Join us Saturdays this fall as we feature Missouri Western’s academic programs and resources through interactive demonstrations, campus tours, student panels, and more.

Upcoming Griffon Experiences

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Tech Careers

February 5 @ 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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As technology rapidly advances, so does the demand for professionals qualified to use it. Missouri Western knows this and in response, has developed many programs designed to prepare our students for careers in the fast-paced industries of Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Construction Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and Mathematics. Join us to experience hands-on demonstrations with this cutting edge tech, speak with instructors, and get a better understanding of what it’s like to innovate at Missouri Western State University.

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Open House

March 5 @ 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Are you interested in what it’s like to be a Griffon? Take an opportunity to come to our campus and see all the different resources and majors that Missouri Western has to offer its students. Breakout sessions and presentations will help familiarize prospective students with our faculty, staff, students, and our applied learning mission. Tours, student panels, and a resource fair will run throughout the day. Lunch is on us!

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Learning Laboratory

April 2 @ 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Join us for an in-depth look at how Missouri Western does science! The amount of field experience Griffons get in the hard sciences ensures that after they graduate, they’ll have the skills necessary to enter into the highly competitive worlds of Biology, Chemistry, Medical Laboratory Science, Wildlife Conservation & Management, Geography, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Don’t miss out on the chance to get your hands dirty with hands-on, interactive demonstrations throughout the day.

Past Griffon Experiences

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A True Crime Halloween


Whodunnit?! Find out as we solve the Mystery of the Missing Mace. Enjoy the day as you learn about majors and disciplines centered around the justice system. Students will see a criminology lab and do spatter analysis, draw connections between themes, motives, and research who stole our coveted ceremonial mace while collecting clues and working together to find the culprit. As a tribute to Missouri Western’s applied learning mission, students will get hands-on experience with what it is like to study humans and how they interact with their environments. Showcased majors are: Forensic Investigation, Chemistry, Psychology, Law, Legal Assistant, and Criminal Justice.

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Students standing in front of the missouri western clock tower

Fall Open House


Are you interested in what it’s like to be a Griffon? Take an opportunity to come to our campus and see all the different resources and majors that Missouri Western has to offer its students. Breakout sessions and presentations will help familiarize prospective students with our faculty, staff, students, and our applied learning mission. Tours, student panels, and a resource fair will run throughout the day. Lunch is on us!

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Student practicing health and wellness

Health Professions


Join Missouri Western State University faculty, staff and students as they demonstrate what it’s like to work in the field of health and wellness professions. From inserting an IV, seeing dissected hearts, to crisis intervention skills, this event will show you what it’s like to learn like a Griffon. Showcased majors are: Biology-Health Sciences, Health and Exercise Science, Nursing, Health Information Management, Population Health Management, Physical Therapist Assistant, Medical Laboratory Science, Social Work, and Psychology. Tours, student panels, and a resource fair will run throughout the day. Lunch is on us!

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