Student Union Building
The Pirate Union Building (PUB) is an important campus gathering place and the destination point for student interaction, involvement, entertainment, and social and cultural activities. It is also the venue for student leadership opportunities in the Col- lege and community. In the PUB you will be able to connect with other students in a relaxed, informal setting and access a variety of student services, including student government offices, dining and lounge areas, the Bookaneer Campus Store, Campus Safety, and an Internet café. The facility also houses a small performance stage, a theater seating 250 people, and an Art Gallery. The PUB dining area is serviced by the Bookaneer Market & Deli, which offers an extensive variety of healthy food options, as well as an espresso bar. The offices of the Associated Students (360) 417-6432 and the Associate Dean for Athletics and Student Life (360) 417-6533 are located adjacent to the main dining and lounge areas of the PUB, making them convenient to visit and easy for one to become involved in campus life. The Associated Students sponsor a wide variety of activities for enjoyment and enrichment in the PUB throughout the year, ranging from concerts to student talent shows, dances, and barbecues.
The Educare Center offers a preschool and child care program for children, ages 3 to 5, of parents or guardians who are students, staff, or faculty at Peninsula College. (This program is also open to the general community if space is available.) The Educare Center is located on the west side of the campus behind the gymnasium (Room N19).
For information regarding hours of operation, eligibility, curriculum, fees, or other aspects of the program contact the Educare Center at (360) 417-6532 or visit: www.pencol.edu/educare.
The Bookaneer Campus Store is an essential component of campus life, providing materials and services designed to help students achieve academic success while promoting college activities to both students and our community. It offers course ma- terials, including new and used textbooks, E-books, and textbook rentals. Computer software at academic prices, student supplies, Peninsula College pirate gear, and a large assortment of food and beverage items are also available. The Bookaneer also operates an e-commerce website for all your textbook and pirate gear needs.
The Bookaneer is conveniently located in the Pirate Union Building (PUB). Regular store hours are Monday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, and Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, with extended evening hours at the beginning of each quarter. You may also browse and/or order merchandise at the Bookaneer online at http://bookaneer.pencol.edu or (360) 417- 6440.
The John D. Glann Library connects members of the College and our communities to a variety of high-quality learning resources. The Library advances the College mission with research instruction, collections, learning spaces, and services that support courses and programs offered. Librarians and staff help all users find and use materials suited to their learning needs.
- The Library’s online catalog shows our print holdings and connects to some of our electronic resources. The Library catalog is web-based and can be accessed from off- campus.
- The Library website provides access to subject-specific research and citation guides, streaming academic video content, full-text databases, and other specialized resources.
- The Library’s collections include thousands of print and electronic titles, including books, e-books, magazines, journals, and newspapers. If we do not provide access to what you need, interlibrary loan services allow students, faculty, and staff to borrow from other libraries.
- One-on-one research assistance is provided by faculty librarians to help students develop research techniques while providing immediate assistance with specific assignments.
- The Library is open Monday through Friday during the academic year, except for holidays and quarter breaks. For current hours visit: www.pencol.edu/library.
You are encouraged to use the many resources of the Library for research, class-related projects, or independent learning. Library faculty and staff are available to assist you.
Maier Hall Learning Center
Peninsula College’s Maier Hall Learning Center is open to students at all levels and abilities working on projects for any class (including online courses) in any discipline. The Maier Hall Learning Center is located on the first floor of Maier Hall (Build- ing E). The Learning Center includes these free services: Writing Response, Research and Writing, Math and Computer Labs, and Tutoring/e-Tutoring.
At the Writing Lab students can make individual appointments for writing help or use the lab’s computers to work on essays and research. The Writing Lab is open weekdays to all students engaged in writing projects in any discipline. Writing instructors staff the lab and respond to student writing. Students sign up for 30 or 60 minute response sessions. During these sessions responders will discuss the paper’s strengths and weaknesses, focusing first on larger issues such as clarifying ideas, developing and supporting those ideas, structuring them for readability and coherence, and using mechanics (grammar and punctuation) for clarity. The lab can also help students understand an assignment’s expectations and generate ideas before they begin their writing. The computers in the Writing Lab are also open to students who would like a place to work independently on research and writing assignments. The computers have Microsoft Office and internet access, and a number of writing handbooks are available. Students also have access to a printer in the nearby Computer Lab.
The Math Lab is a drop-in tutoring center for math students.
The Computer Lab is available for students working on computer-based classes or for general use in any course.
Tutoring is available to students at any level and ability free of charge. The following types of tutoring are available:
- One-on-one peer tutoring
- Writing response
- E-Tutoring (online tutoring assistance)
- Math assistance and computer help also are available in the math and computer labs (see above).