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 Rent.com, ForRent.com , RentalHouseHunter.com, Apartments.com, ApartmentList.com/az/mesa, Zumper and more.
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 www.valleymetro.org.
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.
Student Life and Leadership offers a Food Pantry for students of Mesa Community College. Students can receive up to 10 items per week of non-perishable food with no questions asked. Simply sign in with your student ID number at the Student Life office at either the Southern/Dobson or the Red Mountain campus, and a staff member will assist you to the Pantry.
We are always collecting donations for the MCC Food Pantry, and encourage students, staff, and faculty to contribute to this valuable resource. Most commonly requested food items at the pantry include, but are not limited to:
- Canned Meat
- Cup O Noodles and other instant meals
- Cereal and Oatmeal
- Non-refrigerated Almond Milk
- Mac & Cheese
- Pasta and Pasta Sauces
- Peanut Butter
- Jellies and Jams
Thank you in advance of your support of the MCC Food Pantry. Students who have their basic needs met are more likely to be successful in college. Please contact Student Life and Leadership if you have any questions.
Come to the Office of Student Life and Leadership (KSC 35S) to pick up your free copy of the 2017-2018 Student Handbook. The Handbook includes a helpful planner and school calendar, along with pages for notes and department contact information.
Taking classes online? Need information on district and college policies fast? Take a look at our digital Student Handbook.
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Thunderbird Kick-Off: New Student Orientation
MCC's New Student Orientation (NSO) is required of all new to college students and is a fun way to learn about campus resources, university transfer, campus life and more! Attending the New Student Orientation will help you build a solid foundation of student success.
Work Study & Jobs on Campus
Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. It is a form of federal financial aid.
To be eligible, you must:
- have a complete FAFSA on file at MCC
- have unmet financial need
- enroll in at least six (6) credit hours (may vary for summer FWS)
Visit Career Services to learn more about Work Study at MCC!
Your vote is your voice as an American citizen. It's your opportunity to be heard, to hold elected officials accountable for their decisions and to have a say in important issues that affect your community. On Election Day, every vote matters. Come to Student Life and Leadership to ask more about registering to vote or to pick up a Voter Registration Form!
You can also:
- Register to vote at the State of Arizona Voter Registration webpage.
- Locate your polling place here.
- Find out if you're already registered to vote here.
- View the Elections Calendar for important upcoming State and Federal Elections dates and deadlines
- Apply to become a poll worker in an upcoming election. This is a paid opportunity for eligible voters who want to be more engaged in the democratic process.
Volunteerism is a vital component to the student experience and is encouraged for all clubs, organizations, and members of the student body. Find out how you can get involved in one day special projects or on-going opportunities. Contact the Office of Student Life and Leadership at 480-461-7285 (Southern and Dobson) or 480-654-7759 (Red Mountain campus) for more information.
Federal regulations regarding Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention require that we provide knowledge and guidelines about the prevention, control and treatment of the abuse/misuse of alcohol, illegal and legal drug uses and misuses. Read the alcohol usage policy here. The Maricopa Breathe Easy Tobacco Free policy is available here. The possession or use of medical marijuana by any person is prohibited on MCC property. Violators are subject to arrest and/or disciplinary action. Read the policy statement here. Additionally, the Federal regulations require that students read and acknowledge the receipt of this information. The Maricopa County Community College policies for Student Conduct are available here.
Counseling services are available on the Mesa Community College Southern & Dobson Campus in the Counseling Center. Students can also call the Counseling Center at 480-461-7100 or 480-654-7210 at the Red Mountain campus.