First Year Student Experience Program

At Morgan, we place special emphasis on each student's first year. Through research and our own experience, we know that the foundations built during the first year are critical to your success. Our First Year Experience program provides support to first-year students and their parents. The program is designed to help incoming students maximize the first year by getting comfortable on campus, connecting with the university, and starting to think of Morgan State as home.

Learning in the University Community: ORIE 101, a significant component of the first-year experience, is a 1-credit seminar for first-year students. This mandatory course is designed to enhance students' adjustment and success with the University experience. Topics include the value of the collegiate experience, Morgan State University history, legacy, and tradition, review of University expectations and requirements, time and stress management skills, library usage, career choices, academic advisement, University resources, and selected academic major topics. This course introduces the development of leadership skills as an integral part of the learning process.

CASA S.T.A.R.s (Student Talent Ambassadors and Representatives)

CASA Academy Summer Bridge Program alumni who become Morgan State University students are invited to audition and interview to become a part of the CASA S.T.A.R.s. CASA S.T.A.R.s share their CASA Academy Summer Bridge Program experiences with prospective students, mentor incoming freshmen, and plan academic and social events through CASA. Contact Ms. Khadijah Ali-Coleman for more information at


Each academic year we recognize our Outstanding CASA Scholars for their academic accomplishments during their first year at Morgan State University. Outstanding CASA Scholars are CASA Academy graduates who have achieved at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at the end of their first year at the insitution.

Some students with 3.0 cumulative GPAs