Moraine Valley Community College is dedicated to ensuring our students gain the knowledge and skills needed to meet the demands of a changing world. With more than 130 programs, expert faculty, state-of-the-art learning facilities, and a vibrant campus culture, you'll see why we are among the nation's premier two-year institutions of higher learning.
The Moraine Valley Community College District 524 covers 139 square miles in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. The district has population of about 400,000 people and includes 26 communities. They are:
- Bedford Park
- Blue Island
- Calumet Park
- Chicago Ridge
- Evergreen Park
- Forest View (part)
- Hickory Hills
- Merrionette Park
- Oak Forest (part)
- Oak Lawn
- Orland Hills
- Orland Park
- Palos Heights
- Palos Hills
- Palos Park
- Tinley Park (part)
- Willow Springs (part)
Moraine Valley’s university-like, beautifully landscaped Palos Hills campus is anchored by the Gateway, a structure representing open access to education, and proudly features a Shakespeare Garden—the first of its kind at an Illinois community college.
The campus also includes:
- A Fine and Performing Arts Center, where art exhibits and world-class entertainment, including live theater, dance, musical and dramatic performances, are held for art lovers of all ages.
- The Bookstore, which sells and rents new and used textbooks, educational supplies, and spirit apparel. Many college classes now offer inclusive access, digital books, or other affordable course materials to ensure students have necessary resources at affordable prices.
- The Moraine Business and Conference Center, which hosts business meetings, conferences, seminars and banquets. The center is a contemporary and comfortable facility in a prime location that offers multipurpose event rooms, advanced technology and other business support services.
- The Dr. Vernon O. Crawley Science Hall, a teaching facility with physical and health sciences labs and classrooms and the latest instructional technology.
- The Library enhances the college curriculum and enriches the lives of our students by providing access to research tools, information resources and programming, including the highly successful One Book, One College program that selects a new text each year to share across disciplines, exchange new ideas on useful topics, and enrich curriculum in new ways.
- The Student Union, which provides space for students to network and socialize, houses a host of student clubs and organizations representing diverse cultures and interests, such as the Forensics team, the Phi Theta Kappa honors society, The Glacier student newspaper and more. In addition to classrooms, workrooms, and offices for clubs and organizations, there is a cafeteria/eating area, a social/cultural lounge, quiet room and more.
- The Student Services Center, which includes Admissions, Academic Advising, Cashier’s Office, Center for Disability Services, Counseling and Career Development, Financial Aid, International Student Affairs, Job Resource Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, Registration and TRiO programs, offers comprehensive and seamless support services and resources to help students achieve academic, personal and professional success.
- The technology building is home to the Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA), a National Resource Center funded by a multi-year grant from the National Science Foundation, that enhances, standardizes and evaluates cybersecurity curriculum and offers training programs to community college and university faculty, secondary school faculty and students. CSSIA has significant partnerships with universities, two- and four-year colleges in six states, and major industry/business collaborations.
- The Health, Fitness & Recreation Center, opened in 2014, is a 113,000-square-foot facility includes a three-court fieldhouse, indoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness center and children’s recreation center. Nicknamed the FitRec, it’s managed by CENTERS, a campus recreation management firm, and serves more than 4,000 community members in addition to students and employees.
- An outdoor Nature Study Area—a 40-acre reconstructed tallgrass prairie that is a “living museum” of our region’s native landscape.
The college also owns extension sites in the communities of Blue Island and Tinley Park. The Southwest Education Center in Tinley Park is a platinum LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building with many sustainable features.