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How Do I Know What's Happening on Campus?

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What Immunizations are Required?

McPherson College requires new students to submit the following immunizations to the Student Affairs department. Here is a helpful document: McPherson College Student Demographic Sheet.pdf


How do I order textbooks?

TextbookX is now the official source of textbooks and textbook information for McPherson College. Students can save an average of 60% off list price when they shop on the TextbookX marketplace. Visit the Online Bookstore today to shop for new, used, eBooks, rental and marketplace books.


Academic Support

The Royer Center provides a variety of help services and instruction in strategies for success at McPherson College. We offer subject tutors in our Tutoring Program, writing tutors in The Writing Center, and instruction in study skills and reading skills, through two courses, ID100 College Learning Skills and ID106 College Reading Skills.


We also welcome walk-ins who are seeking help with a variety of college success skills (time management, note-taking, test-taking, stress management, etc.).

The Royer Center also provides Academic Disability Services for students with documented learning disabilities or other disabilities, temporary or permanent, that substantially affect a student’s learning process. If you need assistance with this, please contact Carole Barr, by email or by phone, ext. 2507 or direct dial 620-242-0507.


The Writing Center

Our writing tutors, working regular hours and by appointment, provide a tutoring service for any students, faculty, or staff who want assistance with a writing project.  Tutors are trained to help at any stage of the writing process, with writers of any skill level.  We provide the service free of charge.

Tutoring Program

Our subject tutors provide a tutoring service in almost any subject being offered at McPherson College.  We provide the service free of charge.  If you need a tutor, please contact Carole Barr, by email or by phone, ext. 2507 or direct dial 620-242-0507.


Miller Library

McPherson College’s Miller Library houses a collection of print materials with special collections, including an archive of periodicals, an automotive technology collection featuring many rare and hard-to-find items pertaining to vintage and classic cars, and material documenting the history of the Church of the Brethren and of McPherson College.

 Students visiting the library will also find private and group study spaces, ample computer lab space, a music collection, and a collection of feature films on DVD. We offer comprehensive access to numerous online journal databases and participate in an interlibrary loan program, making it possible for us to get just about anything you might need to complete that research project!

IMPORTANT:  Our online catalog is broken. Hackers found the online catalog and the catalog was rendered useless.  We are in the process of fixing records, but at this point the catalog is unusable. We have ebooks and ejournals on every topic and we encourage you to visit our Online Resources page in order to access these.
UPDATE: As of September 27, we have 6,858 of over 80,000 print items in our catalog.  We have focused on our special collections and items that people have brought to check out.  Here is the link to see what is currently in the catalog.
If you need any other print item from the library, please contact library staff for assistance.

Whatever your library needs, just visit one of our librarians or student staff to begin exploring what Miller Library has to offer.

Loan Periods

Periodicals – 3 days
Reserves – as specified by faculty member; in library use only, usually 2 hours
Interlibrary Loan – as specified by lending library; usually 3 weeks from the time the item arrives at Miller Library from the lending library.
Audio Visual materials – 3 days
Automotive Restoration Collection (both books and magazines) – n  library use only, 2 hours.
All other materials – 3 weeks
Any item that has been out for one month is subject to recall if needed by another patron.


Overdue Interlibrary Loan materials are fined $1.00 per day. Miller Library charges no fines for any other overdue materials; however, replacement costs and a processing fee will be assessed for any item damaged or not returned. Students will not be able to enroll for the next term until materials are returned and/or charges paid.

Interlibrary Loan

Books or periodical articles that you wish to use but are not available in Miller library may be requested on interlibrary loan through this form. Allow at least four days to two weeks. You will be notified when the item you have requested has arrived. It can be picked up at the Public Services Desk and must be returned to the desk by the due date. This date and possible renewals are at the discretion of the lending library.

Computers/Photocopies/Audio-Visual Equipment

The computers in Miller Library are available to McPherson College students, staff and faculty, and wireless access is available on all levels and printing is free. All McPherson College policies regarding computer use must be followed. A photocopying machine is available on the main floor. The charge is 10 cents per exposure. A scanner is available on the main floor.

Lamination services are available. Lamination is $ 1.00 per page.

Free Coffee

Free coffee, tea and hot chocolate are available – help yourself.

Academic Advising

Academic advising at McPherson College is an intentional relationship between advisor and student as they plan and reach the student’s educational, career, and personal goals.

Academic Advisor Profiles

Freshman Guide

Computer Services


Support & Resources for Students


Information Technology Usage Policy
Electronic Mail Policy
Copyright & Internet Bandwidth Policies
Unauthorized Distribution of Copyrighted Material
Legislative Requirement to Prevent Illegal P2P

Computer Requirements

Recommended computer requirements, good thru ’19-’20 academic year:

  • 7th Gen Intel Core i5 – 2.6 GHz (or equivalent) or greater (IBM compatible)
  • at least 500 GB hard drive
  • at least 8  GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • High Definition Graphics card with 1 GB RAM
  • Windows 10 64-bit OS
  • 100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 ethernet network adaptor or 802.11AC wireless adapter (Students living in Baer Apartments require a wireless network connection).
  • Any modern LCD/LED Monitor, due to room sizes we recommend no bigger than a 27” for desktop monitors.
  • Office 365 Pro Plus (for Mac and PC) is available for students of McPherson College:  Cost: FREE
  • Anti-Virus software
  • Apple computers are also compatible with the campus network, minimum suggested Apple operating version: Sierra (10.12).
  • Google Chromebooks are also compatible with the campus network, we recommend a Chromebook that is no more than 2 years old.
  • Apple iOS, Android based, and Window’s based Tablets are also compatible for basic tasks such as checking email and limited document creation\editing using the O365 Apps.

Tuition & Fees

The estimated annual costs to attend McPherson College for 2019-2020 for a full-time, undergraduate student are $38,659. This includes tuition, fees, room and board (based on Standard Room and Meal plan).

However, your costs may be lower because you will likely qualify for financial aid. 100% of our students receive financial assistance each year from McPherson College Scholarships and Awards, federal/state programs, work-study programs, and educational loans.

McPherson College has established a financial aid awarding policy that considers a variety of factors including Academic Achievement, participation in Co-curricular Activities, and Financial Need. Our goal is to award enough financial assistance to provide incentive, recognition, and access.

Costs for 2019-2020

Tuition and Fees: $30,077
Up to 16 credit hours per semester, access to unlimited internship and career service opportunities, on-campus tutoring, on-on-one relationship with faculty for courses and advising, excellent academic preparation to help you succeed at McPherson College and life.

Room and Board: $8,582
Room includes wired and wireless internet, carpeted floors, air conditioning and heat, convenient parking, safety and multiple campus activities. Board includes multiple menu options daily with a fresh salad bar, pasta bar, deli sandwiches and vegetarian options prepared by on-site chef and staff.

2019-2020 Total: $38,659
Based on Standard Room and Meal plan. See detailed regular fees and charges below. The national average cost of tuition, fees, room and board at four-year, non-profit private colleges is $46,950 per year. (Trends in Education, CollegeBoard, 2017)