Wildcat Parents

Residence Life

One of the most significant changes for a new college student can be moving into campus housing.  For many students, this is the first time living away from home, and it is where a sense of independence is truly first experienced.  Whether your student is living in one of the residence halls or commuting from home, as a parent, your role will change significantly.  Be patient as your student learns what this thing called adulthood is really all about.

It has been proven that most students bring a number of different technological devices with them to college.  The majority of students today have never known a world without computers and the Internet.  These things are an extension of who they are.  If your student will live in campus housing, it is always a good idea to make sure all the devices being brought to college are compatible with the technology situation at Pearl River.  The Information Technology department has more information about recommended items.

Regardless of whether your student will live in one of the residence halls or whether he or she will commute, being involved in campus activities is a proven factor in student success.  While athletics and fine arts are on the Poplarville campus, all locations of Pearl River Community College have clubs and organizations.  Encourage your student to join and be an active member of the opportunities that are available. 

Wildcat ParentsPoplarville Campus:

  • Baptist Student Union
  • College Republicans
  • DECA
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Honors Institute
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • PRCC Gaming and Strategy Club
  • River Navigators
  • Skills USA
  • STEM Club (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
  • Student Government Association
  • Student Nurses Association
  • Wesley Foundation
  • Wildcat Watch
  • Young Americans for Liberty

Forrest County Center:

  • American Dental Hygienists’ Association
  • Baptist Student Union
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Forrest County Center Science Club
  • History and Humanities Club
  • Mu Alpha Theta
  • Phi Theta Kappa-Beta Tau Gamma Chapter
  • Sigma Kappa Delta National English Honor Society
  • Student Government Association

Hancock Center:

  • Baptist Student Union
  • Phi Theta Kappa

Dormitories are provided on the Poplarville Campus.  If your student wants to reside in one of these facilities, it is imperative to apply early.  There is always a wait list for both male and female dorms.  There are also some very specific items that students plan to bring and not to bring to dorm life.  Make sure to refer to this list as you help your student prepare for life away from home.

2016-2017 PRCC Dormitory Holiday Closings

    • November 21-25 (Thanksgiving Break) Dorm will close on Friday, November 18th at 4:00pm and open on Sunday, November 27th at 1:00pm
    • December 12-January 6 (Winter Break) Dorm will close on Friday, December 9th at 4:00pm and open Sunday, January 8th at 1:00pm
    • March 13-17 (Spring Break) Dorm will close Friday, March 10th at 4:00pm and open Sunday, March 19th at 1:00pm
    • April 13 (Good Friday-Easter Break) Dorm will close Thursday, April 12th at 4:00pm and open Sunday, April 15th at 5:00pm

Note: All dormitory students MUST leave campus for the holidays listed above. If there is an issue with a student leaving during the holiday, he/she must complete a holiday dorm request form. The form can be accessed in Riverguide under the student housing link. Forms are also available in the Office of Residence Life. The Office of Residence Life will evaluate the reasoning given and let the student know if they are approved or denied.

Dormitory students are not required to remove their belongings during the holidays (with the exception of those students that do not reapply for the spring 2017 semester). We do ask that all dorm students take personal belongings (laptops, tablets, etc.) and all perishable food items home for the holidays.

Do Bring

  • Bed Linens (twin), pillows, blankets
  • Towels and other bathroom necessities
  • School supplies - paper, pens, pencils, tape, etc.
  • Alarm clock
  • Flip flops for the shower
  • An umbrella for rainy days
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Storage boxes with locks
  • Laundry basket and soap
  • Small first-aid kit
  • Renter's insurance or a personal property rider on your parents' insurance
  • TV
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Do NOT Bring

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Ammunition
  • Alcoholic beverages and/or empty containers
  • Controlled substances
  • Candles
  • Hotplates, toasters, and/or toaster ovens
  • Personal air-conditioners or space heaters
  • Pets
  • Water guns
  • Firecrackers or other explosives
  • Grills
  • Incense
  • Satellite dishes