ROAR Frequently Asked Questions

New Student Orientation

Thank you for your interest in attending ROAR!  Please read this FAQ page before registering.

Do you plan to begin at PRCC during the Fall 2017 semeseter? We will have ROAR sessions during the summer just for you! Look for registration to begin in February.

ROARQ:  What is ROAR?
A: ROAR is PRCC’s new student orientation. Here you will begin your journey as a new freshman where you will learn about campus resources, academic expectations, how to get involved on campus, and create your class schedule.

Q:  Who should attend?
A:  All new freshmen students are strongly encouraged to attend. You must complete your admissions file before attending your ROAR session. Please call (601) 403-1214 or (601) 554-5519 to verify your completion of the admissions process. We also encourage you to begin the financial aid process by applying for FAFSA online at

Q:  How long will ROAR last?
A:  We have so much to share with you, so make plans to be here roughly three hours. Dress comfortably and wear walking shoes if you will participate in the optional campus tour (see non-discrimination policy below regarding disability accommodations). Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to your session in the Technology Building(Poplarville), Allied Health Building (Forrest County Center), or Front Desk (Hancock Center).

Q:  What will I do at ROAR?

  • Learn about campus resources

  • Tour campus (optional)
  • Understand college expectations
  • Get involved with campus life
  • Register for classes
  • Take care of business (financial aid, student ID, etc.)

Q:  What do I need to bring to ROAR?

  • Valid photo ID (such as your driver’s license)
  • Any ACT scores or transcripts that have not already been sent to the PRCC Admissions Office (including transcripts for any Dual Enrollment courses you have completed at another institution). You will be unable to register for classes without first being accepted to PRCC through the Admissions Office.
  • Any financial aid documents that you may have questions about. 

Q:  Can I bring my parents or a guest to ROAR?
A:  Parents and guests are welcome to attend ROAR with you. Due to space limitations, you may bring no more than one guest with you to ROAR.

Q:  Can I apply for housing at ROAR?
A:  Please note, if you plan to stay in Student Housing, be aware that dorms typically stay full throughout the academic year. However, you are welcome to submit a housing application online here. More information can be found on the Residence & Student Life page or you may call the Student Housing Office at 601-403-1412 to check on the status of your application.

Q:  Can I get a parking decal at ROAR?
A:  Parking decals are be available for purchase online here or you can pay in person at the Business Office on campus. After purchasing your parking decal, it will be available for pickup at the Campus Police department when you attend ROAR.

Q:  Can I pay my bill at ROAR?
A:  Beginning December 1st, you will be able to pay your PRCC bill online after you register for classes.  If you would prefer to pay in person at the Business Office, you will have the opportunity to do so after your ROAR session.

Q:  I already registered for ROAR, but now I need to change dates or my major. How can I make this change?
A:  If you need to make changes to the date or time of your ROAR session, the major you want to pursue at PRCC, or any other information you provided us on your original registration form, please send an e-mail to Jaime Missimer in the Office of Student Success at

Please call us at 601-403-1377 if you have any questions. We are excited to welcome you to the Wildcat Family!
Go Wildcats!
Orientation Staff
Office of Student Success

Non-Discrimination Policy

Pearl River Community College offers equal education and employment opportunities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, or disability. For inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies or to request accommodations, special assistance, or alternate format publication please contact Tonia Moody, Director of Admissions and Records, ADA/Civil Rights Coordinator, and Title IX Coordinator at P.O. Box 5537, Poplarville, MS 39470 or 601-403-1060.