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.
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 https://montcalm.edu/coronavirus for future updates.
COVID-19 health screening (LINK)Any students coming to MCC's campus must complete a COVID-19 health screening prior to arrival. The online screening is available through the COVID-19 Health Screening link above.
Cares Act (PDF)MCC provides an initial report 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.
MESSAGE FROM the presidentMCC students are encouraged to read this student-related update from college President Stacy Young, Ph.D.
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.
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.
Montcalm Community College Student Resources and Updates
Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) for summer session
Revised July 24, 2020
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 www.montcalm.edu or you can contact us by emailing email@example.com 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 www.montcalm.edu/events for details.
The MCC Bookstore, operated by Barnes & Noble, is closed until further notice. Online orders may be placed on the bookstore website at www.montcalm.edu/bookstore. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 http://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. 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. The library is 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 www.montcalm.edu, by emailing email@example.com or by calling (989) 328-1261. Visit www.montcalm.edu/library for more information about the library’s offerings.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org:
- 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 www.montcalm.edu/food-source. 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 www.montcalm.edu/foodsource or contact the Student Services Office at email@example.com or (989) 328-1277. The MCC Food Source is sponsored by Tony Bohen, owner of Blanchard’s Thriftway in Crystal
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (989) 328-1264.
Proctored testing will not be available until the college reopens. For more information, contact MCC’s Student Success Center at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (989) 328-1264.
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 email@example.com or (989) 328-1264.
MCC’s Writing Center will continue to offer online writing consultations. To make an appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 www.montcalm.edu/writing-center. Hours are:
- Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Friday: 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.