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August 5, 2018
Week of August 5-11, 2018
This week at a glance….......

Sunday, August 5, 2018 –
      9:30 AM – Sunday School; SUB (Paschal Student Center) Upper Level

Monday, August 6, 2018 –
      8:00 AM – Administrative Offices open
      4:30 PM – Administrative Offices close for the day

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 –
      8:00 AM – Administrative Offices open
      9:00 AM – New Employee Orientation; Coward-Martin 110
      10:30 AM – New Faculty Meet with Dr. Teague; Coward-Martin 110
      4:30 PM – Administrative Offices close for the day

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 –
      8:00 AM – Administrative Offices open
      9:00 AM Faculty Professional Development; Coward-Martin 110
      4:30 PM – Administrative Offices close for the day

Thursday, August 9, 2018 –
      8:00 AM – Administrative Offices open
      8:00 AM – Dean’s Council; Coward-Martin 110
      1:00 PM – Faculty Planning; Offices
      4:30 PM – Administrative Offices close for the day
      6:00 PM – Blue & Gold Dinner; Ray Dining Hall

Friday, August 10, 2018 –
      8:00 AM – Administrative Offices open
      9:00 AM – Faculty Meeting; Coward-Martin 110
      12:30 PM – Faculty Workshops; Coward-Martin 110
      2:15 PM – Committee Chair Update; MLB Auditorium
      2:30 PM – Safety Workshop (ALL Faculty & Staff); MLB Auditorium
      4:30 PM – Administrative Offices close for the day

Saturday, August 11, 2018 –
      8:00 AM – Freshman Move-in Day (8:00 AM-11:00 AM
      11:00 AM Dedication Service; MLB Auditorium
      1:30 PM – Freshman Year Orientation; MLB Auditorium
      2:30 PM – Ice Cream Party; Ray Dining Hall
      7:00 PM – Movie Night; Garrett Hall Auditorium



BUSINESS OFFICE

All bills for room and board, tuition, and fees of every kind must be paid in full to the Business Office before the student’s official transcript can be released or a diploma can be awarded. In the event that a student’s account is not paid by the end of the academic session, interest may be charged on the unpaid balance at the current rate of interest. Grades will not be accessible until satisfactory arrangements have been made in the Business Office.

FALL 2018
Payment or an approved payment plan is due on or before August 1, 2018.
Please email Pam Pharr at ppharr@bmc.edu if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you in advance for your payment.

ATTENTION 2019 CANDIDATES FOR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES!

All students who expect to complete degree requirements by December 2018, May 2019, or July/August 2019, must submit an application for degree to the Office of the Registrar by Friday, September 15. Information concerning commencement and the application for degree process as well as the application form are posted at www.bmc.edu. Click on the ACADEMICS tab and then the OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR tab. Scroll down the page and click on the Application for Degree link. Carefully read the information items and then complete and submit the Application for Degree. Contact the Office of the Registrar if you have questions concerning the application for degree process.

ID BADGES

Students need to retain their ID Badges for the coming years. If they lose it, or it gets destroyed, they will be charged $32 for a new one upon their return to campus for classes. Please do not throw the badges away at the end of the semester.

FINANCIAL AID ANNOUNCEMENTS

If you have filed your FAFSA and completed all required paperwork a pink card will be available for you in the Financial Aid Office. You must have a pink card to make a schedule for Fall 2018.

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 financial aid for 2018-19. Scholarship opportunities are also listed.

The 2018-19 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is available now. If you plan on being enrolled beginning August, 2018, you must complete a 2018-19 FAFSA. https://fafsa.ed.gov/. You are encouraged to use the Data Retrieval Tool, (DRT) when filing your 2018-19 FAFSA. You will report 2016 taxes.

If you are a Mississippi resident you may now apply for Mississippi state aid for 2018-19 www.riseupms.com

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. 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 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.

RAY DINING HALL SUMMER HOURS

Monday-Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: Buffet 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

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.

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 5, 2018 at 0:00 AM
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