Welcome Week

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List of events (PDF)

Monday, Aug. 21

Grizz's Block Party, 5 to 8 p.m.
: Amphitheater
Co-Sponsored by West Plains Bank and Trust Co. 

  • Carnival Games: Bungee Trampoline, Mechanical Bull, Jousting
  • Volleyball
  • Free Food: Cheeseburgers, Chips, Drinks and Dessert
  • Free T-Shirt Giveaway
  • Corn Hole
  • Pictures with Grizz

Tuesday, Aug. 22

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

  • Make your personalized rice necklace with the vice chancellor of student services

Comedian Jessi Campbell
: West Plains Civic Center Theater

  • Doors open at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. Free admission for students.

Wednesday, Aug. 23

Sample West Plains & Job Fair, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Student Recreation Center
Co-Sponsored by Career Services

  • 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.)
  • First 100 students will receive MSU-WP stadium cup at check-in!

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

  • Video games
  • Board games
  • Corn hole tournament
  • Ping pong tournament 
  • Free food & drinks
  • Enter to win a new iPad

Thursday, Aug. 24

Campus Scavenger Hunt
Starting Location: Hass-Darr 103
Instructions Given at Starting Point
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Teams of 3-5 Students
  • Complete at your own pace. 
    • Must be completed by 4 p.m.
  • Gift card prizes

Waterpalooza, 6 to 8 p.m.
: Grassy Area Below the Amphitheater
Co-Sponsored by the Christian Campus House

  • 75' Slip n' Slide waterslide
  • Giant water pong
  • Dunk Tank
  • Free Ice Cream

Friday, Aug. 25

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


Steering Committee

  • Luke Hurtt – Chair
  • Douglas Cooley II
  • Lauren Willis
  • Lindsey Hicks
  • Morgan Blanck
  • Abbi Horstman
  • Madison Kaufman

If you have any questions please contact:

Luke Hurtt

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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