Campus Life & Services

OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

The Office of Student Affairs conducts programs and services designed to support students' academic goals.

The Office is responsible for student life programs - residence life, health services, student activities, and athletics; and student support services - admissions, financial aid, counseling, career development and cooperative education. Student Affairs is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and the goals of the University with minimal difficulty.

The Office of Student Judicial Affairs - directs student discipline at the University. Judicial officers determine the disciplinary charges to be filed pursuant to the Code of Conduct (Code). The office falls under the division of Student Affairs. All students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the Code. The office is located in Truth Hall Room 205 or call 443.885.3528


SOPER LIBRARY

If you need a quiet, well lit, and comfortable place to study, do research, meet with your group, or just relax and read a periodical, the Soper Library is the place to be!

Soper Library and Information Technology Center is located at the southeast corner of Cold Spring Lane and Hillen Road.

Soper's collection of more than 400,000 volumes consists of instructional, research, cultural and recreational materials. The library was designated as a U.S. Depository in 1940, thus its holdings besides books, periodicals, and electronic media, include government documents. Non-print materials such as recordings, slide, videocassettes, and art reproductions are available. In addition, microform collection of journals, newspapers, books, and other documents are available.

The library also houses audiovisual equipment, microform readers/printers, computers, CD-ROM workstations, printers and photocopiers. The microcomputer laboratory located on the ground floor provides access to the campus computer network, software and the internet.

The Beulah M. Davis Special Collections Room, located on the ground floor of the library, houses a rare collection of African-American literature and history in the form of books, documents and manuscripts. Materials in this room do not circulate.

Registered students, faculty and staff have access to the resources of the University System of Maryland and from participating members of the Baltimore Academic Libraries Consortium.

Public telephones are located on the main level in the area between the inner and outer sets of exit doors. A courtesy phone for campus calls is located south of the Circulation Desk.

Library Hours:
Monday -Thursday 8:00 a.m.-11: 00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

Please see the Morgan State University website for any revisions. Please call Soper Library at: 443.885.3477 for additional information.


OFFICE OF RESIDENCE LIFE

Do you want to live on campus? The Office of Residence Life (ORL) strives to enhance the pursuit of academic excellence by providing a living and learning environment that is conducive to the development of personal and interpersonal skills and academic study. The university provides quality residence hall programs, activities, and living facilities that encourage participation of students through hall government and student leadership positions. Residence Halls feature student rooms that have data/cable access, study halls, laundry facilities and computer labs. We also tailor residence life programs and activities to respond to the cultural, social, recreational and educational needs of students.

Professional and paraprofessional staff reside in each of the residence halls to work with students and to respond to emergency situations.

The Office offers several types of housing accommodations to meet the diverse needs of our student population. Approximately 2,000 students are housed in 4 traditional residence halls, two high rise buildings and two apartment complexes.

Traditional Halls are equipped with vending machines, washer/dryers and computer labs available for the use by the residents only. A Convenience Store, operated by the University food service, is located in Blount Towers. The university dining facility is adjacent to Rawlings Hall. The Office of Residence Life also provides off-campus referral services for students who are seeking these accommodations.

Off-Campus Accommodations

Many housing units are located within walking distance or within a five (5) mile radius of the University. All units are rented on a first -come-first-served basis. STUDENTS MUST MAKE THEIR OWN ARRANGEMENTS. You should begin to search for housing early!

Types of Accommodations:

Off-campus listings are made available to any student or prospective student.

  1. Rooms in Private Homes - Private homes are homes in which a student lives with a family.
  2. Special Homes - Special homes are homes where approximately four (4) or more students manage the home and do their own cooking and housekeeping.
  3. Apartments - ORL maintains a listing of most of the apartments in the immediate area.
  4. Share an apartment - ORL posts the names, phone numbers, and addresses of persons wishing to share or sublet a house or apartment.

Any questions should be directed to the ORL in 111 Tubman Hall, or call 443- 885-3218


FINANCIAL AID

A college education requires serious financial commitment and planning. Knowing what type of aid you are eligible for and application deadlines can make a big difference and minimize the struggle of making ends meet. The Financial Aid process can be quite confusing and at Morgan State, we are committed to making the process stress free! To maximize your chances, please follow these guidelines:

  1. Fill out your financial aid applications, including the FAFSA, accurately, legibly, and completely.
  2. Get in touch with Morgan's Office of Financial Aid if you have questions about how to fill out your applications.
  3. Submit all required information by the deadlines.

Financial Aid funds are disbursed on a rolling basis, if you apply early, you receive first consideration. If you expect to begin college in the fall, file your FAFSA no later than mid-February.

Financial Aid Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester April 15
Winter Semester December 1
Spring Semester only November 1
Summer Sessions only May 1

Visit Montebello Room 226 or call 443.885.3170 Graduate Students: contact Graduate School about financial aid.


OFFICE OF THE BURSAR

When you are ready to pay your tuition, fees, and other bills, the University Bursar's Office is available to assist you in making financial arrangements. Be sure to coordinate with other sources of funding such as scholarships, grants, loans, etc. that may be responsible for all or a portion of your bill, to reduce billing confusion.

Registration is not complete until financial arrangements have been made. Balances due may be paid in the form of cash (in person only), certified check, cashier's check, money order, VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER CARD, or AMERICAN EXPRESS. You may pay with a personal check, however there is a penalty for bad checks! All checks and money orders should include your name, address, and social security number. Questions? Visit Montebello Room A124 or call 443.885.3108


STUDENT HEALTH CENTER

The Student Health Center, located in the Woolford Infirmary, is operated by the University to provide general medical care and health education to all students. The Student Health Center is specifically equipped to handle many routine and some non-routine ambulatory care problems.

When specialized care is needed, the student will be referred to a private physician or hospital at the student's expense; student insurance is available to offset some of the costs.

The Health Center, like most health care providers, operates on an appointment system. In order for students to be seen, except in cases of emergency, you must call and schedule an appointment with a health center provider. If a student walks into the center without an appointment, students with appointments will have priority.

In the case of an emergency, (as assessed by the Health Center's standards), students will be referred to the appropriate Health Care Provider or Medical Treatment Facility.

When the university is in session, nurse practitioners, a physician's assistant and licensed practical nurses are on duty. The Health Center's Medical Director, a physician, is available on site during specific hours and 24 hours a day by phone. Gynecological services, like all other services, are available by appointment.

The Student Health Center is open to students Monday-Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Saturday and Sunday the Health Center is closed.

If medical care is needed after hours or on the weekend, please call the Infirmary at 443.885.3236, and follow the directions on the recorded message.


CAREER DEVELOPMENT

It is our hope that when you graduate from Morgan, you will pursue a career in a field that integrates your skills, abilities, and interests. The Center for Career Development (CCD) at Morgan State University provides services that will help you make the transition from being a student to becoming a professional in your chosen field. The CCD is a "full-service career center", which addresses Career Counseling and Guidance, and Internship/Career Support and Assistance.

Career Counseling and Guidance

  • Choosing an academic major or majors
  • Choosing a minor or concentration
  • Identify computerized career guidance software
  • Identifying "compatible" career paths
  • Identifying/applying to graduate and professional schools
  • Identifying seasonal, full-time, and part-time jobs
  • Internship/ Career Support and Assistance
  • Resume writing/content and design
  • Letter writing skills for job search
    Interviewing skills and strategies
  • Mock interview
  • On-campus interviewing for internships
  • On-campus interviewing for recruitment
  • Career Day (Fall)
  • Internship/Co-op Job Fair (Spring)

The CCD is open daily Monday through Friday, and with evening hours offered by appointment. The On-Campus Recruitment Program and fairs attract recruiters from more than 300 corporate, government, and non-profit-organizations. We encourage you to make use of all the resources that the CCD provides, to help you prepare for life after campus.

Questions? Please visit us at Montebello Room C-224, or call us at 443.885.3110. Students are advised to contact the CCD during their freshman year.


TRANSPORTATION ON CAMPUS

Shuttle Program

Need to get around the campus? The University Shuttle Program provides transportation for the Morgan community throughout campus including stops at Blount Towers, Rawlings Hall, O'Connell Hall, Northwood Apartments, McKeldin Center, School of Engineering, Northwood Shopping Center, and Montebello Complex. You may board the shuttle at any of these stops .

Shuttle Hours of Operation

The Shuttle buses run every 15 minutes starting on the hour, Monday to Friday from 7.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. You may find the shuttle schedule on the Morgan Website.

Questions? Please call us at 443.885.4045


COMMUTER STUDENT SERVICES

The Office of Commuter Services (OCS) provides programs, services, advocacy, and research for the benefit of off-campus and commuter students. The Commuter Service Office is open 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM weekdays. The office offers a variety of programs and services to help commuter students adjust to the Campus that include:

  • Lockers located in Holmes Hall that are issued by the OCS on a first-come first-served basis
  • "Good Morning, Commuters" brunch provided every other Wednesday during the semester from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM in Room 316 of the McKeldin Center
  • A bulletin board for student postings Information concerning events and programs is posted daily
  • Commuter Newsletter published every semester by the Director of Commuter Services and made available to all commuter students. Articles on commuter events are featured along with helpful information about facilities and services on campus
  • Commuter student lounge/study Area located in 317 McKeldin Center, this lounge is designated for commuter students is open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. A stereo and TV/VCR are available for use
  • A typing room for commuter students is available. Students wishing to use the facilities should check with the Director of Commuter Services, McKeldin Center, Room 301. The room is available from 8:30 AM to 4:30PM Monday through Friday
  • Emergency car kits in the event of car trouble on campus, will be provided the Office of Commuter Services for student use. Your student ID card must be left in the Office for Commuter Services before checking out equipment. All equipment must be returned promptly after each use.
  • The Commuter Student Council, an organization for commuter and off-campus students, meets weekly in the McKeldin Center, Room 316. You are encouraged to attend all meetings.
  • Commuter Student Parking is available on "J" Lot behind the Soldier's Armory on the South Campus. You are required to have vehicle registration decals to park on campus.
  • Mass Transit Administration (MTA) bus schedules and Metro-time tables are available in the Office of Commuter Services, located in the McKeldin Center, Room 301. Monthly bus passes may also be purchased at the office

    Questions? Please contact the office at Commuter Services 301 McKeldin Center or call us at 443 - 885-3904


DINING SERVICES

You have to eat in order to have the energy to do all that school work! The goal of Business Services is to provide convenient and unique dining experiences in a pleasant atmosphere that is clean, attractive and appealing to the MSU community while serving wholesome and nutritious meals. In addition to convenient vending machines located across campus, our dinning services consist of:

Rawlings Dining Hall (Refectory)

This faculty is the main on-campus dining hall. Located in the Rawlings building its 900-seat capacity is a great place for students, faculty, staff and guests to eat. Once admitted into the dining hall, you may make as many trips to the food court as you want, however, you may not leave the facility with food or utensils. Our mouth watering food court include a variety of offerings from the pizzeria; hot entrees section; salad bar; grill; stir fry; deli section; deserts and sweets; ice cream bar and a variety of hot and cold beverages. We serve a variety of delicious foods at breakfast and brunch. We are sensitive to the vegetarian needs of some of our students, and we occasionally serve theme dinners that cater to the cultural diversity of the student body.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday

Breakfast: 7:00 A.M. - 9:15 A.M
Lunch: 11:00-2:00 P.M
Dinner: 4:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M

Saturday and Sunday

Brunch: 10:30 A.M.-6:30 P.M
Dinner 4:30 P.M.-6:30 P.M.

The Canteen

The canteen , conveniently located in the McKeldin Center, is a 250-seat restaurant for students, faculty, staff and guests. Its features include:

  • Fred's Filling Station for beverages
  • Ruby's Kitchen - home style cooked meals
  • Chickfila Franchise
  • Subway Deli
  • Thompson's Bake Shop
  • Nita's Health Foods
  • Bag 'n go - pre-packaged sandwiches and salads
  • Frozen yogurt

Special events include lunch with the President, jazz on

Your meal plans are acceptable here. Speak to the cashier about limits on the Bear Card.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 7:00 A.M.-6:P.M

C-Store

The Convenience Store is located on the first floor of Blount Towers. Its operation includes:

  • Magazines
  • Toiletries
  • Pizza
  • Newspaper
  • School Supplies
  • Hot Dogs
  • Prepaid Calling Cards
  • Snacks and Beverages
  • Jamaican Meat Pies
  • Greeting Cards
  • Prepared Food Items
  • Nachos

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8.00 A.M. - 9.00 P.M.

Catering Department

If you are a Morgan State University student sponsoring a University-approved event, we provide professional catering services. A valid student I.D. card is required and all orders will be reviewed by the University. All reservations should be made at least 10 days in advance. Coffee breaks and small receptions for 20 or less may be made up to 3 days prior to the event. Food offerings include a variety of:

  • Cold hors d'oeuvres
  • Snacks
  • Hot hors d'oeuvres
  • Pizza
  • Baked treats
  • Fresh subs by the foot
  • Beverages

Questions? Reservations for food service may be made by contacting Catering Coordinator at 443.885.3097.

Special Occasions

At University Dining Services, we want to make sure that you don't miss that special occasion. We provide a variety of packages that are sure to delight your student and we will even contact him/her to pick up the gift at the cashier's station in Rawlings Dining Hall. Whatever the occasion, you can trust us to provide goodies that say that you care! Some of our offerings include:

Birthday Surprises - The perfect way to say "Happy Birthday" to a Morgan Student!

  • Standard Package
  • Cookie Lover
  • Personalized Touch

Holiday Treats - We have special treats to brighten your student's days when he or she cannot come home for the holidays!

Care Packages - We have special care packages to show your student that you care!

  • Study Break
  • Just Because

We have several ways to let your favorite student know that they are missed. Select any of the special packages and we will contact your student. For prices and questions, please contact us at Business & Auxiliary Services, Montebello D 201, Phone: 443.885.3065 MCKELDIN STUDENT CENTER

The McKeldin Center, located adjacent to the "Welcome Bridge", is the focal point of cultural and social activity for the University community. The Center provides the University "family" with programs and facilities to satisfy a variety of out-of-classroom activities. The McKeldin Center offers a variety of services to the University community as well as the outside community through the use of its Alice Parham Ball--room, conference rooms and lounges.

The Alice Parham Ballroom is a multipurpose room used for lectures, dances, banquets, fashion shows, and receptions. This facility can accommodate up to 350 people for a sit-down affair and as many as 700 people for a reception or dance.

There are 4 conference rooms in the McKeldin Center that can accommodate 12 to 60 people for meetings, lectures and seminars. To reserve a space, please contact the McKeldin Center Office with pertinent information, such as the date desired, type of event, and number of people. Questions? Contact us at 443.885.3120 or visit us in Room 310 McKeldin


UNIVERSITY POST OFFICE

The University Post Office is located in the Montebello Complex, Room C 07. Mail and packages must be picked up personally, with your Bear Card, at the Post Office. You may pick up your mail Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

When giving your address to those who might send mail, please make certain that complete information is included; name, residence hall name and room number. Federal postal regulations prohibit sending cash through the mail. Questions? Please contact us at 443.885.3234.