August 22 - August 25
On Thursday, August 22, over 800 incoming freshmen will arrive on campus for the official start of Griffon Edge! The Office of Admissions invites current students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families to join us in welcoming the Class of 2023 by joining us at these campus events, open to the entire Griffon community. We hope to see you there!
8/22 | 5:30-7:30 pm Griff Up Downtown
Join us in downtown St. Joseph at Felix Street Square for games, face painting, and an address from President Matt Wilson and Mayor Bill McMurray ’70. Sixteen local St. Joseph businesses will be participating in a special Griffon scavenger hunt and offering discounts and specials to Griffons.
8/23 | 9:00-11:30 pm Griff Flix
We will be showing the brand new live-action Aladdin on the big screen in Spratt Stadium. Bring your entire family for a night of fun with the Class of 2023!
8/25 | 6:00-7:30 pm Griffon Family Tailgate
Get in the Griffon spirit with the Griffon Family Tailgate in Lot H in front of Baker Family Fitness Center. The event includes free food, inflatables, music, face painting, and more! Guests can get to know incoming freshmen before walking over to Spratt Stadium for New Student Convocation. ***This tailgate is affiliated with Griffon Edge, and therefore, alcohol is NOT permitted.
8/25 | 7:30-8:00 pm New Student Convocation
After the tailgate, walk over to Spratt Stadium (Rain Location Looney Arena) for the official academic welcome to the Class of 2023. Join us to show your support for the start of the Class of 2023’s academic journey to success.
8/25 | 8:00-8:30 pm Class of 2023 Candlelight Ceremony
Following New Student Convocation, walk the lighted path to the clock tower to join the Class of 2023 in singing the alma mater for the official end to Griffon Edge 2019.