Student Services

Atlanta Campus Bookstore
Considered the first choice to purchase or rent textbooks, school supplies, and spirit merchandise, the bookstore also provides services such as UPS shipping, document faxing, and book reservations.

Location: Pharmacy Administration/Cafeteria Building, Lower Level

Hours: Monday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tuesday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday - Closed

Contact: (678) 547-6350


Auxiliary Services / Bear Card
Auxiliary Services is responsible for many different functions on campus including the Bear Card (the campus identification card and debit card program), Mercer Food Services for meal memberships, campus vending services, Mercer Copy Center/Postal Services, Mercer Laundry Services (washers and dryers for University housing), Mercer Alarm Services, and the Mercer Bookstore.

Location: Pharmacy Administration / Cafeteria Building, Lower Level (next to Bookstore)

Hours: Monday–Thursday 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Contact: (678) 547-6144


Bursar’s Office
Under the direction of the University Bursar, the Bursar's Office serves as both business office and payment office for students. This office is responsible for student billing, fee payment, refunds and the collection of various forms of University revenue.

Location: Davis Building, Suite 104

Hours: Monday–Wednesday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contact: (678) 547-6121


Career Services
Career services are provided by the Center for Career and Professional Development and are available to all Mercer students and alumni. Services provided on an individual basis include career exploration; assessments; resume, CV, and cover letter assistance; interview preparation and mock interviews; job search preparation and resources; career transitioning; and salary negotiation skills.

Internship opportunities and career resources are available online. Career opportunities are available through various resources including online databases, career fairs and networking events. All students are encouraged to participate in annual Career Day events.

Location: Administration & Conference Center (ACC), Suite 318 (3rd Floor)

Hours: Monday, Wednesday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 a.m.–6 p.m. (or later by appointment)

Contact: (678) 547-6023


Disability Services
All students are encouraged to contact the Disability Services Office in the early stages of their college planning. After students provide the office with the most recent documentation of their learning/physical disability, Disability Services will be able to inform them of specific services available.

Location: Sheffield Student Center, Suite 212

Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Contact: (678) 547-6823


Financial Aid
The Office of Student Financial Planning provides information and assistance to students who need financial aid in order to attend the University. Financial aid may include a combination of loans, scholarships, grants and part-time employment. Students should apply for financial assistance as early as possible so that forms may be processed and the financial need of each applicant determined. All necessary forms and applications can be obtained from the Office of Student Financial Planning or Mercer’s website. Students may speak with a financial aid advisor during office hours with no appointment necessary. Students who would like to make appointments may do so by calling (678) 547-6444. Additional information is available online at

Location: Davis Building

Hours: Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Contact: (678) 547-6444


Food Service / Cafeteria / Catering
Carlyle's Corporate Food Service currently operates in the Cafeteria building and provides catering for events on and off campus. Please call for the latest catering menus or go to our website at:

Location: Pharmacy Administration / Cafeteria Building

Hours: Mercer Atlanta Cafeteria (MAC) Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Starbucks Coffee (in MAC) Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Evening Carts (ACC Bldg. & BE Bldg. Room 116) Monday – Thursday 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Hours of operation subject to change due to holidays and class schedules

Contact: Mary Atkinson, Catering Coordinator, (404) 872-4231,



Information Technology
The mission of Mercer University Information Technology is to support, develop, and maintain Mercer University's Information Technology environment in support of University endeavors and to provide leadership in the application of information technology and computer support.

Phone Support Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Closed Saturday and Sunday

Contact: (478) 301-7000;

Walk-in Support Hours: Monday – Thursday 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Closed Saturday and Sunday

Location: Swilley Library, Suite 144k

After-Hours Support: To reach IT after hours in case of emergency, call (478) 301-7000 and press 2 to leave a message. The on-call employee will return your call. If you do not receive a call back within 15 minutes, please leave another message.



International Students and Scholars
The International Programs Office initiates, processes and issues documents necessary for international students to enter, transfer and continue their studies at Mercer University. This office is staffed with an immigration specialist who is knowledgeable in the laws and regulations that affect international students.

International students who have questions or concerns are welcome to visit the International Programs Office anytime during their educational career at Mercer University. This office works closely with all departments of the University to ensure that international students’ needs are met and that they are compliant with immigration requirements.

Location: Davis Building, 2nd Floor

Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. PLEASE CALL FOR APPOINTMENT

Contact: (678) 547-6109


Library Services
The primary mission of the Mercer University libraries is to serve as a gateway of information resources through strong collections and innovative, technology-rich patron services to support the present and future educational needs of the University community. The four Mercer libraries and four Regional Academic Center library collections offer a wide variety of print, non-print and electronic resources, including web-based library catalogs and remotely accessible full-text resources.

Location: Monroe F. Swilley Library

Hours vary by semester. 

Circulation Desk Contact: (678) 547-6284
Reference Desk Contact: (678) 547-6282
COP Liaison: Gregg Stevens: (678) 547-6272 


Mercer Police
The Mercer Police is staffed with professionally trained police officers (P.O.S.T. certified) and qualified dispatchers 24 hours daily. In addition to conducting routine mobile and foot patrols for your safety and convenience, the Police Department offers escorts to your car, jump-starts and access to cars with keys locked inside. The Police Department completes reports of all criminal, accident and miscellaneous incidents that occur on Mercer University property.

Parking decals can be obtained at the Police Department. All students/faculty/staff members must register their vehicle(s) with the Police Department and place their decals on their vehicle(s). Residential students can pick up their decal through the Campus Life office. There is no charge for the parking decal. Decals enable you to park anywhere on campus except for visitor, handicap (unless you have a handicap decal), cycle and restricted parking areas. Parking at the on-campus apartments is restricted to residential students.

Location: Pharmacy Administration / Cafeteria Building, Lower Level

Hours: 24/7

Contact: (678) 547-6358
EMERGENCY NUMBER: (678) 547-6911


Registrar’s Office
The Registrar’s Office provides many services to students, faculty and staff of the University, including publication of the schedule of classes and University catalogs, coordination of the registration process, recording of semester grades, facilitation of degree audits and coordination of graduation. The Registrar’s Office also assists students with transcript requests, enrollment verifications (via the National Student Clearinghouse), name and address changes, transient and cross registration requests and the evaluation of transfer credit. Requests for Mercer transcripts are free but must be in writing and signed by the student as required by the Family Educational Privacy Act of 1974.

Location: Davis Building, Suite 102

Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Friday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Contact: (678) 547-6263



Student Health Clinic and Counseling Services
The staff of the Student Health Clinic and Counseling Services promotes Mercer students’ personal and educational success through health-related services and activities that support student learning and the academic environment.

Health Clinic Hours:
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Student Counseling Hours:
Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Student Health Clinic and Counseling Services are closed on weekends and University holidays. Students who have serious health-related illnesses or emergencies during non-business hours should report to the nearest urgent care facility or emergency department for immediate treatment.

Contact Information:

Health Clinic: Sheffield Student Center, Suite 206
Counseling Services: Sheffield Student Center, Suite 215

Mercer University Atlanta Campus
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341

Health Clinic Phone: (678) 547-6130
Counseling Services Phone: (678) 547-6060
Fax: (678) 547-6054


Immunizations and Health Insurance Requirement

All students are required to maintain health insurance coverage. In order to enforce this policy, all students are automatically enrolled and charged for health insurance each semester. This health insurance will be provided by the University’s sponsored student insurance plan. Students are provided the opportunity to waive the student insurance coverage and have this charge removed from their Mercer bill each semester if satisfactory evidence is submitted proving that primary health insurance coverage exists. Information on how to complete the insurance waiver process and deadlines for the process is available on the Mercer Bursar’s Office website.

A summary of student insurance benefits is available on the CORE Management website


University Housing
University Housing on Mercer’s Atlanta Campus includes three buildings that house 184 students in one-, two- or four-bedroom units. Each apartment has separate telephone, internet and basic cable services, which along with all utilities are included in each month's rent. Apartments are furnished and include an all-electric kitchen. The apartments are located directly across the street from the Sheffield Student Center. More details and a housing application are available on the University Housing website.

Location: Sheffield Student Center, Suite 212

Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Contact: (678) 547-6104



Wellness and Recreation
Wellness & Recreation is located in the lower level of the Sheffield Student Center. It is comprised of four major program areas, fitness/wellness, sport clubs, aquatics and employee wellness benefits. The space includes a basketball court, pool and weight room with many cardio, free weights and strength training machines. A variety of fitness classes also are offered each semester to help promote a healthy lifestyle.

The department also offers sports clubs and outdoor recreation opportunities throughout the year for students. The Sheffield gym is available for use by Mercer University students, faculty and staff who hold a valid Mercer ID (Bear card) and their immediate family members. Members of the community may pay to use the gym on a space available basis. Guests may accompany bear card or membership card holders for $5.00 per visit.

Use of the facility is governed by the rules posted at the check-in desk. Each patron is responsible for reading and adhering to the rules.

Location: Sheffield Student Center, Lower Level

Sheffield Gym Hours: Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Sunday closed

Contact: (678) 547-6415