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.
MCC students who test positive for COVID should alert MCC’s Covid Response Team by emailing email@example.com. Upon notification, the covid response team immediately begins contact tracing with the student. The team then notifies other impacted students, faculty, and staff. Deep cleaning occurs wherever the student was located on campus. The President contacts the health department to notify them of the name of the COVID positive student and any necessary quarantines. All impacted individuals are notified about their length of quarantine. The Dean of Student and Enrollment Services handles all student communication, and MCC’s Human Resources Office works with impacted MCC employees.
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.
Montcalm Community College Student Resources and Updates
Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Revised June 28, 2021
MCC offers a variety of online, live online, hybrid (combination of online and in-person), and in-person courses for the 2021 fall semester. Fall courses begin Aug. 21 and end Dec. 11 unless otherwise noted.
For help registering for fall classes or for general assistance, you may access Live Chat at www.montcalm.edu, call (989) 328-1277 and email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org during regular business hours, Mondays through Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Recreation facilities limited reopening
MCC’s Recreation and Fitness Center is open Mondays through Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Users for the pool, gym and fitness center must make an appointment to use the facilities. Visit montcalm.edu/recreation or call 989-328-1259 for more information.
All MCC-sponsored events are being offered virtually or on a limited in-person format, which follows social distancing and other precautionary measures due to COVID. Visit montcalm.edu/events for details.
The MCC Bookstore, located in the Activities Building on the college’s Sidney campus, is operated by Barnes & Noble. The bookstore offers textbooks, school supplies, MCC clothing, a variety of snacks and beverages, and much more to conveniently serve your needs. Hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit montcalm.edu/bookstore or follow the bookstore on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MontcalmCCBookstore for early notices about bookstore news and events, including special sales for Facebook friends only. You may also call the bookstore at (989) 328-1278 or (989) 328-1208.
The CIS Lab, in room D314 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building, is open Mondays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesdays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 6 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, in the lower level of the Donald C. Burns Administration/Library Building, is open Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; from Aug. 3 through Aug. 19, Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Study rooms, computers, tables and library material will be available. However, social gatherings are not allowed due to COVID-19 safety precautions. The library is also available through LiveChat at www.montcalm.edu, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 989-328-1261. Visit montcalm.edu/library for more information about the library’s offerings.
MCC Food Source in Student Services
The MCC Food Source at MCC 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 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.
Student Success Center
Online Academic Counseling/Advising
Online counseling and advising is available. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (989) 328-1264.
Call-in advising is available on Wednesdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Students can call the Student Success Center at 989-328-1264 to have your name added to the queue. An advisor or counselor will return your call in the order it is received. These are meant to be brief meetings about coursework.
New student orientation
New students are required to complete an orientation prior to registration. The orientation may be done online at any time by clicking here.
Free online tutoring is available to all registered MCC students. The simplest way to continue tutoring is for students to email the tutors they have been working with to determine availability of appointment times. If students are not already working with a tutor, they should contact the Student Success Center at email@example.com or call (989) 328-1264.
Online tutoring through NetTutor®
Additional online resources for 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 and microphone to complete the testing. To schedule a testing time, complete this form. For more information, contact MCC’s Student Success Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or (989) 328-1264.
MCC’s Woodside Café
MCC’s Woodside Café, in the Activities Building on the college’s Sidney campus, offers the Canteen Market, featuring sandwiches, salads, wraps, a variety of snacks, soft drinks, milk and more. It is self-serve and payment is by debit or credit card only.
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.