Asked Questions: Macon State College Warner Robins Campus
Photos by Danny Gilleland
Macon State students Ben Morse
(left) and Chris Marney check out one of the classrooms in
Thomas Hall. Through the window is the neighboring Robins
Federal Credit Union.
When does the campus open for classes?
On August 19, the beginning of fall semester 2003. For admissions
and registration information, call 471-2800. Online applications
are available at http://www.maconstate.edu/admissions/appinstructions.aspx.
Where is the campus located?
At the corner of Watson Boulevard and University Boulevard, across
from City Hall and just a half mile from the main gate of Robins
Air Force Base. The campus is between Robins Federal Credit Union
and Nola Brantley Memorial Library.
How is the new campus different from the
center where Macon State previously offered classes in Houston County?
In every way imaginable. The new campus is a permanent campus,
with a traditional college look and feel. The campus is comprised
of the historic Thomas School, which has been completely renovated
and is now known as Thomas Hall, and a new Academic Services Building
facing University Boulevard that will serve as the main entrance
to campus. Both the original building and the new addition are designed
to accommodate the technology of tomorrow.
Some of the Macon State College
faculty who will be teaching at the new Warner Robins Campus.
From left to right are Patrick Brennan, assistant professor
of English; Amy Berke, assistant professor of English; Jim
Decker, associate professor of political science; David de
Posada, assistant professor of foreign languages; Sheryl Winn,
assistant professor of nursing; and Bob Burnham, associate
professor of history.
How about parking?
A large parking lot is conveniently located adjacent to the Academic
What degree programs are offered at the
At the Warner Robins Campus, Macon State College offers the entire
core curriculum of the University System of Georgia, as well as
the bachelor of science degree in information technology and courses
leading to the bachelor of science in business. Coming soon will
be an opportunity for RNs to complete a bachelor of science in nursing.
The academic offerings at the Warner Robins Campus will be in direct
response to the professional workforce needs of Houston County and
Robins Air Force Base.
What are the Warner Robins Campus’
tuition and fees?
For all Macon State College students, tuition and fees for freshmen
and sophomores range from $212 for part-time study to $778 for full-time
study per semester. For juniors and seniors, tuition and fees range
from $314 for part-time study to $1,185 for a full-course load.
Macon State is one of the most affordable institutions in the University
System of Georgia. (For more information about tuition and fees,
see this article)
Chris Marney checks out the soon-to-be-stocked
Can students apply for admission and register
for classes at the new Warner Robins Campus?
Yes. The campus’ Administrative Office in the Academic Services
Building offers full admissions and registration services. Students
may also apply for financial aid at the new campus.
What other student services are available?
Services available at the new campus include new student orientation,
academic advising during registration periods, workshops to help
students succeed, academic testing, an academic resource center
with 35 computer workstations, career and counseling services, disability
services, and campus security. In addition, Warner Robins Campus
students can obtain their Macon State College IDs and parking decals
Dominique Johnson, 21, a junior
business major, takes a break on the second floor of the Academic
Services Building. Behind her is Thomas Hall.
Can students buy books at the new campus?
Yes. The campus has full bookstore service. The bookstore is located
on the first floor of the Academic Services Building.
Does the Warner Robins Campus have a library?
Macon State College has partnered with the Nola Brantley Memorial
Library, directly adjacent to the new campus, to provide academic
library services to students. As the result of this partnership
between MSC and the Houston County Public Library System, Warner
Robins Campus students have access to all of the Nola Brantley Memorial
Library’s resources and equipment, as well as books, other
publications and databases provided by Macon State College. The
public library maintains a reserve collection for current course
offerings at the Warner Robins Campus, and the library staff is
available to assist students with research needs. Students must
use their MSC ID card to access Macon State materials and a public
library (PINES) card to access the resources of the public library.
Students are encouraged to obtain a PINES card at their earliest
convenience. (Learn more about the library
Besides the public library, are there places
where students can study or hang out between classes?
In the admission office at the
new campus, associate director Pella Murphy, right, looks
over recruitment material with Shanna McMahon, an admissions
Yes. Areas on campus designed as lounge/study areas for students
include Room 101 in the Academic Services Building and Room 115
in Thomas Hall. Room 114 in Thomas Hall is designed for faculty-student
conferences. There are numerous areas all over the campus, inside
and out, where students can relax between classes.
Are extracurricular activities available
at the new campus?
Yes, plenty. Because the new Warner Robins Campus is so much larger
than Macon State’s previous center in Houston County, the
MSC Office of Student Life will dramatically increase the variety
of activities. Among other things, look for an International Food
Festival, Artists & Lecturers events, Black History Month activities,
health awareness screenings and picnics. Student Life will also
be glad to assist any student interested in exploring student organizations.
Does Macon State College still offer classes
at Robins Air Force Base?
Absolutely. As it has since 1970, Macon State offers classes at
the Robins Resident Center for the convenience of military and civilian
personnel. (Learn more about the RRC)
Have other questions? Call the Warner Robins Campus at
929-6700 beginning on August 4 or visit http://www.maconstate.edu/wrc.