Office of Communications

The Office of Communications assists Morris College by communicating, internally and externally, college news, events and activities to donors and constituents by coordinating the college’s publications, news releases, and social media outlets.

For additional information, contact the Office of Communications at:

Morris College
Office of Communications
100 West College Street
Sumter, South Carolina 29150-3599
Telephone: (803) 934-3168

College Publications

  • Academic Building
  • ADMS Residence Hall
  • AMMA Residence Hall
  • Brawley-Starks Academic Success Center
  • Daniels Residence Hall
  • Dobbins-Keith-Whitner Resident Hall
  • Garrick-Boykin Human Development Center 1

    Garrick-Boykin Human Development Center 2

  • H. H. Butler Building
  • L. C. Richardson-W. A. Johnson Learning Resource Center
  • Mabel K. Howard Building
  • O. R. Reuben Chapel and Religious Center 1O. R. Reuben Chapel and Religious Center 2
  • Pinson Administration Building
  • Rich Cureton Johnson Resident Hall
  • Alphonso R. Blake, Willie Edwin Givens Jr., Arabella H. Rich, Pauline Winston Thompson Student Center
  • W. H. Neal-Iola Jones Fine Art Center
  • Wilson-Booker Science Building
  • An interdisciplinary faculty provides academic advising to students throughout the Division of General Studies. Each advisor is assigned a number of advisees who receive assistance in registering in appropriate general education courses and whose academic progress is monitored to ensure completion of general education requirements prior to exiting the Division.

  • A professional counselor is available to help participants understand and cope with the challenges students face in college. Our philosophy is that counseling should be conducted in three tiers: developmental, remedial, and preventive.

    The developmental function enhances student development and facilitates optimal use of Morris College's physical, fiscal, and human resources. We encourage our participants to positively assess themselves and realistically deal with the results. They are taught that intellectual development is personal, and that they must make career choices that are appropriate for their specific situation. We reinforce the idea that only they can set limitations and boundaries that define their success.

    Remedial counseling addresses students' problems. Personal adjustments and adaptation is the framework of a successful stay in a college or university. In settings of group and individual sessions, we address current or historic family situations, social-economics, personal relationships, student-professor relationships, and other stressors that may influence or impede academic progress.

    Our preventive phase is the process of counseling in ways that anticipate and eliminate or reduce the impact of the day to day stress factors through various intervention strategies, i.e. workshops, symposiums, mentoring, etc. In other words, we help students make the transition to college by trying to resolve problems that may hinder their academic success.

    Participants may contact our counselor between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday in room 101 of the Brawley-Starks Building or call extensions 3187 or 3188 for an appointment (walk-ins are acceptable).

  • Throughout the academic year, workshops are facilitated by our professional staff to enhance the academic and personal growth of participants. These workshops include: Financial Aid information, financial literacy, positive motivation, social skills, test taking, writing skill building, conflict resolution, goal setting, and communication skills, etc.

    Cultural enrichment trips and other activities are planned periodically to expose participants to the fine arts and broaden the students' experiences. Trips include theatrical and musical productions, museums, and other events and/or exhibitions.

  • We in Student Support Services believe that consistency in performing academic work is the most important ingredient in students' success. Our professional supplemental instructors provide professional and personalized tutorial and instructional services. Help is available in every phase of mathematics and language arts. Sessions are available one-on-one and are designed specially for the student who may need or desire that little extra punch to get him/her into the next round. We help to clarify concepts from the classroom, support out of class work efforts, improve study habits, and provide the individual attention that our students need for academic success.

    A number of terms, including partner learning and peer teaching have been used to describe this concept of learning. In Morris College Student Services, we prefer to use the term, "Peer Tutoring." Peer tutoring is when our participants learn by using other students as education coaches. The peer tutor work and study alongside the participant in one-on-one situations helping them to grasp the subject matter. Each of our peer tutors has been well recommended by experienced faculty members, carefully selected by the Student Support Services director and approved by the president of the institution. This select group of Morris College students has demonstrated academic excellence and provides help in understanding course contents, preparing for exams, and managing one's study time.

    Tutorial Services are provided to students daily on an "as needed" basis in a variety of courses including mathematics, sciences, fine arts, reading, history, foreign languages and English.

    Participants may come by the office of Student Support Services between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. We are located in room 214 of the Brawley-Starks Building or may call extension 3188 for appointments.

  • Student Support Services maintains a library of current textbooks for participants. Textbooks are for general education courses and are available for use throughout the semester on first come, first served basis.

    1. This agreement is binding for TWO ACADEMIC SEMESTERS (Fall and Spring) in which the student is enrolled at Morris College. This agreement terminates at the end of the Spring Semester but may be renewed for the Summer Session(s).
    2. If the student is officially released from the agreement for a given semester, and then re-enrolls in the college during the subsequent semester of the agreement period, the student's obligation is renewed for the duration of the agreement period. In this case, the student must complete a Change of Housing Status in the Office of Student Affairs so that a room may be reassigned.
    1. Students who have submitted a properly executed Housing Agreement Form and have paid a room reservation fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) by the deadline date indicated on the Agreement Form will have a room reserved for them starting with the date designated for the official opening of the residence halls. Students who submit Housing Agreement Forms and room reservation fees after the deadline date indicated on the Agreement Form shall be assigned to whatever campus housing is still available. In either case, the $100.00 fee will be converted to a payment toward part of the total fee due on the room when the student actually occupies the reserved room.
    2. A room reservation approved for any student shall be kept available for that student until the student arrives to occupy the room or until 5:00 p.m. on the first day of regular registration, whichever shall occur first. Students with a room reservation who fail to occupy their rooms by 5:00 p.m. on the first day of regular registration and who have not requested an extension of time from the Director of Residential Life shall lose their guarantee of a reserved room. In such cases, the student's room reservation fee shall be either forfeited or applied to the occupancy of a room after the first day of registration depending upon whether the student decides to enroll at the College and to occupy campus housing.
    3. A Housing Permit verifying that the student has cleared all previous financial and other obligations to the College must be obtained from the Business Office and presented to the Residence Hall Director before a student will be allowed to occupy any assigned room. Students who arrive at the campus to occupy campus housing and who do not possess a Housing Permit shall be directed to go to the Business Office to obtain one prior to being allowed to occupy campus housing. If such students arrive when the Business Office is closed, they shall be required to return to their homes and come back to the campus when the Business Office has reopened.
    4. The residence halls are closed during official College vacation periods which are Christmas Vacation, Spring Vacation, and at the conclusion of the Spring Semester and Summer Sessions. These periods are not included in the Housing Agreement, and the right to use the residence halls during these periods is reserved by the College. Residents must arrange for their housing off campus during these periods.
    1. Acceptance of this Agreement by the College shall be assumed binding unless rejection is communicated to the student prior to room assignment. Acceptance of this agreement does not guarantee a specific room assignment or admission to the College. Assignment of a room is contingent upon official admission to the College, receipt of the completed Housing Agreement Form and room reservation fee, and the availability of space. Once a room key is signed for and received, you will be charged as a residential student for the current semester or agreement period. Students who move off campus during the semester for any reason other than withdrawal will not receive any refund of their room and board charges.
    2. Rooms may be occupied ONLY by students to whom they are assigned. Rooms may not be sublet to other persons. Room changes may be made only after approval of the Residence Director. Monetary charges may be assessed and/or disciplinary action may be taken against violators.
    3. The College reserves the right to consolidate vacancies by closing rooms, floors, or halls.
    4. Room assignments may be changed or the Agreement terminated by the Dean of Student Affairs or the Director of Residential Life in the interest of order, health, discipline, energy conservation or best use of facilities.
    5. If a student exhibits disruptive, irresponsible, or inconsiderate behavior and is a detriment to orderly community living, he/she may, upon the recommendation of the Residence Director after a conference/hearing with the student, have his/her room assignment changed or the agreement terminated.
    1. See Residence Hall Visitation Policy as stated in the Morris College Guide To Residential Living.
    2. Visits to the Residential Hall by persons of the opposite sex are limited to designated lounges and lobbies.
    1. Rooms are to be kept clean and orderly at all times. Charges will be made for damaged to or unauthorized use or alterations of rooms equipment, or buildings, and for special cleaning necessitated by improper use and care of rooms or equipment. Students are jointly charged for damages in public areas on the floor.
    2. Authorized College personnel may enter student rooms with or without the student's permission at any time for the protection or preservation of the premises and/or in case of emergency. College personnel may also enter student rooms from time to time in order to inspect the premises, make necessary repairs, decorations, alterations, housekeeping, and for disciplinary purposes. The student's personal property is not subject to search without legal action or permission from the student unless there is sufficient belief on the part of the College that the student is using a room for purposes which would constitute violation of College regulations.
    3. The College is not liable for loss or damage of personal property or failure or interruption of utilities. Students are encouraged to provide their own personal property insurance.
  • All students residing in College housing MUST participate in the College's Food Service Plan.

  • Students who submit a room reservation fee before the deadline date and then decide prior to the same deadline date that they do not wish to attend Morris College or that they do not wish to occupy campus housing may apply for and receive a full refund of the room reservation fee. Students who submit a room reservation fee either before or after the deadline date and then decide after the same deadline date that they do not wish to attend Morris College or that they do not wish to occupy campus housing shall forfeit their room reservation fee entirely. However, if they again change their mind and decide to occupy campus housing in time to enroll for the same academic period, the forfeited fee shall be applied to the payment of campus housing. A forfeited room reservation fee cannot be applied to the payment of campus housing for any academic period other than the one for which it was originally forfeited. All requests for refunds must be made in writing to the Office of Financial Services.

    1. All residents must report to the Director of Residential Life to terminate this Agreement.
    2. All residents are required to move out of the residence hall within twenty-four hours after the termination of the Agreement.
    3. All residents must return the Identification Card in person to the Office of Student Affairs prior to vacating the Residence Hall. Keys must be returned to the Residence Hall Director.
    4. Full liability will be incurred for failure to comply with this procedure.
  • This agreement may be canceled, providing that the Dean of Student Affairs receives a notice of cancellation in writing twenty-one days prior to the opening date of the residence hall.

  • Charles Gilchrist Adams, C. Mackey Daniels, Marion Woodard Wright McLester, Beatrice Gregg Sanders Hall (A.D.M.S. Hall)

    Charles Gilchrist Adams, C. Mackey Daniels, Marion Woodard Wright McLester, Beatrice Gregg Sanders Hall (built 1998), is a residence hall for women.

    Capacity: 224/Four floors

    Room Style: Double capacity

    Bathroom: Community bathroom with showers

    Furniture: Desks, chairs, twins beds, closet with shelves

    Laundry: Laundry room

    Amenities: Cable and Internet connection for each student; Learning Laboratory with computers and a student lounge on each floor, snack and drinks machines, and microwave oven on the first floor.

  • Anna D. Reuben, Mamie Coker, Magnolia Lewis, Albertha Simons Hall (AMMA Hall)

    Anna D. Reuben, Mamie Coker, Magnolia Lewis, Albertha Simons Hall (built 1984), is a residence hall for women

    Capacity: 164/Two floors

    Room Style: Double capacity

    Bathroom: Community bathroom with showers

    Furniture: Desks, chairs, twins beds, closet with shelves

    Laundry: Laundry room

    Amenities: Cable and Internet connection for each student; Learning Laboratory with computers, snack and drinks machines, and microwave oven on the first floor.

  • G. Goings Daniels Residence Hall (Daniels Hall)

    G. Going Daniels Hall (built 1964, dining facility renovated in 2003), is a residence hall and dining facility.

    Capacity: 59/Two floors

    Room Style: Double capacity

    Bathroom: Community bathroom with showers

    Furniture: Desks, chairs, twins beds, closet with shelves

    Laundry: Laundry room

    Amenities: able and Internet connection for each student; Learning Laboratory with computers, snack and drinks machines, and microwave oven on the first floor.

  • Dobbins-Keith-Whitner Residence Hall (DKW Hall)

    Dobbins-Keith-Whitener Hall (built 1967), is a residence hall for men.

    Capacity: 100/Two floors

    Room Style: Double capacity

    Bathroom: Community bathroom with showers

    Furniture: Desks, chairs, twins beds, closet with shelves

    Laundry: Laundry room

    Amenities: Cable and Internet connection for each student; Learning Laboratory with computers, snack and drinks machines, and microwave oven on the first floor.

  • J. O. Rich, S.C. Cureton, Ed. F. Johnson Hall (RCJ Hall)

    J. O. Rich, S.C. Cureton, Ed. F. Johnson Hall (built 1993), is a residence hall for men

    Capacity: 138/Two floors

    Room Style: Double capacity

    Bathroom: Community bathroom with showers

    Furniture: Desks, chairs, twins beds, closet with shelves

    Laundry: Laundry room on each floor

    Amenities: Cable and Internet connection for each student; Learning Laboratory with computers, snack and drinks machines, and microwave oven on the first floor.

  • Alexander-Graham Hall

    Daisy Belton Alexander and Lewis P. Graham, Sr. Residence Hall (built), is a residence hall for men.

    Capacity: 74/Three floors

    Room Style: Double capacity

    Bathroom: Community bathroom with showers

    Furniture: Desks, chairs, twin beds, and closet with shelves

    Laundry: Laundry room

    Amenities: Cable and Internet service for each student, Learning Computer Laboratory, vending machines, and a microwave oven on the first floor.

  • Bowman-Clark Hall

    Annie Mae Jones Bowman and Audree Adamsom Clark Residence Hall (built 2013), is a residence hall for women.

    Capacity: 74/Three floors

    Room Style: Double capacity

    Bathroom: Community bathroom with showers

    Furniture: Desks, chairs, twin beds, closet with shelves

    Amenities: Cable and Internet service for each student, Learning Computer Laboratory, vending machines, and a microwave on the first floor.

  • (Library 1st & 2nd floor/Media Operations 3rd floor)

    The Learning Resources Center (LRC) is a place for thought, research, and study for our academic community. In order to maintain an environment appropriate to our purpose, the following rules must be observed:

    1. Always be prepared to present your Identification Card upon request.
    2. A valid college ID is required for checking out books and other materials.
    3. Be considerate of those who are studying. Avoid lout conversations and disruptive behavior. Keep your phones in silence mode or turned off.
    4. A study room is available for group study and discussion on the second floor. Sign up for it on the second-floor staff desk.
    5. The academic computing laboratory on the third floor is to facilitate your study and research. Sign in for computer use and be sure to have your print code.
    6. LRC materials circulate for two weeks and may be renewed in the library. Return books to the Circulation Desk or use the book drop near the front door.
    7. Textbooks are available on Reserve at the Circulation Desk. Students may check them out for use in the Learning Resources Center for a period of 3 hours. Renewal is possible if no user has placed a hold on the book.
    8. Students may check out DVD’s and CD’s for recreation. There is a limit of 2 items per user.
    9. Avoid loss of borrowing privileges, having to pay fines or replacement fees by promptly returning borrowed books and other materials.
      - $.05 per day for an overdue book
      - Overdue reserve books are $.25/per hour
      - List Morris College book/DVD/CD (or equipment): Cost of item, plus a $10.00 processing fee where applicable.
      - Lost PASCAL Delivers book (book from a PASCAL member institution):  $100.00
    10. Food and beverages are not allowed in the LRC.
    11. Unauthorized removal or concealment of material or equipment from a library is a misdemeanor offense in South Carolina. Writing or marking in books is forbidden as is the destruction of LRC property. Violators will be charged the cost of the item plus a $10.00 processing fee and will be subject to disciplinary action by the college.
    12. Disrespecting LRC staff or any visitors will not be tolerated.
    13. As a courtesy to library users, no babies are allowed in the LRC.

    Failure to follow the above rules and regulations may result in removal from the LRC by campus safety services. It may also cause loss of library privileges.

    “Change Your World At Your Library.” Find out more about how the LRC operates and what resources and services are offered at www.morris.edu/library

  • The Richardson-Johnson Learning Resources Center (LRC) is a research and study facility and patrons are expected to be considerate of other users. No patron should impinge on the rights of other patrons. The services we provide for the College community include copy facilities, borrowing privileges, study rooms, interlibrary loans, Internet access, word processing, library orientation tours and instruction. The following rules of conduct are to ensure the best and most fair use of the Learning Resources Center for all patrons. Any violations should be reported to the Learning Resources Center staff.

    Please note the following:

    • Users may be required to show valid ID card
    • Only quiet conversations that do not disturb others are permitted in the LRC
    • Children must have adult supervision at all times

    The following behaviors are not permitted in the Learning Resources Center:

    • Disorderly or disruptive behavior
    • Food or drink of any kind
    • Verbal, physical, or sexual harassment
    • Unauthorized removal or concealment of LRC material or equipment
    • Abusive, insulting, or threatening language
    • Vandalism

    Persons who do not abide by the Learning Resources Center policies may be asked to leave. The LRC may refer students to the Office of Student Affairs for disciplinary action.

  • Books may be checked out at the Circulation Desk, located on the first floor at the front of the Learning Resources Center.

  • A group study room is available on the second floor of the Learning Resources Center and you must sign up for its use at the desk on the second floor.

  • A photocopy machine is available for all users on the first floor by the Circulation Desk. Another one is available for limited use in the Media Services Center on the third floor.

  • A total of 20 books may be checked out at the same time.

  • Books circulate for 2 weeks and may be renewed if they have not been requested by other patrons. Faculty may opt to check out books for a semester. All materials are subject to recall immediately if needed for reserve.

  • Your name may not be in the Morris College library system (especially if you have never checked out a library book), or, the information may not have been updated. Talk to a library worker.

  • Book renewals are currently done in person.

  • Come to the Circulation Desk on the first floor for information.

  • Bring it back immediately to stop the fines from getting bigger! Contact the Circulation Desk for information on what you'll owe.

  • Of course, but always remember that the Learning Resources Center is a place for study and research and casual phone conversations disrupt the atmosphere. Phones must be on vibrate mode while in the Learning Resources Center and conversations must be kept to the bare minimum if you choose not to exit the building.

  • The official policy of no food or drink allowed in the Learning Resources Center may seem harsh; however, spilled drinks and crumbs easily damage books and other resources. Also, the leftover beverage and food containers, even in trashcans, attract pests.

  • Dear Student:

    The Federal Government requires all student loan borrowers to complete an Online Master Promissory Note (MPN) and the Entrance Counseling Quiz. You the borrower must understand your Rights and Responsibilities to obtain a student loan.

    You must answer questions correctly in order to proceed to the next step. There are 3 sections to the quiz, and all must be completed prior to submission.

    Below you will find instructions for completing the Master Promissory Note and the Online Entrance Counseling Quiz. If you have any questions feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office at the above number.

    ** Required by the Federal Government**

    Instructions for Completing the Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling Quiz

    1. Log onto the Internet website: https://studentloans.gov
    2. Click Login
    3. USE YOUR FSA ID AND PASSWORD (IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ONE THEN CLICK CREATE AND FOLLOW STEPS 4 AND 5)
    4. Establish an ID Username or E-mail Address
    5. Establish a Password
    6. Select Complete Master Promissory Note
    7. For MPN Type Selection, select “Subsidized/Unsubsidized”
    8. Proceed to answer an complete all information required
    9. Make sure you list Morris College to receive the information
    10. Save and acknowledge, then submit.

    ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE MASTER PROMISSORY NOTE PROCEED TO THE ENTRANCE COUNSELING

    1. Select Entrance Counseling
    2. Proceed to complete the counseling. (Please note some questions regarding loan amounts are hypothetical)
    3. Save and acknowledge, then submit and print results

    Submit confirmation to the Office of Financial Aid that you have successfully completed the Online Entrance Counseling!!!!!

  • Dear Parent:

    Below you will find instructions for completing the Parent Plus Loan application and the Master Promissory Note. If you have any questions feel free to contact the Office of Financial Aid at the above number.

    Instructions for completing the Parent Plus Loan Application And Master Promissory Note:

    1. Log onto the Internet website: https://studentloans.gov
    2. Click Login (IF YOU DO NOT HAVE FSA ID AND PASSWORD YOU MUST CREATE ONE)
    3. Enter Your FSA ID and PASSWORD (Please note: YOU CANNOT enter the student’s information to login)
    4. Select “Apply for a Direct Plus Loan”
    5. Read the tutorial
    6. Select “Complete Plus Request for Parents”
    7. Proceed to complete the application (please note You the parent are the borrower)
    8. Save and Submit

    Please be sure to indicate Morris College as the School to receive the application information, our school code is: 003439

    If your Parent loan has been approved then proceed to complete the Master Promissory Note.

    1. Select Loan agreement for a Plus Loan (MPN)
    2. Select Parent of a Dependent Undergraduate Student
    3. Input all information
    4. Save and Submit

    ******PARENTS(S) PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN FSA ID AND PASSWORD YOU MUST CREATE A USER ID AND PASSWORD THEN LOGIN WITH YOUR INFORMATION NOT THE STUDENT’S******

  • The Cooperative Education Program provides career guidance to students and related academic study to practical work situations by coordinating full-time college studies with employment in business, industry, government, or service organizations. Students spend a portion of their time in the classroom and another portion in off-campus positions usually related to their major course of study. This program enables students to “earn while they learn” and offers them an opportunity to gain experience in the world of work.

  • Career Services offers workshops and individual counseling to help students with decisions concerning graduate school selection. Also, information and applications for national qualifying exams (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, etc.) are provided and on-campus interviews with selected graduate schools are conducted each year. As an additional resource, GraduateGuide.com is a directory of searchable graduate school listings with testing information, financial aid and graduate school news.

  • Internships are an important part of experiential learning. Simply put, having an internship experience allows you to better understand prospective work environments and allows you to make networking connections, as well as gain real world skills. Depending on your career goals, your internship experiences can vary widely. Employers value internship experiences, which may help set you apart from other candidates when interviewing for an entry level position.

  • Professional Lecture Series

    Graduate School Clinic

    Career Fair

  • Health Science Club provides meaningful public health experiences for health science students, facilitates school-community interaction regarding health matters, promotes healthy lifestyles among the students and faculty, showcases the benefits of a student-faculty health promotion program, and provides enrichment to the comprehensive Health Science degree program.

    STEM Club is open to all students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Tutorial sessions, lecture series, and research projects are vital parts of the program, with many opportunities for students to participate in these activities.

    Morris College INMM (Institute of Nuclear Materials Management) Student Chapter is open to any full-time Morris College student. This organization is designed to foster, promote, and further the purpose and objectives of the INMM: to advance nuclear materials management, promote research in this field, establish standards, improve the qualifications and usefulness of those employed in this field, and increase and disseminate information of nuclear materials management.

    Sociology Club is designed to familiarize and further prepare Sociology students with all aspects of the career field and to give them an opportunity to network with professionals in the community.

    The Co-op Club assists students in developing marketable skills that will enable them to enter the world of work successfully.

    The S-SCEA (The Student-South Carolina Education Association) is a professional organization for college students preparing to teach. It is an integral part of both the National Education Association and the South Carolina Education Association. It provides its members with an opportunity for personal growth and the development of professional competence. Candidates enrolled in the Teacher Education Program are required to hold membership in a student educational professional association.

    The Art Club provides opportunities for students to enhance their creative skills; promotes awareness of visual arts and provides hands-on experiences in producing art. Students are assisted in developing marketable visual skills that will enable them to enter the visual arts world successfully.

    Social Studies Club is devoted to the study and discussion of current affairs and topics related to the social sciences. Membership is open to all students and is strongly encouraged for students majoring in any social science area.

    French Club is open to full-time Morris College students who are interested in learning French and/or enhancing their cultural understanding of France and francophone countries.

    Morris College Chapter of the National Broadcasting Society is open to all Mass Communications majors who have an interest in professions that involve over-the-air, cable, and other electronic media outlets.

    The Recreation Club promotes an awareness of recreation at Morris College by the active participation of the Recreation Administration majors in club projects.

    Phi Beta Lambda, a business club, complements classroom work in business administration, develops student leadership, develops and strengthens student-teacher rapport, and instills proper attitudes and social responsibility. Open only to Business Administration and Organizational Management majors.

    The Library Club enhances student library relations and aids students in understanding regulations relative to student use of the Learning Resources Center (LRC). Club members make recommendations for improving LRC services. Membership is open to interested students.

    Investment Club is open to all students who are interested in learning the principles and mechanics of all aspects of financial management and investing.

    The Literary Society is designed to promote growth through readings, lectures and literary programs. Membership in the organization is open to all students. Students with major or minor programs in English are strongly encouraged to become members.

    The Photography Club is designed to enhance the photographic skills of its members through various photography-related activities and the documentation of student activities that reflect the College’s motto “Enter to Learn; Depart to Serve.”

    South Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ) is a network of criminal justice professionals and criminal justice majors enrolled at accredited colleges and universities who address the needs, concerns, and contributions of African-Americans and other minorities as they relate to the administration of equal justice in the United States.

    Pre-Law Club consists of students who are interested in attending law school and preparing for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).

  • The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, College Chapter, works cooperatively with the local Branch and the State and National Association.

    National Council of Negro Women, Inc., is open to all women and men, whatever their race, creed, color, national origin, or economic status. This organization is designed to promote and recognize leadership among women of color, maintain effectiveness, and to remain a vital and important resource for African American women of all ages.

    The Veterans’ Club is open to all officially enrolled veterans and veterans’ dependents. The Club provides opportunity for members to promote veterans concerns and activities.

  • Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society (Mu Lambda Chapter) promotes high levels of scholarship and achievement in all fields of knowledge and service. It is open to junior and senior students with a cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.3.

    RARE Reinforcers, Achievers and Representatives of Excellence (RARE-Honors). The purpose of the organization is to implement the objectives of the Morris College Honors Program through accepting leadership roles to further promote the positive image of the College; promoting academic excellence, self-discipline, initiative, self-esteem and creativity; publishing and presenting scholarly papers; participating in national and regional conferences and symposia; and supporting and encouraging an environment conducive to effective teaching, study, and learning at Morris College.

    Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society (Freshman Honor Society) encourages superior scholastic achievement among students in their first year in institutions of higher education, promotes intelligent living and a high standard of learning, and assists men and women in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their roles in society.

    Sigma Tau Delta (Alpha Gamma Pi Chapter) is open to English majors with a “B” average in English. Members must have completed at least three semesters of college work.

    Pinnacle is open to all adult (generally defined as 25 years and older) and other non-traditional students who have achieved at least junior status, have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0, and are involved in at least three campus or community activities.

    Alpha Epsilon Rho is open to Mass Communications majors with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25.

    Delta Mu Delta Honor Society (Lambda Omicron Chapter) recognizes and rewards scholastic achievement in business administration programs. Membership is open to junior and senior students majoring in Business Administration and Organizational Management with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 and to those students who are in the top 20 percent of their college class in cumulative grade point averages.

    Beta Kappa Chi (BKX) is open to juniors and seniors ranked in the upper fifth of their class who have completed at least 64 semester hours (with at least seventeen semester hours in one of the sciences recognized by BKX) and must have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale in the science area and a general college average of at least a “B”.

  • Morris College Chorale is composed of a select group of thirty to forty voices.

    Morris College Gospel Choir is open to students who enjoy gospel singing.

    Poetry Club is an organization dedicated to the promotion of poetic and cultural enrichment for its members. The understanding of poetry enhances student relations and emphasizes creativity through written and verbal expression.

    Morris College Players is open to all students interested in any phase of dramatic endeavors.

    Morris College Dance Team is open to students interested in demonstrating and displaying their talents and skills through dancing to enhance the educational, social, and cultural atmosphere of the campus.

  • Baptist Student Union. Encouraging church attendance and membership, the BSU serves as a link between the student and the local church and seeks to provide Christian fellowship and wholesome fun for all students.

    Durham Ministerial Union is an organization open to all ministers. It is designed to develop church policy and ecumenical outlook and to promote awareness of major social and religious issues of our times.

  • Women’s Senate and Men’s Senate. These organizations provide students with an opportunity to share in promoting a harmonious and wholesome environment in the residence halls and in developing good citizenship.

  • Morris College Ushers is an organization that provides ushers for college assemblies, Religious Emphasis Week Worship Services, and other formal college functions.

    NEONS (New Emphasis on Nontraditional Students) is an organization dedicated to serving the needs of nontraditional students and enabling them to become more involved in student life.

    The Pre-Alumni Council is designed to provide students an opportunity to further interact with alumni and thereby enhance their preparation for effective service after graduation.

    Men of Morris aims to empower male students by creating an environment that embodies higher education, character development, and leadership enhancement through spiritual uplift, fellowship, and mentorship.

  • You must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You will need your and/or your parents’ tax returns and other income information for the tax year indicated on the FAFSA.  Listing Morris College and its Title IV code (003439) on the FAFSA ensures that we receive your FAFSA information.

    You must re-apply each year. Remember, the Office of Financial Aid must have your report in order to make a financial aid award for you.

    Do not wait for an acceptance letter to the college before submitting your FAFSA. Apply for financial aid as soon as possible after October 1.

    You must also complete the Morris College Application for Financial Aid located on the website.

  • A financial aid package may include scholarships, grants, loans, and employment. They may be offered separately or in combination. In the financial aid office, our goal is to provide the best package for each student, one that minimizes loans and maximizes aid that doesn't have to be repaid.

    Grants are awards that you do not have to repay. Scholarships are generally awarded on the basis of academic achievement or exceptional ability in specific areas. Like grants, you do not have to repay scholarships.

    Loans are borrowed funds from a bank or the government that MUST be repaid with interest.

    Work-Study gives you an opportunity to work and earn money to help pay your educational expenses.

  • The Morris College Application for Financial Aid may be found on the Morris College website in the Financial Aid section under Financial Aid Forms.  The Application for Financial Aid cannot be submitted electronically. It may be completed online but will need to be printed and brought/submitted to the Financial Aid Office.

    The Application for Financial Aid is also available in the Financial Aid Office.

  • To qualify for federal financial aid you must: 

    • be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen; 
    • have a valid Social Security number;
    • have financial need (except for unsubsidized Stafford loans);
    • be registered with Selective Service (if a male);
    • be working toward a degree or certificate;
    • be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working for a degree in an eligible program;
    • be making satisfactory academic progress;
    • have a high school diploma or GED; and
    • not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal educational loan.
  • To receive the maximum financial aid package according to your eligibility and availability of funds, you must apply before these priority deadlines below.

    • For the fall semester: March 31
    • For the spring semester: October 31
    • For the summer sessions: March 31
  • If you are a transfer student, you must first be fully admitted to Morris College as a transfer student. If you did not list Morris College initially on your FAFSA as one of your college choices, you will need to correct your FAFSA online to add Morris to your list of schools.

    You must not have defaulted on any previous student loans. Morris College uses the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) for acquiring information regarding grants and loans received at another institution. If you’ve received a loan at another school, you must also complete an in-school deferment as soon as you complete registration at Morris College. You may contact the Morris College Loan Default Coordinator for assistance in submitting the in-school deferment to your lender.

  • Freshmen (up to 24 credit hours) may borrow up to $5,500 in both Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans if they are enrolled in a program of study that is a full academic year. Sophomores (25-55 hours) may borrow up to $6,500 if the remainder of their program is a full academic year. Juniors (56-89 hours) and seniors (90 plus hours) may borrow up to $7,500 if the remainder of their program is one academic year. Higher loan limits in the form of an additional unsubsidized loan are available for dependent students whose parents are unable to obtain Federal PLUS Loans and for independent students.

  • The Office of Student Financial Aid will mail financial aid award notifications on a rolling basis beginning in April each year. However, the SAR/ISIR information and all requested documents must be on file.

    Approximately one week after you’ve filed your FAFSA with all requested information, you will receive an acknowledgment that your FAFSA has been processed, and Morris College will receive your FAFSA data. This data will include an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) the calculation which will be used to determine your eligibility for federal student aid, as well as the South Carolina Tuition Grant (South Carolina residents only). If the FAFSA is selected for verification Morris College will request additional documents (Verification Worksheet, tax returns, etc.). You will not receive a financial aid award until all verification documents have been received.

    After we have received all requested documents, the Office of Financial Aid will send an award notification to you by mail. The notification will indicate how much aid has been awarded to you. If you decline any part of our award offered, or wish to reduce an award, you should notify the Office of Financial Aid within 14 days. If you decline all or part of the award, you and/or your parents will be responsible for any remaining balance due to your account.

    You will need to complete and/or sign any required forms included with your award notification.

    If your FAFSA does not have an Expected Family Contribution calculated, you will need to provide additional information to complete processing.

  • Your package may be a combination of different types of assistance. Your financial aid award may include one or more of the following: scholarships, grants, loans and work-study employment.

    Your package will be developed based on several factors including but not limited to financial need, academic merit, athletic participation and date of completion.

  • Morris College offers summer school session. Year-round Pell Grants, Loans and federal work-study, if funding allows, are the major types of financial assistance available for summer school. Institutional scholarships and state grants/scholarships are not available for the summer school enrollment.

  • In order to continue receiving financial aid, you must maintain satisfactory academic progress as described in the Morris College Standards of Academic Progress. Your academic records will be monitored each semester and reviewed at the end of each academic year. If it is determined that you are not making satisfactory academic progress, you will be notified by the Office of Financial Aid in writing. If your financial aid is suspended for lack of progress, you’ll have the right to appeal and may do so in writing to the Chairperson of the Appeals Committee.

    The Appeals Committee will review your appeal. If you’re able to prove extenuating circumstances that resulted in your inability to progress, your financial aid eligibility will be reinstated on a probationary status. If you lose your financial aid because you’ve failed to maintain satisfactory progress, you may continue to take courses but at your own expense.

    The detailed description of the SAP policy may be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid, and is also printed in the college catalog.

  • Funds are paid during each enrollment period (fall, spring, summer). Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG), the South Carolina Tuition Grant, LIFE Scholarships, Federal Stafford Loans, and Federal College Work-Study are credited directly to your  Morris College account.

  • Federal financial aid funds are awarded with the expectation that students will complete the entire period of enrollment. With each day of attendance, students “earn” a percentage of the funds disbursed to their account. If a student withdraws or is expelled from Morris College, the school or the student may be required to return some of the federal funds. The student may be eligible for a refund of a portion of tuition, fees, room and board paid to Morris College for the semester. If the student received federal financial aid, then a portion of the refund will be returned to the federal grant, or loan source from which the aid was received.

    When a student who has received federal financial aid funds (Title IV Funds) leaves a school before the end of the semester or enrollment period, federal law requires Morris College to calculate the percentage and amount of “unearned” financial aid funds that must be returned to the federal government. Once a student has completed more than 60 percent of enrollment, students are considered to have earned all funds received. The federal formula requires a return of Title IV aid if the student received federal financial aid in the form of Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Stafford Loans or Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students and withdrawal on or before completing 60 percent of the semester. The percentage of Title IV aid to be returned is equal to the number of calendar days remaining in the semester divided by the number of calendar days in the semester. Scheduled breaks are not included.

    If there are remaining funds after the return of Title IV aid, they will be used to repay state funds, institutional funds, other private funding sources, and the student, as long as there is no unpaid balance at the time of withdrawal. If there is an unpaid balance, then all aid sources will be repaid before any funds are returned to the student.

    The calculation for the Return of Title IV Funds may have the effect of requiring a student to repay the federal government, in cash, funds (grants) that have been disbursed to the student. Students are encouraged to meet with their financial aid counselor, and Academic Dean and his or her advisor before making the decision to withdraw.

    Students who leave the college and do not complete the official withdrawal process may be eligible for a refund of charges and return of Title IV financial aid if the last date of attendance can be verified by other means such as class attendance records or other documents that will indicate the student’s last day of class attendance.

    The following procedure will determine the amount of funds to be returned:

    • The institution determines the withdrawal date.
    • The institution determines the amount the student earned.
    • Multiply the percentage of the payment period or enrollment period times the aid that was disbursed and/or could have been disbursed.
    • Subtract the earned amount from the aid disbursed as of the date of the institution’s determination that the student withdrew.
    • Return unearned funds to Title IV programs or pay student post-withdrawal disbursement(s).
    • Worksheets used to determine the amount of the Return of Title IV aid are available upon request.
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  • ACADEMIC CALENDAR FALL 2020

    Thursday, August 13 Faculty/Staff Report    
    Saturday, August 15 - Wednesday, August 19 Virtual Orientation for Freshmen and Transfer Students
    Wednesday, August 5 - Tuesday, August 18 Academic Advisement and Registration for Classes
    Wednesday, August 19 Classes Begin
    Tuesday, August 25  Last Day to Register or Add Courses
    Friday, September 4 Last Day to Drop a Class Without Penalty
    Monday, September 7 Labor Day (No classes)
    Saturday, September 12 Class Make-up Day for all classes meeting on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
    Wednesday, September 30 - Friday, October 2 Midterm Examinations
    Monday, October 5 Deadline for Faculty Submit Midterm Grades
    Monday, November 9 - Friday, November 13  Academic Advisement and Pre-registration for Spring 2021 Semester
    Saturday, November 14 Class Instruction Day for classes meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays
    Tuesday, November 17 Last Day of Class Instruction
    Wednesday, November 18 - Friday, November 20 Final Examinations
    Monday, November 23 Deadline for Faculty to Submit Final Grades
    Monday, November 23 End of Fall 2020 Semester for Students and Faculty (All other employees follow their 2020-21 calendar)

  • PROTOCOL FOR MOVE-IN-DAY

    The Hornet family will gather on campus for Fall 2020 semester under a new process to reduce the threat of COVID-19. New and transfer students will report to campus on Saturday, August 15, 2020, and returning students will return to campus on Monday, August 17, 2020. 


    Students should not report to campus if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, please isolate, seek medical consultation and follow provider recommendations prior to coming to campus.


    On arrival, first-year, transfer, and returning students and family members will be cleared through the Campus Entry Check-In Process.  Immediately upon arrival to campus (and before going to the Garrick-Boykin Human Development Center and their residence hall), all students and their family members, as well as faculty and staff who have not been on campus during the summer, must go through the College’s temperature check and screening process:

    • Students and no more than two (2) family members will have a temperature check at the designated check points. 
    • Each student and family member will complete a COVID-19 self-screening questionnaire.
    • Speak with a staff member about any health-related questions or concerns.

    Students moving into residence halls will be required to show their temperature check point clearance permit prior to reporting to the residence hall.

    Students are required to limit the number of family members who help them move-in to not more than two (2) others.
    ** More information about the move-in process will be forthcoming- please check the college’s website periodically for updates.

  • Hornet Dining Services

    On-Campus Dining

    Residential dining will continue by observing physical distancing guidelines, decreasing capacity in the dining hall, reimaging serving stations and removing self-service items. Tables and chairs will be removed or shifted to account for physical distancing recommendations and procedures as put forth by state and local regulatory departments. Directional signage will be placed throughout the facility to help manage the flow of traffic and the ease of service for visitors.

    Plates and metal silverware will be removed from service areas and will be replaced with disposable products to limit potential spread biological contaminates.

    All self-service items, including the salad bar will be eliminated.

    All self-service dessert stations will be eliminated, and all beverage systems will be adjusted to attendant-poured beverages.

    Dining Staff

    As a precautionary measure all dining staff employees will be required to follow new check-in procedures that will ensure that prescribed health standards are met at a minimum before their workday begins. Employees will wash their hands, sanitize their shoes and have their temperature checked all before entry is allowed.

    All dining staff, based on their role and responsibilities and in adherence to state and local regulations and guidance, will be required to wear personal protection gear during serving periods.

    Correct hygiene and frequent handwashing will happen every 20 minutes. All employees will change gloves after handwashing and in between tasks. Service stations, beverage stations, counters, and handrails will be sanitized every 20 minutes.

    Retail Dining

    Retail dining, The Hornets Nest, will be closed during the Fall 2020 semester. 

  • Residential Living

    Students living on-campus must commit to and comply with new standards of personal behavior and hygiene to protect themselves and the other members of their living community.

    Residence Life will create new social standards for living on campus with educational programs and agreements for residential students. Orientation to residential life at Morris College will begin this summer with clear guidelines, arrangements for roommate discussions and living agreements, information about required room cleaning, and regular health and safety checks.

    Reduced Density Housing

    Students will be safely housed in accordance with DHEC and CDC’s guidelines to ensure physical distancing.

    Roommate Agreements

    Residential Life staff and students will work collaboratively to build upon the existing standards and agreements of community, camaraderie, and concern for not only self, but for the welfare of others in a shared space.  The focus will be placed on adherence to guidelines related to visitors, cleaning practices, mutual respect, and honest communication when concerns arise. These agreements will serve as extensions of the larger shared responsibility and the Hornet Honor Code commitments across campus.

    Health & Safety Checks

    Residential Life staff will communicate procedures for maintaining contact with residents through physical distanced forums, virtual or electronic means. The schedule of room inspections will be modified, with more open and regular conversation regarding the shared responsibility of residents for adhering to approved guidelines.

    Common Spaces

    The standard of shared responsibility warrants that common spaces be altered and that residents follow approved guidelines for cleaning, wearing masks or face coverings, social distancing, and refraining from large gatherings, etc.

    Facilities, Cleaning, & Isolation Planning

    Facilities, cleaning, and isolation/quarantine planning will be altered to lower risk of exposure and promote the health and safety of all residents.

    Additional Cleaning

    Physical Plant will work in partnership with staff and residents to increase cleaning and disinfection in residential buildings. Physical Plant will clean and disinfect common area restrooms twice daily and all high-touch areas will be cleaned and sanitized periodically throughout the day.

    Isolation & Quarantine Planning

    The College is developing a comprehensive plan to isolate or quarantine residents who become ill with COVID-19 and are unable to return home. This will include procedures for health checks, emotional support, meal delivery and other support services.

  • ACADEMIC CALENDAR SPRING 2021

    Monday, January 4 Faculty and Staff Return: Mid-Year Conference
    Tuesday, January 5 Residence Halls Open for New and Continuing Students And Clearing of Student Accounts and Issuing Registration Permits
    Wednesday, January 6 Registration for Spring Semester
    Thursday, January 7 Classes and Late Registration Begins
    Wednesday, January 13 Last Day to Register or Add Courses
    Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Observance
    Tuesday, January 19  Last Day to Drop a Course Without Penalty
    Monday, March 1- Thursday, March 4 Mid-Semester Examinations
    Friday, March 5 Mid-Semester Grades Due in the office of Enrollment Management Spring Break Begins After 5:00 p.m. Classes
    Monday, March 8 - March 12 *********Spring Break Week************
    Monday, March 15  Spring Break Ends at 8:00 a.m.
    Monday, March 15 - Friday, Mach 26  Academic Planning, Advisement and Pre-Registration for Fall Semester
    Friday, April 2 Easter Recess Begins after 5:00 Classes
    Tuesday, April 6 Easter Recess Ends at 8:00 a.m.
    Tuesday, April 20 - Thursday, April 22 Final Examinations for Graduating Seniors
    Friday, April 23 Final Grades for Graduating Seniors Due in Office of Enrollment Management 
    Monday, April 26  Final Examinations Begin
    Thursday, April 29 Final Examinations End Annual Commencement Convocation Residence Halls Close
    Tuesday, May 4 Spring Semester Grades Due in the Office of Enrollment Management
    Last Day of Academic Year for Faculty