Morrill Scholars Early Arrival Program

Morrill Scholars Early Arrival Program

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Morrill Scholars Early Arrival Program

Program Description

The Morrill Scholars Early Arrival Program (MSEAP) is designed to assist Morrill Scholars in their transition to The Ohio State University. Students will move into their residence hall prior to the Autumn Semester move-in day. They will have the opportunity to meet other first year Morrill Scholars and students involved with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) programs as well as ODI staff members. The Early Arrival Program is an opportunity to live, study, learn and begin to develop a sense of community and richness within this cohort. You will discover what it means to be change agents for diversity and inclusion within the classroom, residence halls, and the Ohio State community.

Why Participate?

  • Meet other Morrill Scholars to share Ohio State traditions and experiences
  • Adjust to the campus and the surrounding community before classes begin through social activities
  • Identify ways to engage in ODI-specific opportunities
  • Participate in workshops about diversity and inclusion, student involvement, and extracurricular activities

Who Can Participate?

  • Incoming Morrill Scholars who have paid the acceptance fee by the May 1st deadline
  • Morrill Scholars who plan to attend Ohio State during Autumn Semester 2024
  • Morrill Scholars who are not participating in any other Early Arrival Programs

You do not have to be a part of the MSP Learning Community to attend the Early Arrival Program


The dates for the 2024 Morrill Scholars Early Arrival Program are August 13 – August 16, 2024.


All costs to participate in the Morrill Scholars Early Arrival Program are covered by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. There is no cost to Morrill Scholars who participate in the program.

How to Apply

You will receive an email from the Morrill Scholarship Program with more information and an application link. Please direct any questions about the Early Arrival Program to Donya Gibson (

Space is limited. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis until all spots are filled.

Need accommodations?

If you have a disability and require accommodations to fully participate in this activity, please send an email to You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.