Info Series


 Sign up for one, two, or all of these FREE live webinars designed with YOU in mind as you begin to Chart Your Course at Mercy College. Join us for Mercy College of Health Sciences' FREE Purple & Green Info Series! Dive deep into a variety of topics presented by our professional staff to learn everything you want to know about Mercy College. 



Kicking Off the Purple & Green

Friday, August 4, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • What is the Purple & Green Info Series?
  • Living in Des Moines

  • Housing, Dining, Events, and More!

  • Questions & Answers

  • How to Get Connected

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The Secret to Understanding MyMercy

Friday, August 11, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Access/View Your Bill and Financial Aid Checklist 
  • Learn to Access Your Schedule

  • Apply for a Book Voucher and Order Books

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Campus Resources: A Deep-Dive into Mercy College Amenities

Friday, August 25, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • IT Resources/Processes
  • Accessing Library Resources

  • Student Success Services

  • Campus Ministry Opportunities

  • Bookstore

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Where is Mercy College of Health Sciences located?

We’ve called Des Moines, Iowa, home since 1899. As the state capital, Des Moines is a hub of culture and entertainment for young professionals, families, and empty nesters alike. Don’t believe us? Check out everything Des Moines has to offer!

What if I can’t make a Purple & Green Info Session?

Don’t sweat it! We know our students are busy. If you can’t make one of our live Purple & Green Info Sessions, just view our pre-recorded sessions here!

When do classes start?

You can view our full academic calendar here.

How can I register for classes?

Once you complete your Online Orientation and submit all required forms, your academic advisor will contact you to help you register for your classes.

How and when can I get my student ID/badge and parking permit?

Once you complete your online orientation, you are free to come to campus to get your student ID and parking permit. If you are already coming to campus for an in-person orientation session, there will be time to get your ID and parking permit before the start of the event. Please complete this Student Photo ID and Parking Registration form with the pertinent information before coming to campus to receive your badge and permit from Missy Chapman, our Campus Receptionist, in the main lobby of the Sullivan Center.

Still have questions about the Purple & Green Info Series?

No worries! Contact our Admissions team by email, or call (515) 635-1133.



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About Us

Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer master's degreesbachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, certificate programs, and continuing education courses.

Mercy College is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), in addition to numerous programmatic accreditors.

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Mercy College is a Catholic, accredited, nonprofit institution of higher learning.