Welcome Tips for Mission Students

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WELCOME CENTER

The Welcome Center can help! Our friendly Student Ambassadors and staff are here to assist prospective and current students. They are familiar with the registration process and can assist you with a variety of services available for students that range from first time registration to Financial Aid. We also speak a host of languages.

You can reach us at (408) 855-5083 or email us at mc.welcomecenter@missioncollege.edu.

The Welcome Center is located in the Main Building on the lower level.

QUESTIONS?

The following is meant to help students navigate their first few days at Mission College. If you don't know, just ask!


MC PORTAL

Your one-stop destination for service, your way!
• Enjoy the convenience of MyWebServices inside the portal!
• Secure login
• Easy communication access – Don’t be left in the dark; receipt of important college messaging!
• Go to missioncollege.edu and choose MC Portal


CLASS SCHEDULE

Looking for a specific class? Use the online search for classes offered. Please note the "r" on the schedule stands for Thursday classes.


WAIT LIST

If a class is closed, students can add their names to the section’s wait list before the class begins. Students will be notified by email of their status. It is recommended that students monitor their wait list regularly to check on the current class status.


ADDING A CLOSED CLASS... ADD CODES

To add a class once it begins,you must attend the first class meeting (whether you are wait listed or not). If there are seats available, the instructor will assign students Add Codes to add the class. The Add Code is a four digit number that gives the student authorization to add the class via our on-line registration system—MC Portal/MyWebServices. The Add Codes are valid through the first two weeks of the semester or a shorter period if a short-term course.


FOOD FOR TEXTBOOKS

The Library has a Food for Textbooks program that if you donate 10 cans of food, you will receive a textbook for the semester. Please see the Library site for more details or click on the above link. Supplies are limited.


DISABILITY SUPPORT PROGRAM AND SERVICES (DSPS)

For information regarding specific support services available through DSPS and special classes (listed under Learning Services), please call (408) 988-2200 or TTY (408) 727-9243, or email DSPS@wvm.edu


TRANSFER / COUNSELING

Have a question in regards to career or academic counseling? Need help in how to deal with a personal situation? Have a crisis? We are here to help! Visit the Transfer and Counseling Centers located on the first floor by Admissions.

 


VETERANS

Our Veterans Services Center (VALOR) is located on the second floor of the Campus Center. Located across from DSPS VA Counselors are available daily.

More information about our services for Mission College veterans is at valor.missioncollege.edu.

 


TUTORING

Mission College offers a number of tutoring options from MESA to STEM Peer Mentors, in the Academic Support Center and in DSPS and VALOR.

For a list of services go to tutoring.missioncollege.edu.

 


JOBS

Looking for a job on campus? Check out jobs.missioncollege.edu. Employers can also register and add jobs as well.

 


FOOD SERVICE

Cafeteria–Open daily when regular semester classes are in session located in the Campus Center.

KJ's Café–Located on the first floor, lobby area of Main Building and in the Gillmor Center.

Hospitality Management–On Tuesdays and Thursdays the Hospitality Management Program serves lunch at The Bistro in their dining room from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is also open to the public.


PARKING

A valid student or staff parking permit is required to park on campus. Student parking permit requirements are enforced Monday through Sunday, between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. 

Purchasing Parking Permit
• A semester-length student parking permit may be purchased online or in person at the Admissions and Records Office.
• For online purchases, a printable temporary permit will also be provided if the permit purchased is currently in use.

Fall Semester Permit (Valid August 1, 2016 through January 29, 2017)

Daily Parking Permit (Valid on the date purchase only- $3.00 per day). One-day “Daily” parking permits may be purchased at any of the daily permit dispensers located in parking lots B, C and D.

A student "grace-period" will be observed during the week immediately prior to the start of the Fall semester (Monday, August 22, 2016 through Monday, September 5, 2016).

Additional Questions?
Visit www.wvm.edu/parking.


PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Looking to Get to Mission?

The Eco Pass Clipper Card is here! Effective Fall semester 2016, Mission College will issue a personalized VTA Eco Pass Clipper Card to all registered Mission College students. This gives Mission College students the opportunity to utilize affordable public transportation on the VTA Bus and VTA Light Rail systems. Available at the Info Desk in the Campus Center