Pearl River Community College

Parents Prowl - September, 2016

September, 2016 – Volume 2

Welcome to the PRCC family and your second edition of your Parents Prowl newsletter.  You will receive your newsletter the last week of each month.

New FASFA changes:

FASFA changes

Check out a performance at the Brownstone Center for the Arts.  September 12 at 7 p.m. the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will perform.  Tickets are $20 for the floor and $15 for the balcony.  You may purchase tickets at or by calling the box office at 601-403-1180.

If a student is in a M-W-F class they are allowed 6 cuts/absences.  On the 7th absence, they are cut/dropped from the class.  If a student is in a T-Th class, they are allowed 4 cuts/absences.  On the 5th absence, they are cut/dropped from the class.  Students enrolled in one day only classes or night classes are allowed 2 absences and are dropped from the class at the 3rd absence.    
Lynx - Pearl River Mass Notification System

Sign up for LYNX, PRCC's Mass Notification System...

Please encourage your student to sign up for the PRCC Mass Notification System.  It is located within their Riverguide.  Students may enter multiple phone numbers.  They may put your number along with theirs. 

The PRCC Notification System is used to notify students, faculty and staff of vital information during the semester.  This system is generally used to notify you when the campus is closed due to severe weather.

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.

Students have many opportunities to join clubs and organizations on campus.  Encourage your student to check out the many options available on campus from the Baptist Student Union to Intramural sports activities.

Student Success Center
Here is a site you might like to follow as new college parents:  How to Raise an Adult.  Here is a link to the website:

Please follow us on our social sites to keep up-to-date on daily happenings on campus.  We are on Facebook - Pearl River Community College, Instagram - PRCC Wildcats; Twitter - PRCC_WildcatsPinterest - Pearl River Community College (lots of good college boards) and on LinkedIn - Pearl River Community College.

If you know of parents who would like to receive the newsletter, they may contact Carol Williams at or call 601-403-1287.  Soon a link will be created on the PRCC website where parents may sign up there. It will be under the  Community tab.