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We can’t wait to see you on campus in August for another awesome year! All of the news in the Summer Sizzler is intended to assist you in your planning and preparation for all that awaits you this fall.

Take your time and read through all this info carefully. Be sure to check out the Welcome Week schedule so you can know where you need to be and when. In addition, even if you have already preregistered for classes, you still need to go through the check-in/registration process. Also, check out the Campus Life & Residence Life page, so you know when you are allowed to move in, what you can bring for your residence hall, and much, much more.

Enjoy the rest of your summer and then get ready for an amazing year ahead!

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matriculationMatriculation

Saturday, August 13, 7:45 p.m. (Seeger Chapel, upper level)

Matriculation is a longstanding tradition at Milligan where new students officially “sign-in” to the records of the college. This program is mandatory for all new students of the college. We invite all families of incoming students to attend this formal ceremony in which students join the Milligan community. Nice dress attire (no shorts) is requested.

Immunizations & Health Insurance – due Aug 1 (no roommate assignments until form submitted)

All students are required by law to submit a completed Health and Immunization Record prior to attending classes. In compliance with the Tennessee State Department of Health and the immunization guidelines of the American College Health Association, Milligan College requires all students to provide documented proof (physician’s signature) of having received:

  • Two MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccines, or proof of immunity, for all students born after 1956
  • Two varicella (chicken pox) vaccine, or proof of immunity/disease, for all students born after 1979
  • Meningococcal Vaccine — All new undergrads younger than 21 must provide proof of a single dose of MCV 4 administered on or after the 16th birthday (OR) if 21 or older, a single dose of MCV 4 administered within the past 5 years.
  • All international students are required to provide proof of Tuberculosis test (PPD) within the past twelve months prior to Registration, as well as proof of chest x-ray and treatment as indicated.

FIND IT: Download the form online or call your Admission Counselor at 800.262.8337 or email admissions@milligan.edu.

Microsoft Office & Computer Support

Your my.milligan.edu email address entitles you to one free copy of Microsoft Office and one free Windows operating system upgrade. Click here to learn more.

If you need help accessing your Milligan account or email, visit it.milligan.edu, or visit the Kegley Computer Center, located in the lower level of the McMahan Student Center.

commutingVehicles on campus

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.

Rave Emergency Alert System

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to sign up (free) for the RAVE Alert mass notification system, which sends instant text and email alerts about emergency and crisis situations, including weather‐related schedule changes.

Sign up here once you have received your Milligan ID and login information. After opening the link, click on Register and enter your network ID (for students this is the ID you received containing the first four letters of your last name followed by four numbers; for faculty and staff this is your Milligan username) and password. From there you can follow the steps to complete your registration for the types of notifications you wish to receive.

If you have problems registering for the service or have any questions, please contact the IT Help Desk at 423.461.8704 or ITHelpdesk@milligan.edu. Please consider registering for this service, as it provides the fastest and most efficient means of communication possible in any potential emergency situation. The only messages sent through this system are emergency information and weather‐related schedule changes. If at any point you wish to be removed from the notification list, text STOP to 67283 or 226787 from your registered phone.

Post Office Information

Did you know that Milligan College is the only college in the country that has its own official United States Post Office? Situated at the entrance to campus, the post office is here to serve you.  To receive mail on-campus, you must rent a PO Box online. Mail is not delivered to residence halls. Any regular mail addressed to students and received by the college will be returned to sender.

Postal Mail SENT
via POST OFFICE:

Packages sent U.P.S.
OR other ground service:

Student’s Name
PO Box #
Milligan College, TN 37682
Student’s Name, C/O Milligan College Physical Plant
Student’s Residence Hall and Room Number,
130 Richardson Road,
Milligan College, TN 37682

cafeteriaFood Services

Milligan College offers a continuous service meal plan provided by Pioneer College Caterers. All students must bring proper Milligan I.D. to enter the dining hall or be prepared to pay the standard line rate. The meal plan allows students to trade 25 meals per semester at the Student Center Snack Bar, more commonly called “The Grill.”

Students may also purchase a “Snack Bar Plus (SBP)” account. This account is available to all students. Residential students can add a SBP account to their standard meal plan on or before registration. This account allows students to grab a quick snack or meal at their convenience with the ease of using a prepaid credit line. The SBP account provides a $50 meal credit line at the grill for an additional charge of $40 to your meal plan. This 20% bonus credit is only available with meal plans purchased on or before registration. Additionally, if students want to add to their credit line, they may do so at any time after registration either in the cafeteria or the grill with a 10% bonus credit. Snack bar plus accounts do expire at the end of the academic year (May).

ADDITIONAL SERVICES:

  • Sick trays are available with a note of approval from a resident director, resident assistant, or college nurse.
  • “Green on the Go.” If you are on the meal plan and can’t make certain meal times due to class or work schedules, sign up for this program. You can stop by the cafeteria and pack your meal in a recycled container.
  • Special diets can be accommodated. Please provide the cafeteria in advance with an outline of your dietary needs.
  • Nutritional awareness program. A booklet is available to explain the program and help you make sound choices concerning your diet and health.

MEAL HOURS:

Monday through Friday: Continuous service from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: Brunch: 10:30-1:00; Dinner: 6-7
Sunday: Continental Breakfast: 8-9; Lunch: 11:45-1:45; Dinner: 6-7

QUESTIONS? Mark Henry, Food Service Director, 423.461.8439, mhenry@milligan.edu. Or visit www.milligan.edu/student-life/#food-dining.

Milligan Libraries

Milligan’s two libraries, P. H. Welshimer Library and the Seminary Library, offer a welcoming atmosphere with both individual and group study spaces, friendly staff, and excellent resources. Learn more at library.milligan.edu.

Express Books Enrollment

Express Books is a preorder system that allows Milligan College students to reserve their textbooks and have them waiting for pickup. Textbooks will be available for pickup on August 15 for new students and August 17-18 for returning students. This service eliminates any concern about when and how books will be purchased. You may decline any reserved book at the time of pick-up.  Click here for more information or to enroll »

Laundry Cards

Milligan offers access to Maytag laundry equipment in several on-campus laundry facilities. You may use either quarters or a prepaid laundry card. To save time and money, you can purchase your laundry card in advance for a reduced rate. Click here to learn more »

Gilliam Wellness CenterGilliam Wellness Center

Before you are eligible to use the Gilliam Wellness Center you must:

  • Obtain a Milligan student I.D.
  • Attend an orientation and sign a waiver
    • Orientation – Gilliam Wellness Center on Saturday August 13, 2016 from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    • Sessions are 15 minutes long and will begin every 30 minutes

Everything Else You Need to Know to Help with Your Transition (or almost everything…)

So by now you probably feel like you have a pretty good handle on the logistical details, but that still doesn’t answer the question of “What do I really need to bring?” and “Is there anything to do in East Tennessee?”  Well, where you have questions, we have answers.  Here are some helpful words of wisdom to aid in your transition to Milligan.

  • Pack light! You really don’t need to pack everything you own, we promise!  Check out the Residence Life page to see a list of items that you might need to bring. If you need a moving truck to get here, then you are probably bringing way too much stuff.
  • Bring an umbrella! Or a raincoat (or those cute rainboots you have needed an excuse to buy!). Now, we need to be clear on this one.  Rain is not something that happens every day around here–oftentimes the sun is shining and all you will want to do is study outside–however, for those days when it does rain, walking to class can be kind-of-less-than-pleasant if you are not properly prepared.  And profs probably won’t accept “I forgot my umbrella…in California” as an excuse for you to turn in a rain smeared paper.
  • Be prepared to study! Start good habits early–as in the first week of class! With all the transitions necessary to come to college, your first year of classes can be a REAL challenge. The suggested study time is two hours for every credit hour you are in class. Use the planner we give you and create a study schedule as soon as you get your syllabi.  You won’t regret it.
  • Don’t panic! The transition to college takes time. You may get a couple of poor test scores at the beginning and you may not make your BFF for life in your first week. People adjust to college at different rates. If you’re struggling in a class, talk to your professor or find one of our free tutors. If you’re feeling lonely, join an activity until you find one that fits! And never hesitate to seek out a faculty or staff member to talk.
  • Be creative with your free time! As we all know, eating out all of the time and going to the movies two nights each weekend will EVENTUALLY cause your budget to dry out–probably sooner than later. So be creative with what you do with your time.  There are ALWAYS fun things going on around campus, so stick around and be a part of what makes Campus Life such an incredible part of the Milligan experience.  Or, if you just need to get off campus, then go camping in the mountains, or pack up a picnic and head to the lake.  There is so much to do around here that will not empty your bank account.  Take advantage of all of the great things this community has to offer!
  • Get involved! It is not a secret that many companies are looking to hire individuals who are well-rounded and show leadership abilities. A liberal arts education provides you with amazing opportunities to develop as a person. You have made the right choice of schools; now it is time to take full advantage of what a liberal arts education has to offer. Campus Life offers a myriad of socialization and leadership opportunities. Too many students go through college without meeting new friends, without becoming a member of a social or service organization, and without an appreciation for their alma mater. Budget your time to include social events, church involvement, Bible studies, and physical exercise.
  • Take pride in your school! Plan to see a few games while you are on campus. With over 20 competitive men’s and women’s athletic teams, there is always something to cheer for! Your classmates appreciate your support, so whether it’s soccer, basketball, baseball, or a host of others, get out there and root for your school.  This is also a great opportunity for you to see faculty and staff members in a more casual setting, cheering right along with you!
  • It is OK if you do not have a car! Some students survive four years without one. Cars are expensive to maintain and can quickly diminish your cash flow. Not having one forces you to meet other people by finding rides home for break, to church, the mall, etc.
  • Ask questions! When you need help, if you are getting behind in your studies, if you do not understand something that is going on in your residence hall, ask someone about it.  Do not fear–there is no such thing as a bad question and this community wants to help you.

For lots of other useful tidbits of info, check out the Admitted Students page.

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Welcome Back!

Senior Exams

Seniors who plan to graduate in December 2016 must take Senior Majors Exams in Fall 2016 and those who plan to graduate in May 2017 must take their exams in Spring 2017. The Director of Testing will email students to schedule testing dates.

AP & CLEP Credit by Exam

Official AP and CLEP score transcripts will be evaluated by the Director of Testing. Credit will be granted according to the policies established by the Milligan Academic Committee and outlined in the Testing Services section of the Milligan catalog.

  • If you took an AP exam and requested an official score report to be sent to Milligan College, applicable credit will be applied to your Milligan transcript.
  • CLEP exams may be taken at any authorized CLEP testing site and score reports sent to Milligan College. Credit for CLEP exams will not be granted after a student has earned a cumulative total of 64 hours of college credit.

Requirements for exams are subject to change upon the recommendation of the Academic Committee. If you have any questions regarding AP or CLEP credit, please contact Cindy Wymer, Director of Testing, at 423.461.8415.

Language Placement

Milligan College encourages any student who has taken a minimum of two years of high school French, German, or Spanish to take the language placement tests which are offered on August 19 at 1:00 p.m. in Wilson Auditorium in Hardin Hall. These tests will determine the level of language study for which you are prepared. Brush up on what you already know so that you might have the opportunity to enroll in the intermediate level rather than the elementary level. All students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree must earn credit through the intermediate level of a language.

MarvelousMonday1Off-Campus Programs

Interested in studying abroad? Start planning for the Spring Semester now! Availability is limited, so get your application in early during the fall semester.

Because Milligan College is a member of the CCCU, a national association of over 100 Christian colleges and universities, numerous off-campus learning opportunities are available. These include:

  • American Studies Program in Washington, D.C.
  • Australia Studies Centre in Sydney, Australia
  • China Studies Program in Xiamen, China
  • Contemporary Music Center in Nashville
  • India Studies Program in Coimbatore, Tamil Nad
  • Latin American Studies Program in San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Los Angeles Film Studies Center
  • Middle East Studies Program in Jerusalem, Israel
  • New York Semester in Journalism
  • Oxford Summer Programme
  • Scholars’ Semester in Oxford
  • Uganda Studies Program in Kampala, Uganda

Endorsed by the CCCU, the International Business Institute, available to Business Administration majors, provides a summer opportunity to study international business. Besides the CCCU programs, Milligan College offers the Humanities Summer Study Tour. In addition, through an agreement with CAPA International Education, Milligan offers the PCCIS Semester and Summer programs in London.  Classes are held on the campus of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, part of the University of London.

Milligan also partners with the Disney College Program in Orlando, FL, which offers business and hospitality courses alongside experiential learning. Information and application materials are available in the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Microsoft Office & Computer Support

Your my.milligan.edu email address entitles you to one free copy of Microsoft Office and one free Windows operating system upgrade. Click here to learn more.

If you need help accessing your Milligan account or email, visit it.milligan.edu, or visit the Kegley Computer Center, located in the lower level of the McMahan Student Center.

commutingVehicles on campus

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.

Rave Emergency Alert System

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to sign up (free) for the RAVE Alert mass notification system, which sends instant text and email alerts about emergency and crisis situations, including weather‐related schedule changes.

Sign up here once you have received your Milligan ID and login information. After opening the link, click on Register and enter your network ID (for students this is the ID you received containing the first four letters of your last name followed by four numbers; for faculty and staff this is your Milligan username) and password. From there you can follow the steps to complete your registration for the types of notifications you wish to receive.

If you have problems registering for the service or have any questions, please contact the IT Help Desk at 423.461.8704 or ITHelpdesk@milligan.edu. Please consider registering for this service, as it provides the fastest and most efficient means of communication possible in any potential emergency situation. The only messages sent through this system are emergency information and weather‐related schedule changes. If at any point you wish to be removed from the notification list, text STOP to 67283 or 226787 from your registered phone.

cafeteriaFood Services

Milligan College offers a continuous service meal plan provided by Pioneer College Caterers. All students must bring proper Milligan I.D. to enter the dining hall or be prepared to pay the standard line rate. The meal plan allows students to trade 25 meals per semester at the Student Center Snack Bar, more commonly called “The Grill.”

Students may also purchase a “Snack Bar Plus (SBP)” account. This account is available to all students. Residential students can add a SBP account to their standard meal plan on or before registration. This account allows students to grab a quick snack or meal at their convenience with the ease of using a prepaid credit line. The SBP account provides a $50 meal credit line at the grill for an additional charge of $40 to your meal plan. This 20% bonus credit is only available with meal plans purchased on or before registration. Additionally, if students want to add to their credit line, they may do so at any time after registration either in the cafeteria or the grill with a 10% bonus credit. Snack bar plus accounts do expire at the end of the academic year (May).

ADDITIONAL SERVICES:

  • Sick trays are available with a note of approval from a resident director, resident assistant, or college nurse.
  • “Green on the Go.” If you are on the meal plan and can’t make certain meal times due to class or work schedules, sign up for this program. You can stop by the cafeteria and pack your meal in a recycled container.
  • Special diets can be accommodated. Please provide the cafeteria in advance with an outline of your dietary needs.
  • Nutritional awareness program. A booklet is available to explain the program and help you make sound choices concerning your diet and health.

MEAL HOURS:

Monday through Friday: Continuous service from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: Brunch: 10:30-1:00; Dinner: 6-7
Sunday: Continental Breakfast: 8-9; Lunch: 11:45-1:45; Dinner: 6-7

QUESTIONS? Mark Henry, Food Service Director, 423.461.8439, mhenry@milligan.edu. Or visit www.milligan.edu/student-life/#food-dining.

libraryMilligan Libraries

Milligan’s two libraries, P. H. Welshimer Library and the Seminary Library, offer a welcoming atmosphere with both individual and group study spaces, friendly staff, and excellent resources. Learn more at library.milligan.edu.

Express Books Enrollment

Express Books is a preorder system that allows Milligan College students to reserve their textbooks and have them waiting for pickup. Textbooks will be available for pickup on August 15 for new students and August 17-18 for returning students. This service eliminates any concern about when and how books will be purchased. You may decline any reserved book at the time of pick-up.  Click here for more information or to enroll »

Laundry Cards

Milligan offers access to Maytag laundry equipment in several on-campus laundry facilities. You may use either quarters or a prepaid laundry card. To save time and money, you can purchase your laundry card in advance for a reduced rate. Click here to learn more »

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