reserved for future griffons parking signUsually around this time of year Missouri Western State University is welcoming hundreds of incoming freshmen for fall orientation.

COVID-19 has forced admissions to switch sessions to a blended platform using Zoom calls and website links.

“I think we were nervous about shifting that kind of experience to online,” said Missouri Western Events & New Student Program Coordinator Melissa Stallbaumer. “So far, we’ve seen them go fairly smoothly and technology has worked great.”