Welcome Week

Students enjoying dodgeball as part of Welcome WeekWelcome Week: New, Improved and for All Students

Welcome Week is an annual staple in Missouri State University-West Plains’ cultural life that kicks off each fall semester. It’s a great opportunity for new students to get accustomed to campus and make new friends. This year, however, Welcome Week is changing a few things.

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MondayAugust 21

Blackout BBQ

11 AM- 2 PMbehind the Grizzly Statue

Campus Scavenger Hunt

1-5 PMcampus wide

Grizzly Bingo

5-7 PMMelton 112

TuesdayAugust 22

Movie on the Lawn

8-11 PMbehind Lybyer

WednesdayAugust 23

Escape West Plains

1-5 PMLybyer 104-105

Dodgeball Tournament

5-8 PMStudent Recreation Center

ThursdayAugust 24

Sample West Plains

11 AM-2 PMTrish Knight Street

Grizzlies Got Talent

6-8 PMWest Plains Civic Center Theater

Pool & Pizza Party

8-10 PMWest Plains Civic Center Pool

FridayAugust 25


11 AM-NoonWest Plains Civic Cent Theater

Steering Committee (TBA)

  • Amber Carr
  • Jared Cates – Chair
  • Douglas Cooley
  • Melody Hubbell
  • Dr. Jason McCollom
  • Weston Phipps
  • Felicity Snelling
  • Madison "Maddy" Wiehe

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