Friendships formed here last a lifetime.
There are lots of opportunities to make friends and to have fun at Morris. Many places and centers exist to provide a quality, informal atmosphere where all students are able to mingle and get to know each other. The campus dining hall and Student Center provide settings for socializing and casual interactions among the students. The dining hall serves the campus with a variety of choices at every meal, making mealtime an exciting adventure. Individual meals are available on a cash basis. The Student Center provides an additional place to relax, eat, or study. The Center provides recreational activities including billiards and video games. The Center also offers food service for on- and off-campus individuals.
Comfortable residence halls quickly become “home away from home” for the students. Roommates become lifelong friends, and each residence hall sponsors and hosts many activities that facilitate interaction and create a living-learning environment for the residents. Educational film series and seminar-lecture activities are major residence hall program thrusts.
Morris College has five residence halls: two for females, two for males, and one assigned as needed. Each residence hall contains a learning center complete with a mini-library and computers, television/social lounges, telephone service, a microwave oven, vending machines, laundry facilities, and access to Internet service from individual rooms.
Students wishing to reserve a room in one of the college’s residence halls for the fall or spring semester or for summer session must submit a room reservation fee in the amount of $100.00 together with a completed Housing Agreement form. When the student actually occupies the reserved room, the $100.00 fee shall be converted to a payment toward a part of the total fee due on the room. For students seeking to reserve a room for the fall semester, the deadline date for receiving the room reservation fee and the completed Housing Agreement form is June 30. For the spring semester, the deadline date is December 15; for the summer session, the deadline date is May 1.
Student activities at Morris College are designed to provide opportunities for students to enhance their academic development as they strengthen their leadership skills. Each student is encouraged to join the organization that provides for him/her an avenue for personal fulfillment and skills development.
We have over 50 student organizations available to you. These include the Student Government Association, honor societies, academic clubs, recreational clubs, class memberships, singing groups, and Greek- letter organizations. Students and student organizations are encouraged to provide input on all issues affecting campus life.
Both intercollegiate and intramural athletics foster school spirit and physical activities. In addition, they provide a wide variety of wellness programs and activities for the campus. The Morris Hornets compete with other college teams in basketball, track, and field, baseball, softball, volleyball, and cross country. The athletic program at Morris offers plenty of excitement and participation for both fans and players. Morris College is a Division I, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics institution and a member of the NAIA Independent Conference.
Intramurals provide the campus community with an opportunity to compete regularly in organized sports with an emphasis placed on having fun. Some of the events include flag football, basketball, table tennis, volleyball, and tennis. Weightlifting and aerobics add to the extensive list of opportunities provided to enhance wellness awareness and involvement.
Morris offers counseling to our students, whatever their needs. These counseling services include counseling on personal, social, academic, religious, or financial problems. The office of counseling also provides educational materials, programs, and assistance for all types of alcohol and drug abuse problems. Individualized counseling, group counseling, workshops, seminars, and other programs are offered to enhance the students’ development. The counseling services at Morris College afford opportunities to help make a student’s college experience as problem-free as possible.
We’re proud of our health facility which provides up-to-date care to students. The College has a full-time nurse on staff. Local transportation to and from off-campus medical appointments is provided for students upon request - whenever possible. Each student has the option to be covered under a health insurance policy that includes prescription coverage. For additional information go to Health Services.