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

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Morris has your interests covered

More than 120 student-led clubs and associations exist, ranging from serious to silly. And don't forget all the amazing events like Jazz Fest, Zombie Prom, and the Pride of the Prairie Local Foods Dinner.

More student info

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Student Activities and events at Morris provide an incredible opportunity for students to get engaged with their peers and life on campus beyond the classroom.
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Resources are available for Morris students, covering mental and physical health, violence prevention, safely, wellness programs and healthy eating.
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At Morris more than 90 percent of first-year students choose to live on campus.
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Morris is working to meet the needs of our students, foster inclusive diversity, and promote intercultural competence.
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We provide a year-round series of recreational programs and activities for Morris students, faculty, and staff.
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At Morris, you have the opportunity to pursue adventure, think creatively, and make your education your own.
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Students are prepared for ‘life at UMM’ through fun activities and a chance to get to know their peers
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The Morris Campus Student Association (MCSA) helps to ensure that students get the best of everything at UMM.