Published Monday, August 31, 2020 at 5:48pm
Congratulations Thunderbirds for successfully completing your first week of fall 2020! Bravo for taking dreams and future goals and putting them into action. I know you are dealing with challenges never before experienced by MCC students. We are here for you! Please take advantage of the services the college has created to help you achieve. Some of the following may be just what you need to be victorious.
Tutoring – Our Learning Enhancement Center is the ideal service to keep you on your path of academic success. Free sessions in a variety of subjects are offered. Select your areas of study.
Curbside pickups – Library books and materials can be placed in your vehicle on both campuses. Find details of hours and locations here. Through September 4, the Bookstore offers curbside pickup on the Southern and Dobson campus. Call 480-461-7225 for times and the drive-by site.
One-Stop Centers – Find information you need and — only for students enrolled in fall classes — MCC has a limited number of spaces to work using MCC Wi-Fi on your own laptop or to use a college computer. Open for 90-minute appointment sessions Monday through Friday in BA40 on the Southern and Dobson campus and in the Desert Willow building at Red Mountain. Click here to make your reservations.
Technology issues – Wi-Fi problems? Can’t connect to your virtual class? Call or email the MCC Help Center.
Student Success – MCC Foundations for Student Success offers a series of free weekly workshops so you can learn how to be a successful online student, manage stress and stand tall as Thunderbird who deserves to be a college student!
Thunderbird Spirit Support
Collegiate campus – Meeting and making friends at college is an important part of being a Thunderbird and the college experience. Student Life & Leadership is creating virtual events and meetings so students have opportunities to connect around common interests and what’s happening at MCC.
SOS – Students Offering Support takes place every Tuesday at 11 a.m. Thunderbird Student Ambassadors are online to answer questions, offer support or just to chat as though you met up in the Student Center. Join through Google Meet by using this link.
Get Involved – Students who participate in campus events, clubs, celebrations and other student activities enjoy a higher rate of success than those who don’t. Volunteer to find your jam here. Through September 4 is Club Rush Week – click here to join.
Food and school supplies – Meeting your food needs can be a struggle in the best of times. Each week MCC students at both campuses can pick up a free basic food pantry bag plus hygiene products and school supplies. Find out how to order at Mesa Market. The first Wednesday of the month, Student Affairs coordinates with the United Food Bank to provide curbside pickup of food for anyone in the community. The We Care Wednesdays pickup site is open from 10 a.m. to noon on Solar Way east of Dobson Road.
Job hunting help - Practice virtual interviews or how to write effective resumes and cover letters. Career Services offers free Tuesday workshops, career interest assessments plus internship and job opportunities.
Counseling – Our Counseling Department offers free services to help you address personal issues, academic opportunities and career development. Call 480-461-7588 for a virtual appointment.
Remember to fill out the Student Returning to Campus Acknowledgement and wear a mask on campus, if you are taking a class, have an appointment or reserved time in the One-Stop computer/Wi-Fi/Information centers. You can request free masks from the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Your instructors and MCC staff are ready to help you through any difficulties.
Thunderbirds, your great goals are in reach!
Lori M. Berquam, Ph.D.
Interim President, Mesa Community College
Did you miss our previous emails?
We sent out a couple of messages over the Summer. They are listed below just in case you missed them:
- August 21, 2020 - More Student Services Added to Support Your Success
- August 17, 2020 - Services Created for Fall 2020 Student Success
- August 5, 2020 - Welcome to Fall Semester Thunderbirds
- July 16, 2020 - What you should know about Fall Semester at Mesa Community College