The Valdosta Campus of Georgia Military College provides academic and administrative services from two locations: the site located at 4201 North Forrest Street Ext. and at Moody Air Force Base. The site at 4201 North Forrest Street Ext. is across the street from Dewar Elementary School and approximately one block north of Valdosta High School. The facility is comprised of two buildings totaling more than 47,000 square feet in size.
The buildings house faculty and administrative offices, classrooms, computer labs, science labs, and a newly created academic advising center. Additional features include a newly expanded electronic library, learning center offering tutoring, testing center, and multiple student lounge areas.
Classes are offered mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends, and online.
Moody Air Force Base is host to the GMC-Valdosta office on base. GMC administrative services and classes are offered within the newly remodeled Education Center located at 3010 Robinson Road on base. Ample and convenient parking is provided at both GMC locations. Students from both locations can take advantage of the many student activities and services provided to enhance the Georgia Military College experience.
The numerous academic services and resources provided at GMC Valdosta are major components of the campus matrix designed to facilitate student success.
Student Learning Labs
The Math Learning Lab is located in building B, room 2302/2502 and the Student Learning Lab in room 217 is accessible through the library in room 216. The learning labs offer free tutoring for GMC-Valdosta students throughout each quarter. Tutors are available in subject areas including, but not limited to math, English, reading, history, biology, political science, criminal justice, sociology, and psychology. Services are available to help students with papers, reports, and other assignments that involve writing. Twenty computers are available for student use in the learning lab.
The tutoring schedule is distributed the first week of each quarter. To view tutoring hours, locations, and the schedule, visit http://www.gmc.edu/academic-programs/tutoring.cms.
The library is located in building A, room 216. The library is the resource hub for research assistance, computer support, and information literacy. The library is staffed with a full-time library associate and a part-time library assistant. The library contains thirty computers for student use. There are over 250 electronic databases accessible to GMC students.
Research sessions are available to provide students with an opportunity to learn how to conduct research and use databases such as GALILEO, Gale, and Academic Search Complete for research assignments. Using the current database password, GMC students, faculty, and staff can remotely access GMC’s electronic resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any computer with internet access.
Library literacy months are hosted each month to provide faculty, staff, and students with information and trivia. Themes include Black History Month, Asian-American Heritage Month, GMC History Month, The Declaration of Independence History Month, AIDS Awareness Month, and others. To learn more about the library resources and view the hours of operation, visit www.gmc.edu and select “Library Resources” from the Academics menu.
GMC-Valdosta participates in the following social media services: Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/gmcvaldosta
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The advising center is located in building B, room 2406. Services are available to students admitted to GMC and include assisting students with registration, exploring degree programs and requirements, career exploration, assessment, and applying for graduation.
For more information on GMC advising services, see the Advising and Registration Process section of the catalog. For more information specific to the Valdosta campus or to schedule an appointment, visit http://www.gmc.edu/academic-programs/6.cms or visit http://www.gmc.edu/ and choose “Advising Center” from the Academics link.
GMC-Valdosta students may participate in a variety of organizations and activities throughout their college experience. Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society, Student Government Association, and the Student Honor Council provide a student leadership experience for all members. Students can join many clubs such as the Bulldog News club, Adventure club, Christian Collegiate club, Talent club, and the Walking and Running club at any time during their enrollment. Organizations and clubs sponsor and host various annual events and initiatives such as the Lowndes County Relay for Life, Red Cross Blood Drives, Toys for Tots Drive, and many others.
A complete listing of clubs/organizations and advisors can be found by visitinghttp://www.gmc.edu/current- students/get-involved.cms. Students are not required to be members of any organization or club to attend meetings or participate in campus events.
Student Dining Services
Ms. Shirley Kelly is the owner and manager of The Hotdog Express located in building B, room 2511. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack items can be found on the menu. In addition to the on campus restaurant, students have access to a variety of vending machines. For more information about GMC-Valdosta dining services and hours of operation, visit http://www.gmc.edu/current-students/valdosta-dining.cms.
The Student Centers are located in building A, room 218, and building B, room 2511. The student centers serve as common areas for students to study or relax between classes or anytime GMC-Valdosta is open. The student center in building A is accessible directly from the student parking lot from the front (east) side of building A and from the inside of the building. The student center in building B is accessible from the inside of the building. Students have access to vending machines, microwaves, cable TV, copy machine, seating, and tables in the student centers.
Students are encouraged to recycle paper, plastic, and aluminum in the appropriate bins located in the student centers, advising center, library, and main hallways.
Parking is available in the GMC-Valdosta campus lot that surrounds the buildings. Decals are not required to park on campus, but reserved parking spaces are for faculty and staff only. Handicapped parking spaces are for individuals with a government issued handicapped-parking pass. Violations of parking rules will result in the owner of the vehicle being responsible for towing fees. Students are not permitted to block driveways or entrances with their vehicle at any time. The speed limit on campus is 5 mph.
Student IDs are issued in the Business Office to first-time students at no charge during orientation. Students enrolled at GMC-Valdosta must have their student IDs at all times. The library, learning lab, and computer labs require all students to present and scan their student ID prior to accessing computers. Replacement student ID cards are available for a small fee.
The bookstore is located in building A, room 203. The bookstore is accessible through the student center located in room 205. The bookstore stocks school supplies, textbooks, study guides, and GMC merchandise. GMC merchandise includes items such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, book bags, hats, cups, etc. For more information about the GMC-Valdosta bookstore and hours of operation, visit https://bookstore.gmc.cc.ga.us/campus_locations.html.