March 3, 2021 - 2:35pm
Pearl River Community College is looking forward to giving students the full college experience this fall.
Students will once again have access to a wide variety of daily student activities and sporting events. Pearl River’s Student Government Association and Student Activities Office have plans for an exciting student engagement calendar going into the fall. Traditional face-to-face coursework options will be available as well as a wealth of hybrid and online choices. Visit PRCC.EDU/Academics to learn more.
“It’s time to offer students the full college experience this fall,” PRCC President Dr. Adam Breerwood said. “The interactions of faculty, staff, and students on campus contribute to a vibrant community. Being together brings with it much more than teaching a class or staffing an office. It allows faculty, staff and students to interact more frequently and get to know one another; it allows offices to collaborate on ideas for improvement and students to benefit from all that our campuses have to offer.
“Join us as we gradually move in the direction of bringing everyone to a sense of togetherness.”
NEVER SLOWING DOWN
While still following safety guidelines and protocols, Pearl River has never slowed down showing that Wildcats Never Quit.
An abundance of construction projects have continued through the pandemic, including the completed James W. Barnes STEM Center, expanding bookstore services to include the Wildcat Distribution Center, continuing construction on the new Wildcat Den and Mini Mart location, relocating the Verlene Cole Alumni House to expand the campus and welcome alumni to campus events and the new men’s and women’s dormitories which are rapidly approaching completion. Pearl River's Brownstone Center also plans to continue to build its calendar of cultural experiences with a full fall season.
Beginning Wednesday, March 3, capacity guidelines will be lifted for all outdoor venues for athletic events, including Dub Herring Park, Wildcat Stadium and the Pearl River Soccer Complex. Additionally, attendance at Marvin R. White Coliseum and Shivers Gymnasium will be increased to 50 percent. Admissions for those games will be granted on a first come, first serve basis until capacity is reached.
“We are extremely grateful to our faculty, staff, and students for the tremendous job they have done to excel during the past year with the challenges we have faced,” Vice President for Poplarville Campus and Student Activities Jeff Long said. “I know we have made great improvements in certain areas brought about by the adjustments needed during this unprecedented time. We also believe the overall college experience is vital for student success, and we look forward to providing that to our students and faculty this coming Fall.”
IT’S NEVER BEEN EASIER
The adjustments made during COVID-19 have made it easier than ever before for students to have access to a quality education no matter their circumstance. Students can secure their future at The River by following four easy steps to become a Wildcat.
1. Apply for Admissions
2. Apply for Financial Aid
3. Apply for Housing
4. Sign up for ROAR
Visit prcc.edu/Admissions to become a Wildcat today.
While the adaptation to insurmountable roadblocks has created an environment for students to continue to learn and thrive during a strange time, Pearl River recognizes and is seizing the opportunity to allow for students to return to a sense of normalcy.
Pearl River will continue to monitor CDC guidelines and conduct campus life in line with safety protocols while offering our Wildcats the college experience they deserve.