Schedule of Events
Monday, August 21
Grizz’s Block Party!
Location: Amphitheater; 5 to 8 p.m.
Kick off Welcome Week and the new school year with Grizz’s Block Party! Meet new friends and celebrate the new semester with carnival games, a bungee trampoline, a mechanical bull and jousting! Get your free Grizzly Welcome Week T-shirt at this event. You also can enjoy cornhole games and take a selfie with Grizz. Free food will be available, courtesy of West Plains Bank & Trust Co.
Tuesday, August 22
Location: Carol Silvey Student Union in Hass-Darr Hall, 10 a.m. to noon.
Make personalized rice necklaces with the vice chancellor of student services, Dr. Angela Totty.
Comedian Jessi Campbell
Location: West Plains Civic Center Theater
Enjoy this comedy show from standup comedian Jessi Campbell. Doors open at 6 p.m. Show begins at 7 p.m. Free admission for all students.
Wednesday, August 23
Sample West Plains & Job Fair
Location: Student Recreation Center, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Learn about student organizations, local businesses and job opportunities on and off-campus! There will be free coupons, food, and giveaways from local businesses and restaurants. Make sure you enter for a prize pack giveaway that will be awarded at Convocation on Friday. The first 100 students will receive a MSU-WP stadium cup upon check-in!
Location: Carol Silvey Student Union, 6 to 9 p.m.
Game night is back by popular demand! Co-sponsored by the Grizzly eSports Program, the evening will feature video games, board games, a cornhole tournament and ping pong tournament! There will be free food and drinks and an opportunity to enter a giveaway to win a new iPad!
Thursday, August 24
Campus Scavenger Hunt
Starting Location: Hass-Darr Hall 103, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (complete at own pace)
Team up with three to five of your new friends and complete this campus scavenger hunt. You’ll receive instructions upon check-in at the student life office in Hass-Darr Hall. Compete to win gift card prizes!
Location: Grassy area below Amphitheater, 6 to 8 p.m.
Cool off at Waterpalooza where you’ll find a 75′ Slip n’ Slide waterslide, giant water pong, dunk tank and free ice cream!
Friday, August 25
Location: West Plains Civic Center Theater, 10 to 11 a.m.
Cap off Grizzly Welcome Week by attending Convocation! First-year students can take part in the campus tradition of signing the Book of Grizzlies.
Interact with us on Social Media
Let everyone know you’re here and ready to start the semester off right. Tag us, DM us or hashtag your posts with #GrizzlyWelcomeWeek so we can share them on our social media channels. Remember, your profile and posts have to be public for us to see and share them!