How are Morehouse's dorms ? Which is the best dorm to live in? How are Morehouse's academics. What is there to do at Morehouse? My biology teacher went to Spelman and said that Morehouse was a great school but I just wanted some more opinions.
Heres what i got from someone who goes to morehouse... im an incoming freshman mysel ill take any info I can get... Hope this helps:
Morehouse offers a great deal of extra curricular activites. However, one of the best things about college is that what you dont find on campus you are more than likely to find and enjoy around the area. The best clubs to take advantage of are the clubs accademically related because it allows you to establish a few good connections and strenthen networking opportunites for your major and your career. There are other regional clubs which can help you get connected with people for your hometown or home state. As far as the interactions and activity with the sisters of Spelman College, the experiecne is what you make it. The are several activites, clubs, and organizations that you can participate in that help speed up the social networking process with the ladies. Also, you can always just take a few classes at Spelman (as long as they are not core classes of your particular major Morehouse wont allow it). Recently, there seems to be an increase of ladies taking courses at Morhouse as well so I would say that the if you went to Morehouse and never met a Spelman woman you'd have to be pretty pathetic. As far as the dorm life, yes you do have to live on campus as a freshman. Or more so, you must have on campus accomodations your freshman year. I had a few freinds that lived in Atlanta and were hardly ever in their dorms. There were even a few students who's parents provided them with off campus living. But in either case they still were required to pay for on campus provisions their freshman year. The dorm life is a lot fun freshman year though. You'll have an opportunity to make so many friends and even the dull moments are often memorable because thats usually where the dumbest and most mischievious activites stem from. Every water balloon fight, crank call, random rap session, Jonin session, and countless hours of video game play started most of the time because we were boerd. For the most part, its all what you make it. Some would tell you that they hated the dorm life because of the communal living, the noise, and sometimes agravating personalities that you may encounter. But I had a great time. Probably because I was the noisey agravating disrupution in the communal living. But I digress, the dorm life is lots of fun and anyone who says otherwise just doesnt know how to make the best of a good situation. Living off campus is great but I've found thats its a little difficult to stay connected with the social activites such as parties and social events. When you live off campus most of the time all you want to do is go home after class.The classes are pretty much high school with a mature audience. You come in take notes, ask question, then dip. You get a syllabus at the begining of the smemster so you know ahead of time when your test are what chapters you should be reading and what materials to cover. Some professors dont even take role. The ones that do however, are usuall adamant about you being there on time. At Morehouse, there is a saying you will get familiar with in Freshman Orientation. "To be early, is to be on time. To be on time, is to be late. And to be late is unacceptable." Not all students live by this code but nonetheless, it is still important to be punctual. Network with your classmates cause they may have access to information that can help you in the class. Every semster I find at least one kat who has an old test from the same professor or just knows the material better. Another difference is that the professor will not hold your hand and try to help you pass the class like in high school. They wont help you unless your ask for the help. You have to stay in their face and constanly ask questions. Sometimes even if you know the answer already. The key is to put forth the effort. The more effort they see from you the more inclined they are to help you out. The only additional information or advice I have to give is that when you get here make your own decisions. There will be a lot AND I MEAN A LOT OF DISTRACTIONS. But you have to remeber what you are there for and keep it in perspective at all times. As long as you keep God first, your academics second, and everythings else acordingly you should be ok. Also try to get to know some of the faculty and administrators. They tend to look out for the people they know and it will also keep you connected with any opportunites that may come about while you are there. Look into getting work study. Its an on campus job provided through the financial aid department and it will help you keep some change in your pocket while on campus. It works around your schedule and its very convenient. You have to get on that as soon as you get there though cause the money for work study runs out fast. Other than that keep an even balance between work and play.
Oh, about the dorms... again according to someone at morehouse:
Each room has a bed, desk, chair, dresser & closet space.....the lighting is flourescent ceiling, so bring a good lamp.....there are climate control device in each room (some better than others).....the floors are tiled so a large rug s/b purchased.....the beds are twin - NOT extra long, 4-post beds.....a trunk is good for secure storage.....microwaves, nor any other cooking device of ANY kind are allowed !!!.....several of your RA's should have them and allow their use at reasonable hours of the day.....refridgerators are allowed and necessary !!!.....tv reception differs from building to building, and floor to floor throughout campus; there is no cable in the freshmen dorm rooms, however, several have had cable in the lobby area.....bringing your game system is cool IF you have self control, discipline, otherwise, don't do it !!!......it has been the demise of many students.....stereos are fine but most dorms have a very strict noise code - "the 3-ft rule" - basically the words of any song being played should not be discernable beyond 3ft from your door.....the walls are cinderblock and sound travels well - especially base, so govern yourself accordingly.....a computer is of course invaluable, but a pc will serve you better because it is less likely to be "borrowed" !!!.....the campus has wireless hot spots.....bring a couple suits - there are a couple convocations that are mandatory, some hmecoming events that warrant professional attire, and there is always church - almost one on every corner out here.....there are several wal-marts, targets, circuit citys, best buys, and department stores within 15-20 minutes of campus, so some things may be purchased once you get here, however, remember: there are 3 schools right next to one another - clark atlanta, morehouse and spelman, all starting around the same time, as well as ga state, ga tech, agnes scott, emory, oxford, oglethorpe, clayton state & west ga all starting also around that time so the malls and stores will be crowded and stocks may be sparse .....each resident has his own furniture EXCEPT in a few rooms in graves where there is only ONE closet.....the dressers vary in size according to the dorm.....some closets are in the wall, some are free standing.....there is not much space in most of them so, again, a trunk or similar object will come in handy.....there are 2 lanudry rooms on main campus, 1 in fair street (upperclassmen) and several in the suites (upperclassmen).....they use quarters and late nite is always best time, with a textbook !!!.....visitation ??? - common practice has been after midterms 1st semester or around homecoming.....it depends on the RD.....some are more strict than others and base it upon conduct in the dorm.....some dorms have gone the entire 1st semester without it!!!.....upperclassmen have it all year long.....there is not supposed to 24 hr visitation - except in the suite /apartments.
How is the political scene at Morehouse? Do a economic class division exist on campus?
Umm, I dont think there is a class division...I personally feel most people at school come from similar backgrounds but of course you have those extremes on both ends...ive never seen people get into it on that issue, but there are people that make it known what "class" they are a part of lol. As far as politics politics lol, the campus has a variety of people from liberals to conservatives.
Do you think that those students who attended predominately white high schools where the emphasis on clothes is "different" will feel like they have to run out and buy a closet full of Polo's or whatever the brand of the moment is ? They are used to seeing people come to school in pajamas.
Another question: what ups with fin. aid. packaging at the school? How are the scholarship opportunities at Morehouse? Do many student who receive scholarship their freshman year lose them?
To be honest, there arent tons and tons of scholarships that Morehouse itself gives, but there are alot of resources to help with paying for the school. The opportunities are there, but you just have to find them and work to get them. I know that is a basic answer, but it really is a case by case basis. I know top students who did not get any type of scholarship, and I myself had to meet with some deans to get an academic one for my grades so its really case by case.