Facilities and Services
Most classes are held in the Academic Center (AC), Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), and MacKenzie Building (MK). Please check Eagle’s Nest for building hours.
- Only students whose academic area requires it may be in designated labs.
- Academic buildings are not chaperoned; therefore, with the exception of the VPA lobby, mixed groups may not loiter or study together in the hallways, mall areas, or lobbies of academic buildings. Mixed groups using labs, classrooms, or music rooms must have at minimum three persons.
- The VPA lobby is considered a chaperoned area when a desk worker is present.
- After 5 p.m. and on Saturdays, those not attending a class must sign in and out with the building receptionist.
- While waiting for classes to start, use the benches and do not sit on the floor.
- Secured lockers are provided for art and music students.
- Unfinished paintings and sculptures must be kept in the classroom or lockers since art materials may not be taken into residence halls.
- Music groups who wish to rehearse should check in at the Visual and Performing Arts desk.
- Visual and Performing Arts practice rooms are reserved for music majors and minors only. Other students may use Bradley Tower (for women) and Young Tower (for men) practice rooms located on ground floor.
- Sealable bottled water is permissible in classrooms and the library (except for labs) at instructor’s discretion. Other beverages and food should not be brought into any classroom buildings or the library.
The Crowne Centre (CC), home to Campus Church, is where you will attend chapel services. Recitals, concerts, and Fine Arts productions are often held in the Dale Horton Auditorium (DHA).
- Elevators in both facilities are reserved for those with disabilities.
- The monumental stairs are available for general use. Exterior stairwells are only to be used in case of emergency.
- Only those with production or class responsibilities are permitted backstage.
- Students with a class in the CC should walk along First Street towards the parking lot of the CC. Enter on the west side of the building at the First Street entrance closest to the railroad tracks.
- Food and drink, including water, should not be consumed in the CC or the DHA.
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.
Because the Commons is a shared space, unattended items used to reserve tables and couches will be moved to the shelves provided on the first floor. The monitors on the second floor are for group academic projects only. Out of respect for others, plan to play musical instruments outdoors or in designated practice areas.
A variety of recreational facilities are available for you Mon. through Sat., including the Sports Center, Field House, Swim Center, West Campus, tennis courts, and athletic fields.
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 PCC Card is required for entrance through the ground-level doors.
- 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.
The Sports Center Arena is used primarily by women students and Eagles intercollegiate teams. For general use in the evening, women should enter through the ground level.
Bring your PCC Card for admittance to Eagles games and enter the arena using the front steps or ramps no more than 45 minutes before the game starts. Do not bring noisemakers.
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.
PCC has several athletic fields for recreational use. When not in a mixed group, women are asked to use Eagle Field, and men are asked to use East Field. Students are not permitted to run or jog the perimeter of campus or the Loop. All students attending games, except for those playing in the current game, must wear casual attire.
Eagle Field, located behind Griffith Tower, is open Mon.–Sat. Eagles, PE classes and collegian games have priority. During games open to all students on Eagle Field, women should not be running on the track.
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.
First Street Field is located on the west end of the Crowne Centre. PE classes and collegian games have priority. Women may also use this field during times when Eagle Field is in use.
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.
Rawson Field,* across Rawson Lane just south of Mullenix Chapel, is used for soccer and flag football.
Grant Field is located across the train tracks beyond the Abeka Building. This field is used for men’s collegian soccer.
*These fields are reserved for men’s PE classes, collegians, and general recreation. Games played on these fields are not open for female student spectators.
PE classes and 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 (except for women’s PE classes and collegian dating games). For general recreation and PE classes, tap your PCC Card by the south doors closest to the Swim Center. Do not use your access to let others into the building.
For collegian games and other official events, enter through the Collegian Hall doors. (Activewear may not be worn in the Academic Center.)
Collegian Hall showcases intramural awards for athletics and Christian Service. Collegian of the Year banners are displayed as a part of this vibrant space that demonstrates the unique qualities of each collegian.
Swim Center (SC)
Times for men/women are found on Eagle’s Nest and in your Activities Planner. Tap your card at the lobby door to enter the Swim Center.
At 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. For hours, see the times in the Activities Planner. 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.