Student Housing Guide

Available to students FREE of charge with listings of many apartments in the MCC area and helpful information on renting rights, roommate agreements, utilities etc. Various links to online housing guides and apartment searches are available including, ,,, Zumper and more. 

Discounted Bus Vouchers

Bus passes are available at the MCC bookstore. Through the MCCD Travel Reduction Program, bus subsidies are offered to students in the Office of Student Life and Leadership. To qualify for a student discount, at the time of purchase, the student must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours. We offer 30-day passes with a choice of “Local” or “Express”. Semester passes are sold the first week of classes.  Call ahead to ensure we have received them and will be distributing.

Monthly passes are sold the 1st operational day of the month at 8am in the Kirk Center at the Southern/Dobson campus. We recommend that you come early, as the passes are very limited.  No summer bus vouchers are available. The availability of passes is limited. At this time, a very limited number of discounted monthly bus vouchers are available at the Red Mountain campus; they can be picked up at the Student Life and Leadership office in Mesquite 210.

For information about the Maricopa Community College District reduced-fare bus passes, please visit this link.  Full-time and part-time employees who commute at least four days a week and ride the bus at least one of those days, are eligible for the discount. Please contact your Human Resources department.

The Valley Metro Bus is available for Dobson Road, north and southbound travel and Southern Avenue, east and westbound travel. Valley Metro bus service is also NOW AVAILABLE to the Red Mountain campus! Bus route 184 (north and southbound Power Road) stops at the circle between Mesquite and Desert Willow buildings.

For specific bus route information, obtain a Bus Book in the Student Life and Leadership information counter located in the Kirk Center or at the MCC Library. You can also refer to their website at

Reduced Fares: Reduced local fares are also available for youth (ages 6-18), seniors (age 65 and older), persons with disabilities and Medicare cardholders. Students should be ready to provide proof of eligibility upon boarding. Call the Valley Metro Customer Service at 602-253-5000 for information on how to apply for a Reduced Fare Certification Card.

Food Services

Southern & Dobson

Chartwells serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the Thunderbird Grill in the Kirk Student Center (Bldg. 35S) can can be reached at 480-461-7275. Grounds for Thought Coffee Shop is located in the AS  breezeway adjacent to the Library and in the Kirk Student Center. Hours vary at different times throughout the year. Please call 480-461-7897 for more information.

Red Mountain

Chartwells provides food service in the Mesquite Grill, located in the lower level of the Mesquite building. They also serve specialty coffee drinks. Hours vary at different times throughout the year. Please call 480-654-7805 for more information on Red Mountain food service.