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The campus and St. Joseph communities welcome students back to Missouri Western at Western Warm-Up Aug. 30, 2021.

Aug. 26, 2022–Missouri Western State University students will be introduced to all that campus and the community have to offer during Welcome Week activities Aug. 28 through Sept. 2, sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) and Griffon Activity Programming (GAP).

“Students will have the chance to connect with other students, campus resources and services, registered student organizations and community businesses,” said Josh Clary, student development director. “Welcome Week provides not only the tools students need to be successful, but will also help them make Missouri Western their ‘home away from home.’”

Welcome Week activities include

Sunday, Aug. 28

  • Griffon Launch, 5:30 p.m., Baker Fitness Center parking lot: A back-to-school bash with free food, games and fireworks.

Monday, Aug. 29

  • Western Warm-Up and Part-time Job Fair, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fulkerson Center and Enright Community Rooms, Spratt Hall 214-216: A walk-through vendor fair to give students a chance to learn about local businesses, community organizations, student organizations and job opportunities.
  • Back 2 School Bingo, 8-11 p.m., Hoff Conference Rooms, Blum 218-219: Music, bingo and prizes presented by Griffon Activity Programming.

Tuesday, Aug. 30 

  • Make a Splash with Fraternity & Sorority Life and GAP, 5-8 p.m., Kelley Commons: Free BBQ, music and giant water inflatables.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

  • Griffon Grub Crawl, 6-8 p.m., Commons Building: Get to know the different residence halls. A different food will be served at each hall, concluding with an ice cream bar at Spratt Stadium.
  • Movie Night on the Football Field, 8:30-11 p.m., Craig Field at Spratt Stadium: A showing of the movie “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” on the giant video board.

Thursday, Sept. 1

  • Tailgate featuring Sungbeats, 5-6:30 p.m., Baker Fitness Parking Lot: The Griffon football season gets underway with the first tailgate party of the year featuring beatboxing by Sungbeats. 
  • Griffon Football Season Opener, 7 p.m., Spratt Stadium: Griffon football kicks off the 2022 season against Central Oklahoma.

Friday, Sept. 2

  • National College Colors Day T-shirt Exchange, starting at noon, Center for Student Involvement, Blum 207 and throughout campus: A team will be riding a golf cart through campus, giving out a free Missouri Western t-shirt in exchange for a shirt from another school, either college or high school.

Just Dance Night and Madden Tourney, 7 p.m., Hoff Conference Rooms, Blum 218-219: Wrap up the first week of classes with a fun night of video games, with prizes for the winners.

Missouri Western State University is a student-centered learning community preparing individuals for lives of excellence through applied learning. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit missouriwestern.edu