Missouri State University - West Plains

Welcome Activities

Welcome Week

Dates: Held the Thursday, Friday and Saturday prior to the first day of Fall semester

Times: Starts at 12:00 PM each day and ends approximately 5:00 PM

Location: Campus-wide

Description: Three day event where entering freshmen have the opportunity to meet new people and get to know the campus and its services.

Weekend Student Services

The following offices will be open and ready to serve your needs on Saturday prior to the first day of class of the Fall semester from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Admissions – Cass Hall

Advisement Center – Lower Level of Garnett Library

Business Office – Cass Hall

Drago College Store – 411 West Main St.

Financial Aid – Cass Hall

Registration and Records – Cass Hall

Student Greetings

Dates: Monday and Tuesday of the first week of Fall semester

Times: Various times throughout the day.

Location: Campus wide.

Description: Students from campus organizations will greet students, help them find classes, and answer their questions.  Assisting students will wear Missouri State University-West Plains shirts from their organization to help them be more identifiable to new students

Operation First Smile

Dates: Monday and Tuesday of the first week of Fall semester

Times: Various times throughout the day.

Location: Campus wide.

Description: A front-door, in-person welcome to students by faculty, staff and administration to greet students, answer questions, provide directions and, maybe, provide a small gift.

Welcome Back BBQ

Dates: The first Wednesday of Fall semester.

Times: 11:00 AM-1:30 PM

Location: Green Space behind the Grizzly Statue. (Grizzly Meadow)

Description: Free cookout for students, faculty, and staff to have the opportunity to meet in a friendly social setting. Student organizations and local businesses will be available to promote their opportunities, goods and services.