Student Resources & FAQs
All MCC students must complete a daily health screening before entering campus. You can answer screening questions at an authorized campus entrance checkpoint or, to save time, you can complete the screening online (using the button above) or via the MCC mobile app.
Stay Safe, Tribunes!
Thank you for studying with us and for doing your part to stay healthy and safe. Be sure to check your MCC email often and visit this web page for updates. In order to keep campus population density to a minimum, please only come to campus if you:
- have an in-person class or lab.
- have an appointment with an MCC representative or need to use the library or learning commons.
- are going directly to the MCC Bookstore (no appointment necessary). The entrance to the bookstore is located on the second floor of the Flynn Campus Center. The MCC Downtown Bookstore is temporarily closed.
Don't forget to complete your daily self-assessment before coming to campus! Guests are not allowed on campus.
Questions? Contact us via email.
Mandatory COVID-19 pooled testing
Per SUNY guidelines, if you plan to come to the Applied Technologies Center, Brighton Campus and/or Downtown Campus for any reason during the spring semester, you are required to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test each week you come to campus. You may participate in MCC pooled (saliva) testing session or be tested by another provider.
During June, pooled testing will be offered on following Mondays and Tuesdays:
- June 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- June 7 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- June 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- June 14 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- June 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- June 21 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- June 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- June 28 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- June 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
*Testing dates and times are subject to change.
No appointment is necessary. Sessions are held in the Flynn Campus Center (start in the Forum, 3-130) on the Brighton Campus. You will only be contacted if your test results are positive. If you are not contacted within 2 days of testing, your test result is negative.
Other acceptable options to satisfy the testing requirement include:
- Submit testing results from another provider to MCC Health Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Present documentation of a positive diagnostic result for COVID-19 from the prior 3-month period to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
POOLED TEST RESULTS NOW SENT DIRECTLY FROM QUADRANT BIOSCIENCES ("CLARIFI")
Starting in April 2021, participants will receive MCC COVID-19 pooled testing results directly from Quadrant Biosciences via email (sender email address: email@example.com). These emails are safe to open. Your results will also be available in the SUNY Upstate Medical website. Representatives of MCC Health Services staff and/or Monroe County Department of Public Health will contact you only if your test result is positive for COVID-19.
Visit our pooled testing web page for more information and check your MCC email for scheduled appointments. Students who fail to meet testing requirements, without a sufficient excuse, will be sanctioned, according to SUNY guidelines.
Students who test positive for COVID-19 should immediately contact Jackie Carson, RN, BSN, MCC Health Services, at (585) 292-2018 or email Health Services. Your name and personal information will remain confidential. Positive test results are confirmed by the Monroe County Department of Public Health.
The SUNY COVID-19 Case Tracker provides you with up-to-date data on COVID-19 testing and other vital information for SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities, including MCC. You can view information on system-wide or campus-by-campus levels.
What should I expect if I have class/lab on campus?
- If you feel ill, do not come to campus.
- Feel free to park in Lot A this fall to be closer to the Brighton Campus entrance. The Brighton Campus entrance is located at the first (ground) floor of the Spina Administration Building (look for the sliding glass doors).
- Give yourself an additional 10-15 minutes extra time to get to your classroom. There is one authorized entrance per campus.
- Complete a COVID-19 self-assessment before coming to campus each day.
To save time, download the free MCC mobile app available in the IOS app store or Android play store. Search for “Monroe Community College” and look for the MCC black and gold shield. The app includes the COVID-19 self-assessment. You can show the results screen at the checkpoint using your phone.
- Bring your MCC ID and wear a face mask or you will not be granted access to campus buildings. Don't have an ID yet? Contact the Photo ID Office to order your ID completely online. In the meantime, bring another form of photo ID and your M# to the checkpoint.
- Observe all campus signage.
Distance and In-person Learning
Approximately 77% of MCC courses are delivered through distance learning formats; a limited number of courses and labs that require hands-on learning are held on campus. Learn more about course formats in our online catalog. We are here to help you in any way we can.
If you do not have access to a computer: 1) notify your professor; 2) apply for an MCC Dreamkeepers emergency grant, stating that you need a laptop to complete your studies this fall, and/or 3) contact the Student Technology HelpDesk. Limited on-campus access to technology in MCC libraries/learning commons will be offered this fall by appointment. Please check back for updates.
CircleIn Study App
CircleIn is an easy to use study app and website where students study online together. Students who are active in the app earn points, gifts, and scholarships! MCC is excited to offer this service to our students at no cost. Refer to CircleIn's Student Welcome Guide for information on how to use the many different features both online and in the mobile app.
Additional Academic Resources
Emergency Financial Support
If you are facing a financial emergency (for example, needing a laptop and/or WiFi access, paying rent, food insecurity, transportation issues, etc.), you can apply online for assistance through MCC's Dreamkeepers and Single Stop programs and stay on track. Dreamkeepers and Single Stop at MCC are made possible by generous supporters of the MCC Foundation.
MCC Financial Aid representatives are also available to help you. Contact Financial Aid via email.
Mental Health Support
If you are experiencing a crisis, call 911 or Lifeline (585) 275-5151.
MCC Counselors are available to help you online and/or over the phone, and are safely serving students in person if needed. Contact MCC's Counseling Center for assistance at (585) 292-2140 or via email.
Additional information can be found on the SUNY website, including