Griffon Edge



Walking Tacos & Griffon Games: Sponsored by Residence Hall Association
Visit Scanlon for tacos and then come chat with student organizations at Griffon Games in the Blum Lobby! 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 and businesses 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.

Picnic & 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.



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
Join your fellow members of the Class of 2021 in a candle light ceremony around the Clock Tower.

Campus Ice Cream Social
The final event of Griffon Edge is a campus-wide ice cream social!