Graduate and Professional Studies

Student Services & Perks

The information on this page is intended to assist you in planning your studies at Milligan College. In addition to the information provided here, be sure to review the information specific to your program.

All Milligan students are admitted free to regular season home athletic events with a valid Milligan ID. Milligan College has a proud heritage of top student-athletes participating in competitive intercollegiate athletics. In the past 10 years, Milligan has won more than 50 conference titles and made 57 national tournament appearances in various sports. Visit the athletics webpage for team schedules.

Athletic & fitness facilities / Intramurals
GPS students are eligible to sign up to use the college's fitness equipment in the Gilliam Wellness Center, fieldhouse, tennis courts, pool, and other facilities during scheduled hours and with valid Milligan ID. The usage fee for graduate and adult students is $60 for July-December usage and $60 for January-June. Graduate and adult students are also encouraged to participate in Intramural sports.

Campus Activities
Commuters and graduate students are welcome to participate in student clubs, organizations, and activities. For more information about getting involved on campus, visit the Community Life page or call 423-461-8335.

Campus Minister
Milligan College has a full-time campus minister to help meet the needs of faith development in the campus community. Contact Brad Wallace or call 423.461.8748.

Campus Security
Milligan College contracts with a professional guard service to provide after hours security. Between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays, the Director of Campus Security is on duty to assist with campus law enforcement. Between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. daily, at least one security officer is on duty (423-461-8912). These individuals conduct inspections of campus buildings and patrol the campus throughout the night.

Security personnel have authority to enforce campus traffic policies, to request identification of any person on campus and to escort unauthorized persons from campus if necessary, to detain persons in violation of the law, and to fulfill such other responsibilities as may be appropriate in the performance of their duties.

Campus security officers are equipped with cellular telephones to provide direct access by the community during the hours on duty. Officers are also equipped with two-way radio communication with the city police department to enlist their assistance should the need arise. Any crimes and/or thefts should be reported immediately to Campus Security.

Career Services
Career Services aids students and alumni by helping to provide opportunities for a fulfilling life through services designed to prepare participants for graduate studies and/or a rewarding career or profession. A number of services are offered to students at a variety of locations on campus. For more information, visit Career Services.

Milligan College has from its beginning held the Chapel program as an integral part of campus life. Due to course schedules, graduate students and degree completion students are not required to attend chapel, but you are welcome and encouraged to do so. Visit the Campus Ministry area for more information and a schedule of services.

Computer Labs
Several networked computer labs are located on campus. For facility hours, click here.

The Student Development Office provides short term counseling assistance for those students who need to share a concern with someone. The counseling relationship is one which gives the students support and assistance. Areas of difficulty or questions which might be considered in counseling include social, academic, and personal issues. The service is, with very limited exceptions, confidential. The counselor will explain those exceptions at the outset, if desired. There is no additional fee for the counseling service.

Ms. Blaire Hickman, LCSW, will be on campus each Monday and Thursday from 1:30-4 p.m. to provide assessment/referral and short-term counsling services. Her office will be in Hardin 210. Students will need to schedule an appointment through the school nurse, Susie Dayton, at 423.461.8667..

Dining Options
Commuters may eat in the Dining Hall (Sutton Hall) or Grill (Student Center) during regular hours. Commuters may also choose to participate in any meal plan offered to residential students. For more information, contact the Business Office. For a schedule of hours, click here.

The Rehabilitation Act of 1974 (Section 504) states that qualified students with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations. If you require services, contact the Director of Disability Services (DDS). For more information, visit Disabilities.

E-mail Policy
For official communication, including any communication from Milligan offices or Milligan faculty to students, the e-mail address issued by Milligan College will be the only e-mail address used.  Notices sent by official Milligan e-mail will be considered adequate and appropriate communication.  It is incumbent on students to check their official Milligan e-mail regularly. 

Visit Campus Hours to see when campus buildings can be accessed.

Health Clinic
The Health Clinic is located in the Gilliam Wellness Center. Health services include health and physical assessment, treatment of minor injuries and problems, and referral to local physicians or other appropriate health care providers. The college recommends all students have basic insurance protection for medical expenses. If a medical emergency is imminent, call 911 immediately.

Milligan College recommends that all students be covered by health insurance while enrolled. If your are already covered by a group policy, you must furnish the name of the company and policy information on the Health and Immunization Record. You must complete and sign the front page of the form and have a physician complete and sign the back page indicating the dates of the required two doses of the MMR vaccine. International students must also meet the TB testing requirements. The other vaccines are recommended. Housing will not be assigned until this information is submitted to Health Services. 

Self Service
Students can view information about their academic record and student account in the college's student records database using the ID and password assigned to them for college network access. Among the information available to the students are semester class schedules, the college catalog, mid-term and final grades, unofficial transcripts, and charges and credits to the student's account. Click here to access Self Service.

Lost and Found
All articles found on the campus are turned in at the Registrar's Office in Derthick Hall.

Mailing Address Policy
All students are responsible for keeping their permanent home mailing address and current local postal mailing address up to date with the college.  Students must go to the Registrar's Office to notify the college if their address changes.

Open parking for commuters begins daily at 3:00 p.m. At all other times, commuters are to park in the following locations only:

The use of a vehicle on campus is a privilege extended to the college community. Each motorized vehicle must be registered by the Student Development Office at the time you register for classes or in the Student Development Office after registration. Please have the following information when you register: license tag/plate number, color, make, model, and year of your vehicle(s). There is a $100 fine for not registering a vehicle or not displaying a sticker.

Each vehicle driven/parked on campus must be registered. Operators of these vehicles are expected to learn and follow the driving/parking policies on campus (outlined in the Student Handbook). Violators of these policies are subjecting themselves to significant fines and loss of vehicle privileges. Fines range from $20 to $100. All tickets must be paid in the McCown Cottage Business Office. Receiving more than ten tickets can result in the loss of driving privileges on campus.

Photograph Release
From time to time our students and employees may be identified or photographed for publication, broadcast, transmission and/or electronic display by the news media or college public relations officials. Unless a written statement to the contrary is filed with the Office of Student Development at the beginning of the semester, students and employees of Milligan College waive their model rights to be photographed for the college's print and online publications without prior notice.

Release of Information
The College makes every effort to keep student records in line with federal regulations. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act stipulates the guidelines by which the College makes decisions in regard to the release and use of student records. A copy of this Act may be obtained in the Student Development Office. Milligan follows the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act in releasing any information.

Only directory information, such as name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most previous educational agency or institution attended by the student is released without the student's consent.  Students may file a form in the Registrar's Office if they wish to be excluded from the directory. The directory is for use within the College. Anyone outside the College who desires student information is directed to the Registrar.

Student lounge
Commuters and graduate students are encouraged to use the McMahan Student Center, which houses a snack bar, SUB 7 room, lounge, bookstore, Student Development office, conference room, and offices for the Student Government Association. The lower level of the center hosts the Institute for Servant Leadership, including Student Success, LINC volunteer services, Career Services, and Diversity services.   Also, Information Technology is located on the lower floor of the student center.

Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act
Information relative to the Federal "Student Right to Know Campus Security Act" (Public Law 101-542), Federal "Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act" and Tennessee "College and University Security Information Act" is available in the Office of the Vice President for Student Development. This information includes campus crime statistics, Campus Security policies and procedures, and a drug-free policy statement.

Symphony Orchestra
Milligan students with valid ID are granted free admission to Johnson City Symphony Orchestra concerts held on the Milligan College campus.


This information is provided as a service for graduate students who are relocating to the Milligan area.

Potential Housing Options close to Milligan College:

On Plymouth Road between Old Lewis and South Roan Street
Contact: Bill Hawk at 423-534-5050
1 bedroom $360/mo

Mayflower Apartments
2 story apartments on the corner of South Roan and Mayflower
2 bedrooms 1 ½ bath. No pets. $500/mo $450 deposit.

Mountain View Village Apartments
1 bedroom; 2 bedroom has washer/dryer & dishwasher. $340- $423/mo.
On Mayflower between South Roan and Old Lewis

Stoneybrook Heights Apartments
On Swadley between Milligan Highway and Plymouth
2/3/4 bedrooms. Pet friendly.
2 bedroom - $525/mo
3 bedroom - $575/mo
4 bedroom - $615/mo

Milligan Place
On Milligan Highway (left side heading toward Milligan from Johnson City)
Townhouse like apartments

Milligan View Apartments
On Milligan Highway (left side just before Milligan entrance)
1 and 2 bedrooms
423-928-4443 (after 4 pm)

College View Apartments
On Milligan Highway on left immediately past the entrance to Milligan College
1 bedroom

The Overlook
Off of Milligan Hwy., entrance ¼ past campus on left heading to Elizabethton
423-929-0711 - $385 - $400/mo
Lofts: $560 + utilities

Dogwood Heights
Off University Parkway between Milligan and ETSU, office located ½ mile from ETSU at
811 Magnolia Extension in Johnson City

Wade Apartments
On Watauga, across from Specialty Hospital