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Bookstore Update

The Center Campus bookstore is open for students to purchase and pick up their course materials Thursday from 9:00am - 4:00pm and Friday 9:00am - 2:00pm. Please note, the South Campus bookstore is not open at this time.

After Friday, the bookstore will not be open to student traffic. However, bookstore staff will be fulfilling online orders and preparing for the Spring/Summer semester.

In order to facilitate the learning process, Follett is offering three options to supplement and support your efforts.

  1. FREE Online Shipping: Faculty and students can visit the bookstore websites for Free Shipping on all items with no minimum purchase.

    Center Campus:  https://www.bkstr.com/macombcccenterstore
    South Campus:  https://www.bkstr.com/macombccsouthstore

    This includes various formats of course materials, supplies, apparel, technology and more.
  2. Access to eBooks AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE: Visit the bookstore websites listed above to gain access to eBooks at no additional charge with your macomb.edu email address. You can access up to 7 eBooks free of charge for a period of time.
  3. FREE Access to Lumen Learning OER Courseware: Lumen Learning, Follett’s OER partner, is offering FREE access to courseware to help supplement content, and offer additional resources to faculty, click here for the Lumen offer.
  4. Free Shipping on Rental Returns & Deadline Extensions: The bookstores are offering free shipping return labels and is also extending the non-return period without penalty to assist with increased returns by mail.

Click the COVID-19 message on the home page of the bookstore website.

If you have any questions, please contact Carey Wellhausen or the bookstore managers:

Center Campus: Tracy Stuyck,
South Campus: Jimmy Grinnell


Laptop Loans

Macomb Community College remains committed to do everything in its power to support your continued academic progress. We recognize that some students might not have a laptop to access the new on-line classes being prepared by the college. Therefore, the college has a limited number of laptops available for students to borrow, if they don't have their own while campuses are closed. These are available on a first-come, first serve basis.

Here are some details:

  • Laptops are available for pickup at the College Police Departments: South Campus D Building and Center Campus I Building. Students may go directly to the Police Department, complete the College Usage Agreement and they will receive a laptop as long as we have them in stock. The College Police Department is open 7 days a week and, while also open 24 hours/day, students are encouraged to pick-up their laptops from 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Please call before going to a pick-up location to ensure laptops are available.
    • Center Campus Police Department: 586.286.2123
    • South Campus Police Department: 586.445.7135
  • The equipment is free for you to use until on-campus classes resume their normal schedule. Equipment return instructions will follow at a later date via the contact information you provided in the request form or during pickup.
  • All laptops have been tested, but they are repurposed units. Please contact the student technical support desk using the information below if you have login difficulty, equipment problems or need to make an on-campus appointment to address a hardware problem that cannot be resolved over the phone. All services will be provided on a ‘best effort’ basis.
  • Printed instructions for “getting started” and accessing the Microsoft Office 365 software suite and “OneDrive” will be provided with the laptop. Be sure you use the Microsoft 365 “OneDrive” to safely store files. Do not save files on the C: drive of the laptop!

Drive-Up Wi-Fi

To accommodate those students who do not have access to broadband/internet service but now require it to continue with their coursework, Macomb is providing drive-up Wi-Fi service in parking lots near campus buildings beginning Monday, March 23.

Center Campus Locations - View Map

  • N and R: near the buildings
  • S: administrative offices on Hall Road - entire perimeter around building
  • University Center 2 & 3: corner of buildings closest to parking lot

South Campus Locations - View Map

  • R & M: staff parking lot – gate will be open
  • S: west side of building
  • Annex: located off of Martin Road across from South Campus


Pass/Fail Grading Option

COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many plans, including those related to educational pursuits. We have taken a close look at the pass/fail option and its impact on Macomb’s students and their objectives. Despite what appears to be a simple option for students, there are significant risks for a good portion of our students. Find out more information about why Macomb is not changing its grading policy for the semester, as well as other options students can consider.


Online Student Resources

Online Tools Available at a Discount or Free
Note: The terms for each may not apply to all students


Internet Provider Service Discount Plans

In the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis, many internet providers are offering plans to support individuals at this time with low cost or free services. Below is additional information about some of those plans:

  • FCC agreement states that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots
  • Comcast COVID-19 response - offers free WiFi for 2 months to low income families; all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time
  • Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months
  • AT&T COVID-19 response - offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families
  • Verizon COVID-19 response - no special offers, but follows the FCC agreement above
  • Sprint COVID-19 response - follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge
  • T-Mobile COVID-19 response - follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge


State and Community Resources

  • MiBridges - This is an all-inclusive website that allows students to apply for state benefits and locate local resources to meet their non-academic needs. Through this no-cost platform, students can apply and/or locate healthcare coverage, food assistance program, cash assistance, child development & care and state emergency relief.
  • Mi211 - This is a platform used to locate specific resources in your community. You do not need to create a login to use this resource and can support you in locating resources in your community. These resources include food banks, housing, utility expenses, animal shelters and more.
  • Consumers Energy and DTE Energy - Both companies are suspending shutoffs for non-pay for low-income and senior customers beginning March 16, 2020 through April 5, 2020. These time frames could be adjusted depending on the spread and severity of the virus. If you have questions or need assistance, Consumers Energy can be reached at 1.800.477.5050 and DTE Energy can be reached at 1.800.477.4747.
  • Unemployment Insurance Agency - Governor Whitmer expanded access to unemployment insurance for Michiganders.
  • COVID-19 Screening Options - Offered at no cost and facilitated by Spectrum Health via phone or virtual chat.