Catalogs and Handbooks

Mercer University Catalog

It is the policy of Mercer University to adhere to the rules and regulations, course offerings, and financial charges that are announced in the Catalog or in other Mercer University publications. The University, nevertheless, hereby gives notice that it reserves the right to withdraw any subject, to change its rules affecting the admission and retention of students or the granting of credit or degrees, or to alter its fees and other charges, whenever such changes are adjudged by it to be desirable or necessary. Attendance at Mercer University is a privilege that may be forfeited by anyone whose conduct is adjudged as inconsistent with the traditions, policies, and regulations of the University.

Note: A majority of student policies and resources can be found in the Mercer University Student Handbook and the University Catalog found at However, many academic programs and regional academic centers have additional information and policies pertaining to the specific population of students they serve. These resources, when taken as a whole, provide students with a basic understanding of the rights and responsibilities of Mercer students.

Students are encouraged to review these documents and to contact the Office of Student Affairs professional on their campus if they have any questions (see contact information for the various campuses in the University Student Handbook). Online copies will contain the most up to date versions of policies and supersede any printed copies should any discrepancies exist. These documents may be provided in an alternative format upon request.

Students at the McAfee School of Theology should consult the Mercer University Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus Catalog and the Student Handbooks listed below.

Student Handbooks

  • The Mercer University Handbook applies to all students, regardless of academic program of study or geographic location (including distance learning students) and is available as a pdf for printing. The online version supersedes any printed version. Some individual colleges, programs, and campuses summarize this information and/or provide additional content and policies that apply solely to their particular students in the form of Supplemental Handbooks. These Supplemental Handbooks are listed below.  Please note that the Mercer University Student Handbook supersedes information found in Supplemental Handbooks.
  • Atlanta Student Handbook Supplement
  • McAfee School of Theology Supplemental Student Handbook | 2023-2024

Please direct questions regarding any supplemental handbooks to the Academic Dean’s office of the appropriate college, school, or program in which you are enrolled.  For questions regarding the Mercer University Student Handbook, please call the Dean of Students on either the Macon Campus at (478) 301-2685 or the Atlanta Campus at (678) 547-6821. To obtain a copy of any handbook in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Access and Accommodations at (478) 301-2778.