MCC Residence Life Staff considers you, the parent or guardian, a partner in our efforts to educate each student outside of the classroom. Our focus is on the development of each individual student as they find a home here at our Marshalltown Campus. Our most common discussions with parents are around their student’s social adjustment to college life as well as concerns regarding roommates and other living situations.
We understand that the transition to college can be a difficult process for both students and parents. Your student will encounter a variety of situations throughout their college years, and it is our hope to assist them as they grow and develop as young adults.
Once again, it is our hope to partner with you in an effort to assist each student in their transition to college life. Therefore, we ask that you keep the following in mind as we work together:
- While problems may arise as your student adjusts to life on campus and in the Residence Complexes, it is important that each student take an active role in working to resolve these problems. Residence Life staff members are here to work directly with your student and facilitate the problem solving process. Please realize that while we are happy to speak with you about concerns you have as a parent, it is very important that we work directly with the students involved. As your student will realize, direct and clear communication is the key to resolving most issues.
- Roommate conflicts always have multiple perspectives and points of view. Before taking action on a reported concern, we work to gather all perspectives and learn as much as we can about the situation. Our staff will then work directly with the students involved to help resolve the issue. Both our professional and student staff members are trained in conflict mediation skills and can often help roommates to acquire necessary listening and communication skills that will assist them throughout their years of living on campus.
We look forward to working with your student as they find a home on-campus while living and learning!
Please feel free to explore the parent resources below.
Roles of Residence Life Staff
Director of Residence Life
The Director of Residence Life is directly responsible for managing the overall residential program at MCC. With the talents of the residential staff, this individual works in designing and implementing programs within the complexes, and overseeing the maintenance, housekeeping, safety and disciplinary standards. The Director also guides the residential staff towards the fulfillment of the MCC Residential Philosophy.
Residence Complex Coordinators
Residence Complex Coordinators (RCs) are professional staff members that live and work in the residential complexes while also serving as assistant coaches to support the MCC Athletics Program. They are responsible for the day to day operations of the complexes to which they are assigned, including providing support services directly to students, supervising Resident Assistants (RAs), overseeing all educational, social, and operational activities.
Resident Assistants are full-time students who live in the residence halls and are responsible for a particular floor/complex of residents. They provide support, act as a resource for students, coordinate social and educational programs, and work with one another as a staff to enforce college policy within the residential complexes.
U.S. Mail is delivered to each residence hall every day the Post Office is open. Below are listed how mail and packages should be addressed to students living on campus.
110 College Dr., room _____
Marshalltown, IA 50158