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Academic Advising Services & ROTC Auxiliary Services (Bear Cards) Boone Hall Computer Science Building Connell Student Center (Fresh Food Co.) Dowell Hall Emily Parker Myers Admissions Godsey Administration Building Groover Hall Hardman Fine Arts Hall Knight Hall Langdale Hall (Registrar’s Office) Mary Erin Porter (MEP) Hall McCorkle Music Building

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Patterson Building Plunkett Hall Roberts Hall Ryals Hall (Bursar & Financial Planning) School of Engineering School of Medicine Science & Engineering Building Stetson Hall Tarver Library University Center Ware Hall Wiggs Hall Willet Science Center Willingham Auditorium

Your Guide to Transfer Orientation ’13 A Resource for Mercer University’s Transfer Students, Families, and Guests Provided by the Office of Academic & Advising Services

The Bear Facts Content Guide

The Transfer Experience

Welcome to the Mercer University family! As you prepare to transfer to Mercer, please reference this information as a guide throughout your transition. The Office of Academic & Advising Services coordinates many programs and services to focus on your academic success at Mercer University. 5

Preparing for Mercer .... Your Advising Appointment .... Transfer Welcome Day .... Textbooks



Campus Resource Fair .... Transfer Student Checklist Map of Mercer University Main Campus

SAVE THE DATES Transfer Welcome Day Monday, August 19 & Family Weekend September 20-22

& Homecoming November 22-23

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Transfer Orientation ‘13 3 Transfer Student Schedule 4

Student Life & Helpful Campus Resources 5 Office of Housing & Residence Life

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.... What to Pack Your Academic Resources .... Academic Resource Center .... Students on Pre-Health Tracks .... Jack Tarver Library Student Health Center .... Student Immunization Forms .... Mercer Student Health Insurance Plan .... Student Health Insurance Waiver Process Support in your Transition .... Dining Services .... Meal Membership and Dining Dollars .... Bear Bucks Account .... Auxiliary Services .... Wells Fargo & Bear Cards .... Mail and Document Services .... Fitness Center Office of Campus Life .... Student Organizations .... Center for Leadership & Volunteerism (CLV) .... Greek Life Get Involved on Campus Additional Resources .... Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) .... Disability Services .... Information Technology (IT) Help Desk .... Mercer E-Mail Access .... Student Support Services (SSS)

Mercer University Academic & Advising Services Penfield Hall | 1400 Coleman Ave. Macon, GA 31207 (478) 301-2078 (478) 301-4300

Academic & Advising Services Staff

Dr. C. Jay Pendleton, Vice Provost and Director of Academic & Advising Services Mr. Tony Kemp, Associate Director of Academic & Advising Services Dr. Carol Bokros, Coordinator of Pre-Professional Programs Ms. Amanda Carls, Coordinator of New Student Programs Ms. Judy Jones, Administrative Secretary

COUNSELING & PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES (CAPS) Located behind MEP Residence Hall 478-301-2862

Whether you are going through a tough time in your life, feeling slightly overwhelmed by school and/or life, or just need someone to talk to, CAPS is only a phone call away. All services are free for those eligible to receive counseling. CAPS staff maintain strict rules of confidentiality. Information shared between client and counselor cannot be released to anyone, including family or university, without the consent of the student.


Located in the Connell Student Center, third floor 478-301-2778 | 478-301-2127 (f)

If you had have had a 504 Plan or IEP or currently have a severe and/or chronic medical or psychological condition, you may identify yourself as a student with a disability by submitting documentation to the Disability Services ADA/504 Coordinator. If you are requesting any modifications to policies or procedures or wish to request accommodations due to a significant impairment resulting from a medical or psychological condition, please review the Disability Services Policies and Procedures on the Disability Services website. Contact Ms. Carole Burrowbridge at with any additional questions.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) HELP DESK Located in Auxiliary Services, lower level 478-301-7000

Information Technology (IT) is a department at Mercer that supports, develops, and maintains the University’s IT environment. Mercer Information Technology can assist you with: • Wired/wireless network access • Computer recommendations • Problem evaluation • E-mail access All currently enrolled students are assigned Mercer e-mail accounts. Visit the MercerLive login page at Log in using the same username and password used to access your MyMercer account. By default, your username is your eight-digit Mercer ID Number (MUID), and your initial password is your six-digit birth date in YYMMDD format. For example, if you were born on December 15, 1991, your password would be 911215. NOTE: Your MyMercer, MercerLive e-mail, wireless network, and on-campus computer logins are all the same, so if one changes, they all change.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES (SSS) Located in the Connell Student Center, third floor 478-301-2686

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded program that serves students who are historically underrepresented in higher education. SSS provides the following services: • Scholarship opportunities for Pell-grant eligible first-year students • Personal counseling and mentoring • Financial literacy and financial aid advising • Tutorial services • Cultural activities • Trips to career and professional school fairs in Atlanta


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Transfer Student 2013 Orientation Schedule


Cheerleading is gearing up for another exciting year of supporting our Mercer Bears. With our highly successful basketball teams, the addition of football, and our successful competitve cheerleading program, there is a LOT to CHEER about and many ways to become involved. Contact Head Cheerleading Coach, Nicky Bruno, for tryout information. Partial scholarships are available to qualified student athletes.


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Check-In and Continental Breakfast....................................Heritage Hall, University Center

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Welcome and Overview of the Day....................President’s Dining Room, University Center We’re glad you’re here! Members of the Mercer community will welcome you and outline today’s schedule. This is also your chance to meet the Peer Advisors (PAs) and other representatives from the Mercer community.

9:30 a.m.

Meetings with Deans............................................................................Locations Listed Below Meet with a representative from your college or school to discuss academic requirements and learn more about your career as a Mercer student.

No one is more committed to Mercer than Toby Bear, our mascot. Mercer mascot performers get a front row seat to all of the exciting events here on campus. Toby embodies the spirit of Mercer and has become an icon among students, faculty, and Mercer fans. Contact Head Cheerleading Coach, Nicky Bruno, for tryout information. Partial scholarships are available to qualified student athletes.

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS...........................................President’s Dining Room, University Center STETSON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & ECONOMICS...Stetson Hall, Room 251 SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING.............................................Science & Engineering Building, Room 110 TIFT COLLEGE OF EDUCATION.....................................Stetson Hall, Room 166 TOWNSEND SCHOOL OF MUSIC...................................McCorkle Choir Rehearsal Room


Marching Band Director, Mr. Doug Cowden, and the Marching Band staff are proud to announce that the inaugural 2013 program will be entitled “Resurrection” after the program’s 71-year hiatus. Visit the Marching Band website and fill out the contact form to schedule an audition.


The Townsend School of Music invites you to participate in one of their instrumental music performance opportunities and earn academic credit for your involvment. Wind Ensemble (MUS 191): For audition information, contact Dr. Douglas Hill at 478-301-2752 or University Orchestra (MUS 192): For audition information, contact Dr. David Keith at 478-301-5639 or Jazz Ensemble (MUS 185): For audition information, contact Dr. Monty Cole at 478-301-4134 or Percussion Ensemble (MUS188): For further information, contact Dr. Marcus Reddick at 478-301-2775 or Chamber Ensembles (Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, String Chamber Music, Flute Choir): For audition information, contact Dr. Douglas Hill at 478-301-2752 or Jazz Combos (MUS 189): For audition information, contact Dr. Monty Cole at 478-301-4134 or


The Townsend School of Music invites you to participate in one of their vocal music ensembles and earn academic credit for your involvment. Ensembles include: Mercer Singers, Mercer University Choir, and Mercer Women’s Chamber Choir. Many non-music majors sing in Mercer ensembles along with Townsend School of Music music majors. Rehearsals and performances become an escape from the rigors of study. For more information about vocal music ensembles, contact Dr. Stanley L. Roberts, Director of Choral Studies, at or 478-301-2751.

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Orientation Headquarters Opens………….......................Main Entrance, University Center Should you have any questions, forms to drop off, or comments to share, please drop by the Orientation Headquarters desk. We’ll be happy to assist you in any way we can.

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Academic Advising Appointments Begin…………...………………….Your Advisor’s Office Appointments are scheduled throughout the day. If your appointment time is not listed in your welcome letter, you will receive your advising time at your Deans Meeting.

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Math and Foreign Language Placement Exams......................Stetson Hall, Rooms 133 & 135 If you have been advised at your Deans Meeting to take either or both exams, please plan to do so today. If you plan to take both exams, you are encouraged to take the math placement exam first.

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Residence Hall Tours....................................Depart from Bear Rock Café, University Center PAs will depart every thirty minutes to show you various residence halls and introduce you to an Area Coordinator from Residence Life. Please note: The last tour leaves at 11:30 a.m.

10:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Campus Resource Fair...........................................................Heritage Hall, University Center Find out about all Mercer has to offer! This is your chance to interact with resources and departments from across campus.

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Campus Tours...............................................Depart from Bear Rock Café, University Center PAs will depart every thirty minutes to take you on a tour of Mercer’s historic campus. Please note: The last tour leaves at 12:00 p.m.

10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Student Identification Cards Made..............Depart from Bear Rock Café, University Center PAs will depart every thirty minutes to have student identification cards (Bear Cards) made with Auxiliary Services. Your Bear Card is your access to Mercer’s dining and residential services. Please note: The last group leaves at 12:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch.......................................................The Fresh Food Company, Connell Student Center Enjoy lunch in our dining center, The Fresh Food Company. Transfer students can exchange their meal ticket for lunch anytime during this timeframe. Additional guests may purchase a meal ticket at the entrance of The Fresh Food Company.

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Division of Student Affairs Information...........President’s Dining Room, University Center Join representatives from the Division of Student Affairs to learn about campus resources and involvement. Discuss the student benefits of campus engagement, ask questions, and connect yourself to the Mercer community.

2:00-2:30 p.m

Pre-Health Program Information……..............President’s Dining Room, University Center Students interested in pursuing any of Mercer’s Pre-Health tracks (e.g., Pre-Med, Pre-Pharm, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Vet, etc.) will learn more about their academic responsibilities.

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Bear Care Gift….………………........…................................Heritage Hall, University Center Students can pick up their Bear Care Gift in Heritage Hall for the trip home!


Through the Religious Life Center (RLC), we offer a wide variety of opportunities designed to foster and support spiritual growth. A diverse association of campus ministry groups provides an array of worship, fellowship, and service experiences in familiar denominational settings. University Worship is held each Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in Newton Chapel. This unique gathering of students, faculty, and staff for worship gives voice to our deepest commitments and our highest calling as a faith-based university. Some examples include: Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM): Find BCM on Facebook (Mercer Baptist Collegiate Ministry- BCM) Reformed University Fellowship (RUF): Find RUF on Facebook (RUF at Mercer U) Wesley Foundation: Find Wesley on Facebook (Wesley Foundation of Macon)

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Academic Resource Center (ARC) Alumni Services Auxiliary Services Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) Bear Force Center for Leadership & Volunteerism (CLV) College Hill Alliance CORE Management Resources Counseling & Psychological Services Dining Services Document Services Greek Life Housing & Residence Life

Office of Campus Life

Campus Resource Fair Be sure to find out about these resources!

Please note: Offices represented at the Campus Resource Fair are subject to change. Information Technology (IT) Help Desk International Programs & Study Abroad Mercer Cheerleading Mercer Marching Band Minority Mentor Program Office of Campus Life Opportunity Scholars Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) Student Health Center Tarver Library Wells Fargo Wesley Foundation

Transfer Student Checklist _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______ _______

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Take placement exams, if applicable. Meet with an academic advisor to discuss your fall course schedule. Visit the Resource Fair to gather information from across campus. Have Mercer ID (Bear Card) made. Talk with an Area Coordinator about on-campus housing during the residence hall tours. Visit Disability Services, if applicable. Attend the Pre-Professional Workshop if interested in a Pre-Health track. Make sure all questions are answered by PAs, faculty, and staff. Speak with the Bursar to clarify any billing questions or concerns. Learn more about the Mercer community by attending the Division of Student Affairs Workshop. Submit your Student Immunization Form to the Student Health Center. Speak to the Core Management Resources representative to purchase health insurance coverage if you will not be covered under your parent or guardian’s health insurance plan. Submit final transcripts from your previous colleges or institutions to the Office of the Registrar.

Located in the Connell Student Center, third floor 478-301-2868

There are numerous opportunities at Mercer to get involved outside of the classroom. Every week the student programming board, QuadWorks, offers a variety of events. A few favorites include bingo, midnight movies, and casino night. QuadWorks also hosts a full week of Homecoming activities for all students as well as a large, spring music festival called Bearstock. This year Switchfoot and the Ready Set headlined the festival. Campus Life also supports over 140 student organizations including academic, media/arts, special interest, multicultural, service, religious, and social-Greek. Campus Life provides students with numerous leadership development opportunities including a summer leadership retreat, leadership workshops, and campus speakers.

Center for Leadership & Volunteerism (CLV) Located in the Connell Student Center, second floor 478-301-2870 campuslife/clv.cfm


t Mercer, students are encouraged to give back to the community. The Center for Leadership and Volunteerism (CLV) encourages and supports community engagement through a variety of programs. The CLV fields community requests for volunteers from local organizations and advertises these needs to Mercer students through social media, a monthly newsletter, and other marketing. Students looking for or in need of volunteer opportunities can also stop by the office for assistance. The CLV also plans several all campus service projects and runs a workstudy tutoring program.

Greek Life

Located in the Office of Campus Life


O GREEK! There are seventeen active socialGreek organizations at Mercer, all of which play a vital role in creating a vibrant campus and enhancing the student experience. 25% of our student population is Greek. Greeks participate in events on and off campus and host a number of philanthropic initiatives each year that raise close to $50,000. Panhellenic Council Pan Recruitment: August 21-24 Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Phi Mu, & Chi Omega National Panhellenic Council NPHC Informational: August 18-19 Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Psi, & Omega Psi Phi Interfraternity Council IFC Informal Recruitment: Aug. 21-Sept. 2 IFC Formal Recruitment: Sept. 3-7 Alpha Tau Omega, Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi, Pi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, & Sigma Nu

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Preparing for Mercer

Support in your Transition Dining Services

Located in the Connell Student Center 478-301-2925 Meal Memberships and Dining Dollars Meal Memberships are available to all students. Each Meal Membership comes with a predetermined balance of Dining Dollars between $50 and $250. These are also loaded onto your Mercer ID Card. However, the minimum Meal Membership required is determined according to completed hours as stated in the Meal Membership contract. Students with a Freshmen or Sophomore academic status will be required to purchase a meal plan REGARDLESS OF HOUSING. Freshmen are required to purchase an Unlimited Meal Membership. Sophomores may choose between Unlimited and the 14 Meal Membership with over 30 completed hours. As long as the student is officially registered for class, the contract is binding for the entire academic year, unless a change in class level occurs or the student is officially released from their housing contract. Should either occur, the student must submit a Request to Change Meal Membership form to Auxiliary Services for approval. Bear Bucks Account Bear Bucks Account – a prepaid, stored-value account that’s part of your Bear Card – is the convenient, cashless way to pay for your purchases on campus and at a variety of off campus locations. The area’s most popular local businesses accept Bear Card, and you can use it to pay for school supplies, restaurants, delivery, and more. Check out for a complete list of merchants that accept the Bear Card. To use it, simply deposit money into your Bear Bucks Account and the balance will decline with each purchase you make.

Auxiliary Services

Fitness Center

Located in the University Center 478-301-5153 FitnessCenter Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday Wells Fargo and Bear Cards 6:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m. Bear Cards can be linked to a Wells Fargo College Saturday & Sunday Checking account. As such, students can enjoy several 10:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m. banking conveniences both on and off campus. For more information, contact Wells Fargo-Mulberry Street branch at Facility Offerings 478-750-2021. This fully staffed, state-of-the-art fitness center Mail and Document Services offers an indoor track, indoor heated pool Mail Services: 478-301-4170 | open year round, cardio equipment, strength Document Services: 478-301-2679 | equipment, locker rooms, 3 multipurpose All students have a Mercer University post office box courts, and 15-20 exercise classes per week (located in the Connell Student Center’s University Post (ranging from Zumba to Yoga). Entrance to Office, second floor) to receive mail from places both on and off campus. Mail Services also does USPS services the fitness center is free of charge to Mercer (including stamps), UPS shipping, and FedEx shipping. students with their Bear Card. Reserve your free MU Box with Mail Services. Off-campus mail can be sent to you at the following address: Intramurals YOUR NAME Intramurals are open to all faculty, staff, and YOUR MU BOX # students free of charge. Participants are 1400 Coleman Ave responsible for signing up and compiling Macon, GA 31207 a roster of their own team. Sports include Document Services can provide black and white copying, color copying, wide format/oversized printing, banner basketball, volleyball, flag football, soccer, and printing, laminating, binding, folding, scanning, and faxing. many more. Visit: to view the intramural schedule and sign up. 8 Bear Facts 478-301-2741 Auxiliary Services provides students with their Bear Card, manages Bear Bucks Accounts and Meal Memberships, oversees campus dining locations, coordinates Mail and Document Services, and much more!

Your Advising Appointment, Fall Schedule, & Textbooks


ou meet one-on-one with an academic advisor from your academic department while at Transfer Orientation. In many cases, you will leave orientation with your fall course schedule. Although this schedule could change, you might want to purchase textbooksbefore returning to campus in August. Begin by visiting Barnes and Noble Bookstore at Mercer University online. You can shop for new or used textbooks, rented texts, or e-books by creating your customized textbook list. To find your courses, input information about your campus, term, department, course, and section. View the textbook list to find information on textbook title, edition, author, publisher, and ISBN number.

BEGIN RESEARCHING TEXTBOOKS AT: Be sure to save your receipts in case you need to return your books because of schedule changes.

Transfer Welcome Day

Transfer students are invited to “Transfer Welcome Day” on Monday, August 19, 2013, in Connell Student Center, prior to the start of the fall semester. This one-day program offers an opportunity for transfer students to finish any last-minute business prior to the beginning of the semester, finalize their fall class schedule with an academic advisor, and receive their semester planner and course catalog. Transfer students will also be given a complimentary Mercer t-shirt.

Office of Housing & Residence Life

Located in the Connell Student Center 478-301-2687

What to Pack When Moving to Mercer University

Here is a recommended checklist for incoming students. Every student has different needs, but this gives you a good start in packing for your residence life experience. Items that Residence Life considers to be essential are starred (*). Keepsakes Identification/Money __ Scrapbook, Pictures, Yearbook __ ATM Card * __ Checkbook/Credit Cards * Bed and Bath __ Drivers License/Visa * __ Mattress Pad and/or Cover* __ Insurance Cards * __ Pillow(s) and Pillow Cases * __ Social Security Card __ Twin (Regular) Sheets * __ Lock Box __ Comforter * __ Blanket * Electronics __ Towels and Washcloths * __ Alarm Clock __ Shower Shoes/Flip Flops * __ CDs/Music Player __ Shower Caddy __ Cell Phone & Charger __ Throw Rugs __ Computer/Laptop __ Desk Lamp/Bulbs (non-halogen) __ Ethernet Cable __ Floor Lamp/Bulbs (non-halogen) __ TV/DVD Player* __ Hangers __ Power Strip w/Surge __ Mirror-Full Length Protector (UL approved) __ Trash Can Liners (8 gal.) __ Printer/Ink Cartridges __ Microwave (600 watts or less) __ Computer Paper __ Compact Refrigerator (5 cu. ft.) __ TV coaxial cable (6 ft) Laundry Supplies Miscellaneous __ Detergent __ Backpack __ Dryer Sheets __ School Supplies __ Drying Rack __ 3M Command Adhesive __ Iron (auto shut-off)/Ironing Board Products! __ Laundry Bag/Basket __ Message Board (Dry Erase Board) Hygiene Supplies __ Flashlight __ Cleaning Supplies __ First Aid Kit with thermometer __ Plastic Food Storage Containers with lids __ Hygiene Items/Toiletries * __ Dishware/Silverware __ Soap/Shampoo __ Can Opener __ Hair Products/Hair Dryer __ Umbrella/Raingear __ Toothbrush/Toothpaste __ Sunglasses __ Shaving Accessories __ Fan (Large and/or clip) __ Prescription Medications * NOTE: Expanded Basic cable service is provided to all students living on campus. Premium Cable Service is available by contacting Cox Communications directly at 478-784-8000.

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Your Academic Resources

A R C Academic Resource Center

Located in the Breezeway of the Connell Student Center 478-301-2669 Hours of Operation: Sunday 2 p.m.-3 a.m. Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-3 a.m. Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tutoring: • Drop-in tutoring Sunday to Thursday 6 p.m.-9 p.m. • Math and Writing available every night • A variety of disciplines offered • Tutoring schedules available on our website Supplemental Instruction: • Chemistry (CHM 111, 112, 115, & 221) • Economics (ECN 150 & 151) • Engineering (EGR 126) • Math (MAT 095, 133, & 191) • Physics (PHY 141, 161, & 162) Instruction and Study Help: • College study skills courses (LSK 185 & 186) • Textbooks available in-house for many courses • Workshops on a variety of study skills topics • Great space for studying! Student-Athlete Affairs: • Athletics advisor provides academic guidance & support for student athletes.

Jack Tarver Library

478-301-2961 Hours of Operation: Sunday 2 p.m.–12:00 a.m. Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m.-12:00 a.m. Friday 7:45 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Reference & Research Assistance Subject Librarians are available to offer one-on-one research assistance through a scheduled research consultation. You can also utilize research assistance electronically via Instant Messager or e-mail. Academic & Technical Assistance Need help with your research paper? Stop by the the 2nd floor to see a writing tutor. Having trouble with your wireless connection? Technical help is available on the 2nd floor after 5 p.m. Sunday-Thursday. Additional Library Services 24-Hour Study Area Access via your Bear Card Designated quiet areas and group Study Rooms Multi-Media Equipment Online Journals Interlibrary Loans Materials on Reserve

Students on Pre-Health Professions Tracks

Dr. Carol Bokros, Coordinator of Pre-Professional Programs Academic & Advising Services, Penfield Hall

Attend Your Pre-Health Track’s Orientation Meeting:

Individual appts with the pre-health advisor cannot be made before first attending an orientation event. Pre-Medical Pre-Dental Pre-Veterinary Pre-Nursing Pre-Phys. Therapy Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physician Ass’t

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Student Health Center

Located in the Patterson Building, second floor 478-301-2696 | 478-301-2116 (f)

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Services The Student Health Center (SHC) provides health services for all Mercer students. Services are limited to acute illness, minor injuries, allergy shots, and immunizations. There is no charge for being seen by the nurse or doctor, but there are charges for immunizations and some physical exams. All visits to the SHC are confidential. No information will be released to anyone, including University officials, professors, or parents, without the written consent of the student. The SHC is staffed by two registered nurses and a part-time physician. Students are first seen by the nurse and then are treated, scheduled to see the doctor, or referred to a provider in the community. If a student is ill or injured when the SHC is closed and treatment cannot be delayed, the student should go to the Emergency Room/Urgent Care Center specified by his/ her primary insurance. Student Immunization Forms All students must provide a completed immunization form signed by a healthcare provider by the start of classes this Fall. Other documents submitted without the University’s completed form will not be accepted. Failure to complete the form could result in a student being removed from class. The form must be completed by a health care provider and returned to the Student Health Center on the Macon campus. To obtain a copy of the immunization form, go to

Mercer Student Health Insurance Plan

CORE Management Resources 888-622-6001 Benefit Highlights for 2013: • Provider: AIG Educational Markets for $500,000 medical coverage maximum per policy year • Prescription Drugs up to the $500,000 per policy year max – applicable copays apply • Preventive services as specified by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) covered at 100% with no co-pay at the Student Health Center. • Wellness services covered at 100% with no co-pay at the Student Health Center • Preferred Provider Organization Network included • Pharmacy Benefit Manager included • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Benefit

Student Health Insurance Waiver Process

All students will be billed for the cost of health insurance coverage in the amount of $685 per semester. All students are required to have health insurance coverage. If you already have coverage under another policy and do not want to pay for the university approved health coverage, you must complete the health insurance waiver process by September 6, 2013. The waiver process will not open until Monday, July 8. Waivers completed prior to that date do not apply to Fall. Therefore, the charge for Fall will not be removed. Once your waiver has been submitted and approved, the charge will be removed. Failure to complete the waiver process by September 6 will result in having to pay for the coverage, whether you need it or not. Completing the waiver process is done online. To learn more about the process, go to and click on the link to Student Health Insurance information. The waiver process must be completed each semester you are enrolled. Transfer Student Orientation 7

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