Mesa Community College campuses reopen for in-person learning and events

MESA, Ariz. -- August 19, 2021 -- Mesa Community College reopens its campus facilities for in-person services. Virtual services remain available, giving students and the community flexible options for fulfilling their enrollment needs. August 21 marks the beginning of the fall 2021 semester and the return of a more robust in person class schedule and public events.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming students and the community to our campuses and offering a wider array of in-person courses as the fall semester kicks off Aug. 21,” said MCC Interim President Lori Berquam, “We aspire to meet our students’ needs and have heard from many Thunderbirds that they desire in-person instruction.”

In addition to providing in-person services and classes, MCC continues providing virtual options for those preferring to connect with the college using technology. Registration remains open for fall 2021 courses in four formats: In Person, Live Online, Online and Hybrid. Registration, enrollment and support services are conveniently available in person and virtually.

Some college facilities may have limited hours or capacity. Visit for additional information or to connect with college representatives online.

MCC is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, staff and community members, and continues working with federal and local officials to follow the recommended protocols to protect health and safety. Currently masks are required indoors at all college locations. Cleaning and sanitizing operationalized during the past academic year remain in place. Additional information on the MCC return to campus plans is available at

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Media contact: Dawn Zimmer, or 480-461-7892

Mesa Community College is nationally recognized as an Aspen Prize Top 150 U.S. Community College and is known for service learning, career and technical programs, civic engagement and innovative approaches to education. For more than 50 years, the college has served as a resource for career readiness, transfer education, workforce development and lifelong learning. Host to more than 30,000 students annually, MCC offers degree and certificate programs at its two campuses, additional locations and a combination of online formats. Through Guided Pathways with Integrated Support Services and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, MCC is transforming how it champions student success, college completion, university transfer and career attainment and advancement. MCC is a Hispanic Serving Institution and nearly 50% of its students are the first in their families to attend college. Its American Indian Institute serves students from the 22 federally recognized tribes of Arizona as well as out-of-state tribes. MCC has the largest indigenous student population of all the Maricopa Community Colleges. The diverse student body includes more than 300 international students from 55 countries. Award-winning faculty are dedicated to student success, providing the education and training that empowers MCC students to successfully transfer to a university or compete in the workforce. Located in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, on the traditional territories of the O'odham, Piipaash and Yavapai Peoples, MCC is one of 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District. Visit to learn more.

Mesa Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) --

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District. MCCCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: (480) 731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, visit

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Thursday, August 19, 2021