First Year Experience

At Missouri Western Everything is Possible

Welcome to the First Year Experience (FYE) at Missouri Western State University! We are thrilled that you are here and look forward to spending this time with you. The FYE is designed to help students prepare for college and to assist family members in understanding their student’s transition. We have created the following programs to help students feel comfortable on our campus:

Griffon Orientation

In June and July you will get your class schedule at Griffon Orientation.  There will also be sessions for students and families to discuss financial aid and residential life, and you will be able to speak with a faculty member from your intended academic area. Click here to learn more


Griffon Edge

In August, you will attend a three-day orientation program called Griffon Edge.  This program occurs the week before classes begin. You will receive a credit hour upon completion. Over 900 incoming students enroll in this class to serve as the first step in their journey toward becoming a Griffon. Click here to learn more