Welcome Week

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List of events (PDF)

Monday, Aug. 22

Grizz's Block Party, 5 to 10 p.m.
: Amphitheater
Co-Sponsored by University/Community Programs

  • Movie Under the Stars: Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • Inflatables: Basketball Shootout, Gladiator Pedestal Joust, Bungee Run
  • Food Trucks: First 100 MSU-WP students will receive $10 in Grizz Bucks!
  • Free T-Shirt Giveaway
  • Corn Hole
  • Pictures with Grizz

Tuesday, Aug. 23

Rice Necklaces, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
: Carol Silvey Student Union in Hass-Darr Hall

  • Make your personalized rice necklace with the Dean of Student Services

Game Night, 6 to 9 p.m.
: Carol Silvey Student Union/1963 Game Lounge
Co-Sponsored by Grizzly eSports Program

  • Video Games
  • Board Games
  • Corn Hole Tournament
  • Free Food & Drinks
  • Enter to win an Xbox Series S

Wednesday, Aug. 24

Sample West Plains & Job Fair, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Student Recreation Center

  • Free coupons, food samples and giveaways to local businesses and restaurants
  • Learn about student organizations and job opportunities on and off-campus
  • Enter for a chance to win a prize pack bundle that will be given away at Convocation! (Student must be present to win.)

Thursday, Aug. 25

Waterpalooza, 6 to 8 p.m.
: Grassy Area Below the Amphitheater

  • Water Pong
  • Slip n' Slide Kickball
  • Water n' Suds Dogeball
  • Free Ice Cream & Popsicles

Friday, Aug. 26

Convocation, 10 to 11 a.m.
Location: West Plains Civic Center Theater


Steering Committee

  • Jared Cates – Chair
  • Douglas Cooley II
  • Lauren Franz
  • Lindsey Hicks
  • Morgan Blanck
  • Abbi Horstman
  • Madison Kaufman

If you have any questions please contact:

Jared Cates

Coordinator of Student Life and Development
Missouri State University-West Plains
128 Garfield Avenue
West Plains, MO 65775
Phone: (417) 255-7233 or
Fax: (417) 255-7905

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