College Facilities and Other Resources

Campus Map

See Appendix for map of campus.

Textbooks and Other Instructional Materials

Textbooks are located https://my.prescott.edu/records-and-registration/booklist/index.php. You can also find them in My Prescott under Records and Registration/Textbook and Course Materials.

Classrooms and Learning Spaces

The College maintains a large range of classrooms and other learning spaces on campus. Most classrooms are designed for the small class sizes that are typical at Prescott College. The College also has larger learning spaces suitable for groups up to 400.

Learning Technology

Learning Technology supports online and on-campus students, faculty, and staff with all e-learning and instructional technology solutions. Prescott College uses Canvas (MyClassroom) for our learning management system, Watermark for assessment and e-portfolio platform, Zoom for video conferencing, and Google Apps for Education, which includes the college email system, PCMail. In addition to managing and supporting these tools, the Learning Technology department manages the A/V-computer short-term loan program, as well as all classroom technology and computer labs. This department maintains and supports the ITV classroom and the various computer labs on the Prescott Campus. The College maintains software licenses for students, staff and faculty to use a variety of educational and productivity software (e.g., Microsoft Office 365, IBM SPSS, Adobe Creative Cloud, Esri ArcGIS, Grammarly Premium, etc.). The College operates a virtual desktop environment which allows access to College platforms from off-campus.

Labs

The College maintains several computer lab facilities across the campus including: the I-TV lab; the Learning Commons lab; the GIS lab; and the multi-media lab. The College has a chemistry lab, an earth science lab and a biology lab. The College also has a two-way counseling room.

Library

The library’s collection is designed to support and supplement the College’s curriculum. The library staff is dedicated to providing professional reference and instructional assistance to students. A full range of services is offered, including individual instruction sessions, classroom sessions, library orientations, and workshops.

Instructional and informational trainings and materials available online help students navigate the library and its resources. Online access is available to the Library catalog, journal databases, and other instructional/informational resources are available at https://library.prescott.edu/or contact the Library at 928350-1300 or library@prescott.edu.

Learning Commons

Housed in the Library, the Learning Commons offers professional and peer-tutoring services of the Writing Center and Career Services, as well as access and disability support services for all on campus and online students.

Lost and Found

The library is the central location for lost and found on the Prescott Campus. Any items of significance found on the Prescott Campus should be brought to the library. The library’s front desk staff will make every effort to contact the owner of an item if it is clearly marked with name or contact information. Other items will be retained in hopes the owner will come by and claim the item.

Student Solutions Center: Student Accounts

Student Accounts facilitates tuition payments and refunds, payment plans, and provides students’ account information.

Student Solutions Center: Financial Aid

The Financial Aid office processes student financial assistance through federal financial aid which includes grants, loans, and student employment. The Financial Aid office can offer assistance throughout the application process. See Financial Aid section for the types of financial aid available to qualified applicants.

Student Solutions Center: Registrar

The Office of the Registrar houses an accurate history of students’ academic careers at the College. The Office of the Registrar supports students in registering for classes and tracking graduation requirements. The Registrar certifies graduation, processes transcript requests, issues diplomas, and sets and upholds academic policy.

Academic Operations

The Academic Operations department supports all processes pertaining to the development and management of courses for all college programs. They work with deans to determine course schedules, to plan classroom use, course budgets, etc. The Academic Operations department also works with program directors and the deans to organize and facilitate all orientations, colloquia and symposiums. They provide administrative faculty support on many levels, across all programs and platforms.

The Village, Student Housing

The Village is one of the nation’s first student housing complexes with LEED Platinum certification for sustainability. Powered by solar panels and collecting its own water for the edible landscaping and student gardens, the Village includes three buildings of townhouses surrounding a central courtyard. Each townhouse has single and double rooms for eight students with double refrigerators and stoves to facilitate cooking.

Crossroads Center

Built using local and recycled materials and sustainable design, the Crossroads Center includes our Library and Learning Commons, flexible conference space for large events, conference rooms, and many classrooms.

Crossroads Café

The Crossroads Café supports the College’s ongoing commitment to respecting the environment and furthering the practice of sustainability. It is an ideal place for students to enjoy tasty and wholesome meals while meeting each other. The café is a gathering place for the entire community, hosting musical performances, lectures, slide shows, video presentations, and study groups. Students can purchase meal cards to buy items at the Café when open.

Sustainability Program

Prescott College is committed to creating environmentally responsible and socially just practices in our operational and academic activities. This is part of our core values, with a triple bottom line sense of sustainability that places priority on the health and integrity of people, the planet, and prosperity. Our sustainability commitment can be seen in our new buildings (e.g., The Village Student Housing and the Crossroads Center), land management, watershed restoration, food services, energy and water efficiency, and waste management; as well as our governance, human resource practices, and initiatives to improve diversity and inclusion. The College strives to improve its sustainable policies and practices through the Sustainability

Department and cross-college Sustainability Council. Student participation in sustainability initiatives is encouraged and supported through hands-on involvement in applied project-based learning, in many cases as student-directed projects with funding awards from the Sustainability Fee.

Equipment Warehouse

The equipment warehouse is a storage facility which houses the College’s field equipment and provides a staging area for field courses. Students, faculty, and staff can rent state-of-the-art equipment for camping, backpacking, rock climbing, mountain climbing, ski touring, avalanche forecasting, white-water kayaking and rafting, sea kayaking, and canoeing.

Transportation

The College maintains a large fleet of vans, trucks and trailers to facilitate transportation of classes to field- and community-based learning environments throughout the U.S. Southwest and Mexico.