Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

COVID-19 Update: The EMCC campus is open for classes, appointments, and walk-in services. Masks are required for everyone inside ALL buildings at EMCC.  All student support services are still available online. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.

Vaccination is our BEST shot at beating COVID-19!



Free vaccines offered at EMCC; students get a $50 grocery store gift card after 1st shot!

Estrella Mountain Community College is doing its part to fight the spread of COVID-19 by requiring mask usage and hosting on-campus COVID-19 vaccine clinics in partnership with One Community Initiative. All members of the community are welcome to get their COVID-19 vaccine free of charge at these clinics. However, to further encourage students to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Maricopa Community Colleges students who receive a vaccination at any of the Maricopa Community Colleges Vaccination Clinics will receive a $50 grocery card while supplies last.

All 10 Maricopa Community Colleges are hosting Vaccination Clinics.

Estrella Mountain Community College COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics will be held from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Estrella Conference Center on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, September 7 (vaccination 1), Tuesday, October 5 (vaccination 2)
  • Monday, September 20 (vaccination 1), Monday, October 18 (vaccination 2)
  • Thursday, October 7 (vaccination 1), Thursday, November 4 (vaccination 2)
  • Wednesday, October 20 (vaccination 1), Wednesday, November 17 (vaccination 2)

To qualify for a gift card, students must:

  • Show their student status, whether with a student ID or their college schedule (print out, screenshot, on the phone).
  • Receive their vaccination at a vaccination clinic on one of the Maricopa campuses. Only those who receive their vaccination at one of the Maricopa Vaccine Clinics will receive a gift card (while supplies last).

Gift cards will only be given for the first vaccination, not the second vaccination. We will not offer appointments during the Vaccination Clinics. Vaccines and gift cards for qualifying students are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please plan to remain on campus for at least 15 minutes after receiving each dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

No. Only students who are vaccinated at one of the Maricopa Community College Vaccination Clinics will qualify to receive a Gift Card.

Appointments will not be available for the Vaccination Clinics. We will serve participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for the vaccination will occur onsite with the clinic provider.

One Community will help students complete their registration, confirm their student status either by MCCCD Student ID or by the student’s schedule, and give those who qualify a gift card. One Community will collect information about card distribution and provide that data to the college for reporting purposes. One Community will strictly follow HIPAA regulations.

Maricopa Community Colleges does not provide information or recommend any particular website for information. Students are encouraged to research which vaccine is best for them. Maricopa Community Colleges is simply providing a service to members of the community who have chosen to be vaccinated. The One Community Initiative staff will provide all those who attend the clinic with information on the various vaccines.

No, students will receive a gift card during their first vaccine.

Yes, students can get their first vaccine at one of the later follow-up vaccine clinics and will be provided a gift card while supplies last.