Griffon Edge



Griffon Games with Student Organizations
Come chat with student organizations at our Griffon Games! Current students will be playing various lawn, board, and video games while introducing you to their organizations. Learn the benefits of getting involved on campus while enjoying a casual game night.


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As part of your welcome to Griffon Edge, you will be introduced to your Griffon Edge Mentors (GEMs) and meet the members of your Color Team!

Game of Griffon Life
You will learn about setting goals and the importance of time management in this game about your first year at Missouri Western!

Taste of St. Joseph
We close down the parking lot to bring in various food vendors, businesses, and music acts that highlight what St. Joseph has to offer! This is a great opportunity to meet new students outside of your group, as well as connect to the St. Joseph community.


Service Project – Griffs Give Back


Students will participate in a community service project. All of these projects will benefit the Saint Joseph or Missouri Western State University community and provide an opportunity to connect to various service organizations. Please remember to bring appropriate clothing for a potential outdoor/messy project.

BBQ & Community Service Fair
We provide the food; the St. Joseph community provides service opportunities. Learn from various St. Joseph groups how you can get involved and volunteer during your time at Missouri Western.


Schedule Crawl
Students will be led 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!


Operation: Glow Party
This extreme paint party is all inclusive with a DJ, concert sound, lasers and lighting, glow bubbles, confetti, foam, fog and 75 gallons of UV paint. Come ready for an amazing memory and a shower of neon paint! Click here for more info


New Student Convocation
This is your official academic welcome to Missouri Western, and you will have the opportunity to see the faculty and staff support for your future Griffon experience. 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.

Class of Freedom Candle Lighting Ceremony
The final event of Griffon Edge is a candle light ceremony around the Clock Tower.