Student Support Services
The philosophy of the Accessibility Services Office at SUNY Morrisville is to provide students with the opportunity to obtain an education which will aid them in living a full and independent life. Accordingly, assistance is available for those students with physical, psychological, and learning impairments.
Available services include individual assistance for academic, personal, and career concerns; liaison with the student and the Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) and other services agencies; assistance in obtaining tutors, interpreters, note takers, audio-visual and library materials designed for specific assistance; special parking accommodations, preferential housing, ramps, and elevator keys. Service animals are also permitted pending proper documentation. Note: service animals should perform work or tasks directly related to the person's disability. Class scheduling, housing arrangements and rest room facilities are designed to facilitate access. These support services are intended to encourage students to participate in all phases of college life.
While Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 designates responsibilities of the institution, we recognize that the student is responsible for notifying the college of any disability so that appropriate attention may be given.
At SUNY Morrisville, faculty are actively involved in academic advising. All matriculated students are assigned a faculty adviser in their major area. Students are encouraged to meet with their adviser regularly throughout each semester. Students may also take advantage of the Campuswide Advising Center.
The Campus Store, operated by Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation (MAC), is located on the lower level of the Butcher Library. In addition to facilitating necessary textbooks and course materials, the store has a large selection of merchandise items designed to enhance the college experience.
Career Services provides a range of services and resources to assist students in defining and achieving their individual career goals. The office educates and guides students on all aspects of the career development process, from identifying and exploring career options to writing resumes, cover letters, and personal statements; networking; conducting internship and job searches; preparing for interviews; negotiating job offers; and applying to transfer and graduate programs. Career Services is also the central resource for finding on-campus jobs and for information on the employment and educational outcomes of alumni within the first year of graduation.
Students can connect with the office through individual advising in-person or phone appointments, drop-in hours, campus-wide and in-class workshops, and events such as the Job & Internship Fair, Healthcare Employer Expo, and guest speakers. The office offers many resources through its website, including Handshake, the college's new career management system; FOCUS2, one of the most effective self-assessment tools for students; and CandidCareer.com, and What Can I Do With This Major? for career exploration. Career Services works with students from both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses, as well as recent alumni.
The Children’s Center, located on the SUNY Morrisville campus, is an Early Care and Education Program setting the example of quality in Madison County. Licensed and nationally accredited, the center offers programming that stimulates the minds of young children while building a foundation of learning through play.
The Children’s Center strives to provide a learning environment that welcomes families and children into a safe, caring community that promotes a healthy lifestyle. Fostering an environment of respect and continuity, the program works closely with each child’s family to provide individualized care. Collaborations and connections with community agencies expand the opportunities offered to families and children.
College ID Services
Your College ID Card is a necessary part of life on campus. It is used as a picture ID for admission to student functions on campus, meal plan and Dining Plus Points usage at dining facilities, building entrance at resident halls, computer labs and select classrooms, and it carries Campus Cash (declining balance account that can be used at any dining facility on campus, vending machines, Campus Store, and select off-campus locations including the Copper Turret). It also provides identification to check out materials at the campus Library.
College Science Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
CSTEP is a New York State Education Department (NYSED) grant-funded program geared to increase the number of historically underrepresented students and/or economically disadvantaged students interested in careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) fields, health-related & licensed professions. Services provided include research/internship/professional development opportunities, individual advisement, hands-on activities, and dedicated study space. These initiatives are geared to support and challenge the students’ academic, professional, and personal growth as scholars. The CSTEP office is located in Helyar Hall, 315-684-6009.
Dining Services believes that providing great food at a great value to our campus community is the starting place. From there, we have provided dining spaces that are welcoming environments that our students enjoy. Our involvement and interest for our students does not end with a meal; we are active in supporting their educational experience in addition to providing events that are just plain fun!
International Student Services
The International Student Resources team, in conjunction with other college offices, attempts to meet the individual academic, social and other intangible needs of international students. At SUNY Morrisville, an emphasis is placed on students becoming actively engaged in learning from their American experience. The college encourages and supports this approach to international education. International students at SUNY Morrisville are successfully participating in the classroom, living with their American counterparts in residence halls, competing on sports teams and are leaders in student clubs.
The SUNY Morrisville Library is an innovative learning environment dedicated to empowering all members of the college community to become confident and independent thinkers guided by the effective use of information resources.
The Donald G. Butcher Library provides a wide array of information services and resources and is open weekdays, nights, and weekends when classes are in session. The Norwich campus library is open on weekdays. Services include wireless access, comfortable study areas, computer work stations, a document scanner, and quick print computer stations as well as reference consultations, interlibrary loan, and information literacy instruction. Librarians are available to assist all members of the campus community in finding, accessing, and using information from library and outside information resources. The library’s online catalog, course and subject guides, digital course reserves, and electronic resources can be accessed from anywhere on or off campus, 24 hours a day, seven days a week via the library’s web page.
Technology Services at Morrisville prides itself on comprehensively incorporating technology into academic life through extensive use of state-of-the-art wired and wireless connectivity, resiliency of services and security.
The Technology Services department is responsible for the planning, implementation, and management of technology in support of college operations, in-person or remote delivery of instruction and capacities for new technology in the “Internet-of-Things” era.
Every SUNY Morrisville student access to high speed, high availability wireless and internet connectivity. Students have access to a plethora of college and academic services online such as the selection of housing, class schedules, financial aid, dining services, study groups and more.
The MAX (Morrisville Area Xpress) campus shuttle service is specifically designed to support the commuting needs of SUNY Morrisville students. MAX offers daily after-hour and weekend shuttles, Shop ’N Ride trips, transportation for academic field trips and to nursing clinical sessions.
Megabus stops on campus several times weekly. You can find the current schedule and purchase tickets at megabus.com
Tutoring Center - Morrisville Campus
The Tutoring Center, located in Butcher Library, is the central tutorial location for the campus. The mission of the Tutoring Center is to provide learning assistance that supports students’ academic success, independence, and confidence. We help students learn how to learn so they can achieve their academic goals. Academic assistance is available in most subject areas taught at the campus. The costs for tutoring are covered in the tuition and fees that students have already paid, so there is no out-of-pocket charge to work with tutors.
Part-time peer and professional tutors are available both by appointment and on a walk-in basis. Students can book tutoring appointments using Starfish. Tutoring sessions take place one-on-one between a single student and a tutor or in small groups of students working on the same course with a tutor. Both face-to-face and virtual/online tutoring sessions are available.
The Tutoring Center also offers workshops for students that are known as Student Success Seminars (SSS). Presented by Tutoring Center staff as well as faculty and staff from other departments, SSS sessions explore topics such as time management, taking notes, test anxiety, and professionalism.
For more information, please email TutoringCenter@morrisville.edu.
Student Health Center
The Matthias Student Health Center, located on campus, is committed to providing confidential, high-quality, student-centered physical and mental health care to currently enrolled SUNY Morrisville students.
Services provided at the Student Health Center are covered by your mandatory student health fee and are available at no additional cost.
Counseling Services approaches all student concerns with a holistic view. Emotional health is an important component of a student’s well- being. Counseling services are available in the Matthias Student Health Building, located behind the John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities (STUAC).
Counselors provide mental health counseling services and consultations at the Student Health Center in a confidential, respectful and safe setting. Counselors listen objectively and assist students with personal, social, and emotional concerns and guide students in the process of exploring options, identifying goals and possible outcomes in order to help them reach their full potential. Consultation services are also available regarding all mental health topics.
Counselors in the Student Health Center are involved in outreach services to the college community by presenting programs and workshops, as well as information tables on important mental health and social issues.