Griffon Edge



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As part of your first official University event, you will be introduced to the President, Provost, Deans and student leaders. You will also learn about the quality of the programs offered at Missouri Western. 

Welcome Fair
Meet over 80 student organizations, 18 academic departments and countless student services offices that Missouri Western has to offer. You will have the opportunity to chat with each booth and make some connections!

Sam Bracken, My Orange Duffel Bag author, addresses the Class of 2018
Sam Bracken
will speak about his life experiences and his journey according to the “7 rules for the road.”

Griffon Edge Block Party
We close down the streets and bring in tons of activities and games from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. You can even try your luck on the mechanical bull! After the Block Party is over, come to the Blum Student Union for a glow-in-the-dark DJ Dance Party!


Schedule Crawl
Students will be lead around campus and will be shown where each of their classes will be held. This will be your first experience navigating around the campus. Don’t forget to bring your SCHEDULE!

Service Project
Students will participate in a community service project. You will be performing two hours of community service on Friday or Saturday. You will be notified on your first day of class as to which day your service project will take place. (This project could be on or off campus.)

Recreation Night
Students will take over the Looney Complex for a late night recreation party that includes a variety of activities including, basketball, volleyball, rock climbing and a velcro wall! The highlight of the night will be a real-life game of “Battleship” in the pool! (This is an optional event from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. You will be able to sign-up for this event at Griffon Edge.)


Closing Ceremonies
Finally you pass the torch and become a Missouri Western Griffon! At this reception, you will receive a special gift and learn of the impact you will make on the University.

Greek BBQ
Come chat with the Greek organizations at this Hawaiian Luau-themed barbecue! The organizations will showcase the Greek Village and will discuss the benefits of becoming a Greek.

Griffs Under the Stars
Join us for a late night popcorn snack and enjoy a movie on the lawn. This event is optional and seating is limited.