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Morrisville State welcomes students August 21-24

MORRISVILLE, NY— The Morrisville State campus will be a flurry of activity as it welcomes a new class of freshmen, transfer and returning students during Welcome Weekend Aug. 21-24. Classes begin Aug. 25 at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses.

Student athletes will be assisting with moving new students into their residence hall rooms. First-year and transfer students will begin arriving on Aug. 21 (between 8 a.m.-2 p.m.) followed by returning and readmitted students on Aug. 24 (starting at 9 a.m.).

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, and AT&T cellular phone distribution.

There will also be various activities throughout the weekend including a social for new students, a presentation by a hypnotist, a roller skating party, recreational activities and movies.

Sizzling Saturday festivities are planned from 5-9 p.m. Aug. 23, including a DJ and mechanical bull riding. From noon to 4 p.m. all students can join in the Super Sunday festivities, which include a DJ and make your own tie dye shirts and street signs. Both events will be held in the Academic Quad by the John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities (STUAC) with a rain location in Hamilton Hall.

All new students—first-year, transfer, and readmitted students, campus resident and commuters, will be greeted by the entire faculty and administration, including the president and deans, during an Academic Welcome Ceremony which will be held on Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. in Hamilton Hall. This short ceremony will welcome new students to campus and is the official opening of the school year.

This year’s enrollment class includes students hailing from Canada, Nigeria, Japan and Sweden. More than 1,000 incoming students (freshmen and transfer) are expected to be welcomed throughout the weekend.

For a complete list of Welcome Weekend events, go to and select Welcome Weekend.
Morrisville State sets the world in motion for students. 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. Lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs, the college was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Community Education Service Honor Roll. The college was recognized, by U.S. News and World Report, in its top tier Best Regional Colleges list and ranked second among regional colleges nationwide for outperforming its anticipated graduation rate. Visit to experience, Morrisville in motion.