Information to help new students succeed.

Students enjoy themselves at the 2016 Back to School BBQ. (Photo by Vanessa Ray).

One of the more stressful parts of starting college is the “not knowing.” 

When I began taking classes here at MCCC, I was perpetually overwhelmed by the feeling of having no idea what I was doing. 

I looked high and low for someone or something to guide me and kept coming up empty handed. 

When I joined The Agora, I immediately knew that I wanted to create something that would help any student, but especially those who felt like I did. 

While this is by no means a comprehensive list, I do believe that it includes information that many will find useful.

Important 2016 Dates
10/10 – Last Day to Change to/from Audit or Pass/Fail
11/11 – Last Day to withdraw from a Class
11/23 – No Classes
11/24 to 11/27 – Thanksgiving Holiday – College Closed
12/12 – Last Day of Fall Semester

Facilities and Hours

Library – Ground floor of the C Building.

The Library is your friend. Whether you need to check out a book, write an entire term paper, or just need a place to study, the Library has you covered. 

The Library’s extensive database has a wealth of useful information. If you have any questions, the wonderful librarians are always more than happy to help.

Phone: (734) 384-4204

Mon. – Thurs.    8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday                8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Sunday              Closed

Fitness Center –  The fitness center, which is located in the H Building on the north end of campus, is open to all MCCC students free of charge.

Mon. – Thurs.   10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Fri. and Sat.       9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday               Closed

*Photo identification required to use the facility.

The Learning Assistance Lab (LAL) is located in room C218 in the C Building. The LAL is free and open to all students.

Services offered in the LAL:

Tutoring – Tutoring assistance is available in nearly every MCCC subject area.

Supplemental Instruction – For certain identified courses. See LAL for details.

Disability Services – Disability Services provides support and individualized accommodations for students with disabilities.

The Writing Center – Student Writing Fellows assist with all stages of the writing process from prewriting to revision and editing. Many courses at MCCC are assigned a Writing Fellow; however, assistance on any writing project is also available by appointment in the LAL.   

LAL Hours:
Mon. – Thurs.   8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday            9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sunday               Closed               

Saving Money

Microsoft Office (which includes Word) plus 1 TB of online storage for FREE. (Must sign up with youir MCCC email.)

Arby’s: 10% off your entire meal with your Student ID.

Buffalo Wild Wings: At many BWW locations you can score 10% off your meal. You just need to ask.

Burger King: Use your Student ID to get 10% off your next meal.

McDonald’s: At many McDonald’s locations you can use your ID to get 10% off your purchase.

Pizza Hut: Show your Student ID and get 10-20% off your next pizza. (Discount depends on location.)

Subway: At participating Subway locations you can use your Student ID to get 10% off your purchase.

Books and Newspapers:

Barnes & Noble: Deals on textbook rentals (with savings of up to 50%.)

New York Times: College students can save 50% off the regular rate. (Check the College Rate page on their subscription site.)

Wall Street Journal: $1 a week for the WSJ.

Clothing and Retailers:

Unidays (website) – Sign up with your MCCC email to receive discounts at a wide range of very cool stores (Which includes American Apparel, ASOS, MissGuided, Zumba, Pac Sun, Apple Music, and many others!)

Ann Taylor: 15% off a full priced order with Student ID. 

Banana Republic: 15% off a full priced order with ID.

Charlotte Russe: 10% off entire purchase with ID.

Goodwill: 10% off with ID.

ModCloth: The popular online clothing retailer offers a discount of at least 10% for students. Register via the StudentRate site and get 10% off at

Steve Madden: Save 10% off with Student ID.


Adobe: Up to 80% off popular Adobe software titles. Students can also download Creative Cloud and get every app offered by Adobe (including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects and more) for $19.99/month (usually $49.99/month).

AT&T Wireless: May qualify for a 10% discount with student email.

Best Buy: Has a College Student Deals program which includes laptops, desktops, tablets and more.

Dell: Via Dell University, students can qualify for some pretty decent savings on new laptops and desktops.

Hewlett Packard: Check out the HP Academy program for some exclusive student discounts.

Microsoft: Visit the Microsoft Store for Education and save 10% off software, Windows PC’s, accessories, and more.

Norton:  A Student Discounts page which offers savings of up to 50% off titles like Norton 360, Anti-Virus, and Internet Security.

Spotify: Students get a 10% discount on the Spotify music service. (Premium service comes out to only $4.99 per month.)

Sprint Wireless: Visit the Sprint Discount Request page and enter your email address. Expect monthly savings in the 10-15% off range.

T-Mobile Wireless: Visit and get a 10% discount on your monthly bill. (They’ll even pay the early termination fee with your current provider if you want to switch.)

Subscription Services:

Amazon Prime: Join Amazon Student for $49 a year (Regularly $99) and get free 2-day shipping, free Kindle books, and free unlimited streaming of 41,000+ TV shows and movies. There’s actually an option to try this all out for free for 6 months, so make sure to check that out!

Sam’s Club: Sign-up for a Sam’s Club Collegiate membership and get a free $15 Sam’s Gift Card. 
Insurance and Transportation:

Allstate: If you’re a student under the age of 25. Allstate offers a savings up to 20% off for full-time students.

Esurance: If you’re under 25 years old and maintain at least a 3.00 GPA in high school or college, they’ll lower your premiums by 10%.

Farmers Insurance: They offer a Good Student Discount which entitles students to a nice discount if they can carry a 3.00 GPA.

Geico: Maintain a “B” average and you’ll be eligible for the Geico Good Driver Discount.

General Motors: When buying a GM car make sure to get the Student Discount when financing the purchase. (This can be combined with any other current incentives that GM is offering.)

State Farm: State Farm offers a 25% discount for students with good grades (which is probably a 3.00 average.) This savings program lasts to the age of 25 (even if the student graduates before then.)

Travelers Insurance: Travelers also offers a student discount if you maintain a “B” average. Must be a full-time student and between the age of 16 and 25.

Misc Info:

Student IDs: Please keep your eyes open for information about when and where student ID’s will be taken. 

The Celler (located in the A Building, right across from the book store) is open to all students. It’s a great place to do homework, relax, or just mingle with your fellow MCCC students.

To get the fastest Internet speed on campus, use your MCCC email username and password to log-in (instead of using mcccguest / guestmccc.)