May 29, 2023  
2014-2015 Gaston College Student Handbook 

From the Office of the President

Dear Student:

Welcome to Gaston College! Whether you are entering college straight from high school, or returning to school after being in the working world, you are sure to find exciting opportunities here.

For two-year transferring students, you’ll find general education courses that provide a firm foundation on which to build your career.

For those beginning, changing, expanding, or updating their careers, Gaston College has many varied and interesting courses and programs to enhance your working portfolio. As you become more deeply involved in your studies, be sure to check out all the opportunities.

Always keep in mind, the faculty, staff, and administration are here to help you achieve your goals. I encourage you to take advantage of their knowledge and many years of experience. There are numerous resources available.

Best wishes to you as you begin your studies. We wish you continued success as you strive to meet your personal and educational goals.


Patricia A. Skinner, Ph.D.


The Student Handbook is not a contract, but it does serve as a ready reference for Gaston College students. As a student you are responsible for the information contained within it, so become familiar with the policies and procedures outlined. We know you will be studying and working diligently to be successful in your educational career. Be assured that the faculty and staff of Gaston College offer encouragement and support to make your educational experience on our campus one of success and enjoyment.

Contents are subject to change. Please go to, click on “Student Resources”, and scroll down to the “Student Handbook” link to view the most recent edition of the Student Handbook.

Revised July 2014










Dear Students,

On the behalf of Gaston College, we welcome you. The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of the students. To have the students’ voices heard is one of the main reasons for having this organization. Having an SGA unites the students, faculty, staff, administration, and community together as a whole.

Our focus is to see that every student has the opportunity to be involved in activities along with becoming more informed about what is happening on our campus. During SGA Senate meetings, students discuss campus activities, improvements, and issues. You do not have to be a senator in order to bring your thoughts to the group. Please come and voice your opinions. If you are interested in becoming more involved as a student leader you can contact us at 704.922.6472 or or simply stop by the 2nd floor of the Myers Center.  We look forward to meeting you.

Best Wishes,

Student Government Association

Gaston College

Hours of Operation

Dallas Campus

Monday-Thursday: 8am-6pm
Friday: 8am-3:30 pm

Business Office & Sponsorship Office
Monday-Thursday: 8am-5pm
Friday: 8am-4pm

Campus Café
Monday-Friday: 7:30am-1:30pm

Counseling and Career Center
Monday-Thursday: 8am-6pm
Friday: 8am-4pm

Enrollment Management
Monday-Thursday: 8am-6pm
Friday: 8am-4pm

Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs
Monday-Thursday: 8am-6pm
Friday: 8am-4pm

Learning Center
Hours vary. Please call 704.922.6349

Morris Library
Monday-Thursday: 7:45am-9pm
Friday: 7:45am-4pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm
Student Breaks: 8am-7pm

Office of Records & Registration
Monday-Thursday: 8am-6pm
Friday: 8am-4pm

Office of Student Activities
Monday-Thursday: 8am-5pm
Friday: 8am-4pm

Design, Print, & Mail
Monday-Thursday: 8am-5pm
Friday: 8am-4pm

Lincoln Campus

Monday-Thursday: 8am-5pm
Friday: 8am-3pm

Business Office
Monday-Thursday: 8am-5pm
Friday: 8am-4pm

Harvey Jonas Library
Monday-Thursday: 8am-9pm
Friday: 8am-4pm

Learning Center
Hours vary. Please call:
704.922.6349 (Dallas and Kimbrell)
704.748.5236 (Lincoln)

Student Affairs
Monday-Thursday: 8am-6pm
Friday: 8am-4pm


Kimbrell Campus

Hours vary. Please call 704.825.6280

Monday-Thursday: 8am-9pm
Friday: 8am-4pm

Switchboard Hours
Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-6pm
Friday: 7:30am-4pm

Student Affairs
Hours vary. KCC 116
Please call 704.825.6269


During Faculty/Student breaks the College administration remains open for business but may close early.

During the summer semester the College is closed on Fridays.

Vision Statement

Gaston College will be viewed as the premier post-secondary educational resource in the region, consistently recognized as an exceptional community college and known in the state and nation for successful and innovative programs.

Mission Statement

Gaston College is an open-door public community college, located in Gaston and Lincoln counties, that promotes student success and lifelong learning through high caliber, affordable, and comprehensive educational programs and services responding to economic and workforce development needs.


Gaston College students, faculty and staff share a committed responsibility to nurture a mentoring, collaborative, and diverse culture of skilled lifelong learners who are empowered to succeed in a constantly changing world. Self growth and empowerment are realized through many innovative processes, including an effective balance of assessment and evaluation. Empowered people set and achieve high standards of quality, create challenges for themselves and others, and support an active learner-centered environment offering real life educational experiences.

Accreditations (3/26/13)

Gaston College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gaston College.

Notification of Nondiscrimination

Gaston College is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunity in employment and educational programs and activities and does not discriminate against current or potential employees or students on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. Gaston College supports protections under all applicable state and federal laws including but not limited to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008.

Inquiries regarding affirmative action/equal opportunity should be directed to: Chief Administrative Officer (Employees) or Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management (Students), 201 Highway 321 South, Dallas, NC 28034 or call 704.922.6200.