Schedule and Activities

The Ursa Experience, taking place August 12-14, 2024 is packed with fun interactive activities that will help you meet your fellow Bears and get immersed in Missouri State! Each student will be assigned to a small Sleuth that will be led by current Missouri State student leaders, who we call Ursa Majors. A sample of the Ursa Experience activities include:

  • Sleuth Roll Call – Create & perform a fun and unique roll call with your Sleuth to show your creativity and Bear pride!
  • Bear Hunt – The Ursa Majors teach you all about Missouri State’s rich history and traditions and get you excited to be a Bear. Trust us: You’ve never had a class like this!
  • Public Affairs – Learn through interactive sessions about the three pillars of our Public Affairs Mission — community engagement, cultural competence, and ethical leadership — and how you can fulfill each pillar as a Bear.
  • Campfires – Make roasted marshmallows while you connect with other students and look forward to your first year at Missouri State.
  • Swimming, games, sports and other fun activities – Enjoy the summer weather by enjoying many recreation options including swimming, sports, spending time with fellow Bears playing games, and more!

  • Learn your way around campus before classes start - Along with your group and your Majors, learn the best ways to get to your classes, more about the Bear Line and other fun things about Missouri State.