Campus Life

Life beyond the classroom builds friendships that renew and sustain for a lifetime.

Morris is known for its engaged staff and student body and rich campus life. Campus events and programs bring Morris’s liberal arts mission to life outside the classroom.

Non-stop culture

Students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and the area community benefit from high quality arts, lectures, exhibits, athletic competitions, and conferences featuring our own talented students and staff as well as nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, scholars, authors, and visionaries.

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Morris has your interests covered

More than 100 student-led clubs and associations exist, ranging from serious to silly, plus there’s always room for more. And don’t forget all the amazing events like Jazz Fest, Zombie Prom, and the Pride of the Prairie Local Foods Dinner.

Spark spontaneity

Do something creative, solve the world’s problems, defeat a virtual sorcerer, or just hang out with a friend over coffee.

Benefits to living on campus

Living on campus will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your college life. At Morris, more than 90 percent of first-year students choose to live on campus. And almost half of the entire student population lives on campus each year.

Here are just a few reasons why Morris students enjoy being part of our campus residential communities. When you live on campus you are:

  • Close to campus amenities and classes
  • Part of a committed academic community
  • Exposed to many campus and community involvement opportunities
  • Part of exciting social activities and educational programming initiatives
  • Able to build lifelong friendships

Studies show that students who live on campus are more likely to get involved and learn valuable social, educational and leadership skills. Involvement helps create a feeling of ownership and belonging. As a result, students who live on campus typically achieve higher grade point averages than their off-campus peers and are 12 percent more likely to graduate from college than other students.

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