Welcome Griffons!

We are excited you are interested in being a part of an outstanding tradition at Missouri Western! Griffon Edge has become one of the most popular classes at the University.

Griffon Edge 2020 will take place August 27th – 30th. We are currently working on improvements for our 2020 program, so check back later for our updated agenda!


It’s a unique extended orientation course designed to give incoming freshmen and transfer students a head start, or an “edge,” on their Missouri Western experience. The program introduces students to:

  • Missouri Western facilities
  • Services
  • Activities
  • Traditions
  • Academic Expectations

Students chatting on campus


  • Learn “Missouri Western Values” and what it means to be a part of the Class of Courage
  • Familiarize yourself with the campus and buildings
  • Be taught how to use campus email, Goldlink, and Canvas Learning Systems
  • Participate in educational sessions and social activities
  • Meet with representatives of departments and organizations
  • Learn about the services and programs Missouri Western provides
  • Increase your success in achieving your academic goals
  • Create a social network that will support you during your transition to Missouri Western