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. Students should contact the Student Life Office for approval.
Students who move to the area to attend PCC are not considered a permanent resident and are therefore expected to attend all Campus Church services. 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. Times and dates are found on the Calendar. Students should tap their PCC Cards after each service at the Crowne Centre main Atrium desk.
Students not on campus before 12 noon Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri. are not required to attend chapel. Students on campus or scanned into work before this time should attend chapel. Students should go to the third foor balcony for seating and tap their PCC cards for attendance at the main doors. Students who are assigned to work or have class during chapel must allow time in their schedules to attend video chapel the same day. Video chapel is held at 12:05 p.m. in the Multimedia Auditorium and at 4:05 p.m. and 5:05 p.m. in the Lyceum.
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 the student’s 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 their PCC Card at the tap stations prior to the service.
Student Body/Class Meetings/Collegian Meetings
Student Body, class meetings, and collegian meetings are required for town students taking nine or more hours who have class before noon on Wednesday. For Student Body, students should go to the third floor balcony for seating and tap their PCC Cards for attendance at the main doors. Class and collegian meeting locations are posted on Eagle’s Nest.
- Exception: Married students and students 23 and older are not required to attend.
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 Commencement week activities and tap their PCC card at the Crowne Centre main Atrium desk. Modest business-casual attire is appropriate. Men should wear dress slacks and collard shirts, and ladies should wear skirts or dresses.
Students who miss class for a legitimate reason must email their faculty member as soon as is reasonably possible. Students should see attendance policy for more details. If students miss work, it is their responsibility to notify their work supervisor prior to their scheduled work time. If they miss any other required activity (chapel, church, class, etc.), they should call 850-494-6747 (a no-reply message service) before their first required activity each day they are sick.
Graf Clinic services are available. Town students are charged $15 per visit. The Clinic may ask students to return later in the day or the next day to see a medical professional; if the student agrees to return, but fails to show up, he may be charged $10 for missing his appointment.
Protection of Personal Possessions
- Students should not leave personal belongings in public areas.
- Borrowing without permission will be dealt with as stealing.
- Students should show respect for others’ property. Students should not handle other students’ possessions without permission.
Town students 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 towns students bring lunch from home, they are welcome to eat in the Commons.
Single Town Students
Since protecting one’s testimony is vitally important, town students should 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, they 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. Their family is also welcome to enjoy West Campus (times and directions are found on Eagle’s Nest). PCC expects spouses, as a part of the PCC family, to maintain the same standards as the students, both on and off campus.
Visiting in the Residence Halls
Town students are welcome to visit in the residence halls. Students should show their current PCC Card and sign in at the residence hall desk. If they are visiting a student, they should be escorted to the room by the resident and leave when the building closes.
Town students can access the Eagle’s Nest website from off campus via eaglesnest.pcci.edu. This link will prove a valuable resource for their campus email, chapel announcements, online forms, and many other schedules and resources they may need.