Student Handbook



Mercy College of Health Sciences requires registered students to be familiar with the information and policies described in the Mercy College Student Handbook. Students receive information about the student handbook during New Student Orientation and Registration. The information, policies, and procedures contained in this Handbook are subject to change at any time without notice.

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General Info
  • Facility Resources

  • Hours of Operation

  • College Vendors

  • Parking

  • Printing

  • Reception Desk

Campus Safety
  • What to do in an emergency

  • Safety Contact Information

  • College Communication and Emergency Procedures

College Policies & Procedures
  • Academic Policies

  • Academic Grievance Policy

  • Alcohol & Drug Policies

  • Castlebranch

  • Clinical Drug Testing Policy

  • Clinical Reporting Policy

  • Tobacco-Free Environment Policy

  • Information Technology Policies

  • Weapons Policy

Code of Conduct
  • Student Code of Conduct Policy and Discipline Policies and Procedures

  • Student Rights Policy and Procedures

  • Student Code of Conduct Grievance Procedure

  • Student Code of Conduct Grievance Appeal Procedure

  • Title IX/Sexual Misconduct (redirected to Title IX page)

  • Policy Statement

  • Complaint Procedure

Wellness Policies
  • General Wellness Policies & Information

  • Vaccination Policy & Information

  • Medical Excuses

  • Medical Withdrawal Policy & Procedure

  • Compassionate Leave

Josephine Norkaitis Student Success Center
  • Academic Advising

  • Emergency Resources

  • Counseling

  • Disability Services

  • Military Leave and Return Policy & Procedures

  • Jury Duty

  • Student Engagement

    • Student Organizations & Professional Organizations

    • Career Services

    • Constitution Day & Voter Registration

  • Tutoring

  • Steps to Success Program & Seminars

Student Services
  • Financial Aid

  • Library Information

  • Office of the Registrar

  • Attendance Policies


The Norkaitis Student Success Center provides a professional counselor for students who are looking for help in addressing personal or other emotional issues.

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The Norkaitis Student Success Center offers free tutoring services to all students.

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Mercy College's student food bank provides supplemental support to students who are facing food insecurity and need assistance. 

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