1st Day of College Survival Tips
Need help getting started?
Visit our Getting Started at MJC homepage for step-by-step guides, tips, and resources that will assist you.
Is my class online or in person?
Using the PiratesNet link, which is always located in the upper right-hand corner of the website, look at your Class Schedule to determine the way you will attend class (look at the column location on the class Schedule). For help finding your class schedule, use the View Your Class Schedule Guide.
Remote Learning (online but at a specific time on the computer) – This means that you will log into Canvas (see below for directions). You will receive instructions from your instructor in the Canvas class how to attend class using ZOOM. You must attend Zoom (class), on the first day of class. If your class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays at a specific time, then you will attend your first class on Monday at scheduled time. If your class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays then you will attend your first class on Tuesday at scheduled time. Your class might be a Friday, then you don’t have class until Friday.
Face to Face – Masks are required indoors. You will need to follow the on-campus protocol to be on campus, including being aware of COVID19 Self-Screening Notification form.
Online - What time does my online class meet if it says ARR?
ARR stands for Arranged. There are no set times to be logged into your course. It is recommended that you read the course syllabus for the important information, dates and deadlines.
Log onto Canvas using your student email information and password. The Canvas Icon can always be found on the mjc.edu website in the upper right-hand corner. Once logged in you will need to select the class in the middle of the screen. Once in the class, there is a Start Here instruction.
When will my class show up in Canvas?
If you are registered in the class (confirm enrollment on your class schedule in Piratesnet), then your class will appear as a tile in Canvas once the professor publishes the course. For help finding your class schedule, use the View Your Class Schedule Guide. If your course has begun, and you do not see it in Canvas, contact your faculty to let them know.
If you are on the Waitlist for a course, and you receive an access code to register for the class from the faculty, the class will appear in your Canvas approximately in 4-24 hours from the time you add it in Piratesnet. Click here for How to Add Course with Access Code (Add Code) Guide.
Stay informed of the latest updates and add code notifications by checking your student email daily.
What if I need help with Canvas?
- MJC daytime Canvas support: 209-575-7900, option # 4
- MJC evenings and weekends Canvas Support (toll free): (844) 303-8280
Mon-Fri 5pm-8am & Weekends: (844) 303-8280
What if I didn’t get into my classes? How can I find more classes?
See our counseling page for online drop in or appointment options. A counselor can help you find courses.
How do I buy books?
In the upper-right hand corner of the mjc.edu website, you will find the bookstore icon (the yellow shopping basket). Once you are on the website, you will select course materials and then select Order textbooks.
Where Can I get a student ID, benefits sticker & free bus pass?
PARKING PERMITS ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR STUDENTS for the Summer/Fall 2021 SEMESTERS.
How can I get my financial aid?
If you have a 2021-22 FAFSA or the CA Dream Act, be sure to check your student email for the MJC Financial Aid document request or award letter emails. Check out Financial Aid Options on the Getting Started page.
I need to get ahold of DSPS or EOPS or another department on campus?
Fall & Spring Chat hours are Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 5:45 pm, & Friday, 8:00 am - 4:45 pm