The Mabee Student Center (MSC) is centrally located on the campus between the library and the chapel. Residential students, off-campus students, faculty, staff, and their guests are encouraged to use this informal gathering place for recreation and relaxation. MSC staff will be available to answer any questions you may have about facility usage. MSC is open daily during the academic year, and is closed during the summer months and during breaks when the dorms are closed.
The MSC area includes pool tables, table tennis, foosball table, board games and two large screen television areas for student use. Recreation table equipment is readily available for checkout.
Coffee and Vending (food & drink prices)
As a service, popcorn and house coffee is offered to the students "on the house." Premium coffee products may be purchased from the student center staff. Soft drink and snack machines are also available in the facility.
The college bookstore, located in the Mabee Student Center, is here to serve you and to furnish all the tools needed in the educational process. It carries a complete line of essential study items, textbooks, paper supplies, toiletries, Christian CDs, books, greeting cards, general Christian books, gift items, computer software and clothing. It also provides UPS shipping services to the college family and sells US postage stamps, when the Mail Center is closed.
The bookstore also functions as a "mini" bank. Personal checks up to $50.00 may be cashed. Students must present their student ID to cash checks.
Cash purchases should be the desire of all students. Sometimes circumstances prohibit cash purchases; therefore, books and supplies at the beginning of each semester may be charged. No additional charges may be made if the account is over $150.00. A service fee of 1% per month will be added to the account for invoices unpaid for 30 days. The bookstore accepts MasterCard, Visa and Discover credit cards.
The Textbook room is located on the lower level, under the main Bookstore area. Textbooks are available to be purchased from two weeks before the beginning of classes until the 10th week of classes. Some required printing and late textbooks may not be available until enrollment time. The textbook room is set up alphabetically by course number. You will need to know your class schedule and course numbers to purchase your textbooks. Therefore, Fall semester freshman students must complete the enrollment process prior to purchasing textbooks.
Lost and Found
Each residence hall will hold its own lost and found items for a reasonable length of time. Items found otherwise may be turned in at the Mabee Student Center.
Student mail service is located in the Mabee Student Center. Residential students should make sure that all correspondence is addressed as follows:
OCC Box 0000
1111 North Main St.
Joplin, MO 64801
All general delivery mail will be delivered to campus mailboxes by noon each weekday. There is no Saturday delivery or pick-up. You may purchase stamps and mail USPS packages through the mail center. You will be notified to pick up registered, certified, special delivery, packages, postage due mail, UPS or FedEx packages at the service counter of the mail center during regular business hours (the mail center will be closed during chapel). Campus mailboxes may be accessed anytime the Mabee Student Center is open.
Please give the mail center a temporary forwarding address (or special instructions regarding mail delivered in your absence) before the beginning of summer break. Also, when you move off campus, please register your change of address with the mail center.
The U.S. Post Office policy instructs for first-class mail to be forwarded for one year. After that time, it is returned to the sender for six months with your address change. Magazines/non-first class mail is forwarded for 60 days after which time it is returned to the sender for a limited time depending on the mail piece.
It would be helpful if foreign students could give the mail center a USA address, since mail cannot be forwarded to foreign countries.