What to Expect
You’ll receive the full schedule of events upon arrival at Griffon Edge. In the meantime, mark your calendars for August 24th – 27th and plan for four days of fun with your Griffon Family. Here is a sneak peek at what you can look forward to!
Thursday, August 24th:
- Check-in at Looney Arena at 9:00 a.m.
- Meet your color team and fire up your Griffon spirit at the Welcome Rally
- Participate in New Student Convocation, a ceremony to officially welcome the Class of Freedom
- Hop on the MWSU-provided buses to Griff Up Downtown for free food and an opportunity to connect with downtown businesses and help paint the town gold.
Friday, August 25th:
- Start the day in your color team room at 9:00 a.m.
- Reflect on what you want out of your college experience and set meaningful goals for your time as a Griffon
- In the evening, join us for our annual movie on the Spratt Stadium field
Saturday, August 26th:
- Complete a Schedule Crawl tour with one of our mentors to find out where each of your classes is located
- Take advantage of open offices to finish last-minute tasks
- Join us for Griffon Glow, a UV-paint-filled evening of fun
Sunday, August 27th:
- Meet one final time with your color team and hear the official Color Team Competition winner announcement
- Listen to the Class of Freedom keynote speaker
- Celebrate the start of the school year with free food and games!
Griffon Edge is a class with academic credit, because of this attendance is required for a portion of the events. Incoming freshmen should plan to be busy from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, August 24th and 25th, as well during the evening of Sunday, August 27th. Attendance at events during those times will impact a student’s grade.