Parking and Other Back-To-School Information
Welcome to Moraine Valley Community College! Whether you’re returning for another semester or enrolling for the first time, you will discover our faculty and staff are committed to helping you succeed. We would like to share some key information with you before classes start.
PARKING — We encourage you to arrive at least 30 minutes before your first class to find parking and locate your classroom. In addition to the paved lots, there is additional parking across 86th Avenue. Police will be present to facilitate street-crossing. You do not need a parking sticker. Public transportation also is available. These Pace bus routes serve Moraine Valley every weekday: Route 379 (West 79th Street), Route 381 (95th Street) and Route 385 (87th Street/111th Street). See http://www.morainevalley.edu/gen_info/locations.htm#Public_Transportation.
MVCONNECT — MVConnect is a portal available from our website that allows students easy access to a searchable class schedule, registration, financial aid information, student email, tuition payment details, news, and much more. Check out MVConnect from the home page.
REGISTRATION and BOOKSTORE — With classes beginning Aug. 19, the Student Services Center (Building S) and Bookstore (Building D) are filled with activity. The Bookstore is giving $50 gift certificates every hour it is open the week of Aug. 19 (to a lucky student making a purchase when the hour strikes), plus six names will be drawn Sept. 2. Those lucky students will get their books for free! New! Free scratch-off card with every purchase – chance to get your entire purchase for free, or win 10 percent off or other great prizes. Stop by the Bookstore in Building D to enter the drawing while purchasing your textbooks and supplies, and enjoy free popcorn.
ACTIVITIES — Enjoy Welcome Days Aug. 20-21 and Fall Fest Sept. 18 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. outside in the quad near Building U. Join us for fun activities and free snacks! Be sure to continually check the website, MVConnect, and bulletin boards to find out about other happenings, including athletics, concerts, plays, music ensembles, clubs, intramurals, lectures, cultural celebrations, and more. Links to our Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages are available from our website. Stay in the know!
COMMUNICATION —You have received this message through your Moraine Valley email account – which is the email you will need to use for all of your email communication with college faculty and staff. We, in turn, will use your student email to communicate with you, whether it’s information about the college, emergency information, etc. We also urge you to go on our website and sign up for the emergency mobile alerts. By doing so, we will be able to get college emergency information to you quickly.
STUDENT POLICIES — Become familiar with college policies, including the Student Code of Conduct. Consistent with the college’s mission, students are expected to govern themselves and demonstrate appropriate behavior with an emphasis on self-respect and respect for others. You can find these policies in the college catalog or at morainevalley.edu/studentlife/policies/policies.htm.
SMOKING LOCATIONS — There are new designated areas for smoking on campus. You will find these locations noted on a map at morainevalley.edu/smokinglocations.pdf.
FOR MORE INFORMATION — Log on to morainevalley.edu for course information, details about programs and services available to you, and campus happenings. If you have any questions, call (708) 974-4300, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the Information Desk in Building S. The faculty and staff at Moraine Valley look forward to serving you. Have a great semester!
Dr. Normah Salleh-Barone
Vice President of Student Development