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Our campus is full of students with many different backgrounds. Approximately a quarter of our students are considered “non-traditional” men and women who have decided to start or resume a degree program at a later point in life, not coming to MACU directly from high school.

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Student Lounges

There are student lounges found on each floor of Pearl A. Presley and Harold C. Turner Residence Halls. The lounges in Presley and Turner Halls also offer vending machines, televisions, and arcade games. There is also a relaxing lounge in our Welcome Center that is available to all students for social events, academic study or to grab a free cup of coffee. Our dorm lounges have water-front views and offer a place to study, rest or meditate.

Fitness Center

Escape from classes and exercise in our new waterfront fitness center located in Turner Hall.  From cardio equipment (ellipticals, treadmills, rowing machines) to free weights and weight machines, our new Fitness Center has a wide-array of equipment for all your strength and conditioning needs. 


There’s no need to pack lunch or travel off campus at meal times. Adult learners can dine in our dining hall if they desire, and meals can be purchased as needed, or meal plan cards can be purchased for reduced pricing. Vending machines are also available in several locations around campus for convenience.


Long breaks between classes? The Watson-Griffith Library is a terrific place to study, work on assignments, or just take a reading break. Our library offers computer access, wireless internet connection, and numerous academic resources; all with a scenic view of the waterfront.


Non-traditional students and commuters are invited to participate in any of our intramural sports and Student Life events scheduled throughout the year. We also provide events that are especially geared toward our non-traditional students, and also like to encourage all of our students to stay involved in other campus events. Each week offers a variety of activities- with open gym nights for soccer, volleyball, and basketball; and social activities planned by our Student Life Department. Non-traditional students and commuters can also check-out a kayak from the Student Life office and spend some time exploring the river.

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