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 Pathway, 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. The Admissions Office maintains a list of available housing. 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. All town students must complete a church attendance form on Eagle’s Nest by the fifth of each month during the semester (for the previous month’s church attendance).You may not miss Sunday services at the Campus Church more than once per month. Requests for exceptions should be submitted to Student Life.
Attendance at Opening Meetings each semester is required for town students. See Arrival Week for times and dates. Students should tap their PCC Cards after each service at the Crowne Centre main Atrium desk.
Chapel is required every Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri. Those who do not have a class before 12 noon and will not be on campus before that time are excused from chapel.
Fine Arts Series
Students taking twelve or more hours must attend all Fine Arts Series. Others may purchase Fine Arts Series season passes or tickets for individual performances. 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. Students should tap their PCC Cards after each service at the Crowne Centre main Atrium desk.
Student Body/Class Meetings
Student Body and class meetings are required for town students taking nine or more hours who have class before noon on Wed.
- Exception: Married students and students 23 and older are not required to attend collegian, student body, or class meetings.
Town students taking class cuts are under the class cut guidelines.
Students taking twelve or more hours must attend Commencement week activities and tap their own PCC Cards at the Crowne Centre main Atrium desk.
You should call 850-494-6747 (a no-reply message service) each day you are sick and indicate all classes and required activities that you will be missing. These absences are general absences, which count toward the attendance policy.
Once you have called in sick, rest or recuperate at home or visit a medical facility/doctor’s office/pharmacy. You should not attend or participate in classes, chapel, athletics, or social events. You must call in sick before an event (class, chapel, church, etc. ) starts, or you will not be covered for missing the event. If you are missing work, it is your responsibility to notify your work supervisor prior to your scheduled work time. If you miss any classes, follow up with your teachers for missed assignments.
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 store personal belongings in the hallway or stairwells.
- 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.
Town students taking fewer than 12 credit hours a semester may order a yearbook through the Summit Office.
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 Grille. 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
You are welcome to visit in residence halls. Show your current PCC Card and sign in at the residence hall desk. All residence hall guests need to be escorted to the room by the resident.
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.