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.
Guide to Returning to campusMCC's guide for returning to campus amid COVID-19 outlines basic protocols for returning to campus.
COVID-19 Health Screening
Montcalm Community College is requiring all employees, students and guests to complete a health screening prior to being allowed access to any area on its Sidney or Greenville campuses.
MCC is using the web and mobile application #CampusClear for daily COVID-19 screening. Staff and students will register with their MCC Email address. Visitors can register with a mobile phone number.
cares actMCC provides reports on the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grants, made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, including: food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care.
Free Local Wifi resources (PDF)Finding a dependable wireless connection to complete coursework is essential for student online learning. This resource guide highlights many free WiFi access points throughout Montcalm county.
The Michigan Public Service Commission provides the State of Michigan and Connected Nation Michigan’s statewide map of Wi-Fi hotspots for families who lack internet access at home. To find a Wi-Fi hotspot near you, visit the interactive Statewide Map of Wi-Fi Hotspots.
Online Learning Resources for Students
Students are encouraged to watch Online Learning for Students at Montcalm Community College for an overview of tips, tricks, and relevant advice for online learning.
Montcalm Community College Student Resources and Updates
Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) for summer session
Revised Oct. 8, 2020
Montcalm Community College’s Sidney and Greenville campuses are open. Following guidance from federal, state and public health authorities, we continue to take extra precautions to help ensure the health and safety of our students, employees and visitors. While we are sensitive to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling, MCC is continuing to require that all students, employees and visitors wear masks while in the college’s buildings. This is out of an abundance of caution to help ensure the health and safety of everyone present at the college and to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Upon arrival, please check in with the building attendant and wear a mask while in our buildings.
Recreation facilities are closed
The MCC Recreation & Fitness Center has reopened on a limited basis for MCC students, faculty and staff only. At this time, only the fitness center is open and is limited to two users at a time. Users should maintain a 6-foot social distance; wear a mask at all times; wipe down equipment after use; and not touch equipment you are not planning to use.
Cancellation of events
All MCC-sponsored events have been canceled or postponed until further notice. Visit www.montcalm.edu/events for details.
MCC's Bookstore, in the Activities Building and operated by Barnes and Noble, is open Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Due to COVID-19, an appointment is preferred to visit the bookstore and may be made by calling (989) 328-1278 or (989) 328-1208 because we are limited on the number of people we can have in the bookstore at a time. However, you may also drop by, and as long as we are not over capacity, you may enter. Visit montcalm.edu/bookstore for more information.
MCC's CIS Lab, in room D314 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building, is open Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students must make an appointment to test in the testing center by calling (989) 328-1299 or (989) 328-1295. The CIS Lab will continue to offer online consultations for assisting students with computer software questions by emailing email@example.com.
Do you need help with your technology? MCC’s Information Technology Services (ITS) Department service desk offers students assistance. Visit my.montcalm.edu 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, Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 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. We also are available through LiveChat at www.montcalm.edu, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (989) 328-1261. Visit www.montcalm.edu/library for more information about the library’s offerings.
All coaching sessions must be scheduled in Starfish. You can schedule your appointment or call the library at 989-328-1261 for assistance scheduling your appointment. Coaching will be done in person, in the MCC Library in the Donald C. Burns Administration/Library Building on the college's Sidney campus, in the Stanley & Blanche Ash Technology & Learning Center on the college's Greenville campus, or can be done online through Microsoft Teams during the hours listed below.
MCC’S Math Center, in the library in the lower level of the Donald C. Burns Administration/Library Building in Sidney, is open as follows:
- Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 noon for all levels
- Mondays and Wednesdays, 12 to 12:45 p.m., all levels except 120, 250
- Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:15 to 5:45 p.m., all levels except 120, 250
- Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:45 to 7:30 p.m., all levels except 120, 250
- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., all levels except 120, 159, 250
- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., all levels
MCC's Math Center, in room G119 in the Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center (Ash TLC) in Greenville, is open as follows:
- Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., all levels except 120, 159 and 250
Virtual Math Center hours are available during all regular in-person hours as well as Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 to 10 p.m. Appointments are necessary and may be scheduled through Starfish or by calling the MCC Library at (989) 328-1261.
Assistance with registration and other student-related needs are available through MCC’s Student Services Office, in the upper level of the Donald C. Burns Administration/Library Building Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by emailing email@example.com or by calling (989) 328-1277.
Student Success Center
MCC's Student Success Center,in room D318 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building, is open Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information about online and in-person services, including counseling/advising, academic coaching, supplemental instruction, and testing, please
email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (989) 328-1264.
Free academic coaching (formerly tutoring) is available to all registered MCC students either in-person or virtually in Microsoft Teams. For more information about
connecting with an academic coach, contact the Student Success Center at email@example.com or call (989) 328-1264.
For assistance with writing at any stage of the process, visit MCC’s Writing Center, located at the north end of MCC’s Library, in the lower level of the Donald C. Burns
Administration/Library Building in Sidney. Friendly, qualified consultants will help you generate ideas, shape your project, revise your work, document sources and polish your writing. Writing Center consultants work with students on a variety of writing projects, including essays, research papers and lab reports. Be sure
to take your assignment directions, notes and work you have done up to the point of your consultation. If your writing is researchbased, take relevant texts and sources as well. Consultants may be available for drop-in assistance, but first priority goes to scheduled appointments. In addition, virtual visits may be scheduled for those preferring not to be in-person. To make an appointment, call 989-328-1261. You may also schedule online using Starfish, but pleasebe sure to consult the Writing Center’s scheduling policies. For more information, visit www.montcalm.edu/writing-center.
MCC’S Writing Center, in the library in the lower level of the Donald C. Burns Administration/Library Building in Sidney, is open as follows:
- Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m.
- Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
MCC's Writing Center, in room G113 in the Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center (Ash TLC) in Greenville, is open as follows:
- Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m.
- Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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.
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.
How to follow updates about 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 www.montcalm.edu/closings-and-cancellations to sign up for Omnilert or to login to view your profile.
- Visit www.montcalm.edu/coronavirus for future updates.