What is the Ursa Experience?

The Ursa Experience is a three-day, two-night off-campus adventure that immerses you in life at Missouri State University.

During the experience, students will:

  • Build friendships with other students
  • Learn about and participate in Missouri State's rich history and traditions
  • Think deeply about our public affairs mission
  • Explore their leadership style and involvement opportunities at Missouri State
  • Make lifelong memories and have fun!

This year's Ursa Experience will be held August 12 through 14, 2019. All new first-year and transfer students admitted to the fall semester directly following the event are welcome to participate.

Please note: If you are in the Pride Band or participating on an athletic team, please check your practice schedule with the group before registering for the Ursa Experience. In the past, band camp and football camp take place the same time as the Ursa Experience which will prevent band students and football players from attending.

Schedule and activities

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


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