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. To accommodate student parking, in addition to the paved lots and a new lot with 400 more spaces near Building C, 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).
MVCONNECT – MVConnect is a portal available from our website that allows students easy access to an improved 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 Jan. 14, 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 Jan. 14 (to a lucky student making a purchase when the hour strikes), plus six names will be drawn Feb. 4. Those lucky students will get their books for free! 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 Jan. 15-16 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Student Union (Building U). Join us for fun activities and free snacks! Be sure to 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. Stay in the know — check us out on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
COMMUNICATION – You also have received this message through your Moraine Valley email account – which you need to use with all of your email communication with college faculty and staff. We, in turn, 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 also can find these policies in the college catalog.
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 email@example.com, 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