Ashley Miller marks seats and areas closed in classrooms at MGCCC’s Perkinston Campus.  The college will be using safety protocols recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the state Department of Health as it reopens campuses in August.
Ashley Miller marks seats and areas closed in classrooms at MGCCC’s Perkinston Campus. The college will be using safety protocols recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the state Department of Health as it reopens campuses in August.

MGCCC gears up to welcome students back to campus

Fall Open Registration Week at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is August 10-14, and the college is ready to welcome students back to campus.

“We are looking forward to our students returning to our campuses and residence halls this fall, and we want to offer our students safe learning, living, and working conditions within the traditional college environment,” said Dr. Phil Bonfanti, executive vice president of Student Services and Enrollment Management. “We are following guidelines from both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the state Department of Health for reopening.  We are committed to providing a quality education for our students while maintaining their safety.”

Safety measures include requiring all students, employees and visitors on campus to wear face-coverings and practice social distancing. Signage on campuses and stickers on the floor will remind everyone to follow safety protocols. Certain areas will be marked off or allow for only one-way use to control traffic flow in areas that normally see heavy usage. Bigger classrooms with ample spacing between students are being utilized, along with limiting the number of students in each class.

Beginning this fall semester, Gulf Coast is introducing the Premiere Experience for students, allowing for more flexibility in their college experience. Students will be offered classes in online and hybrid flexible (HyFlex) formats that will allow them to customize and self-manage how they receive instruction on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.  Online classes will be more dynamic and robust, while HyFlex classes will combine face-to-face and online learning in a flexible format that permits students to decide, the day of class, whether to attend face to face or virtually.  They can switch back and forth between formats as much as they want, depending on their comfort level.  They can choose the best option for them and it will not be a barrier to attending class or completing coursework.

“Our instructors and campus administration have worked tirelessly to make sure that students get the quality education they have come to expect at MGCCC,” said Dr. Bonfanti. “Through the Premiere Experience, classes will incorporate the best teaching strategies and embrace the newest technologies.”

Open Registration Week will be held on August 10-14 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at all campus locations. Students may attend by visiting any Enrollment Services Centers or through an online session. All online sessions will be hosted through Zoom at 2 p.m. daily.

Students are encouraged to apply for admission before attending Open Registration Week. For questions or assistance with the admissions application, students are encouraged to visit an Enrollment Services Center.

For more information on the college’s Safe Operations Plan, visit mgccc.edu/updates

For Enrollment Services Center locations or for dates and times of online registration sessions, visit mgccc.edu/registration.  

For general information, call (228) 896-2536 or email questions@mgccc.edu.

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