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2019 Schedule (August 22-25, 2019) is being finalized. Check back soon!

Check out our 2018 events below:


Tacos & Griffon Games: Sponsored by Residential Life (optional event) – 6:00 p.m.
Visit the Commons Building for tacos and then come chat with student organizations at the 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.


Students holding Griffon Edge Check-In signs

Class of 2022 Photo: Partnership with Student Government Association (mandatory event) – 9:00 a.m.
This mandatory event kicks off Griffon Edge! Meet your Griffon Edge Mentor (GEM) and the rest of your Color Team while participating in the Class of 2022 photo at the Clock Tower.

Welcome Rally:  Athletics (mandatory event) – 10:00 a.m.
As part of your welcome to Griffon Edge, you will be introduced to what it means to have #GriffonPride!

Success Camp (mandatory event) – 2:15 p.m.
You will learn how to find success in your own unique gifts and learn to focus on your personal strengths and what you can bring to a team!

Griffon Grill & Chill: Partnership with the Center for Student Involvement (optional event) – 6:30 p.m.
We provide the food; the Missouri Western student organizations provide the involvement opportunities. Learn from various student organizations how you can get involved during your time at Missouri Western.


Students gather around a canned food drive table

Griffon Buddies (mandatory event) – 9:30 a.m.
Students will participate in a community service project at the elementary schools in the St. Joseph School District. We will be connecting with elementary students and becoming their Griffon Buddies while we learn how Griffs Give Back!

Taste of St. Joseph: Partnership with the St. Joseph Business Community (optional event) – 7:00 p.m.
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.

Movie Night: Partnership with the School of Fine Arts (optional event)
Join us under the stars for a movie night in Spratt Stadium! Soda and popcorn will be provided, and this is a great opportunity to mingle with other Color Teams.


Students participate in Operation Glow PartyGriffon Glow (optional event) – 9:00 p.m.
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. We suggest wearing a white shirt. Come ready for an amazing memory and a shower of neon paint! Click here for more info


New Student Convocation (mandatory event) – 7:30 p.m.
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 Respect Candle Lighting Ceremony (mandatory event) – 8:15 p.m.
Join your fellow members of the Class of 2022 in a candle lighting ceremony around the Clock Tower.

Campus Ice Cream Social: Partnership with Academic Affairs & Student Affairs (optional event) – 8:30 p.m.
The final event of Griffon Edge is a campus-wide ice cream social!