Places and Events

Fitness Center

The Panola College Fitness Center is located on the first floor of the Charles C. Matthews Foundation Student Center and is open to the community through memberships that may be purchased through the Panola College Business Office in the Martha Miller Administration Building. Panola College Fitness Center Identification Cards are required for entry into the Fitness Center and may be obtained upstairs from the Student Success Center. The Fitness Center is available free-of-charge to all currently enrolled Panola College students with a student ID card.

The Fitness Center offers fully equipped weight rooms, a yoga/Pilates room, cardiovascular equipment, and a full-size gym floor. For more information including Fitness Center hours, visit the website.

Food Service by Sodexo

At Panola College, Sodexo offers two on-campus dining options, the Café Panola and Charlie’s Bistro, for students, faculty, staff, and the community. If you’re looking for a dine-in experience, visit the Café Panola and enjoy a cafeteria full-service breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But if you’re looking to grab something to go or need a pick me up, try Charlie’s Bistro, now serving Starbucks.

Want to save some money on your meals, snacks, or beverages? Try purchasing Pony Bucks, a declining balance added right to your Panola College Student or Wallet ID Card that you can use in the Bistro or Panola Café. Also, the Panola Café offers discounts on meal plans for commuters and the community. For more discount information, visit our Panola Café in the Charles C. Matthews Foundation Student Center or contact Sodexo at 903-693-2020.

Intercollegiate Athletics

Panola College athletic teams are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association, Region XIV Athletic Conference, National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association and the NIRA Southern Region. In intercollegiate competition, Panola College participates in baseball, women’s/men’s basketball, volleyball, and women’s/men’s rodeo. The College began its athletic program in 1948 and strives to educate and develop student athletes. Panola College has earned national junior college championships in baseball, women’s basketball, and rodeo.

Panola College Store

The Panola College Store is designed to serve students, faculty, staff, and community members. In addition to textbooks and other school supplies, the Panola College Store carries office supplies and a variety of gifts and other items. Store hours are posted on-site and on their website. Textbooks are sold throughout the school year; however, textbook “buy-back” is conducted during designated times at the end of each semester (see College Store Return and Buy Back Policies).

Social Events

Among the yearly social events are the Fall Frolic, Spring Fling, dances, movies, homecoming and field trips. Social events are also planned by the various clubs and organizations under faculty supervision and coordinated with the Student Services.