About PCC

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Activity

College Field

College Field is located behind Griffith Tower and is the site of many college activities including the Turkey Bowl held on Thanksgiving Day.

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Commons

The Commons provides the ideal setting for students to relax and fellowship. The building is home to the campus Post Office, Campus Store, and The Palms Grille, which features a unique friendly garden atmosphere and a casual dining menu. After extensive renovations in 2013–14, the Commons now features a specialty coffee bar, the Common Grounds Café, which offers gourmet coffees and pastries in a café-like setting upstairs. A new central entry and a central staircase were added to the existing structure, as well as a convenient rear entry. Sleek furniture, a warm fireplace, and various seating configurations create a modern and inviting environment.

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Visual and Performing Arts

The Visual and Performing Arts building adjoins the Dale Horton Auditorium. It provides facilities for teaching, practicing, and performing for music, speech, and art courses. Special features include a 140-seat Recital Hall, Experimental Theater, electronic piano lab, and art gallery. Music facilities include teaching studios for piano and voice, soundproof practice studios, and band, orchestra, and choral rooms. Art facilities include classrooms for drawing, painting, and graphic arts; photography lab; state-of-the-art computer labs; and 3 exhibit areas to display student and faculty work. An all-digital recording studio facilitates the production of college recordings. Video facilities handle the production of the weekly Rejoice in the Lord national telecast. Fully automated WPCS radio station is home of Rejoice Broadcast Network.

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East Campus

Adjacent to campus, this lighted outdoor recreational complex includes soccer and softball fields, 8-lane running track, basketball courts, and tennis courts. In the evenings, it’s a favorite destination for competition with friends.

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Field House

The Field House provides facilities for the physical education department and for recreational purposes. In professionally equipped weightlifting rooms, a variety of exercise/weightlifting equipment and treadmills provide ample opportunity to keep physically fit. Regulation-size basketball and volleyball courts offer opportunities for recreational competition in addition to organized collegian sports.

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Planetarium

Commons Exterior
Equipment featured in the PCC Planetarium:

  • The 50-foot dome provides an interstellar arena where 50 slide and special effects projectors work with 7 video/graphics projectors to fill the dome surface with high-definition video. Sky-Scan, Inc. produced the high-definition format for PCC, the first Northwest Florida organization to offer high-definition video.
  • Audio for planetarium productions is produced by a 30,000-watt 7.1 surround-sound system.
  • The Digital Sky 2 system gives viewers the night sky from various locations on earth and throughout the universe.

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Sports Center

The place to be for sports, recreation, and fun with friends, the Sports Center houses modern athletic and sports facilities on two levels with more than 138,000 square feet. The upper story features an arena with more than 3,100 seats, where students enjoy watching exciting competition of the Eagles intercollegiate basketball team and the Lady Eagles intercollegiate volleyball and basketball teams. A 4-lane jogging track is located on the mezzanine level of the Sports Center. The lower level features a variety of recreation opportunities, including an ice-skating rink, 12-lane bowling alley, racquetball courts, 9-hole miniature golf, table tennis, weight rooms, and The Hub snack counter.

The Sports Center’s newest addition of more than 78,000 square feet features 40 ft. and 60 ft. rock climbing walls with 22 ft. and 32 ft. rappelling ledges, plus a 12 ft. climbing boulder. Indoor water activities include a water park with 3 water slides and Double FlowRider® surfing wave. In-line skating track, racquetball courts, fitness rooms, and sundeck for women students provide exercise and recreation facilities in a unique tropical setting. The Hut snack shop is a great place to relax with friends while enjoying a variety of snacks and drinks.

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Swim Center

The Swim Center provides a variety of water sports with six regulation-size swim lanes and a three-board diving area. Collegiate teams compete here in fast-paced water polo. In addition, main campus is less than 30 minutes from the 265 acres of waterfront property known as West Campus (see below) on Perdido Bay.

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West Campus

West Campus, 265 acres of waterfront property on Perdido Bay, is less than 30 minutes from the main campus. This popular location is the home of 24 Hobie catamarans. Classes are offered in sailing, kayaking, swimming, and lifeguarding.