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.
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.
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.
The concept of food banking was developed by John van Hengel in Phoenix, AZ in the late 1960s. Van Hengel, a retired businessman, had been volunteering at a soup kitchen trying to find food to serve the hungry. One day, he met a desperate mother who regularly rummaged through grocery store garbage bins to find food for her children. She suggested that there should be a place where, instead of being thrown out, discarded food could be stored for people to pick up—similar to the way “banks” store money for future use. With that, an industry was born.
Come to the Office of Student Life and Leadership (KSC 35S) to pick up your free copy of the 2015-2016 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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Learn more about academic advisement for both new and continuing students by visiting our Ask an Academic Advisor page.
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!
Early Alert Referral System (EARS)
The Early Alert Referral System (EARS) is part of a student success initiative to assist students in their educational pursuits at Mesa Community College. A referral is an alert from your instructor or other concerned person that you may be experiencing academic or personal difficulties.
Let us help you identify individualized options, resources, and/or solutions. All services are free and confidential. See a list of available resources and contacts here. Remember to talk to your instructors to work out an educational plan for a successful semester.
The MCC Children's Center is the best option for student parents. We offer reasonable tuition, easy accessibility, hourly enrollment, and evening care.
As a student you are eligible to use the on-campus Children's Center for your childcare needs. Quality care at reduced rates. Learn more here.
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.