Fall 2020 Discount Bus Voucher Program
Through the MCCCD Travel Reduction Program, bus subsidies are offered to students through an online process. To qualify for a student discount, students must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours. We offer 31-day passes with a choice of “Local” or “Express.” Semester passes are sold during the first few weeks of the semester. The 31-day transit pass is $32, and the semester transit pass is $115.
To Purchase a discounted transit pass, contact Erick Tanchez at 480-461-7291. Payment will be processed by the MCC Bookstore, and the passes will be mailed to the student. The process may take 3-5 business day.
Reach out to Student Life & Leadership for more information
For information about the Maricopa County 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 no longer stops directly on the Red Mountain campus, but stops near the Acacia Village parking lot on Bus route 184 (north and southbound Power Road).
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.
The Mesa Market is going curbside for the Fall 2020 semester! Every week students can order a food bag filled with basic food pantry items. Hygiene products and school supplies will also be available. Curbside services will begin the week of August 31 and will be available at both the Red Mountain and Southern and Dobson campuses. Curbside services need to be scheduled by noon the day before your pick-up.
Southern and Dobson Campus
Access the Southern and Dobson pickup from the Library Entrance east of Dobson Road
Tuesdays- 10 am-12 pm
(schedule curbside service by noon on Monday)
Thursdays- 4 pm-6 pm
(schedule curbside service by noon on Wednesday)
Red Mountain Campus
The Red Mountain pickup site is at the Red Mountain Way bus stop by the flagpole in front of the Mesquite building
Wednesdays- 11 am-1 pm
(schedule curbside service by noon on Tuesday)
Schedule Mesa Market Curbside here: https://tinyurl.com/MesaMarketCurbside
We understand the hardship that the closure of the Mesa Market places on many of our students. Please refer to this document for information on community resources that are available. The list will be amended as we gather more information about services available in our community.
We Care Wednesday is a food distribution that takes place on the first Wednesday of every month. The food distributions are open to all students and families in need of food assistance:
- Drive-thru service. A volunteer will place food in your trunk or vehicle. (Walk-up service is available for those without vehicles.)
- Masks are required. If you are feeling any cold or flu symptoms, please stay home and seek medical treatment.
- Located in the Southwest parking lot. Please enter from Dobson Road onto Solar Way at the Southern and Dobson campus.
Dates: Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, and Jan. 6
Student handbooks will be available this academic year, but distribution will look different given the nature of this primarily online semester. Student Life will make every effort to find ways for you to get your handbook, and it will also be available online. 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. *If you get last year's link, click refresh and reload your page
You can download a PDF of the 2020-2021 MCC Student Handbook by clicking this link.
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New Student Advising & 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.
The Career Services Department offers helpful workshops throughout the semester. For more information visit the Career Services webpage.
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! The deadline to register to vote in the 2020 general election is OCTOBER 5, 2020.
You can also:
- Register to vote at the State of Arizona Voter Registration webpage.
- 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.