As we approach the start of the fall semester, we will share a series of messages to ensure that you have answers to as many of your questions as possible. Please see below information regarding the activities and socializing opportunities available this semester. The complete return-to-campus plan, which has received approval from SUNY and meets New York State Department of Health's Reopening New York Higher Education Guidelines, is available on our Fall 2020 Reopening Plans and Updates webpage. Please recognize that all plans are still subject to change due to new information, guidance or direction from the state.
As a reminder, all gatherings should be limited to groups of 10 people or fewer, and a mask or face covering is required when in all public spaces and whenever physical distancing cannot be maintained.
Student Government Organization (SGO), Campus Activities Board (CAB) and various SUNY Morrisville clubs and organizations will all host events this year. Stay tuned for more information as their plans develop.
The first SGO Assembly meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 5 p.m. The SGO Virtual Club Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 1, from noon-2 p.m. More details will follow for both events.
CAB has planned numerous virtual events for the fall, including esports competitions, virtual-guided paintings, performers, gameshows, trivia contests and much more. CAB also will hold virtual meetings each week. Any live CAB events held this fall will be outdoors with limited capacities.
Check your Morrisville emails and CAB, SGO and club/organization social media platforms for event details.
Intramurals will be offered throughout the semester, including softball and beach volleyball leagues, horseshoe and cornhole tournaments, a home run derby and outdoor movie nights.
The newly renovated outdoor recreation area featuring basketball courts (no games, only shooting), beach volleyball courts and horseshoe pits also are open every day. Hours of availability for each area will be announced soon, and maximum occupancy will be in place to adhere to physical distancing protocols. The Student Activities Center (STUAC) gymnasium, Fitness Center, Recreation Center and Hamilton Hall gymnasium are all currently closed for recreational purposes. Newly announced plans by the NYS Governor's Office today to allow gyms and fitness centers to reopen in New York State are under evaluation, and we will soon send more information about how that will apply to SUNY Morrisville’s facilities.
Enjoy the outdoors
SUNY Morrisville offers numerous opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and the beautiful scenery surrounding the campus.
The Callahan Brook Nature Trail, located at the south end of campus with a trailhead adjacent to the Aquaculture Center parking lot off Eaton Street, provides one-and-a-half miles of marked, self-guided trails to explore the streamside, wet meadows, forests and fields.
The campus Arboretum, a three-acre preserve behind Brooks Hall, is open year-round and contains nearly 100 native, exotic and ornamental tree and shrub species. The Arboretum is a great option when looking for a quiet place to study.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic prevents SUNY Morrisville from participating in intercollegiate athletic competition this upcoming fall semester. Student-athletes will still be permitted to hold team workout sessions in groups of 10 or fewer, as recommended by NCAA guidelines. All sessions will be held outdoors to adhere to physical distancing practices, and locker room use will be prohibited, in accordance with campus cleaning protocols.
For more information regarding athletics, including resources and frequently asked questions, please visit the Athletics COVID-19 Resources webpage.
Wearing a mask and practicing physical distancing, wherever possible, are the best way to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Students and employees are required to wear face coverings when in all public spaces, and whenever physical distancing cannot be maintained.
Our return-to-campus plan is constantly evolving. We will continue to share updates about life on campus, as more details develop. You can also find more information regarding what to expect during the fall 2020 semester by visiting our Fall 2020 Reopening Plans and Updates homepage.