College Life

Pensacola Christian College is alive with activities that supplement a student’s education and provide a break from classroom routine.

Spiritual Growth and Development

The College provides an atmosphere conducive to spiritual growth that encourages students to develop and maintain a personal relationship with the Lord. Active involvement in ministry outreach is encouraged.

Prayer Meetings: In the residence halls, students meet multiple times a week for brief prayer times with other students on their hall. In addition, Mission Prayer Band and Homefront are voluntary student groups that meet to pray weekly for missions and for America.

Chapel Services: College chapel meets four times each week and is a source of spiritual exhortation and enrichment, vital to Christian growth. Each year, outstanding evangelists, pastors, and missionaries preach in chapel.

Campus Church: The center of spiritual vibrancy is the warm local church atmosphere of Campus Church, which operates on campus as an independent Baptist church. The pastor and other church staff acquaint students with the workings of a separated, Bible-believing church and encourage them in their worship and service for the Lord.

Faculty, staff, and their families—as well as many local townspeople—join the college students in Sunday school, Sunday morning and evening, and Wednesday evening services. College students who have moved to the area to attend PCC are not considered permanent residents and are therefore expected to attend all the services of Campus Church.

Christian Service: PCC provides numerous opportunities for students to serve Christ in the community. Weekend activities include children’s ministries, nursing home services, door-to-door evangelism, and work in nearby churches. Participation in Christian Service is strongly encouraged and is a practical application of the spiritual training students receive in the classroom. These activities help prepare students for a life of Christian service and soulwinning.

Campus Life

Location: Just off the warm emerald waters of Florida’s Gulf Coast, Pensacola is in northwest Florida in the Central Time Zone. PCC is located just off I-110 on Brent Lane.

Living Facilities: The residence hall is a “home away from home” that provides spiritual fellowship and Christian friendship. Each room is completely carpeted and air-conditioned with a private or adjoining bath. All single, undergraduate students under 23 years of age who are not living with their parents are required to reside in the residence halls. Residence hall living space is not available for married students or their families or for students 30 years of age or older.

Social Life: A variety of activities allows students to build lasting friendships. Outings, class parties, collegian events, and Eagles home games provide fun and fellowship for large groups, with snow-white Pensacola Beach, state parks, or camps as favorite scenic backdrops. Students have many opportunities to meet friends.

The Commons is a favorite place to relax and connect. On-campus athletic facilities provide fun with friends enjoying tennis, bowling, miniature golf, table tennis, ice skating, rock climbing, water slides, FlowRider, inline skating, racquetball, and basketball.

Automobiles: Any college student may have an automobile on campus. Students must have proof of insurance coverage and must pay a fee to register their cars with the College Office.

Getting Involved

Musical Opportunities: Students with musical talent find many enjoyable ways in which to use their abilities. Choirs and ensembles provide singing opportunities, while instrumentalists can perform with orchestra; symphonic band; handbell choir; and brass, woodwind, and strings ensembles. Plus, students desiring to develop their musical abilities and appreciation will find that the faculty provide instruction in a variety of musical areas.

Special Activities: Each month is dotted with special events. Sunday Reflections services present a professionally staged program of sacred music and speech. Many fine arts concerts are planned, and music and speech recitals are cultural highlights. The apex of second-semester activities is Bible Conference, which gives students a break from classes and exposes them to the strong biblical teaching of some of America’s finest Bible teachers, preachers, and evangelists.

Athletics: PCC provides physical education courses and athletic facilities for students’ benefit and enjoyment. Men’s and women’s collegians provide the framework for intramural competition in soccer, tennis, volleyball, softball, basketball, table tennis, track and field, bowling, swimming, racquetball, wallyball, broom ice hockey, water polo, sailing, kayaking, golf, and men’s flag football. The Pensacola Christian College Eagles compete in intercollegiate basketball and soccer, and the Lady Eagles compete in intercollegiate volleyball and basketball as members in the NCCAA.

Student Care

Through the Student Care Office, students can receive biblical guidance and counseling, connect to Career Services, make appointments for academic support or financial advising, and get help finding answers to other questions.

Academic Success: The Academic Success Office is available to help students develop effective study habits, test-taking strategies, time-management skills, and other skills that contribute to general academic success. In addition, this office connects students with tutors in a variety of subjects.

Health Services: PCC’s Graf Clinic, staffed by medical professionals with Baptist Medical Group of Pensacola, provides students with health care during regular clinic hours for minor illnesses and injuries. Fees incurred for on-campus labs, diagnostic testing, and pharmaceuticals will be applied to the student’s account at the time of service. After-hours health needs and serious illnesses or injuries are referred to off-campus medical facilities associated with one of three area hospitals.

PCC does not accept responsibility for illness or accident on or off campus, in PE classes, extracurricular games, varsity sports, or any other sports activity. Students use school facilities and participate in school-directed or school-related activities at their own risk.

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.

Career Services: Career Services assists students with finding internship opportunities and employment after graduation, which includes hosting Educator Recruitment and Career Fair in the spring. The Career Services website allows students and alumni to connect with organizations regarding their respective job interests.