About the Campus
The Perkinston Campus is located on U.S. Highway 49 at Perkinston, thirty miles north of the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the heart of the long-leaf pine region of Mississippi. Excellent highways make it readily accessible to all parts of the supporting area. Its proximity to a number of larger towns and cities makes it possible for students to sample a wealth of off-campus, cultural opportunities.
The college owns 508 acres of land at Perkinston, the main campus accounting for approximately 130 acres. The campus buildings are conveniently located, and the grounds are beautifully landscaped.
A.L. May Memorial Stadium: constructed in 1948 and renovated in 2000. Completely fenced, it has a seating capacity of 5,000 and includes the George Sekul Field House, press box, dressing room, and storage area for equipment. In 2008, 160 chair-back seats were added and a football playing field of synthetic turf and new track were installed in 2009.
The Alumni House: Formerly president’s residence, the Alumni House has been renovated by the MGCCC Alumni Association and Foundation for college Archives.
Andrews Hall: a two-story brick residence hall constructed for women students in 1979. This residence hall will accommodate 198 and was refurbished in 2008.
Athletic Performance Facility: constructed in 2011 and houses training equipment for all college athletic teams.
Barry L. Mellinger Student Center: constructed in 1982 with additions made in 1993 and 2006. This building houses the bookstore, wellness center, and a student grill as well as many other student activities.
Baseball/Softball Complex: constructed in 2009 and provides dressing rooms, locker room areas, coaches’ offices, equipment storage, and indoor batting cages for the baseball and softball athletic teams.
Campus Police Building: constructed in 1955 and houses Campus Police.
Community Arts Center: originally constructed in 1941 as a dairy barn and later converted to office space. In 2014 a major renovation was completed that transformed the facility into a studio and gallery for community education and appreciation of the arts.
Darby Hall: a two-story, brick structure built in 1957. Some of the college administrative offices are housed in this building.
Dees Hall: a split-level, multi-storied building completed in 1968 to house the campus library. After the completion of the Willis H. Lott Learning Resources Center in 2011, Dees Hall was renovated and now contains faculty offices, academic classrooms, business offices, the enrollment center, and the campus network infrastructure.
Denson Hall: a two-story classroom building located on the quadrangle. It was built in 1971 and houses the developmental studies and Language Arts departments.
The Driving Range Facility: constructed in 2014, this facility is located adjacent to the driving range and contains restroom facilities, meeting/locker room, and office space.
George Hall: a two-story brick residence hall constructed for men students in 2007. This residence hall accommodates 80.
The Golf Turf Building is the Horticulture and Golf/Recreational Turf Management Technologies Lab and classroom.
Gregory War Memorial Chapel: completed in 1947, this chapel provides a place for all types of religious functions. It was completely remodeled in 2001.
Harrison Hall: a two-story residence hall constructed in 1938 and completely renovated and air conditioned in 1974.
Hayden Hall: constructed in 1987, a two-story structure made up of one main lobby, spacious courtyards, and 100 rooms, which will accommodate 200. Each room opens into a courtyard area. The hall was refurbished in 2008.
Heidelberg Hall: constructed in 1959, houses the cafeteria. The main floor of this building houses the cafeteria and private dining rooms. Between 1997-98, renovations to the old dining area and kitchen were completed, including the addition of a new kitchen and serving area.
Hinton Hall: a fireproof structure built in 1959 and completely remodeled and refurbished in 1983-84. An addition was completed in 2007 and named the Clyde Strickland Science Complex. It houses all areas for teaching science, including a modern computer technology and mathematic department and the academic business department.
Huff Hall: a two-story brick residence hall constructed in 1911. It houses the college administrative offices.
Jackson Hall: a two-story brick building constructed in 1915 and houses some of the college administrative offices. It was completely remodeled and refurbished in 2001.
J. E. Bryan Hall: a two-story residence hall opened in the fall of 2005. The building has 25 two-room suites. Each suite, connected by bathroom facilities, will accommodate two students with a total capacity of 100.
Malone Hall: constructed in 1972, a fine arts center with the music and drama departments. There is a theatre, which seats 463 persons. Renovations to the building in 1998 include a black box theatre.
The Maintenance/Transportation/Technology Services Center: constructed in 2008. This center houses the college transportation services, Perk Campus maintenance services, and the college construction management and technology services.
The Megehee Building: originally occupied in the spring of 1962 as Home Economics Facility, houses the Child Development Technology program.
Moran Hall: a two-story brick residence hall constructed 1970. This residence hall will house 84 and was refurbished in 2008.
The New Women’s Residence Hall is a two-story brick residence hall constructed in 2007. The residence hall will house 80.
Owen Hall: a two-story brick residence hall constructed in 1970. This building, which can house 88 students, was refurbished in 2008.
The Sam P. Jones, Jr. Band Hall: constructed in 1998 and used by the Band of Gold and music classes.
Stone Hall: originally constructed in 1915 as a residence hall for male students. This hall was renovated in 1996 to house the Educational Services Center, Housing Office, Assessment Center, and Veterans Affairs Center.
Surplus Property and Printing Building: constructed in 1994.
Tennis Complex: constructed in 2014, this facility features eight (8) lighted tennis courts and an entrance structure containing men’s and women’s locker rooms, restrooms, office space, and storage space.
Weeks Hall: constructed in 1974, houses some of the career-technical programs for the Perkinston Campus. An addition was made in 1997-98. Additional renovations have been done to student restrooms and to add classroom space, and will house the Physical Therapy Assisting and the Occupational Therapy Assistant programs once approved.
The Weathers/Wentzell Center: constructed in 1957 and refurbished in 2006 and 2008, houses the main gymnasium with a seating capacity of 1,500, as well as dressing rooms.
The Willis H. Lott Learning Resource Center: constructed in 2011, contains the library and affiliated offices, media center, and learning lab. The facility also contains a coffee shop with an outside patio.
The Visual Arts Center: constructed in 2009, it houses the art department and includes classrooms, offices, kiln room, darkroom, and data room.