Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend 2018 is scheduled for August 17 - 19, 2018.  What is Welcome Weekend? Welcome Weekend, the weekend before classes start, is designed to welcome our students to campus, offering many activities on campus specifically designed to help them connect to the campus, make new friends and get ready for the first day of class, August 20, 2018. Some of the activities for students include PlayFair, Bear Bash, New Student Convocation, the Belong-B-Que, the Commuter Reception and the New Student Festival. Welcome Weekend is for all students, residential and commuter.

We also have activities for family members during Welcome Weekend. We hope you will make plans to join us for one or all of the activities. These include:

Family Welcome Session - Friday, August 17th, 3pm - Join us for an interactive and fun welcome session that delves more into campus life for your student. Refreshments are served (and after a hot day of moving, you will enjoy the cool Plaster Student Union Theater and sweet treats). All family members are welcome. No RSVP required.

First Generation Parent & Family Welcome - Friday, August 17th, 4pmWe understand how important family concerns can be for first-generation students. Let us help smooth the transition and keep your family involved in your new academic adventures. Join us for an interactive and fun welcome session as we discuss campus resources, the importance of involvement on campus and answer any questions you might have. A panel of faculty and staff will be available to share important information as your student steps into their college career.   Refreshments are served (and after a hot day of moving, you will enjoy the cool Plaster Student Union Theater and sweet treats).  All family members are coming. No RSVP required.

President's Reception for New Families - Friday, August 17th, 7pm - Davis-Harrington Welcome Center - Join President Clif Smart and his wife Gail for a lovely dessert reception in the Prime Overtime Club in the Davis-Harrington Welcome Center. Relax after a day of moving, visit with faculty, staff and administrators, enjoy delicious desserts provided by Missouri State Dining Services and mingle with other families of the Class of 2022 while your student enjoys Play Fair and other activities. Families only. RSVP Requested. All families welcome. Note: Registration will open in May.

"See You Later" Brunch - Saturday, August 18th, 11am - 1 pm - Garst Dining Center and Blair-Shannon Dining Center - Enjoy a delicious brunch with your student in Garst Dining Center or Blair-Shannon Dining Center before heading home. Parents eat free with their student. Additional guests are $6.50 each. No RSVP required

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If you have any questions or concerns contact Priscilla Childress, assistant director, Parent & Family Programs, at pchildress@missouristate.edu or (417) 836-3060.