 328-1277.


Student Success Center

Online Academic Counseling/Advising
Additional hours, including evening and weekend appointments, continue to be available for online counseling and advising. To participate, students may set up an appointment to speak with a counselor/advisor by telephone or by using MicroSoft Teams. Appointments are required and can be scheduled by contacting MCC’s Student Success Center at or call (989) 328-1264.

Walk-in and in-person Counseling/Advising
All in-person and walk-in counseling and advising is canceled until further notice. Appointments for online counseling and advising may be made by contacting MCC’s Student Success Center at or call (989) 328-1264.

New student orientation

New students are required to complete an orientation prior to registration. The orientation may be done online at any time through the New Student Orientation on Canvas.

Academic Coaching (formerly tutoring)
Free online academic coaching (formerly tutoring) is available to all registered MCC students. The simplest way to continue tutoring is for students to email the academic coaches (tutors) they have been working with to determine availability of appointment times. If students are not already working with an academic coach, they should contact the Student Success Center at or call (989) 328-1264.

Online academic coaching through NetTutor®
Additional online resources for academic coaching (formerly tutoring) are available through NetTutor®. NetTutor provides 24/7 live academic coaching in many subjects. To access NetTutor®, click on NetTutor® on the course navigation inside your Canvas class site. For more information, contact MCC’s Student Success Center at or call (989) 328-1264.

Proctored Testing
Proctored testing will not be available until the college reopens. For more information, contact MCC’s Student Success Center at or (989) 328-1264.

ACCUPLACER testing is available online. Students must have an Internet connection and Webcam to complete the testing. For more information, contact MCC’s Student Success Center at or (989) 328-1264.

HESI Testing
HESI testing is available online. To schedule a HESI assessment, fill out the form here. For more information, contact MCC’s Student Success Center at or (989) 328-1264.

Writing Center

MCC’s Writing Center will continue to offer online writing consultations. To make an appointment, please email You may also schedule online using Starfish or make an appointment by choosing Library in the Live Chat drop-down menu on MCC’s website. Limited phone service will be available by calling the library for appointments at (989) 328-1261. For more information, visit Hours are:

  • Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Outside resources

United Way 2-1-1

Need help with food, shelter or utilities during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Call 2-1-1. United Way 2-1-1 offers confidential, free assistance with social and community services including: Housing and utility services; food pantries; fraud and identity protection; disaster relief; tax preparation; veterans services; counseling services; childcare; alcohol treatment; job assistance; legal services; healthcare; credit counseling; and more. It is available to all Michigan residents. To access it, simply dial 2-1-1. The 2-1-1 service also has details about the food resources being offered by local K-12 school districts at this time.

General assistance

If you are homeless or in need of assistance, please contact MCC’s counseling office by calling 989-328-1264. You can also contact local resources directly. These include:

• RAVE, domestic violence shelter in Ionia – 1-800-720-7233
• Straight Street, addiction recovery facility in Greenville – 616-754-7951
• Randy’s House, addiction recovery facilities in Greenville – 616-498-4608
• EightCAP, housing assessment resource agency in Greenville and Ionia – 616-754-9315
• Have Mercy, homeless services provider/interim housing facilities in Greenville – 616-225-8055.

Employee Rights


The Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. For additional information visit

How to follow updates to MCC's response to COVID-19


  • Continue to check your MCC email for future updates.
  • If you have not yet done so, please register for MCC’s Omnilert mass notification system to receive instant messages in case of emergency, including college closings. Accounts expire after two years. Visit to sign up for Omnilert or to login to view your profile.
  • Visit for future updates.