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Morrisville State College welcomes new, returning students

MORRISVILLE, NY—More than 1,200 incoming freshmen and transfer students will be welcomed on-campus as Morrisville State College celebrates Welcome Weekend Aug. 24-27. Classes begin Aug. 28 at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses.

ONCAMPUS SUNY is welcoming 39 students for the fall semester, hailing from China, Egypt, India, Kazakhstan, Nigeria and South Korea.

Welcome Weekend is an opportunity for students to become familiar or reacquaint themselves with the Morrisville campus and all it has to offer. Activities include check-in for new students, informational sessions, classroom tours, laptop orientations, AT&T cellular phone distribution, a picnic, bubbleball and an ice cream social.

Student athletes will be among those assisting with moving new students into their residence halls. First-year and transfer students will arrive on Thursday, Aug. 24 (between 8 a.m.-2 p.m.), followed by returning and readmitted students on Sunday, Aug. 27. South Street will be closed to southbound traffic, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Aug. 24, for freshman move-in day.

All new students—first-year, transfer, readmitted students, campus resident and commuters—will be greeted by the entire faculty and administration, including MSC President David Rogers and school deans, during an Academic Welcome Ceremony which will be held on Friday, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. in Hamilton Hall. This short ceremony officially kicks off the school year.

Norwich campus

The Morrisville State College Norwich campus will welcome approximately 100 new students for the fall 2017 semester which includes first-time, transfer and re-admits. In addition, the EDge program continues its second year with 32 high school students from school districts in Chenango County attending classes on the Norwich Campus. The EDge program allows Chenango County High School students to take courses at the Norwich campus during their school day.

The nursing A.A.S. program will begin offering the second year at the Norwich campus for the first time this semester along with teaching the required Microbiology course. The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), serving 35 students in STEM-related majors, continues for the second semester with additional advising staff.

For a complete list of Welcome Weekend events and a campus map, or for more information, visit

Morrisville State College’s curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.

The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2017 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2017 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit