Aug 22, 2019

For the first time Missouri Western State University hosted the Griff Up downtown event to welcome the class of 2023 to St. Joseph.

The event took place at Coleman Hawkins Park at Felix Street Square in order to get student acquainted with a new area.

There was music, games, face painting, free shirts and 16 different businesses offering special promotions for the night.

Students also had a chance to explore local businesses through a scavenger hunt across Downtown.

Mayor Bill McMurray and Western President Matt Wilson were at the event to meet incoming students.

“It’s so fun to engage with the students and see their excitement with classes starting on Monday,” Wilson said.

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