Student Resources Quick Reference
Academic Advising (SEC001)
Ask an advisor to assist in planning your courses to complete your program of study. Veterans interested in pursuing college courses may seek academic advisement in the Veteran’s Upward Bound program.
Support your Penn Valley Men’s and Women’s basketball!
Bookstore (CC 103)
Purchase textbooks, class supplies, college apparel, and snacks.
Business Services Office (Inside the Student Enrollment Center, SEC019)
Pay for classes, arrange for third-party payment, and get information about your account or payment plan options. Submit or request non-financial aid records or documents.
Ride the city buses for free with an MCC student ID. Get your ID in the library. Students are expected to have their student ID available while on campus.
Campus Life and Leadership (CC200)
Enhance your academic experience, build friendships and enhance your resume by getting involved! Find the club or organization for you.
Career Counseling (CC234)
Find a counselor to assist you with selecting your area of study and career pathway.
Do you know where you want to go now and in the future?
Career Services (CC203/204)
Career services can assist you with creating a resume, cover letter, and prepare for interviews. Need career counseling? Visit counseling in CC234.
Celebration of Life Garden
Find an outdoor place for reflection next to the backyard, outdoor gathering space.
Child Care (F002)
Find year-round childcare at Plaza De Ninos, a preschool for children, ages two – five.
Clubs and Organizations (CC200)
Find a list of clubs and organizations.
Computer Labs (HU 103) (HSI 206) (ST 111-Outer Area)
Find computers at the Instructional Lab in HU 103 and HSI 206 at the Health Science Institute. The tutoring center (Learning Resources 202) and the library also have computers for student use.
Speak to a counselor for free regarding personal issues, your career, and connections to community resources.
Disability Support Services (HU001)
For assistance with accommodations for your disability, you will need to provide documentation to DSS.
Emergency Services (CC102)
Do you have questions about MCC police emergency services?
Enroll in the text alert system, so you get timely emergency notifications on your phone, including severe weather and other campus emergencies.
English as a Second Language - Applied Language Institute (HU029)
Learn English in classes at Penn Valley so that you can successfully take the classes you need for your degree or certification program.
Change your baby in the restrooms in the Student Enrollment Center.
First Year Experience
Prepare for an excellent first year by scheduling and attending a New Student Orientation.
Food Pantry – Scout Cupboard (HU001)
For short–term food assistance, inquire at in the Disability Support Services Office (HU 001), Campus Life (CC 200) or Counseling (CC 234).
Food Services and Vending
Hungry? Head over to the cafeteria located in the Campus Center, zero level. A coffee cart is available at the Health Science Institute (HSI) serving beverages, sandwiches, and snacks. Vending is available in the cafeteria, PE building (first floor), the campus center lobby, the fifth floor of the campus center, and at the HSI in the Code Blue café and off the main lobby.
Do you want to play a game? Ping pong, air hockey, and board games are available for recreation on the third tier of the cafeteria (Campus Center, zero level).
Gears Program (Literacy Education)
Find assistance to improve your reading by taking advantage of this free program that supports reading literacy. Contact our counselors in CC234 for more information.
Gender Neutral Restrooms
Single stall restrooms are available at several locations on campus.
International Student Services (SEC012)
Find assistance for new, transfer and current international students who are studying in the U.S.
Lactation Room (ST B339) (HSI 408Y)
A nursing mother? Contact the Dean’s or President’s office for the entry code, for HSI contact staff in 408 or 410.
Leadership and Service
Get involved, give back to the campus and community through our various community service programs such as MLK Day of Service. The Campus Life and Leadership Office conduct various leadership and service activities throughout the year such as their service trips and Annual Leadership Summit in the spring.
Library (Learning Resource Center- LR101)
Looking for a place to study, do research, make copies, access reserve materials, use the computers, work with your small group, check out materials or get your student ID? Visit the Library.
Take advantage of the seating in halls and alcoves for conversation, small groups, and personal quiet time.
Mindfulness / Reflection Area (CC 229)
The Mindfulness/Reflection area is open to students and employees. We invite members of our community to take a mental reset and renewal break. Space can be used for a quiet space to sit for a little bit, for meditation, for prayer, for quiet reflection. You can find the Mindfulness/Reflection Area at MCC – Penn Valley in the Campus Center Suite 229 behind the curtain. It is open from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Please be respectful while using this space. Check with the front desk to see if someone is already using it.
Minority Male Initiative (CC200)
Looking for other male students to talk to, figure out how to be successful in college, and have fun? Inquire about the new ‘Men of Color-MCC-Penn Valley’ Program, located in the Campus Life and Leadership Office.
Outdoor Gathering Areas
- The Backyard: located behind the upper-level cafeteria features picnic tables and is next to the celebration of life garden.
- The Outlook: located above the education center features benches, garden spaces, and a fabulous view of the downtown skyline.
- The Turner Courtyard: located in the quad between the Physical Education, Campus Center, and the Library/ Humanities building.
Get your parking sticker at the campus police office.
Do you have questions about MCC police safety/ emergency services?
Print from computers in the Library and the Computer Lab. Copiers are available in the library, Learning Resource Center.
Project Success (TRIO Program-CC231)
Looking for extra support at MCC-Penn Valley? Project Success is a free program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Find out if you qualify for academic support, transfer assistance, and cultural enrichment by visiting the Project Success team.
Want to apply for a scholarship?
Scouts' Cupboard (food pantry), (HU001G)
Single Stall Restrooms
Single stall restrooms are available at several locations on campus.
Student ID’s (LR101)
Get your ID in the library. Students are expected to have their student ID available while on campus.
Testing Center (Humanities 009)
Take a variety of tests in our center (placement, make-up, distance education, and specialized testing).
Transfer Advising Center (CC003)
Are you thinking about transferring? College partners are available to meet with you to assist with admission and transfer after graduation.
Ride the city buses for free with an MCC student ID. Get your ID in the library.
Tutoring Services: Learning Resources, 2nd floor / Health Resource Centers (HSI206)
Take advantage of free tutoring and other resources to ensure your academic success.