Pearl River Community College

Residence Life

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.

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