Student 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. 

 

COVID-19 Health Screening

 

MCC is requiring everyone to enter its buildings through a designated checkpoint. Everyone will be required to complete a daily health screening and to wear a mask while inside buildings. Those who do not pass the screening will be asked to go home.

 

We encourage you to use the #CampusClear app to complete your health screening, or you may fill out a paper form at a designated building entrance. 

  • Complete your one-question health screening each day you plan to be on campus.
  • Show your #CampusClear confirmation to the greeter at the building entrance and get your dated sticker when you arrive on campus.

Building entrances will be limited as follows, with hours of entry noted. Some hours may fluctuate depending on individual department needs.

SIDNEY CAMPUS

  • Main doors of the Donald C. Burns Administration/Library Building (Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for business office operations.)
  • Main doors of the Activities Building at the Recreation Desk (Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • Main doors of the Stanley P. Ash Building (Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • Main door of the Leslie K. Morford Instructional Building (Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

GREENVILLE CAMPUS

  • Main door of the Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center (Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • Main door of the Bill Braman Family Center for Education (Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

#CAMPUSCLEAR APPDownload the #CampusClear app using one of these links, and register using your MCC student email address:

  • Apple App Store
  • Google Play Store
  • Online for people who do not have a smartphone. For those using the web version, take a screenshot of the final “Good to Go” picture and bring it with you to the health checkpoint.

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)

Revised Jan. 15, 2021

 

General announcements

MCC offers a variety of online, live online, hybrid (combination of online and in-person), and in-person courses for the 2021 spring semester.  Spring courses begin Jan. 16 and end May 7 unless otherwise noted.  

 

For help registering for spring classes or for general assistance, you may access Live Chat at www.montcalm.edu, call (989) 328-1277 and email inquiries to studentservices@montcalm.edu during regular business hours, Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Recreation facilities limited reopening

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.

 

Event 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.

 

Bookstore

The MCC 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. An appointment is needed to visit the bookstore and may be made by calling (989) 328-1278 or (989) 328-1208 or email Jen Smith at jsmith@montcalm.edu. Book buybacks will not be done in the store. Please go to www.textbooks.com for book buyback information.

 

CIS Lab

The 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 cislab@montcalm.edu.

 

IT Services

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. 

 

Library

The MCC Library offers online services. Students, staff, and faculty may reach the library via LiveChat or email librarystaff@montcalm.edu. Hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 7 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. 

 

MCC Food Source in Student Services

The MCC Food Source is closed until the college reopens.

 

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 studentsuccess@montcalm.edu or call (989) 328-1264.

 

Call-in Counseling/Advising

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

 

Tutoring

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 studentsuccess@montcalm.edu 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 studentsuccess@montcalm.edu 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 studentsuccess@montcalm.edu or (989) 328-1264.

 

ACCUPLACER testing

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 studentsuccess@montcalm.edu or (989) 328-1264.

 

HESI Testing

HESI testing is available online. To schedule a HESI assessment,  fill out the form here. For questions, contact MCC’s Student Success Center at studentsuccess@montcalm.edu 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.

 

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.

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.

 

 

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.
CONTACT US
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Communications Director Shelly Springborn
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989-328-1243
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