link Welcome Tips for Students

Welcome to Mission

The following is meant to help you navigate your first few days at Mission College. If you don't know, just ask! Go to ask.missioncollege.edu, click on the chat button on the right or  submit your question here.

 


MC PORTAL

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RESOURCES

We offer a number of resources for students from financial assistance, laptop loans, wifi hotspots and more. 

Go to resources.missioncollege.edu for more information.

Students are also encouraged to go to counseling.missioncollege.edu.

MY MISSION PORTAL

My Mission Portal allows students to pay their bills, register for classes and see an unofficial transcript

REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Once students have a Student ID number they can register for classes through My Mission Portal

SEARCH FOR CLASSES

Go to schedule.missioncollege.edu and use our search tool to find the classes right for you.

FINDING YOUR TEXTBOOKS

This video shows you how to find the textbooks you need for each of your classes. You can also type in the CRN code at the bookstore link or search for the class online and then click on "bookstore links" after you click on the class.

ADD CODES

Students can still add the class even after the semester start date, if there are seats available. The instructor will assign student an add code. To add a class once it begins, you must contact the instructor (whether you are wait listed or not) via email or in person at the first day of class.

FINDING INSTRUCTOR EMAILS

Here is one way to find instructors' email address by searching for the class. If you don't hear back, email askmc@missioncollege.edu and we can help!

WHAT TO TAKE AND WHEN

Alum Trinidad Sanchez, now at San Jose State, gives some great advice on how to schedule classes.

PAYING FOR CLASSES

Students must pay for classes prior to the start of the term. Students pay through My Mission Portal

CANVAS

Never taken an online class before? We've got you - read this article.

If you add a class after it started prior to 11 p.m., you will have access to Canvas the next day.

WVM Email / See Your Schedule

The WVM Email address allows single sign-on and access to an array of free services, including how to see your class schedule through My Mission Portal.

WAIT LIST

If a class is closed, students can add their names to the section’s wait list before the class begins. Students will be notified by email of their status. It is recommended that students monitor their wait list regularly to check on the current class status.

TUTORING

Mission College offers a number of tutoring options from MESA to STEM Peer Mentors, a Writing Center,  the Academic Support Center and in support in DSPS and VALOR.

For a list of services go to /student_services/tutoring.html.

JOBS

Looking for a job on campus? Check out https://missioncollege.edu/student_services/job-placement-internship-center/index.html. Employers can also register and add jobs as well. 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Looking to Get to Mission?

The SmartPass/Eco Pass Clipper Card is here! Mission College will issue a personalized and free VTA Smart Pass Clipper Card to all registered Mission College students to ride the VTA Bus and VTA Light Rail systems for free? Available at the Info Desk in the Campus Center

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Class Schedule

Looking for a specific class? Use the online search for classes offered. Please note the "r" on the schedule stands for Thursday classes.

Adding a Closed Class and Codes

Students can still add the class even after the semester start date, if there are seats available. The instructor will assign student an add code. To add a class once it begins, you must contact the instructor (whether you are wait listed or not) via email or in person at the first day of class.

ADD CODES WILL WORK ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE SEMESTER

If there are seats available, the instructor will assign students. Add codes can then be added within My Mission Portal. The Add Codes are valid through the first two weeks of the semester or a shorter period if a short-term course.


Food for Textbooks

The Library has a Food for Textbooks program that if you donate 10 cans of food, you will receive a textbook for the semester. Please see the Library site for more details or click on the above link. Supplies are limited.


Disability Support Program and Services (DSPS)

For information regarding specific support services available through DSPS and special classes (listed under Learning Services), please call (408) 988-2200 or TTY (408) 727-9243, or email DSPS@wvm.edu


Transfer Center / Counseling

Have a question in regards to career or academic counseling? Need help in how to deal with a personal situation? Have a crisis? We are here to help! Visit the Transfer and Counseling Centers located on the first floor by Admissions. 


Veterans

Our Veterans Services Center (VALOR) is located on the second floor of the Campus Center. Located across from DSPS VA Counselors are available daily.

More information about our services for Mission College veterans is at /student_services/veterans/.


Food Service

Cafeteria–Open daily when regular semester classes are in session located in the Campus Center.

KJ's Café–Located on the first floor, lobby area of Main Building and in the Gillmor Center.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays the Hospitality Management Program serves lunch at The Bistro in their dining room from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is open to the public.


Parking on Campus

A valid student or staff parking permit is required to park on campus. Student parking permit requirements are enforced Monday through Sunday, between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. 

Summer and Fall 2021:

Students will be eligible to receive a no cost semester length parking permit for the Summer or Fall.  Do note that parking permits are still required on all vehicles and students will need to order a no cost semester permit online in My Mission Portal and display it on their vehicle when parked on campus. They can also pick up a permit at the parking office in the Campus Center next to the Bookstore.

Purchasing Parking Permit

  • A semester-length student parking permit may be purchased online or in person at the Admissions and Records Office.
  • For online purchases, a printable temporary permit will also be provided if the permit purchased is currently in use.
  • Daily Parking Permit (Valid on the date purchase only- $3.00 per day). One-day “Daily” parking permits may be purchased at any of the daily permit dispensers located in parking lots B, C and D.

A student "grace-period" will be observed during the week immediately prior to the start of the Fall and Spring semesters.