Students Living On-Campus:

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
You will move into the residence halls during this time. You will go to the Class of 2023 photo on Thursday, August 22nd, at 9:00 a.m. at the Spratt Stadium and check-in with your Color Team and Griffon Edge Mentor (GEM).

Students Living Off-Campus:

Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. | Spratt Stadium
Please park in the white lines of any parking lot on campus before walking to the Spratt Stadium for the Class of 2023 photo, and to check-in with your Color Team and Griffon Edge Mentor (GEM).


  • Get your Student ID if you have not done so already:
    You must have a valid Student ID to check-in for Griffon Edge. You can obtain your card in the Parking & Security Services office (Blum Union 100).

  • Set-up your Goldlink account PRIOR to Griffon Edge:
    This is the primary form of communication used by Missouri Western and will be required for Griffon Edge assignments.

  • Make arrangements to attend the ENTIRE Griffon Edge program:
    Griffon Edge will take place August 22-25, 2019. Absences and tardiness are not acceptable and will result in a reduction of your grade. Please look over the schedule to see which events are mandatory before making any plans outside of Griffon Edge.

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes

  • Cell phone usage:
    As this is an academic course, cell phone usage is prohibited during the presentation aspects of the program. However, we will encourage you to connect with your Color Team via social media, and to share your experiences during certain activities. Also, be prepared to complete assignments and participate in discussions in order to receive a grade for this class.

  • Print your class schedule:
    Go to your Goldlink account and print off an updated class schedule. Over the course of the summer, classes might change rooms and we want you to have an accurate schedule.

  • Memorize your Color Team and be ready with it at the Class of 2023 Photo:
     If you have forgotten your Color Team then please look at the label on the postcard mailed to you or check your student email through your Goldlink account.