Morrisville State College

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Morrisville State College
MSC Sign.jpg
Campus entrance
Former names
State University of New York at Morrisville, SUNY Morrisville
Type Public
Established 1908
President David E. Rogers[1]
Undergraduates 3200[1]
Location Morrisville, NY, United States
Colors Green, White
Mascot Mustang
Affiliations State University of New York
Morrisville State College logo

Morrisville State College,[2] formerly the State University of New York at Morrisville or SUNY Morrisville, is a college of the State University of New York. It offers 23 bachelor's degrees,[1] 52 associate degrees and 3 certificate programs at two campuses in central New York: Morrisville and Norwich. The college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.



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.[3]

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.[4]


"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 12 residence halls, split into 4 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. In the Fall 2007 semester, The commons underwent management changes, and by the Fall 2008 semester was fully a part of Morrisville State College Residence life. Because the Commons and Commons II are not owned by the college, alcohol is allowed in small quantities, and this is the only thing that separates The Commons from the rest of the dorms.

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 and Technology.
  • Marshall Hall, home to the School of Agriculture.
  • 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.[5]


  • Morrisville State teams, known as the Mustangs, are a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III. The Mustangs are also a member of the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC). Student Athletes have contributed to MSC's long standing success as an institution and brought home a number of regional and national titles when MSC was a member of the NJCAA rather than NCAA Division III. MSC has also had many student athletes selected for post-season honors and All-Americans. Sports include Basketball, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, and Volleyball.


  • John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities - houses the main gymnasium (capacity 1,200), a state of the art fitness center, an auxiliary equipment/laundry room, athletic department staff offices and additional men's and women's locker rooms.
  • The Fitness Center - features a variety weight training machines, treadmills, steppers, elliptical trainers, free weights, other aerobic machines and a hardwood aerobics room.
  • The IcePlex - houses two regulation-sized rinks and serves as home ice for the men's hockey team. Several community organizations also call the IcePlex home. Within the twin-rink complex are classrooms that provide hand-on training, a first-aid room, 11 locker rooms, offices, a game room, pizza and sub shop and a pro shop. The IcePlex hosts hockey tournaments and hockey camps as well as ice skating shows by the IcePlex Skating Club.
  • The Recreation Center - is an artificial surfaced field house. Along with the full sized turf playing area the facility includes an indoor 200 meter turf track, laundry and equipment room, resting room, and locker rooms and office for student athletes and coaches.
  • Athletic Training Room - Full-Time athletic trainers are available to athletes for care and prevention of injuries. The New Athletic training room serves athletes daily needs as well as rehabilitative needs following an injury, and is equipped with a variety of whirlpools and strength equipment machines.
  • Hamilton Hall - serves as a facility for intramural activities.
  • Outdoor facilities - The College features six outdoor tennis courts, and many athletic fields for football, field hockey, soccer, lacrosse, softball, a beautiful hiking/walking trail, and a recently built athletic stadium was built on Drake Field for all field sports.


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.[6] 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.[7]

SUNY Syracuse EOC[edit]

The Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center (SUNY Syracuse EOC) has been administered by Morrisville State College since 1973.[8]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Linhorst, Stan (28 August 2016). "Looking for opportunity in Upstate agriculture". The Post-Standard. p. D2. 
  2. ^ "Morrisville State College". Retrieved March 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ Center for Liquid Biofuels
  4. ^ Weather Station
  5. ^ Morrisville State College Norwich Campus
  6. ^ "The Trailhead Café". SUNY-ESF. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  7. ^ Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation (MAC)
  8. ^ "SUNY Syracuse EOC". Retrieved 25 September 2016. 
  9. ^ Mixed Martial Artist Is Mighty, Yet Measured, New York Times, April 20, 2013
  10. ^ "MSC Alum". Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  11. ^ "Aljamain Sterling UFC Profile". Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  12. ^

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