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August 13, 2017
Week of August 13-19, 2017
This week at a glance….......

Sunday, August 13, 2017 –
      1:00 PM – Residence Hall Check In for New Students
      4:00 PM – Dedication Service; MLB Auditorium
      5:00 PM – Supper; Ray Dining Hall
      7:00 PM – Worship Service; Garrett Auditorium
      8:45 PM – Welcome Back Bash; The Green

Monday, August 14, 2017 –
      8:00 AM – Administrative Offices Open
      9:00 AM – FYE (Freshman Year Experience); Garrett Auditorium
      9:00 AM – Transfer Orientation; MLB Auditorium
      4:00 PM – Evening Classes begin
      4:30 PM – Administrative Offices Close
      6:30 PM – SBA (Student Body Association) Party; SUB (Paschal Student Union)
                     – Gating Ceremony (Euzelian Gates Entrance); After the SBA Party

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 –
      8:00 AM – Administrative Offices Open
      8:00 AM – Tuesday/Thursday Classes begin
      4:30 PM – Administrative Offices Close
      6:30 PM – BSU Welcome Back Party; Broach Baptist Student Union

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 –
      8:00 AM – Administrative Offices Open
      8:00 AM – Monday/Wednesday/Friday Classes begin
      10:00 AM – First Student Chapel for Commuters and Resident Students
      4:30 PM – Administrative Offices Close

Thursday, August 17, 2017 –
      8:00 AM – Administrative Offices Open
      4:30 PM – Administrative Offices Close
      8:00 PM – Mandatory Residence Hall Meeting; Locations will be announced.

Friday, August 18, 2017 –
      8:00 AM – Administrative Offices Open
      10:00 AM – Academic Convocation; MLB Auditorium (All students)
      4:30 PM – Administrative Offices Close
      8:00 PM – Movie Night; Garrett Auditorium

Saturday, August 19, 2017 –



STUDENT SERVICES

*Move-in day for Returning Dorm Students is Saturday, August 12 starting at 1:00 PM.
**Move-in day for New Dorm Students is Sunday, August 13 starting at 1:00 PM.
All new incoming freshmen need to attend Freshman Year Experience at 9:00 AM on Monday, August 14.
All new transfer students need to attend Transfer Orientation at 9:00 AM on Monday, August 14.

BUSINESS OFFICE

Payment or an approved payment plan for Fall 2017 for non-resident students is due before classes begin August 15th. You may pay in the Business Office from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., make online payments at www.bmc.edu/Pay Tuition and Fees or call 662.685.4771 Ext. 133.
Go to www.bmc.edu/registration, select new, continuing, or re-admitted students and complete the 6 steps to complete your Fall 2017 registration.

RAY DINING HALL HOURS

Monday–Friday:
      Breakfast 7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
      Dinner 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
      Supper 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Saturday:
      Breakfast 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
      Dinner 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
      Supper 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sunday:
      Breakfast 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
      Buffet 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
      Supper 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

FINANCIAL AID ANNOUNCEMENTS

Check out the Financial Aid Application Checklist, http://www.bmc.edu/fa_checklist.asp on the BMC website!! Includes information you need to apply for federal and state financial aid for 2017-18. Scholarship opportunities are also listed.

The 2017-18 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is available now. If you plan on being enrolled beginning August 2017, you must complete a FAFSA. https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Mississippi Residents - apply for State of Mississippi Financial Aid programs! http://riseupms.com/

The Office of Financial Aid has been notified that the Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA is not operable at this time. A FAFSA can still be filled out but you will have to manually enter your income tax information into the FAFSA from the 2015 Income Tax Return.

PARKING TICKETS Parking Tickets are $25 for each violation.

All vehicles on campus should have a parking decal affixed to the left rear glass. Tickets will be issued to vehicles without a parking decal and tickets issued for violations will be charged to the students’ accounts.
Security guards will issue Parking Tickets for all Parking Violations – No Parking Decal on your vehicle; Parking in a Reserved Space (including Faculty/Staff, Handicapped, Visitor, etc.); Parking on the grass; Parking outside parking space lines; Obstructing a building entrance, loading zone, or the flow of traffic; Parking in a NO Parking zone.

****CHAPEL ABSENCES****

Students are allowed six (6) chapel absences each semester. These six allowed absences will not be used in determining the chapel grade. For each chapel absence over the six (6) allowed, a $50 fine will be automatically assessed to the student’s account and a letter will be automatically sent to the student’s BMC email account informing them of the fine. The absence will not be cleared until the fine is paid in the Business Office. Holds will be placed on the student’s account until the excessive chapel absences are cleared.

Students should complete the requirements for clearing the excessive chapel absence during the semester in which the absence occurs. However, students currently with holds on their accounts due to Chapel absences should follow the procedures for clearing these absences which were in force when the absence occurred. Satisfactory chapel attendance is a graduation requirement. Diplomas will not be awarded until the chapel absences are cleared.

WELLNESS CENTER INFORMATION

Wellness Center Hours:
Monday through Saturday open 5 AM to 11 PM
Sunday open 2 PM to 5 PM

Wellness Center Policy:
All BMC Faculty and Staff now have the benefit of their spouse and children (living at home, older than 14) being able to use the Wellness Center for free. All they will need to do is fill out the paperwork and pay a $10 card fee.

The Wellness Center is striving to promote a culture of WELLNESS on our Blue Mountain College campus and in our community, and to make healthy fitness choices more available to our BMC family and community.

Posted by Chapel Announcements on August 13, 2017 at 0:00 AM
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