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Classrooms/Labs

Most classes are held in the Academic Center (AC), Visual and Performing Arts building (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.
  • 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 these 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 the practice rooms in Bradley Tower (women) and Young/Rice Towers (men).
  • Sealable water bottles are 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.

Library

The Rebekah Horton Library provides study space and a wide variety of resources for academic research. You may view the Library Handbook on Eagle’s Nest.

  • Cell phones are permitted for texting only.
  • Sealable water bottles are permitted in the Library (except for labs). Food, candy, gum, and other beverages are not permitted.

Auditoriums

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.
  • Only those with production or class responsibilities are permitted backstage.
  • Students with a class in the CC should walk along First Street toward 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.

Commons

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, with relaxed indoor and outdoor seating, features a casual dining menu from The Grille, Papa John’s Pizza, and Chick-fil-A. The Grille and Papa John’s offer 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.

Recreation

A variety of recreational facilities are available, including the Sports Center, Field House, Swim Center, West Campus, tennis courts, and athletic fields. See the facilities page on Eagle’s Nest for hours.

Sports Center (SP)

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

  • Your PCC Card is required for entrance through the ground-level doors.
  • Food or drinks from off campus may not be brought into the Sports Center.
  • Management reserves the right to limit use.
  • PCC does not provide accident insurance since you participate at your own risk.
  • Guests must be accompanied by a student and wear a guest badge to enter. The $5 guest registration and entrance fee may be paid at The Hub.

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.

To access the sun deck and the fitness rooms, women should use their PCC Cards to enter through the atrium doors behind the Rand House when the Sports Center is not open. See the facilities schedule on Eagle’s Nest for hours of operation.

Bring your PCC Card for admittance to Eagles games and enter the arena using the front steps or ramps no more than one hour 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.

Athletic Fields

PCC has several athletic fields for recreational use. Eagle Field is used for women only with the exception of mixed group activities and sporting events. East Field is used for men only. Students are not permitted to run or jog the perimeter of campus or the Loop.

Eagle Field, located behind Griffith Tower, is open Mon.–Sun. Eagles, PE classes and collegian games have priority. During games on Eagle Field, women should not be running on the track.

This field is meant for light recreation, and mixed groups are asked not to loiter on the bleachers or lounge on the ground. See the facilities page on Eagle’s Nest for hours.

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, a soccer field, a softball field, outdoor basketball courts, and a sand volleyball court. 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.

Practice Field,* located nearest to Mullenix Fellowship Hall, is predominantly used for men’s collegian practice.

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.

Tennis Courts

PE classes have priority. Mixed groups may enter at the gate near East Drive. See the facilities schedule on Eagle’s Nest for hours of operation.

Field House (FH)

The Field House basketball courts and weight room are reserved for men (except when used for classes). 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.

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 under the facilities schedule on Eagle’s Nest. Tap your card at the lobby door to enter the Swim Center.

West Campus

At West Campus (located 17 miles west of campus on Perdido Bay), catamarans, kayaks, and paddleboards are available free of charge. For hours and directions, see the facilities schedule on Eagle’s Nest. 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.