Student services available to town students encourage growth spiritually, intellectually, morally, culturally, and socially. College life is not just living in the residence halls; it is involvement in Christian service, participation in campus sports and performing arts, interaction with friends, and taking advantage of available student resources. Town students are expected to read and abide by the entire Handbook, live according to the PCC Code of Conduct, and are encouraged to be involved in the overall college experience. Additional procedures outlined below are unique to town students.
Town Student Eligibility
Single students 23 and older may live off campus alone or with others of the same gender. Students under 23 may live with parents, grandparents, or a married aunt and uncle. Approval to live with grandparents or a married aunt and uncle must be given by the student’s parents and the Student Life Office. Contact the Student Life Office for approval.
If you have moved to the area to attend PCC, you are not considered a permanent resident and are therefore expected to attend all Campus Church services. Town students attending Campus Church are welcome to attend any service time offered; attendance will be recorded by tapping your PCC Card at the tap stations prior to the service. Town students attending their approved home church must submit a monthly church attendance form on Eagle’s Nest by the fifth of each month. Sunday services may not be missed more than once per month.
Attendance at Opening Convocation each semester is required for town students including those approved to attend an off-campus church. See the Calendar for times and dates. Students should tap their PCC Cards prior to each service at the Crowne Centre main Atrium desk.
Any student on campus, whether for work or class, before 12 noon Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri. is required to attend chapel. Students will register for a time to attend chapel services in the Crowne Centre or the Dale Horton Auditorium at either 10:05 a.m. or 2:05 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Students (including those arriving late) should go to their assigned seat to have their attendance recorded. Scheduling conflicts may be resolved during registration and Drop/Add. Work students who are unable to resolve scheduling conflicts should attend video chapel at 5:05 p.m. in the Dale Horton Auditorium (via the VPA-side entrance) and tap their PCC Cards for attendance afterwards. The doors will be unlocked 20 minutes prior to the service.
Students may sit with visiting parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, siblings, current school administrators, and current pastors in the Crowne Centre. For attendance purposes, sign in at the Crowne Centre main atrium desk with your guest.
Fine Arts Series
Students taking twelve or more hours must reserve tickets and attend all Fine Arts Series. Although part-time students are not required to attend Fine Arts Series, they may reserve tickets and attend if they choose to do so. Children under 6 will not be admitted.
Sunday Reflections is a Campus Church service held twice during each semester. Town students who do not attend Campus Church are not required to attend unless they are participants in the service.
Attendance is required at recitals and forums as designated by your major or instructor.
Those taking twelve or more hours need to attend all Bible Conference services. Students taking fewer than twelve hours must attend two services per day. Attendance will be recorded by tapping your PCC Card at the tap stations prior to the service.
Student Body/Class Meetings/Collegian Meetings
Class Meetings, Collegian Meetings, and Student Body programs may be viewed voluntarily on social media.
Town students taking class cuts are under the class cut guidelines.
Closing Convocation (Fall)
Town students who have a final exam prior to 12 noon on Wednesday morning must attend the 10:05 a.m. Closing Convocation service, and tap their cards for attendance at the 3rd floor balcony.
Commencement Week (Spring)
Students taking twelve or more hours must attend the Commencement Program and tap their PCC Card at the Crowne Centre. To allow for graduates and their guests to properly social distance, undergraduates are not required to attend the 2021 Commencement. This is an exception for this year.
Students who miss class for a legitimate reason must e-mail their faculty member and the department chair as soon as is reasonably possible. See attendance policy for more details. If you are missing work, it is your responsibility to notify your work supervisor prior to your scheduled work time. If you will miss any other required activity (chapel, church, etc.), call 850-494-6747 (a no-reply message service) before your first required activity each day you are sick.
Graf Clinic services are available. 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.
Protection of Personal Possessions
- Do not leave personal belongings in public areas.
- Borrowing without permission will be dealt with as stealing.
- Show respect for others’ property. Do not handle other students’ possessions without permission.
You are welcome to eat in the Four Winds, Varsity, or Grab N Go with a 5 meal pass purchased from the Business Office for $450 per semester. This pass can be used for any meal through the week with the following guidelines:
- 5 scans per week maximum
- 3 scans per day maximum
- 1 scan per meal maximum
If you bring lunch from home, you are welcome to eat in the Commons.
Single Town Students
Since protecting your testimony is vitally important, do not go to the beach in mixed groups, be at local parks after dark, or visit in the home or hotel room of an unmarried member of the opposite gender.
Married students live off campus; however, you and your spouse may be involved on campus in many ways, like watching sporting events, using the Library, attending church services, visiting with friends, shopping at the Campus Store, or eating at The Palms. Your family is also welcome to enjoy West Campus (see Eagle’s Nest for times and directions). We expect spouses, as a part of our PCC family, to maintain the same standards as our students, both on and off campus.
Visiting in the Residence Halls
Due to COVID restrictions, town students may not visit in the residence halls.
You can access the Eagle’s Nest website from off campus via eaglesnest.pcci.edu. This link will prove a valuable resource for your campus e-mail, chapel announcements, online forms, and many other schedules and resources you may need.