Norwich

We put your determination to work.

That’s the promise to students attending the SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus.

Located 30 miles south of Morrisville in downtown Norwich, New York, the Norwich Campus proudly provides quality, personalized education and workforce development to residents and employers of Chenango County and south central New York.

Roger W. Follett Hall provides you a supportive and technologically infused learning environment that complements a variety of associate degree offerings in industrious career and technical areas, as well as liberal arts transfer programs.

The Everett A. Gilmour Memorial Library gives you access to all SUNY Morrisville Library electronic journal, newspaper and magazine article databases, and allows you to request books directly from the Morrisville campus library.

A recent partnership with the nearby Wild Owl Café means Norwich Campus students can find affordable, healthy meal options right on campus. Other amenities, including housing, shopping, fitness centers, and cultural and recreational activities, are conveniently located just a short distance from campus.  

Students wishing to enroll in Morrisville programs not offered at the Norwich Campus may take general education or elective courses that can be applied to associate or bachelor’s degree programs at the SUNY Morrisville campus.


Norwich in the Community

The SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus is proud to serve Chenango County and other counties in south central New York through a variety of community initiatives. 

Chenango County high school students can earn college credits to accelerate their college experience by taking courses at the SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus through the Morrisville EDge Program. Enrolled students can earn up to 14 college credits per year, and those who choose to continue their education at SUNY Morrisville upon high school graduation may also be eligible for scholarship opportunities. We also offer college-level courses at various area high schools and BOCES programs.

Also available to local students is the Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP). This grant program works closely with the Norwich Campus to help students gain insight into the admissions, application and financial aid process for secondary education, while also providing a link to other outside services and agencies where students gain social skills, life skills, employment preparation and knowledge about living a healthy lifestyle. Students who participate in LPP and enroll at SUNY Morrisville upon high school graduation also are eligible to apply for a $500 one-time award.

The SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus also is proud to provide the community with a variety of workforce development opportunities. Our Human Services Institute involves partnerships with local human services agencies to offer trainings, conferences, professional development speakers and continuing education, and address quality-of-life issues that impact the community. Our Manufacturing Training Institute uses a hybrid method of hands-on learning, online instruction and portable equipment to offer local businesses customizable technical training sessions, either on our campus or directly at the worksite.

We also have partnered with Golden Artist Colors, Inc., located in Berlin, NY, and the LPN to RN program at Bassett Medical Center, located in Cooperstown, NY. Employees are able to take advantage of courses offered at their jobsite with full support from their organization and SUNY Morrisville, as well as have the opportunity to take classes on the Norwich or Morrisville campuses. Courses are designed to promote degree completion while enhancing career skills for their role within the company.


History of the Norwich Campus

SUNY Morrisville began its commitment to Norwich and Chenango County in 1968, when an agreement was reached between the SUNY Morrisville Office of Continuing Education and the Norwich City School District to offer courses at Norwich Senior High School. Two courses, with a total enrollment of 38 students, were offered in the spring 1969 semester.

SUNY Morrisville operated as an extension site in Norwich until 1988, when branch campus status was attained. This provided the opportunity to offer degree programs in their entirety in accounting, business administration, computer information systems, computer systems technology, liberal arts and office technology. In the fall of 1999, first-year courses leading to an associate degree in nursing at the college were added. 

Growth in programs and students necessitated the increase of student services, as well as the need for a move to a building site which would house both administrative offices and classrooms. In the summer of 1993, the Norwich Campus moved its operations to a 10,000-square-foot space on Broad Street. 

In addition to classes at the Broad Street location, the college also offered courses in strategic locations throughout Chenango County, including businesses, community organizations and high schools, to serve current high school students, employers and residents of Chenango and surrounding counties. 

To address the anticipated growth in programs and student enrollment at the Norwich Campus, the Roger W. Follett Hall was constructed and established as the campus’s new home in 2001, boasting nearly four times the square footage of the college's former Broad Street home.

Today, approximately 600 students are enrolled at the Norwich Campus each semester, with 15 degree programs and approximately 90 classes offered during the day, evening and weekends. In the past 30 years, SUNY Morrisville’s Norwich facility has served more than 21,000 full- and part-time students. 

 

About Roger W. Follett Hall 

Roger W. Follett Hall, located adjacent to the Eaton Center at 20 Conkey Avenue in Norwich, New York, is a modern two-story, technologically enhanced academic building designed to accommodate approximately 1,000 students.

Roger W. Follett Hall showcases SUNY Morrisville’s nationally recognized integration of technology into academics and student life. In addition to classrooms and offices, the facility features distance learning classrooms, science and nursing labs, bookstore, eatery and snack bar. Additionally, numerous programs of study offered at the Norwich Campus are part of the college’s ThinkPad University partnership with IBM, which supplies students with individual laptops and allows the college to integrate technology into all aspects of campus life, from the classroom to the social scene.

The building is named in recognition of a gift made by the Roger Follett Foundation, Inc., which has assisted needy, rural and elderly residents of Chenango County since it was established by Roger Follett, a dairy farmer and business leader from Norwich.