FREE Bus Passes
31-day bus passes are available to students at no cost once per month, and while supplies last. Students can pick up the bus passes in Student Life and Leadership (S&D-KSC 102) and (RDM-M210).
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, visit the Office of Student Life and Leadership. Vouchers will be given out once your status as a full time student is verified. Payment will be processed by the MCC Bookstore. Discounted bus vouchers are available on a first come-first served basis and tend to go very quickly at the beginning of each semester and/or month. Additional bus passes are available for puchase at full price in the MCC Bookstore for students who do not meet the qualifications as a full time student, or in the event that we run out of discounted vouchers.
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 refer to the Valley Metro website at www.valleymetro.org.
Lower the Cost of Your Commute
Just Insure, Inc knows that starting college or returning for a new semester can be stressful enough and the last thing students need to worry about it auto insurance. They are partnering with MCC to make things as simple and easy as possible. That means everything is done throug an app on your phone. Getting auto insurance is as simple as answering a few questions and paying $30. It's really that easy. Learn more.
The Mesa Market provides free food and hygiene products for Mesa Community College students. Any MCC student can visit Student Life and Leadership anytime our office is open and a team member will lead you to the Mesa Market to do your "shopping." Students can receive up to 10 free food items and 5 free hygiene items per week.
In addition to offering free food and hygiene products, we also offer free donated clothes for students at our Southern and Dobson campus only. Our clothes are located outside of the Mesa Market in KSC135S. If you would like to donate clothes to the market, please visit Student Life and Leadership.
Please refer to this document for information on additional community resources that are available.
If you'd like to donate to the Mesa Market, please see list of items HERE. Donations can be delivered to the Office of Student Life and Leadership at either the Southern & Dobson or Red Mountain campus.
Please click this link to download a flyer for the Mesa Market: MM flyer 2022
Southern and Dobson Campus
Located in KSC 35S
Open Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Red Mountain Campus
NOW LOCATED in Palo Verde 111*
*Location will be staffed from Monday-Thursday from 11 am-2 pm, and other hours available as needed by calling Student Life at 480-654-7759 or by visiting Mesquite 210.
Available: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
We Care Wednesday is a food distribution that takes place on the first Wednesday of every month at the Southern/Dobson campus, and the third Wednesday of every month at the Red Mountain campus. The food distributions take place from 10 am-12 pm, and are open to all students, staff, and community members 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.)
- Southern Dobson Campus: Located in the Southwest parking lot. Please enter from Dobson Road onto Solar Way at the Southern and Dobson campus.
Red Mountain Campus: Located in the Red Mountain Way Circle. Please enter from McKellips Rd and proceed straight through the stop sign. Distribution takes place in the former Bus Stop circle near the library.
Southern Dobson Dates: Spring 2023: Feb 1, Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3
Red Mountain Dates: Spring 2023: Feb 15, Apr 19, May 17
Download We Care Wednesday Flyer: Spring WCW dates
We have made the decision to no longer print the MCC Student Handbook. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will still be providing a link to a digital student handbook, containing all of the important content that was in the printed version of the handbook. We encourage you to check the MCC bookstore or a local retailer for a planner you can use to organize your time, or use your MCC Google Calendar to keep organized digitally.
A link to a digital copy of the 2022-23 student hanbook can be accessed these links:
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.
- 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.
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.