Morrisville State College

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SUNY Morrisville
MSC Sign.jpg
Campus entrance
PresidentDavid E. Rogers[1]
Location, ,
United States
Campus150 acres (0.61 km2)
ColorsGreen and White
AffiliationsState University of New York
Morrisville State College logo

SUNY Morrisville (formerly Morrisville State College[3]) is a public college with two locations in New York, one in Morrisville and one in Norwich. It is part of the State University of New York System. It offers 23 bachelor's degrees,[1] 52 associate degrees, and three certificate programs, and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The college is considered an Agriculture and Technology school. Programs of study include agriculture, animal science, equine, dairy, livestock, agriculture business, automotive, business, computing and information, design and engineering, brewing science, horticulture, environmental resources, aquatic science and aquaculture, renewable energy, equine, health and human performance, hospitality, and technology and society.


SUNY Morrisville is located in Central New York and is southeast of Syracuse by 32 miles. Located conveniently on U. S. Route 20 and in the town of Morrisville. SUNY Morrisville is also adjacent to the towns of Cazenovia (11.5 miles) to the west and Hamilton (8.4 miles) to the east.


Industrial hemp[edit]

SUNY Morrisville was one of the first campuses to hold a license to grow industrial hemp for grain and fiber research applications. This research program is being led by Agronomy professor Dr. Gilbert Jenkins and Morrisville students. While Industrial Hemp is very responsive to nitrogen inputs in terms on increased grain production, at the same time, fiber quality may decrease with high N inputs. We are looking to develop a grain yield response curve for nitrogen fertilization, test a variety of fertilization timing options, and sources of N fertilizer to maximize grain production. Fiber quantity and quality will be measured to determine if it is possible to harvest high quality fiber from a duel purpose crop, or whether nitrogen recommendations are divergent for fiber and grain production purposes.[citation needed]

Recently the college announced the creation of a cannabis industry minor.[4]


SUNY Morrisville Aquatic Science and Aquaculture Program houses a breeding colony of Hippocampus erectus, the lined seahorse and is currently working on experiments that address larval seahorse health and conservation of seahorses.


The New York State Senate awarded $4 million for the creation of the New York Center for Liquid Biofuels at Morrisville State College with a facility based in Cortland County. The grant for the center will help fund a biodiesel infrastructure in New York State through the construction of an oilseed crushing and biodiesel processing plant and extensive research in the use of biofuels and byproducts.[5]

Weather station[edit]

A fully automated, self-contained weather station has been in operation at Morrisville State College since 2002. The weather station collects weather data which is used in support of various college projects, including alternative energy projects.[6]


"Shop 24" at MSC
Whipple Administration Building

Morrisville campus[edit]

The Morrisville campus includes over 50 buildings spread across an area adjacent to US 20. The campus is in Morrisville, located in Central New York, about 30 miles (48 km) from both Syracuse and Utica. Morrisville is a small town, however a bus on a major route arrives and departs campus twice each day. The campus is situated on 150 acres (0.61 km2) of land with more than 48 buildings, several athletic fields and 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) of college-managed farm and woodland.

This includes twelve residence halls, split into four different locations:

  • The "Iroquois Quad" includes Cayuga, Mohawk, Onondaga, and Oneida halls, and is located in the center of campus.
  • The "Pond Quad" includes Helyar, Fountain View, Stewart, South, and West halls, and is located on the east side of campus. It is named for the Helyar Pond, which is overlooked by the dorms.
  • East Hall, a quiet dorm that consists of small suites of rooms, is located in the northeast corner of the campus.
  • The Morrisville Commons and Morrisville Commons II, suite-style dorms completed in 2006 and 2009 respectively, are on the far south end of campus. The Commons are owned by the Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation, rather than Morrisvile State College itself.

The academic buildings are spread out across the entire campus. They include:

  • Bailey Hall, home to the Nursing Program
  • Bicknell Hall, contains a taxidermy museum and classrooms for the Agriculture and Natural Resources Program.
  • Brooks Hall, home to the Hospitality Programs, gaming and casino lab, tour agency, University Police and the Madison County Tourism Office
  • Donald G. Butcher Library is a multi-purpose building that provides a wide set of traditional and electronic library services and is home to a gallery space that features the work of students and local artists. Also included in the building are offices for the School of General Studies, the Academic Enrichment Center which provides tutoring services, and an ancillary office for Morrisville native Dr. Raymond Stantz.
  • Charlton Hall, which primarily houses the School of Business.
  • Crawford Hall, containing most of the large lecture halls on campus and the School of Liberal Arts.
  • Galbreath Hall, used mostly by the School of Science, Technology and Health Studies, and where this school's Dean's office is located.
  • Marshall Hall, home to the School of Agriculture.
  • Sheila Johnson Design Center, home of the Architectural Studies and Design program.
  • Shannon Hall, home to the Massage Therapy Program
  • Wood Technology Building, houses equipment for use in the Wood Technology and Residential Construction programs.

Norwich campus[edit]

A branch campus in Norwich, New York offers programs in business, technologies, liberal arts/education transfer, and nursing to Chenango area residents and employers.[7]



Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation[edit]

The Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation is a non-profit corporation that provides dining and other services to the Morrisville campus and elsewhere including SUNY-ESF.[8] As a separate corporation, it is not bound by the same rules that the State imposes on the SUNY schools themselves, namely it is not bound by the same level of openness that public institutions are required to maintain.[9]

SUNY Syracuse EOC[edit]

The Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center (SUNY Syracuse EOC) has been administered by Morrisville State College since 1973.[10]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Linhorst, Stan (August 28, 2016). "Looking for opportunity in Upstate agriculture". The Post-Standard. p. D2.
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  3. ^ "SUNY Morrisville". Retrieved March 25, 2011.
  4. ^ Dorbian, Iris. "Want To Minor In Cannabis? This SUNY Program Could Be For You". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  5. ^ Center for Liquid Biofuels,; accessed June 21, 2017.
  6. ^ Weather Station,; accessed June 21, 2017.
  7. ^ Morrisville State College Norwich Campus,; accessed June 21, 2017.
  8. ^ "The Trailhead Café". SUNY-ESF. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  9. ^ Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation (MAC),; accessed June 21, 2017.
  10. ^ "SUNY Syracuse EOC". Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  11. ^ Mixed Martial Artist Is Mighty, Yet Measured, New York Times, April 20, 2013
  12. ^ "MSC Alum". Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  13. ^ "Aljamain Sterling UFC Profile". Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  14. ^ John Harris (2016-05-06). "13 observations from rookie minicamp day 1". Retrieved 2017-06-23.

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