The Ursa Experience

Start your Missouri State experience with an adventure.

Build friendships. Get involved in campus life. Learn university traditions. Get inspired. All these adventures begin at the Ursa Experience.



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At the Ursa Experience, students are immersed in life at Missouri State University in a three-day, two-night adventure. Both first-year and transfer students admitted for Fall are invited to attend.

Students will:

  • Build friendships with student leaders and other students attending
  • Learn and participate in Missouri State traditions
  • Discuss and think deeply about our public affairs mission
  • Explore involvement opportunities at Missouri State
  • Make memories that will last a lifetime


Register online to join us in the Ursa Experience.

Schedule and activities

Participate in fun activities while you learn more about Missouri State and build close bonds with other new students.

Frequently asked questions

Get answers to questions students and family members have about the Ursa Experience.


Download forms you will need to participate in the Ursa Experience.