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Pathway: Student Resource Guide for PTS/Grad Summer Program 2018


We look forward to having you with us for the summer. This resource provides important information regarding arrival and activities. Please read it carefully. If you have further questions, you may call the Seminary-Graduate Studies Office at (850) 478-8496, ext. 5241, from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., CDT.

We are pleased that you will be studying with us and know that the Lord will give us an enjoyable and profitable time together.

Please recommend Seminary and Graduate Studies programs to your colleagues, who may also be considering continuing their education.

Planning Your Arrival

We are so glad the Lord has led you to PCC, and we look forward to welcoming you on campus. Please plan your travel to Pensacola so that you’re able to begin classes on time.

Arrival Times

Students should arrive early enough to complete registration for the first session they are attending. Residence halls open at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 16.

Session I
Saturday, June 16
  • Residence halls open 1 p.m.
    (early arrival charge for those arriving on Saturday)
Sunday, June 17
  • Residence halls open 3 p.m.
  • Business Office open 7:30–9 p.m.
  • Registration 7:30–9 p.m.
  • First official meal 7:15 p.m.
Session II
Thursday, June 28
  • Business Office open 7:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
  • Registration 7:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
  • First official meal 5:15–6 p.m.
Session III
Wednesday, July 11
(Classes also meet on Saturday, July 14)
  • Business Office open 7:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
  • Registration 7:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
  • First official meal 5:15–6 p.m.
Session IV
Monday, July 23
  • Business Office open 7:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
  • Registration 7:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
  • First official meal 5:15–6 p.m.
Early Arrival—Students who wish to arrive one day before their registration day will be charged an Early Arrival Fee.

Shipping Ahead

You may send baggage and boxes to campus by UPS or FedEx one or two weeks before your session begins.

Send packages to your new mailing address at

Your Full Name
PCC Box _______
250 Brent Lane
Pensacola, FL 32503-2267

Please do not ship valuables or liquids. (PCC is not responsible for lost or damaged items.)


If a situation arises that requires you to postpone or cancel your reservation prior to the start of the session, please contact the Admissions Office at (850) 478-8496, ext. 2018.

What to Bring

Be sure to bring the following items:

  • Towels/twin-size bedding
  • Personal-care items (toothbrush, soap, toilet paper, etc.)
  • HE (high-efficiency) liquid laundry detergent/nonchlorinated bleach
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Hangers/trash can
  • Umbrella

You may also bring any of these small, energy-efficient items:

  • Computer/printer
  • Alarm clock/radio/CD player
  • Iron/hair care items
  • Personal-sized appliances: coffee maker (Keurig-style brew and serve)/hot pot/rice cooker
  • Small fan and/or lamp (desktop or clip-style)

Please leave the following at home:

  • Weapons: Guns/Tasers/stun guns/swords/knives (3” or smaller pocket knives allowed)
  • Hazardous items: Combustible fluids/matches/lighters/candles/candle or wax warmers/incense/fireworks
  • Entertainment items: Gaming consoles/DVDs/movies/playing (poker) cards
  • Items with divisive symbols
  • Pets (including fish)
  • Appliances with open/external heating elements (traditional coffee makers, George Foreman grills, toaster ovens, etc.)
  • Hoverboards
  • Dumbbells or weights/chin-up bars
  • Refer to Amenities with questions regarding refrigerators

Arrival Information


When you arrive on campus, come to the Information Desk in the Administration Building. Here you pick up your Welcome Note, PTS/PCC (ID) Card, technology user account information, and Registration Booklet. You also receive instructions on how to register your vehicle. You will then be able to go to your residence hall room.

The Welcome Note includes your room number and mailbox combination. Settle your account in the Business Office or online at pcci.edu/payments as soon as possible.


Your PTS/PCC Card serves as a campus access card to the residence halls and your room, dining facilities, the Sports Center, and other areas. After funds have been added to your PCC Card Account online or at one of the Add Value Machines located around campus, you can also use your card to make on-campus purchases.

Add Value Machines are located in the

  • Academic Center (1st floor)
  • Campus House (3rd floor)
  • Commons (1st and 2nd floors)
  • Library (1st floor)
  • Sports Center (1st floor)
  • All residence halls

Only the person whose name appears on the card is authorized to use it, with the exception of picking up meals for an ill student. If you lose your card, go to the Information Desk for a replacement (charged to your college account).

Internet Access and Voicemail

You will want to set up your on-campus wireless access as soon as possible using the instructions in your Registration Booklet. Once online, log on to Eagle’s Nest (PCC’s online student hub for information, including campus e-mail). At check-in, you will receive your campus e-mail address and telephone account information. Follow instructions on Eagle’s Nest to set up your voicemail greeting and use your room telephone.


Bank of America and Regions Bank ATMs are conveniently located in the Commons. Any ATM card may be used at these machines; however, there is usually a nominal transaction charge when using cards not issued by Bank of America or Regions.


Students are expected to register for all their summer courses when they register for their first class to avoid additional fees. The Registration Booklet you will receive at check-in contains registration instructions.

Late Registration—Late registration is only in case of emergency and requires prior approval of the Registrar. If needed, late registration will be in the Records Office at 7:30 a.m. on the day classes begin for each session. A Late Registration Fee is charged.


All students must check out of the residence halls by 4 p.m. of the last day they attend class. When making travel arrangements, please allow time to leave your room in the same condition as when you arrived.

Spiritual Growth

Your spiritual growth, which begins with your personal time with the Lord, should always be your highest priority in life. Scripture is clear that a private time with the Lord is vital (Matt. 6:6). We encourage you to find a quiet place to be alone with the Lord, whether in your room or in the residence hall prayer rooms.

Campus Church

Campus Church provides a church home for you to worship and serve the Lord. Students are required to attend three church services per week (Sunday morning [Bible study and worship service], Sunday night, and Wednesday night). Year-round students are expected to attend all services at the Campus Church unless approved by the Church Ministries Coordinator to attend another local church. Summer students must attend at least two of the three services each week at Campus Church. Contact the Seminary-Graduate Studies Office if you have questions about church attendance.

Seminary/graduate students may attend any of the adult Bible study classes. Lists of available classes are at the Crowne Centre Atrium desk and at the MacKenzie lobby desk.


Chapel will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays. Chapel will not meet August 3. Chapel attendance is required of all students.


Class Times

Classes are held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. as follows:

  • Period 1 8–9:20 a.m.
  • Chapel/Break 9:30–10 a.m.
  • Period 2 10:10–11:30 a.m.
  • Period 3 11:40 a.m.–1 p.m.

Please note that classes will meet on Wednesday, July 4. Session III classes also meet on Saturday, July 14.

In the Classroom

Academic procedures help maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning and free from distraction. To gain the most benefit from your studies, you should plan to attend class and participate in classroom experiences.

You will find the classroom atmosphere at PCC ideal for learning. Be respectfully attentive to faculty instruction, take notes, and actively participate. Classroom lectures may only be recorded for use by PCC’s Online-Learning Office; no other audio or video recording is permitted.

To keep your focus on the class and avoid distracting others, do not carry on personal conversations, study for other classes, or leave the room except for a legitimate emergency or sudden illness. Please keep your cell phone on silent (not vibrate), and do not use it in the classroom.

You may bring laptop computers and tablets to class if they are charged to run on battery power.

If you have vision or hearing problems or other special needs, notify your faculty to arrange suitable seating for you.


In a concentrated course of study like the summer courses on our campus, no class cuts can be permitted. In the case of bona fide illness which would keep you from attending class, you need to have someone inform the Seminary-Graduate Studies Office, ext. 5241, before classes begin in the morning.

Academic Honor

The essence of collegiate learning is based upon the fundamental principles of honesty, integrity, and independent study in the fulfillment of all coursework. As a student at PCC, it is understood that you will honor these principles without exception. Any student who cheats in any way, gains an unfair advantage in coursework, submits work which is not his own, plagiarizes, falsifies academic records or grades, or who commits other acts of academic dishonesty will receive academic penalty and may be subject to disciplinary actions, up to and including suspension or dismissal.


Plagiarism is failure to give proper credit in an acceptable manner for the work of another. Any work submitted by a student must be his own original work unless proper credit is given to the source. Turning in work improperly taken from sources such as the Internet, books, other students, etc., is considered plagiarism and is not acceptable. It is customary for institutions of higher learning to subscribe to antiplagiarism software. PCC also uses software to detect plagiarism and promote proper research.


Grade Reports

Grade reports are issued after each session. If you think there is a discrepancy on your final grade report, contact the registrar within 60 days after the end of the session.

Grading System

The following grading scale is used in every class.

A+ 98–100
A 93–97
A- 90–92
B+ 87–89
B 83–86
B- 80–82
C+ 77–79
C 73–76
C- 70–72
D+ 67–69
D 60–66
F 0–59

Course Work and Assistance


Faculty members are available by appointment to answer any academic questions.

Typing Papers

PCC’s standard for appropriate style and form for class papers is found in Kate Turabian’s A Manual for Writers (8th edition). Eagle’s Nest gives helpful information to simplify some of Turabian’s instructions.

Those who type papers for other students are expected to reproduce the text verbatim. Corrections, whether grammatical, spelling, or otherwise, should be done solely by the author. Students should not ask office personnel to do typing for them.

Intellectual Property

Pensacola Christian College retains ownership of all intellectual property created by its employees, students, or any other individual using college facilities, equipment, or funds. Intellectual property includes, but is not limited to, dissertations, articles, photographs, videos, software programs, artwork, music, schematics, inventions, etc., and may not be transferred or distributed without the written consent of the College.


Graduate students are invited to participate in the May Commencement following completion of all graduation requirements. Summer degrees are conferred on August 15.


Pensacola Christian College is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) [15935 Forest Road, Forest, Virginia 24551; telephone: (434) 525-9539; e-mail: info@tracs.org], having been awarded Accredited Status as a Category IV institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on October 29, 2013. This status is effective for a period of five years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

The baccalaureate and master’s degrees in nursing at Pensacola Christian College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org).

The baccalaureate degree in engineering at Pensacola Christian College is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org).

Student Responsibilities and Rights

Biblical Principles

The Bible is the final authority for all things and the means by which God provides principles for living in a way that protects from harmful thinking and behavior.

Scripture clearly teaches how Christians are to live. In light of the wonderful gift of salvation, we are to live our lives in active pursuit of a lifestyle that keeps us pure and clean before God with careful attention to avoiding anything that detracts from our relationship with Christ.

Titus 2:11–14

For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Romans 12:1–2

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

In light of these principles, PCC has adopted standards to promote an environment that is conducive to academic, social, and spiritual growth. Where the Bible directly addresses a matter, standards are set accordingly. However, since God’s Word does not mention every aspect of college life, biblical principles are followed and conservative expectations have been established to encourage right Christian living and to be a protection against doing wrong. By enrolling in Pensacola Christian College, each student personally accepts and agrees to follow the guidelines set forth in the Code of Conduct.

Code of Conduct

Personal Character

Each student is expected to act in a manner that reflects biblical values and to develop personal character traits that show maturity. Further, as a community of Christians, students should encourage and support others to live in a manner that pleases God. The following characteristics are representative of Scriptural standards that should be emulated.

Love for God’s Word—There is no greater source for direction and encouragement than the Bible. PCC places God’s Word in the highest regard, and every student is urged to spend personal time in it regularly. (Josh. 1:8, Ps. 19:10; Ps. 119:97, 119:127, 119:165; Col. 3:16)

Respect for God, other people, and property—God deserves reverence and respect, and our lifestyle and worship should reflect the honor we owe Him. We are also commanded to show respect to those God has given to be in authority. Further, each person should be mindful about how he treats other people and their property. (1 Pet. 2:17, Prov. 9:10, Eccl. 12:13, Rom. 13:7, Phil. 2:3, Rom. 12:16–18, Eph. 6:5–9)

Kindness and consideration for others—Christians are to actively seek opportunities to show kindness to others. Common courtesy and politeness are qualities to be developed. PCC has historically been known as a friendly campus because its students promote these traits. Good sportsmanship is also expected in all athletic endeavors. (Eph. 4:32, Matt. 7:12, Luke 6:31, Phil. 2:4, I Thess. 5:15)

Compassion and Christian love—God’s great love for us is reflected when we act with genuine care and concern for others. The Bible teaches that this is the hallmark of a true disciple. (Eph. 5:2, Luke 10:25–37, Jude 22, 1 John 4:7–8, John 13:34–35)

Honesty and integrity—It is necessary that each student deal truthfully with others and maintain a reputation for choosing to do what is right. Without these traits, it is not possible to properly interact with other people or with God. (Ps. 25:21, Ps. 15:1–2, Prov. 12:22, 2 Cor. 8:21, Phil. 4:8, Prov. 11:3, Rom. 12:17–21, 2 Cor. 4:2, Matt. 5:37)

Discipline and self-control—Christians are to exercise control over their emotions and desires so that behavior is appropriate and right. This is accomplished as the Holy Spirit is allowed to guide every decision and direct each action. (Gal. 5:16–26, Rom. 6:12–13, 1 Cor. 9:24–27)

Modesty and purity—Christian men and women are expected to maintain the highest moral standards as a reflection of God’s holiness and as a protection against the effects of sin. While much of today’s culture has abandoned these precepts, the biblical principles for behavior and dress are essential. (Ps. 51:9–10, 1 Tim. 2:9, 1 Cor. 6:19–20, 1 Pet. 3:3–4, Ps. 24:3–5, 1 Tim. 4:12)

Diligence—The ability to work hard is important for professional life and is a characteristic that the Bible encourages. Being available and willing to work with intelligent effort is necessary to further gospel endeavors and contribute as a citizen. (Prov. 13:4, Deut. 6:17, Prov. 22:29, Col. 3:23)

Responsibility—The Bible teaches that each person must give account for his actions; taking personal responsibility for one’s life is the beginning of real stewardship. Making it your duty to be reliable, so that others can depend upon you, is a mark of true maturity. (2 Cor. 5:10, 1 Cor. 4:2–4, Gal. 6:4–5)

Thankfulness—Beyond a polite gesture of gratitude, thankfulness displays a spirit of contentment along with the realization that God is the ultimate source of all good things and that He often uses people as the instruments of His blessing. (1 Thess. 5:18; Eph. 5:20; Col. 2:7; Ps. 92:1, 118:29)

Etiquette and manners—Mature and educated individuals know how to speak and act in an expected way according to what is appropriate for the setting. College life provides opportunities to learn and practice these skills. (1 Cor. 15:33, Col. 4:5–6, 1 Cor. 14:40)

Prohibited Activities

Each student accepts the responsibility to actively uphold the Code of Conduct and to refrain from any action that would be detrimental to spiritual growth, the safety or well-being of others, or that would impair the ability of others to follow the Code of Conduct. (1 Pet. 2:11, Rom. 14:13) For this reason, students who participate in illegal or prohibited activities or who build a reputation for involvement in these activities will be subject to discipline including but not limited to referral, retribution, suspension, or dismissal.

Use, possession, or association with alcohol, illicit drugs, and or narcotics, any marijuana products, tobacco, and related products, such as e-cigarettes and vaporizers—as a protection against harmful effects and the controlling nature of these substances, Scripture teaches us to avoid them. In addition, state and federal law prohibits the unlawful sale, use, or possession of drugs and alcohol. (Prov. 23:31, Rom. 12:1, Prov. 20:1, 1 Cor. 6:19–20)

Pornography or sexual immorality—The Bible indicates that all sexual activity outside of marriage is sin. Therefore, the following is considered to be sexually immoral: fornication, adultery, homosexual behavior, or any other sexual perversion. Also, any involvement in pornography or sexual communications, including verbal, written, or electronic, are prohibited. (1 Cor. 6:9–10, 18–20; Matt. 5:28; Heb. 13:4; Rom. 1:26–27; Ps. 119:37; 1 John 2:16)

Dancing—The seductive nature and worldly music of most forms of dancing are contrary to biblical principles. PCC wants students to have a wholesome relationship with members of the opposite gender without the temptations that are often associated with dancing, so dancing is not permitted. (1 Tim. 4:12, 1 Cor. 7:1)

Profanity or obscenity—Inappropriate language must be avoided, whether it be written, electronic, or verbal. (Eph. 4:29, Col. 3:8, James 5:12)

Harassment, abuse, and discrimination—The safety and well-being of students is of utmost importance. PCC does not tolerate hazing, physical or verbal abuse, coercion, stalking, intimidation, harassment (verbal or sexual), discrimination, or any other behavior that places the health and safety of other students in jeopardy. Students must avoid the use of divisive or inflammatory comments, symbols, or actions of any kind, even in jest. (Col. 3:8, 4:6; Eph. 4:29–32)

Gambling (including the lottery)—Christians are called to be good stewards of that which God has given. Gambling is rooted in greed and materialism and against the principles found in the Word of God. Therefore, students should not participate in any form of gambling. Using playing cards generally associated with gambling should be avoided, and visiting casinos can cause one’s testimony to be tarnished. (Prov. 13:11, Prov. 28:22)

Stealing—The Bible clearly teaches that stealing is wrong. Taking or using what does not belong to you without the owner’s consent is considered stealing. (Rom. 13:8–10)

Witchcraft, séances, astrology, or any other satanic practices—Anything associated with these activities is in direct contradiction to biblical principles. (Gal. 5:19–21)

College Standards

The following positions have been formulated to give direction in matters that require discernment. While not trying to be unkind to those who have adopted different standards, the College has applied these guidelines in an effort to align with the spirit and intention of biblical principles and to reflect conservative values.

Men’s Clothing and Appearance

The expectations for student dress are designed to reflect the principles of modesty, distinction, and appropriateness. All students are expected to dress modestly, in conservative fashions, and with a level of propriety that encourages purity. It is considered immodest to wear clothing that is tight-fitting. Men and women should be distinctive in their appearance. For this reason, men are not to wear effeminate hairstyles or apparel.

Appropriateness in dress is related to the setting and activity. In this Christian college setting, care must be taken to avoid association with companies (Hollister, Abercrombie and Fitch, etc.), lifestyles, and trends that oppose Christian values, including gothic dress styles, body piercings or ear piercings, unnatural hair colors (e.g., pink, green, blue), and tattoos. Students are prohibited from getting a tattoo while enrolled at PCC. Students arriving with existing tattoos must keep them covered.

Shirts must be tucked in for Professional/Church and Smart Casual dress. Long pants (not capris) are to be worn for all activities unless designated. Hair must be neatly combed and tapered (no braids, extreme fads, or designs cut into the hair) and may not come over the ears, eyebrows, or collar. Do-rags may not be worn. Examples of appropriate shoes for corresponding dress are available on Eagle’s Nest.

Except for active military service dog tags and medical alert chains, necklaces should not be worn. Earrings are not acceptable.

Appropriate Attire for Men


Sharp, conservative styles that show appropriate reverence and respect are worn for all church services and Sunday noon meals.

  • Suit or sport coat
  • Complementary long dress pants and belt or suspenders
  • Dress shirt and conservative tie (top shirt button buttoned and tie pulled tight)
  • Dress shoes and dress socks

Smart Casual

Apparel that is relaxed with a neat, conservative appearance. Required until 5 p.m. and for meals Mon.–Fri., for all classes, and can be worn on Sun. except for at church and for the noon meal (professional/church attire).

  • Long (pants that meet the top of the shoe) casual pants (no denim, cargo style, drawstrings, or athletic materials) or dress pants and belt or suspenders
  • Collared shirt (no denim or denim-like material such as chambray)
  • Shoes and dress socks (no athletic shoes/flip-flops)
  • Other than pocket-sized logos, clothing may not have pictures or writing.


Active clothing that is comfortable and generally neat for weekday evenings (Mon.–Fri. after 5 p.m.) and Sat. (includes off campus, sporting events, Commons, Library, Sat. meals).

  • Jeans/long casual pants (no holes) with belt
  • Athletic pants (no sweatpants)
  • Casual shirt
  • Ball caps worn properly, not backward or sideways
  • Comfortable shoes, including athletic shoes and flip-flops

Clothing may not have writing or pictures that are offensive, divisive, inappropriate, suggestive, or contrary to Biblical Principles and the Code of Conduct. Any clothing related to contemporary music, derogatory statements, drugs, tobacco, alcohol, gambling, dancing, etc., may not be worn.


Casual clothing (as defined above) is acceptable for general Sports Center attendance, watching games, and Eagle Field activities. Attire for specific events and locations should be appropriate for the activity. Shorts when appropriate should be longer styles such as basketball styles or cargo styles rather than runner styles.

  • Swim trunks for beach, water park, and Swim Center
  • Shorts/shirt to and from Swim Center and beach
  • Shorts/shirt on main tennis courts
  • Long pants to and from the water park
  • Ball caps worn properly, not backward or sideways
  • Activity-appropriate shoes
  • Tank tops and muscle shirts are to be worn only in the Field House, on East Field, and in residence halls. They are not to be worn as outerwear anywhere else. A T-shirt should be worn over these types of shirts to and from these locations.
Women’s Clothing and Appearance

The expectations for student dress are designed to reflect the principles of modesty, distinction, and appropriateness. All students are expected to dress modestly, in conservative fashions, and with a level of propriety that encourages purity. It is considered immodest to wear clothing that is revealing or tightfitting. Men and women should be distinctive in their appearance. For this reason, women are not to wear masculine hairstyles or pants.

Appropriateness in dress is related to the setting and activity. In this Christian college setting, care must be taken to avoid association with companies (Hollister, Abercrombie and Fitch, etc.), lifestyles, and trends that oppose Christian values, including gothic dress styles/nail polish, body piercings, unnatural hair colors (e.g., pink, green, blue), and tattoos. Students are prohibited from getting a tattoo while enrolled at PCC. Students arriving with existing tattoos must keep them covered.

Hemlines and slits should be no higher than the top of the knee cap at all times. Tops must cover the shoulders, and necklines should not reveal any hint of cleavage. Allow enough ease so that clothing is not tight. Undergarments are not to be seen. (Avoid oversized armholes, sheer material, and figure-hugging apparel.) Garments that are backless or revealing in any position are immodest. When outside your residence hall room, underclothing, short shorts, and revealing tops are not appropriate.

Earrings/ear cuffs in the cartilage are not permitted, and no more than two piercings in an earlobe are allowed. Plugs/gauges are not allowed. Do-rags may not be worn. Examples of appropriate shoes for corresponding dress are available on Eagle’s Nest.

Appropriate Attire for Women


Sharp, conservative styles that show appropriate reverence and respect are worn for all church services and Sunday noon meals.

  • Sunday dress or skirt with coordinating top
  • Dress shoes

Smart Casual

Apparel that is relaxed with a neat, conservative appearance. Required until 5 p.m. and for meals Mon.–Fri., for all classes, and can be worn on Sun. except for at church and for the noon meal (professional/church attire).

  • Dress or skirt with coordinating top (no denim or denim-like material such as chambray)
  • Shoes (no flip-flops or athletic-looking shoes)
  • Other than pocket-sized logos, clothing may not have pictures or writing.


Active clothing that is comfortable and generally neat for weekday evenings (Mon.–Fri. after 5 p.m.) and Sat. (includes off campus, sporting events, Commons, Library, Sat. meals).

  • Denim or casual skirt
  • Casual shirt
  • Comfortable shoes, including athletic shoes and flip-flops
  • Ball caps worn properly, not backwards or sideways

Clothing may not have writing or pictures that are offensive, divisive, inappropriate, suggestive, or contrary to Biblical Principles and the Code of Conduct. Any clothing related to contemporary music, derogatory statements, drugs, tobacco, alcohol, gambling, dancing, etc., may not be worn.


Casual clothing (as defined above) is acceptable for general Sports Center attendance, watching games, and Eagle Field activities. Attire for specific events and locations should be appropriate for the activity.

  • Walking/athletic shorts when participating in activities in Sports Center or on athletic fields
  • Wind/athletic pants required for rock climbing wall and optional for ice skating and paintball (must change in locker room/bathroom provided in the area)
  • Conservative swimsuit must fully cover the midriff (also wear T-shirt in water park)
  • Walking shorts and shirt over conservative swimsuit to and from beach, pool, West Campus, and sundeck
  • Ball caps worn properly, not backward or sideways
  • Activity-appropriate shoes
  • Shirt and shorts and required for all activities including sunbathing, swimming, kayaking, etc., at West Campus

Music has the potential to direct our thoughts and emotions, and it reflects our values and philosophies. The music we listen to can either affect us in a way that encourages biblical thinking and actions or in a way that promotes worldly ideals. While not all music must be religious or sacred, it is healthy for Christians to develop a conscience for music that honors God. In accordance with Philippians 4:8, acceptable music focuses on what is true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and praiseworthy. Such music builds an appreciation for beauty, does not desensitize us to worldly living, and can be capable of turning our hearts toward the things of Christ.

While there is a wide range of musical styles and artists, finding appropriate music requires discernment. Certain types of music that are typically not associated with sensual or inappropriate themes and are generally acceptable include classical and semiclassical, traditional and patriotic, concert and marching band, and hymns and choruses. Any music that promotes worldly values or associations in its lyrics or style should be avoided. Whether or not the lyrics are Christian, music in the style of jazz, rock, rap, R&B, pop, country, or contemporary Christian is prohibited and may not be in a student’s possession or use on or off campus.

Students are encouraged to use discernment when listening to music. Play it at times when it is not a distraction to others who are studying, and control volume as appropriate for the setting. Out of consideration for others, play or practice music at a time and location that won’t be disturbing to others—in practice rooms, residence hall rooms, where others aren’t studying or working on assignments, or outside along the Commons Wall, etc.


To provide an atmosphere free from the distraction of prevalent worldly influences and to encourage academic focus, the College has established the following entertainment standards:

  • Any media or form of entertainment (regardless of rating)—including but not limited to television, movies, books, magazines, apps, computer and video games—which contains violence, sensual or demonic themes, suggestive dress, profanity, or rock music is not permitted on or off campus. Students are not to attend movie theaters, rent movies, or watch movies on mobile devices or play computer and video games rated E-10 and above.
  • Avoid watching movies rated G or PG or unrated movies if they contain questionable themes, nudity, violence, profanity, sexual scenes, or satanic themes. It is unacceptable to watch movies rated PG-13, R, or X.
  • Each of us needs to be thoroughly professional, Christian, and ethical. In addition, we should work to be the best role models possible for our undergraduate students. For instance, graduate students should not use headphones/earbuds outside of their room on campus or use cell phones during class, church, etc.
Social Life

PCC provides a great atmosphere for meeting new people and developing long-lasting godly relationships. We encourage students to foster these relationships with Christ at the center. These guidelines are designed to guard purity and maintain a spotless Christian testimony on and off campus.

  • A couple must always behave in a manner that their testimony is not questioned, whether it be on or off campus. We ask that dating couples refrain from physical contact in public.
  • Graduate students may not date in their residences. If in a private home, the couple may not be alone, and the date should end by 11 p.m. out of courtesy to the residents.
  • Classroom buildings are not considered appropriate places for dating.
  • Graduate students should not be out dating alone past midnight.
  • Graduate students may date undergraduates if the undergraduate students are at least 20 years old or juniors.
  • Graduate students may not date undergraduates that they teach or supervise.
  • Male graduate students may date undergraduates on campus or off campus as long as an approved chaperone is present.
  • Female graduate students may date undergraduates off campus without an approved chaperone.
  • Because of congestion in the academic buildings, men and women use indicated elevators and stair towers.

    Academic Center

    Women use the southwest elevators, stairs, and exit. 
    Men use the northwest elevators, stairs, and exit. 


    Women use east stair tower and north elevators. 
    Men use west stair towers and elevators. 


    Women use the south elevator.  
    Men use the north elevator. 


Graduate students are not to go to the beach with those students they teach or supervise.

In keeping with a Christian testimony in this area, we ask our single graduate students not to go swimming or to the beach in mixed groups—situations that include single men and single women. This is especially important since we have undergraduate college students watching our testimony. Single women are to go to Park West (by Ft. Pickens); single men are to go to Park East (past Portofino condos).


If you teach or supervise students, you may not have them visit in your residence.

Graduate students may date in their place of residence (excluding residence halls, Campus House, and Waveland apartments) under the following conditions:

  • There must always be a third person present. (This cannot be an undergraduate student.)
  • Couple should never be alone in the home.
  • Home dates should end by 11 p.m. to show consideration for your housemates as well as keep a good testimony in the community.
  • It is never appropriate for a dating couple to leave the living room and go into a bedroom to visit, just as it is not appropriate for them to go to a motel room together.

Social Functions

With the exceptions of bridal or baby showers, wedding receptions, and chaperoning student outings, graduate students are not to attend social functions with students they teach or supervise.

General Responsibilities


Students whose circumstances necessitate withdrawing from the college are to go to the Seminary-Graduate Studies Office during regular office hours to formally withdraw.


To help preserve and maintain what the Lord has given us, follow these campus guidelines:

  • Do not chew gum in academic buildings or auditoriums.
  • When entering all buildings on rainy days, please leave your umbrella in one of the racks positioned near each building entrance; to help us keep the carpets looking nice, do not take them into any building.
  • Since the Florida tropical climate necessitates the use of preventative measures to combat insects inside buildings, be aware that you may see white insect tablets, which resemble aspirin tablets. It is important that these be left in place and not discarded.
  • Food or beverages should not be brought into the library, Crowne Centre, Dale Horton Auditorium, or Mullenix Chapel.
  • Please help by picking up trash, and do not litter. Use trash cans available on campus.
  • Please stay off the grass except on the campus athletic fields.

For authorized class purposes, campus keys may be checked out from the Cashier’s Office or Information Desk. Keys may be used only by the person signing them out. Not turning keys in on time will result in a fine. Duplicating keys is prohibited.

Students are individually responsible for any damage to or loss of college property, whether the damage is intentional or accidental. In the case of damage in a residence hall room, the cost will be assessed equally among the roommates if the responsible party cannot be determined.

Respectful Interaction

In the college environment, certain individuals are authorized to give direction and enforce policies. Students are to treat those in positions of authority with proper respect and follow instructions willingly. This includes faculty and staff as well as students who are serving in an official capacity (Security, desk attendants, etc.).

Reasonable directions given from authorized individuals should be observed, and prompt response to communication from college personnel is expected. Disrespect, display of bad attitude, disobedience, dishonesty, and lying are not acceptable. Students may not provide college officials with false identification or false information.

Out of respect, students address faculty and staff by their titles (Dr., Dean, Mr., Mrs., or Miss), and the use of first names is not appropriate.


Classroom proceedings, meetings, and official college activities are to be free from distraction and disruption. Students are not permitted to participate in unauthorized petitions, demonstrations, protests, or riots of any kind. Disruption of any campus event is considered a serious offense.

Harmful Devices

To protect public safety, no student is permitted to possess fireworks, explosives, firearms, or other weapons on the campus. Any questions regarding weapons are to be directed to the Dean of Graduate Students.


Students may not participate in selling products or solicitation on campus, including chair letters or pyramid schemes. This does not include selling personal items. There is to be no collection of money for any reason. Students who choose to sell items on sites such as Craigslist may not meet buyers or sellers on campus, unless the buyer or seller is related to the PCC ministry.

Food Delivery

Delivery of food from off-campus vendors (such as pizza delivery) is not allowed. The Palms Grille provides convenient room service to residence hall rooms.

Martial Arts

The martial arts are popular and practiced by many. However, because some have direct ties to Eastern Mysticism and in order to promote a safe environment free of violence and personal injury, PCC prohibits all martial arts.


Keep in mind that we represent Christ, and our conduct should always glorify the Lord. To help maintain our testimony within the community, college standards should always be upheld, even when students are off campus with guests. PCC students may not go to bars, clubs, casinos, movie theaters, or other locations that may harm one’s personal testimony.

The Beach
Beach Procedures

Many students enjoy visiting Pensacola’s white beaches and beautiful water. To spend your time at the beach in safety, please keep these things in mind:

  • Men should go to Park East Beach; women should go to Park West Beach.
  • The sun’s rays reflecting off the white sand can cause extreme burning—use plenty of sunscreen and drink lots of water.
  • Be familiar with the beach flag warning system. We recommend swimming on the sound side rather than in the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf is famous for riptides that can prove fatal for the best of swimmers.
  • For current surf conditions, check here or call (850) 932-SURF.
Beach Hazards

Riptide and undertow are caused when strong surf washes a narrow trench through a sandbar. A band of water a few feet wide can get caught in this trough as it rushes from shore, creating a turbulent, fast-flowing current that pulls you into deep water and away from the beach.

Don’t panic, try to fight the current, or attempt to swim straight to shore. Riptide and undertow are narrow bands of water, usually only a few feet wide, and the outward pull diminishes the farther you get from shore. Remain calm. When the current’s pull weakens a little, swim parallel to the beach until you break free from the current; then swim to shore.

Playing in rough surf with its huge rolling waves may look like an adventure, but currents created from these conditions can turn a day of fun into a day of tragedy. Not even the strongest swimmer is a match for the power of water. If you see someone struggling in the water, call 911 immediately. For the best safeguard against beach drownings, watch for posted flag warnings for surf conditions.


By virtue of enrollment at Pensacola Christian College and Pensacola Theological Seminary, each student commits to honor the Code of Conduct. In addition to personally upholding these guidelines, students should support and encourage each other to act according to biblical principles. Any student who becomes aware of a serious offense should report it to the Dean of Graduate Students. A student’s vehicle or room may be searched (with an occupant present) if there is reason to believe that College standards have been violated. All searches must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Students. If needed, the goal of corrective measures is to encourage the student to make necessary changes in behavior, limit future misconduct, and/or to protect other students. In an effort to promote cooperative accountability for a student, the College reserves the ability to refer the student to his pastor for counsel.

It is common among colleges and universities to impose sanctions in response to violations of policy/procedure and misconduct. At PCC, the Dean of Graduate Students is authorized to employ the following responses to support and enforce expectations.

Notices—verbal or written communication to the student related to specific actions that are inappropriate and must be corrected.

  • Failure to meet a standard (dress, hair, etc.)
  • Procedure infraction (disregarding call slip or message)
  • Failure to follow a guideline (chewing gum, littering)
  • Late or absent (late out of building)

Charges—fines given for failure to fulfill responsibilities or for violation of regulations; or restitution for damage, loss, theft, or vandalism of personal or college property.

  • Traffic/vehicle violation
  • Damage, theft, vandalism
  • Miscellaneous fees

Separation—suspension or dismissal from all college functions and college-owned property. Conditions for readmission or continued academic work may be indicated. The Dean of Graduate Students will attempt to address minor infractions with minimal disciplinary actions; however, repeated misconduct and serious offenses will require an increased level of response that may ultimately impact the student’s enrollment status. Consideration will be given to the seriousness of the misconduct, any previous discipline problems, the level of responsibility and cooperation shown, and potential effects on the safety and well-being of others. More than one of the responses listed above may be enacted for any single violation; and other interventions to assist the student in making wise choices may be employed, including loss of privilege, referral for counsel, or probation.

Accumulation of disciplinary actions will not carry over to subsequent semesters; other than probation, suspension, and dismissal, such actions will not be made part of the student’s permanent file.


Any time an infraction or misconduct occurs, the student will be notified of the alleged violation. Minor infractions or misconduct are typically conveyed to the student directly. Major offenses will be addressed directly with the student by the Dean of Graduate Students.

Disciplinary Appeal Committee

Students may request that a decision affecting their disciplinary record be considered by submitting a written appeal of the decision to the Dean of Graduate Students. The written request must be submitted within two weeks of the disciplinary decision.

A Disciplinary Appeal Committee consisting of a student representative, a faculty member, and the Dean of Graduate Students will meet, hear the appeal, and determine if the penalties are warranted. The decision of the Appeal Committee is final.

Judicial Review Committee

Involvement in prohibited activities and extreme violations of the Code of Conduct can affect a student’s enrollment status. To make a determination in such cases, a Judicial Review Committee, consisting of staff members from various departments, will review the student’s behavior. The student may choose to meet with the committee and give an explanation for his conduct. The decision of the Judicial Review Committee is final.

Student Rights

The following rights are those privileges afforded to all PCC students who are actively enrolled, whether on campus or through online learning. These rights do not supersede any responsibility of each student to abide by the laws and regulations applicable to any other citizen. Any action of conduct that meets the definition of a crime under any state, federal, or local law is prohibited.

Health and Safety

Students have the right to expect the College to take reasonable care to provide services that contribute to their health and safety. It is the responsibility of students to make themselves familiar with those services and to utilize them as needed, including the Graf Clinic and Security services; to make nutrition choices based on health as well as preferences; to contribute to a residence hall environment that is conducive to relaxed enjoyment, study, and rest; and to actively protect the College community through awareness and communication regarding safety matters.

Spiritual Development

Students have the right to expect the College to provide reasonable opportunity for spiritual growth and well-being. Students are responsible for personal engagement in individual devotional life, chapel, and church services.

Academic Support

All students, whether learning on campus or through online learning, have the right to academic instruction, facilities, and classroom/lab equipment that will provide reasonable opportunity for success in their field of study. It is the responsibility of students to invest adequate time and effort in their studies, to avail themselves of library and academic facilities, and to engage with faculty in academic pursuits.


Students have the right to be treated with dignity, free from harassment in any form. Students are responsible to demonstrate Christian kindness and charity in all their relationships. It is the responsibility of any student who believes that he has been the subject of legitimate harassment (not frivolous or groundless allegations) to report the incident immediately to the Dean of Graduate Students, who will follow the College’s due process in the investigation of the alleged harassment. Any student who is responsible for harassment will be subject to disciplinary action.


Students have the right to access PCC educational programs and activities without discrimination, based upon the college discrimination policy as follows:

Pensacola Christian College offers access to its educational programs and activities based upon biblical standards and applicable laws that permit its right to act in furtherance of its religious objective. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, or national origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, and scholarship or loan programs.

Should a student feel that discrimination has taken place in violation of this policy, it is the student’s responsibility to report the matter immediately to the Student Care Office.

Appeals and Grievances

Students have the right to expect the College to uphold its policies and to administer them accurately and equitably. If a student wishes to contest an academic or disciplinary decision, he may file an appeal or grievance without fear of retaliation or recrimination.

Academic Appeal

Students may request that a decision affecting their academic standing be reconsidered by submitting a written appeal of the decision to their division dean, department chair, or the registrar. Decisions that may be appealed include issues affecting program status, application of academic policy, the determination of a grade, and allegations of cheating or plagiarism.

An Academic Appeal Committee consisting of division deans, department chairs, and the Academic Vice President will review the facts related to the case and determine whether the decision in question should stand. The decision of the Academic Appeal Committee is final.

Disciplinary Appeal

Students may request that a decision affecting their disciplinary record be considered by submitting a written appeal of the decision to the Dean of Graduate Students. The written request must be submitted within two weeks of the disciplinary decision.

An Appeal Committee consisting of a student representative, a faculty member, and the Dean of Graduate Students will meet, hear the appeal, and determine if the penalties are warranted. The decision of the Appeal Committee is final.


A grievance may be filed regarding any situation or action personally affecting the student that was caused by the violation, mishandling, or misapplication of a specific provision of a policy, rule, statute, or regulation of the college. Requests for reconsideration of decisions that affect a student’s status in keeping with standing policies are not grievances and should be handled through the appeals process.

Grievances should be resolved at the lowest level possible. Most matters of student concern can be resolved informally and would not result in a formal grievance being filed. A student is expected to first discuss the problem with the direct supervisor of the given area and allow a reasonable opportunity for the problem to be resolved. Having done that without satisfactory results, it would then be appropriate to proceed with the grievance report procedure, if the student desires, without fear of retribution.

The student may obtain a Student Grievance Report from the Student Care Office. The student will return the form explaining the problem to the Student Care Office within two weeks of the occurrence in question. Failure by the student to comply with this time limit will constitute a waiver of the grievance. The committee will meet with the student and a response will be given within two weeks of the grievance being submitted, with the exception of winter and summer breaks. The Student Care Office maintains all records regarding grievances.

Inquiries regarding compliance with accreditation policies and standards may be directed to TRACS [15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone (434) 525-9539; email: info@tracs.org].


Although Pensacola Christian College does not accept state or federal financial aid, the institution voluntarily abides by the general guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) as they apply to educational records. This privacy policy is extended to all enrolled students, whether taking courses on-site or through online learning.

Facilities and Services

Around Campus


Summer classes will be held in the Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) and MacKenzie Building (MK).

Crowne Centre

The Crowne Centre (CC) is home to Campus Church. Food and drink, including water, should not be consumed in the CC.


The Commons, the student “living room” within an 88,000-square-foot complex, provides the ideal setting for student relaxation with two floors of comfortable seating, wireless Internet, and the Common Grounds Café with specialty beverages and pastries. Mailboxes, vending and ATM machines, copy/printing and UPS shipping services, conference rooms, and a multipurpose Campus Store provide convenient student services. The Palms Grille, with relaxed indoor and outdoor seating, features a casual dining menu including Papa John’s pizza and offers room service to residence halls.

To maximize use, we ask that students do not reserve tables or couches in the Commons using laptops, book bags, etc. The monitors on the second floor are for group academic projects only.


A variety of recreational facilities are available for you Mon.–Sat., including the Sports Center, Field House, Swim Center, West Campus, tennis courts, and athletic fields. The schedule for all recreational facilities is available on Eagle’s Nest.

Sports Center (SP)

The Arlin R. Horton Sports Center offers a rock wall, water park, bowling lanes, ice rink, inline skating track, racquetball courts, and miniature golf course.

  • Your PTS/PCC Card is required for entrance through the ground-level doors.
  • Casual dress is appropriate for the Sports Center.
  • Please do not bring outside food or drink.
  • Management reserves the right to limit use.
  • PCC does not provide accident insurance since you participate at your own risk.
  • Guests need to register at the Information Desk, wear a guest badge to enter, and be accompanied by a student.
  • Non-GA seminary/graduate students may use the Sports Center during student times. GAs should use this facility during faculty/staff times.

The Sports Center Arena is used primarily by women students. For general use in the evening, women should enter through the ground level.

The Hub offers drinks and provides bowling shoes and other equipment.

Visit The Hut for more food and drink choices, including ice cream and fruit smoothies.

Athletic Fields

Eagle Field, located behind Griffith Tower, is open Mon.–Sat. Women may use the field from 5:45 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. Mixed groups may use the field from 8 a.m. to sunset. The field is meant for light recreation, and mixed groups are asked not to loiter on the bleachers or lounge on the ground. Men should use East Campus Fields if they are not in a mixed group.

The East Campus Fields are reserved for men’s general recreation.

  • East Fields include a track, soccer field, softball field, outdoor basketball courts, sand volleyball court, and tennis courts. Cleats should not be worn on the asphalt tracks.
  • Dixie Field, just south of the Mullenix Chapel, is used for soccer and flag football.
Tennis Courts

Women have priority for the Main Courts. Mixed groups may enter at the gate near the street from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Mon.–Sat. Men not in a mixed group should use East Field.

East Campus Courts are reserved for men.

Field House (FH)

The Field House basketball courts and weight room are reserved for men. For general recreation, tap your PTS/PCC Card by the south doors closest to the Swim Center. For official events, enter through the Collegian Hall doors. (Active wear may not be worn in the Academic Center.)

Single seminary/graduate students (no guests) may use the Field House for basketball and volleyball on Fridays from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. PTS/PCC Cards may be checked periodically. Dress for mixed activity is pants for men and appropriate walking shorts for women.

Swim Center (SC)

The hours can vary each week. They will be posted on the Swim Center windows and at the Information Desk. Tap your card at the lobby door to enter the Swim Center.

West Campus

West Campus (located 17 miles west of campus on Perdido Bay), catamarans, kayaks, and paddle boards are available free of charge. For directions, see Eagle’s Nest (Men, Women). West Campus is open on Saturdays at the following times: Women (9 a.m.–12:15 p.m.); Men (12:45–4 p.m.); Families (9 a.m.–4 p.m.). Before you leave, check the sign posted at the Welcome Center by the front gate to make sure it’s not closed due to inclement weather or a special event. When you reach West Campus, scan your card at the gate to enter.

Dining Services

Four Winds

Four Winds is a food-court style dining facility that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily (brunch and dinner on Saturdays). Menus include continental and hot breakfast foods, entrée lines, hot and cold deli options, international foods, a gluten-free line, Belgian waffle bar, salad bars, and much more.

Dining Facilities Reminders
  • You may scan only once with your PTS/PCC Card for entrance into a meal.
  • Tables may not be moved.
  • Study materials may not be brought into the dining facility except at breakfast.
  • Food or drink may not be brought into or taken out of the facilities. However, you may take out ice cream cones.
  • Enjoy the buffet lines, but please refrain from excessive waste. (Excessive food waste is subject to a $5 charge.)
  • As long as guests have registered at the Information Desk in the Administration Building, they can present their guest badge and purchase a meal ticket.
On-Campus Dining Options

For a change of pace, you can choose to purchase meals, snacks, coffee, or desserts from The Palms Grille, Common Grounds Café, Papa Johns, and The Hut (located in the Sports Center).

Palms Grille

The Palms Grille is an onsite restaurant with relaxed indoor and outdoor seating and features a casual dining menu including Papa John’s pizza. Due to space, the Palms Grille is reserved for those who have made a purchase. Outside food may not be brought in. Backpacks may be brought in but must be placed in the cubicles provided, not brought to tables.

Check Eagle’s Nest for times and menu.

Papa Johns

Located within the Palms Grille, Papa Johns offers eat-in or delivery of the delicious fresh-baked pizza and sides you have come to expect from the Papa Johns restaurant.

Common Grounds Café

Located on the second floor of the Commons, the Common Grounds Café offers a warm, coffee-shop environment. With fruit smoothies, coffee drinks, and made-from-scratch baked goods, it’s a perfect place to study or relax.

Visit Eagle’s Nest for times and menu.

The Hut

Located in the Sports Center, The Hut offers a wide range of beverages and snack items such as soft pretzels, hot dogs, Papa Johns pizza, nachos, hand-dipped ice cream, and sodas, and is a great place to enjoy refreshments with friends while participating in Sports Center activities.

Visit Eagle’s Nest for times and menu.

Seminary-Graduate Studies Office

The Seminary-Graduate Studies Office assists seminary and graduate students with registration and general academic matters. The Graduate Assistant Coordinator, located in the Seminary-Graduate Studies Office, plans and coordinates GA work and class schedules.

Dean of Graduate Students Office

The Dean of Graduate Students Office (Administration Bldg., 4th floor) provides guidance and assistance about residence hall life and social development. This office is also responsible for dealing with students on matters related to the Code of Conduct.

Student Care Office

The Student Care Office provides support for students who have spiritual, financial, and academic concerns. In addition, the Student Care Office works with other departments to help students find answers to their questions.

In the Student Care Office, students can find assistance for biblical guidance and connect to career services. The Student Care Office coordinates student services with other college departments and also provides the necessary paperwork for filing a grievance.


PCC supplies a number of technology resources that provide you with information and communications ability. Information about how to set up personal user accounts and logins will be received at check-in, and user guides are available on Eagle’s Nest. It is your responsibility to use technology sensibly in a way that protects your Christian testimony.

Username and Passwords

Your username, password, and other personal identification gives access to campus technology. Keep this information secure, and do not give it to anyone else under any circumstance; you are responsible for all activity, calls, interactions, and content associated with your user accounts.

On-Campus Telephone System

To call a residence hall room, simply dial the corresponding room phone extension. From off campus, dial (850) 476-8000 and enter the student phone extension. Residence hall switchboard hours are 6:30 a.m.–11 p.m.

From 11 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., if an emergency arises, family members may call (850) 478-8496. To make it easier for family members to reach you, give them your phone extension. Those who do not know an extension and call asking for a woman by name or asking for her phone number will be referred to our message center rather than being transferred directly to the room. The message center will call and e-mail the student with the message.

Lost, damaged, or stolen telephone equipment will be billed at replacement cost. Any type of hookup to your telephone is not permitted. For problems or questions about telephone service, equipment, or billing statements, complete a Telecommunications Inquiry form available on Eagle’s Nest.

Please do not ask to use the College business phones. Telephones are available in each residence hall room; and there are courtesy telephones in the residence halls, Crowne Centre, MacKenzie Building, Visual and Performing Arts building, Sports Center, and near the Information Desk.

E-Mail and Voicemail

Check your e-mail and voicemail regularly because your family, faculty, or others on campus may need to communicate with you. You are responsible for information and announcements distributed through these sources.

Personal Electronics

Personal computers, phones, notebooks, tablets, and other devices have become part of everyday life. You are responsible for the content of all files and media in keeping with the PCC Code of Conduct. Accordingly, you should protect the use of your devices by others and only access appropriate content.

Students are prohibited from electronic content rated teen, mature, or adult, and any content regardless of rating containing graphic violence, sensual or demonic themes, suggestive dress, foul language, or gambling. PCC reserves the right to check any electronic device if it is reported or suspected that e-mail messages, files, or media may be in violation of the policies and standards of the College. Devices may not be used to watch movies or TV.

Students may not have personal network equipment. These devices include, but are not limited to, hubs, switches, routers, repeaters, and bridges.

Internet and Social Media

PCC provides a filtered wireless system that provides safe Internet access for all students. All residence halls, the Commons, Library, and the Sports Center are equipped with wireless access points. If you inadvertently access an inappropriate site, please report the site to the system administrator at admin@students.pcci.edu. It is recommended that all computers connecting to the wireless system have current antivirus software. For your convenience, the College provides a free copy of the Sophos antivirus software on Eagle’s Nest.

PCC’s Internet access is filtered to prevent access to websites that generally

  • Have a reputation for inappropriate photos, videos, language, or content
  • Are categorized by search engines as obscene or vulgar
  • Promote sharing without accountability
  • Take extensive bandwidth, causing a slower campus connection for others

If a website is blocked, you may request that it be viewed and opened using the link provided on the page.

The use of social media is permitted as long as it does not conflict with the standards and spirit of the College. Each student is expected to protect his testimony and to avoid any wrong or questionable associations. Students will be expected to take responsibility for all content posted in connection with their social media outlets, whether personally posted or submitted by others.

Printing Services

Printing services are provided to students through printing kiosk stations located in the Commons, Library, and residence halls. Students may print from personal devices to these stations, or may use computer labs for printing. See Eagle’s Nest for printing limits and prices.


Stateside faxes may be sent using your telephone authorization code at the library for the cost of the phone call. You can also send and receive faxes at the Business Office. International faxes can be sent only through the Business Office. For information about charges, see Eagle’s Nest.

To receive a fax, direct senders to use (850) 479-6577 and ask them to include your complete name to identify you as the recipient.


PCC provides computers in the library for Skype communications with family and others from home. You may reserve 30-minute times at the Circulation Desk. Each individual or member of a group must sign in at the start of the session and out at the end. Please check at the Circulation Desk for availability and other details regarding this free service.

Appropriate and Ethical Use

Misuse of technology is a serious infraction and can result in revocation of access as well as disciplinary action. Users must never attempt to access inappropriate material (such as pornography); make efforts to bypass, modify, or disable filters or restraints established by network or account administrators; attempt to gain a higher level of access to the system than authorized; or access or modify another individual’s account.

It is also considered a misuse of privileges to send messages with vulgar, harassing, obscene, pornographic, or threatening content, or to send chain letters or group mailings for business endeavors, personal agendas, or political reasons.

Students are responsible for adhering to local, state, federal, copyright, and international laws. While PCC cannot be held responsible for the actions of individual users, we will make every effort to ensure compliance and will provide any information required by authorities. We reserve the right to monitor all activity, incoming or outgoing, on the College’s network, accounts, and on all internally linked computers.

Copyright laws and licensing agreements govern the computer software on the resources at PCC. Under United States copyright laws, no person may duplicate or distribute a work without the express permission of the author(s). (Commercial software vendors do not generally grant permission to duplicate their products; however, there are two categories of software that do allow copying and distribution of the product: public domain software and shareware.) PCC supports these laws and agreements.

Students with access to PCC computer resources must adhere to copyright laws and licensing agreements as well as to the following:

  • It is unlawful for any student to make copies of computer software owned by the College.
  • Any program designated by the author(s) as shareware may be freely copied and distributed according to the express permission of the author(s). If a student continues to use a program, he is expected to register that program with the author(s) by paying a fee. Students continuing to use unregistered shareware products may be in violation of United States copyright law.
  • It is wrong to tamper with someone else’s computer. If you have permission to use a computer, leave everything the way you found it.


The Rebekah Horton Library provides study space and a wide variety of resources for academic research. If the library does not have the resource you need, inquire at the Interlibrary Loan Office on second floor or at the Circulation Desk for an Interlibrary Loan Request Form. You may view the Library Handbook on Eagle’s Nest.

  • Use the book return carts on each floor rather than reshelving items.
  • Check out and return items at the Circulation Desk.
  • Students may study together; however, talking should be kept to a minimum to allow others to study.
  • Cell phones are permitted for texting only.
  • No food or drinks are permitted in the library.
  • Students’ spouses are welcome to use the library and can check out books using the student’s PTS/PCC Card.

In order to provide an atmosphere conducive to study and research, study zones have been created to meet the student’s needs. For details, please see the Library handbook or signage posted through the Library.

Collaborative Zone

  • Group Work
  • Conversation permitted

Quiet Zone

  • Limited conversations
  • Low speaking voice

Silent Zone

  • Independent study
  • No talking

Seminary and graduate students have access to the Pensacola State College and University of West Florida libraries by presenting their PTS/PCC Cards; however, the PSC and UWF libraries do not allow non-Florida residents to check out books.

Commons Post Office


It is important to check your box daily. Since you will be sharing your box with others, take only the mail that is addressed to you. If you find mail in your box that does not belong to you or your box mates, mark in pencil “wrong box” and place mail in the campus mail slot. Your box is only for U.S. mail and official correspondence. Mail between students will not be delivered.

When leaving a note for faculty in the post office, place your name and box number in the upper left-hand corner.

Mail Forwarding

If you receive magazines, newspapers, third-class mail, etc., while you are here on campus, be aware these are not forwarded to you after you leave.

Package Pickup

If you receive mail that is too large for your mailbox, a package slip will be placed in your box. Claim your package during regular business hours by presenting your PTS/PCC Card along with your signed package slip.


The Commons Post Office offers UPS shipping services. Packages with pre-paid/pre-printed labels can be taken to the C-PO as a drop-off point for UPS, USPS, and FedEx. Due to UPS and USPS regulations, the Commons Post Office cannot ship to P.O. Boxes or handle return-to-sender packages. International shipping is also available.

Lost and Found

Lost items may be claimed at the Commons Post Office for $2 per item. After two weeks, held items will be considered abandoned and discarded or donated to charity. Money and valuables (e.g., jewelry) will be held for a year.

Health and Safety

Medical Services
Walk-In Care

The Graf Clinic, operated by Baptist Health Care of Pensacola, is a walk-in clinic designed to meet your health needs on your schedule. Generally on weekdays until 4 p.m., a doctor or nurse practitioner is available to diagnose and treat most injuries or illnesses; on weekends, nurses are available for limited hours to evaluate and recommend further treatment (see Eagle’s Nest for hours). Clinic visits are not an automatic excuse for missing a required activity. Unless you are experiencing significant illness or injury, plan your visit around required activities.


Residence hall and town students are charged $15 per visit.

The Clinic may ask you to return later in the day or the next day to see a medical professional; if you agree to return but fail to show up, you may be charged $10 for missing your appointment.

The cost of lab draws, prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and other medically related expenses will be discussed at your visit and applied to your college account.

Off Campus Appointments

The Clinic can assist you in scheduling off-campus appointments and recommend area specialists who can meet your needs. You are responsible for the cost of these appointments either through your healthcare insurance or out of pocket; the cost of off-campus appointments cannot be applied to your college account. PCC does not accept financial responsibility or provide insurance for students needing emergency medical care, hospitalization, or off-campus medical attention. Students are responsible either to provide their own health insurance coverage, coverage through their parents, or pay the cost themselves.

Transportation is your responsibility. The clinic can assist with transportation on weekdays with 24-hours’ notice at no additional expense to you. Remember not to schedule an appointment during scheduled activities.

Non-emergency and Elective Surgery

Consult with the Dean of Graduate Students before scheduling surgery.

Campus Security

The security of our campus is of utmost importance. Should you ever be concerned about your safety, please contact Campus Security.

  • For emergencies, call ext. 555 (recorded 24 hours a day).
  • Red emergency phones are located in the Field House, on East Campus, and in the parking garage.
  • For non-emergencies, call HELP (ext. 4357).
  • From off campus, call (850) 479-6595.
Vehicles on Campus

All motorized vehicles driven by a student must be registered at check-in or with Security and must display a current student sticker. Trailers and recreational vehicles may be kept on campus if space is available. State vehicle registration and proof of insurance must be current. Failure to abide by campus vehicle regulations may result in fines and/or a loss of vehicle privileges.

  • The speed limit is 15 mph.
  • Residence hall students with vehicles are assigned a parking space. As space is available, brothers and sisters who share a vehicle will be assigned a space accessible to both.
  • Students may share vehicles provided they are siblings.
  • As a matter of safety, students may use hands-free phone headsets when driving.

Bicycles must be registered. Parking on campus should only be in designated bike racks, and bicycles should be secured with a lock.


Do not use the guest parking spaces next to or in front of the Administration Building. If you live on campus, keep your car parked in its assigned space.

If you are a town student, you may park at the Administration Building when using the Library after 5 p.m.; however, during the day you should park your car in the MacKenzie West lot or Sports Center lot. Do not park on First Street, in the Administration Building lot, or the lot near the Academic Center and Field House.

Pedestrian Safety

Due to the large number of students on campus, it is important to follow safety guidelines.

  • Please use sidewalks and crosswalks on campus and do not walk in the street. Pedestrians are to yield to all vehicles on campus.
  • Skateboards, hoverboards, longboards, recreational scooters, and inline skates are not permitted for use on campus.
  • Pedestrian access to the upper levels of the parking garage is by stairways only.
  • We recommend using the skywalks to cross Rawson Lane to get to East Campus, Mullenix Chapel, and Dixie Field.
  • Students may not climb fences on campus.
Emergency Alerts

In the event of an emergency, PCC uses an external alert system to deliver prompt messages to students. Students are asked to update personal contact numbers, including cell phone numbers. This system keeps students informed as necessary should an emergency occur.

Fire Evacuation
  • If the fire alarm sounds, exit the building immediately using the nearest stairway. Do not use the elevators.
  • The fire evacuation route is posted near the door of each classroom and in each room that does not have a direct exit.
  • If you discover smoke or fire in any facility, remain calm, pull the closest alarm, and evacuate the building.
  • Never attempt to fight a fire yourself.

In the event of severe weather or another emergency resulting in a lockdown, you will be instructed regarding appropriate procedures to follow. Be attentive and prompt in responding to these directions.

Security and Safety Equipment

Alarmed doors are clearly labeled and are not to be used except in an emergency. Tampering with any safety or security equipment is considered a serious offense.

Concern for Other Students

A student’s safety may be protected in various ways by the help of his friends. As a part of a caring, Christian student body, you should be alert to the safety and well-being of other students both on and off campus. Should you have a concern about another student’s health, wellbeing, or whereabouts, notify your Residence Manager or the Dean of Graduate Students. PCC cares greatly about both residence hall and town students and can help in different ways when made aware of a concern.

Office Services

Offices on campus provide services during daytime hours, and many offer services available online anytime. Hours for these areas and a campus map are posted on Eagle’s Nest.

Academic offices in each academic building are overseen by department chairs who help with questions about academic programs. Appointments may be scheduled with office assistants, or questions may be submitted online. The Seminary-Graduate Studies Office assists students in those programs, as well as undergraduates who may wish to pursue a graduate-level degree.

Students can go to the Business Office, located in the Administration Building first floor, to get help with their account information or to make a payment. Online payments are available for your convenience. Statements are sent to the student through campus e-mail and detailed financial information is available in the Seminary & Graduate Studies Catalog.

The Records Office, located in the Administration Building first floor, assists students with graduation requirements, transcript requests, and online forms. Students may go online to submit a petition to graduate.

The Information Desk, located in the Administration Building first floor, can answer questions and provide general help through the day and when other offices are closed, including evenings and weekends.

Convenience Services

Shuttle Service

Shuttle service is provided to Cordova Mall, Walmart (on Creighton), and to Walgreens (on corner of Palafox and Beverly Parkway) on Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sign up on Eagle’s Nest.

Special Events Catering

Private dining rooms are available for banquets, parties, and other special functions. Call extension 2273 or e-mail dining@pcci.edu for more information.

Career Services

This online resource was created to assist students with finding employment after graduation. Students may view job opportunities and submit their information to be considered by potential employers. To see the list of available positions or to submit your information, visit pcci.edu/careerservices.

As you look forward to your post-college plans, view Alumni Spotlights at pcci.edu/newsevents/spotlights/ to see what previous PCC graduates are accomplishing.

Fellowship Time

Each Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 10 a.m., a time of fellowship will be held in the Palms Grille on the first floor of the Commons. Classes will dismiss at 9:20 and will resume again at 10:10 as usual. This is your opportunity to socialize with fellow students as well as faculty and administration. Each graduate student is encouraged to attend this special time of fellowship. Refreshments will be provided free of charge, and faculty and administration will be available.

Residence Hall Life


Residence hall rooms are single occupancy for the summer. Your room will have either a private or adjoining bathroom, standard twin-size beds, closet and dresser space, a desk, chairs, and shelving. Housing options (single or couple) are for the entire length of stay.

In addition to the conveniences listed below, each residence hall has a printing kiosk, vending areas, ice machines, microwaves, and vacuums. If any of these machines do not operate properly, please report it to the lobby desk worker. If you need a refund, go to AC 113 during office hours, 8 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Mon.–Fri. Students with a doctor’s note verifying special dietary needs or prescriptions needing refrigeration will need to rent a refrigerator from PCC rather than bring their own. Once the doctor’s note is submitted and approved by the Graf Clinic, a refrigerator will be delivered to your room to use for a one-time service fee of $30 each semester.

Laundry Rooms

Washers and dryers accept payment by PTS/PCC Card. Since powdered detergent clogs the machines, use only nonchlorinated bleach and HE (high-efficiency) liquid laundry detergent.

You may reclaim any left-behind clothing for up to one week at the Residence Manager’s (RM) office. After that, go to Lost and Found in the Commons.

Pelican/Gearbox Stores

On the ground floor of each residence hall is a convenience store (Pelican for women and Gearbox for men) offering personal care items, clothing and academic supplies, and food and drink products. Times are posted on Eagle’s Nest and on the store’s entrance. PTS/PCC Card and credit or debit card are accepted.

Music Practice Studios

Studios are available on the ground floor of Bradley Tower (for women) and Young Tower (for men). The practice rooms in the Visual and Performing Arts building are reserved for music majors and minors.

Women’s Fitness Rooms

Fitness rooms are provided on the ground floor of women’s residence halls and are open during the times posted on the fitness room doors.

Hall Bulletin Boards

Bulletin boards located on each floor keep you aware of current information. Room sale signs need to first be approved by your Residence Manager and then may be posted on residence hall bulletin boards only.


You are welcome to see the Residence Life Coordinator or your Residence Manager regarding any problems or questions related to campus life. Office hours are posted at the residence hall lobby desk and on the RM’s office door; feel free to stop in any time the office door is open.

Daily Activities

Room Cleanliness

Housekeeping services are not provided. It is the student’s responsibility to maintain his room. Vacuums are located in the hall closets and should be returned immediately after use. Please do not use the vacuums if there is water on the floor.

A trash chute for all disposable items smaller than a shoe box is on each floor at the end of the hall. Larger cardboard boxes should be broken down and placed in designated locations in each building. Since styrofoam pellets will blow away when the dumpster is emptied, place them in a container before disposing of them.

At the end of the semester, all students are required to leave their rooms in the same order they found them.

Residence Hall Schedule

To decrease congestion on campus and allow for prompt arrival at required events, students must be out of the residence halls by the following times:

  • Sunday morning services: 8:40 a.m.
  • Sunday evening service: 5:40 p.m.
  • Wednesday evening service: 6:40 p.m.
Quiet Hours

Always respect the rights and needs of fellow students. Be especially attentive to noise levels. Please maintain quiet in the halls before 6:30 a.m. and after 10 p.m. so as not to disturb those who wish to sleep and maintain an atmosphere that is conducive to study Mon.–Thurs. from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Safety and Security

Pensacola Christian College encourages all members of the campus community to report illegal or unethical conduct. The following guidelines will help ensure the security of you and your belongings:

  • To enter your residence hall, show your PTS/PCC Card to the lobby attendant or use the card scanner when the building is locked. Your PTS/PCC Card also gives you access to your residence hall room. Authorized College personnel also have access to the room.
  • If you are locked out of your room, contact your suitemate, or you may also contact Security at 4357 (HELP) to unlock the room ($5 charge to your account).
  • If you lose your PTS/PCC Card, go to the Information Desk for a replacement ($7.50 charge to your account).
Fire Evacuation
  • If the fire alarm sounds, exit the building immediately using the nearest stairway. Do not use the elevators.
  • The fire evacuation route is posted on the back of your room door.
  • If you discover smoke or fire in any facility, remain calm, pull the closest alarm, and evacuate the building.
  • Never attempt to fight a fire yourself.
Fire Prevention
  • To reduce risk of fire and conserve electricity, lights and electrical items must be turned off when no one is in the room.
  • Unplug hair-care items, personal-sized appliances, and irons immediately after use and store them safely. Other appliances with a heating element (e.g., toaster oven, hotplate, candle warmer) or items with an open flame (e.g., matches, lighters, candles, incense) are unsafe and not permitted.
  • Hazardous items (e.g., combustible fluids) are not allowed.
  • Power strips that connect to the outlet by an electrical cord are permitted; however, electrical outlet multipliers that plug directly into the outlet are not allowed.
  • Furniture cannot impede entering or exiting the room. Because of limited space, rooms cannot accommodate sofas or large chairs/tables.
Security and Privacy
  • Guests must sign in at the residence hall desk and be escorted by the student they are visiting.
  • Babysitting in the residence halls is not allowed.
  • No horseplay, running, or excessive noise is permitted in the residence hall.
  • Do not prop open room doors or alter lock mechanisms.
  • Once the building closes, do not prop open the exterior doors. Those who need to enter after the building is closed may need to contact Security (479-6595).
  • Room windows must remain locked; close room blinds before sunset.
  • Students should wear at minimum recreational attire in view of the lobby.
  • Men may not be in women’s residence halls, and women may not be in men’s residence halls.
Protection of Personal Possessions
  • Record serial numbers of valuable items.
  • We recommend that you store your valuables in a small lockbox.
  • Secure your laptop with a password and small locking device.
  • Do not store personal belongings in the hallway or stairwells.
  • Do not enter another residence hall room unless an occupant of that room is present.
  • Borrowing without permission will be dealt with as stealing.
  • Show respect for other’s property. Do not handle another student’s possessions without permission.

Maintenance and Damages

Students are responsible to protect against potentially harmful conditions and any activity that might result in damage or injury. Therefore, no weights or dumbbells should be in the residence halls.

At the beginning of the summer, you will sign a Room Condition Report regarding the physical condition of the room. It is important that you assess the condition of the room, as students are held responsible for damages that occur during their stay. If unreported residence hall damages are found at the end of the summer, all room occupants will share in the cost of the repair.

For room maintenance needs, submit a maintenance request on Eagle’s Nest. Report emergency maintenance situations immediately to the Info Desk, ext. 2001. Helpful information:

  • Since thermostats are sensitive and easily damaged, tampering with the device may result in restitution up to $700.
  • Leave at least 12 inches of space in front of A/C vents to maintain proper air flow.
  • Door locks broken as a result of student tampering or horseplay may result in restitution costing up to $800.
  • If drains are clogged and will not clear when plunged, do not use Drano or other commercial drain openers. Fill out a Maintenance Request Form on Eagle’s Nest.

Students should be aware that routine measures are taken to maintain college facilities and to respond to problems that arise. College personnel may enter any college building at any time, including residence halls, to perform routine maintenance, clean, make repairs, respond to an alarm or emergency, etc. To protect privacy and safety, men will be escorted when entering the women’s residence halls unless it is an emergency that requires the responder to have immediate access. Notify Security immediately if there is any suspicion of unauthorized access to college facilities.

Room Décor

Decorations in your room should leave no doubt that you are a Christian student at a Christ-centered institution. The other considerations listed below will be helpful as you plan to personalize your room.

  • Pictures may not depict anything contrary to the College Code of Conduct.
  • Sticky tack and removable, nonmarking adhesive strips may be used on any surface; however, do not use nails, screws, or tape. Tacks may only be used on bulletin boards. Damages caused are the responsibility of each individual.
  • Window curtains are permissible, but no other decorations or writing should be placed on windows.
  • Curtains used in the room entrances for dressing privacy need to be tied back when not in use.
  • Battery-operated decorative lights are permissible.
  • Metal hangers should not be placed over doors, hinges, or frames.
  • Ceiling tiles are not to be removed or altered.
  • Nothing should be hung from the ceiling, smoke detector, thermostat, light fixture, or sprinkler heads. Items need to be kept 18 inches away from sprinkler heads.
  • All rooms should have a door card indicating each resident’s name.
  • Do not impede the entry or exit of the room.
  • For your safety, beds are not to be stacked three high, separated, or elevated on top of any kind of riser.

Guests in the Residence Hall

Prospective graduate students are welcome to visit campus; however, they may not stay in the residence halls. To make arrangements for their visit, they should contact the Seminary-Graduate Studies Office two weeks in advance.

Going Off Campus

Inform a suitemate, neighbor, or residence manager if you will be gone overnight.

The campus gate locks at 11 p.m. After 11 p.m., scan your PCC Card to open the gate or use the call box at the front gate to have Security open a gate for you.

Off-Campus Safety

Exercise caution when walking, running, or biking off campus, and obey all posted speed limits and traffic signs when driving off campus. Following the additional guidelines below will also help to ensure your safety.

  • When walking west toward PCA, use Brent Lane or St. John Street, abide by all railroad signals, and only cross the tracks at the designated railroad crossing.
  • Do not walk, run, or bike under the Brent Lane overpass or on the dirt road by the railroad tracks.
  • Women who walk or run off campus should return by sunset.
  • It is recommended that women be in groups of two when taking a taxi.
  • Cooperate with local, state, and federal law enforcement.