First-Year Experience

First-Year Student Page

student with book photo As a freshman, you may be feeling excited (or nervous). This is a big step for you. College is a time of many transitions. You learn more about yourself, the world around you, and the person you want to become.

At the First-Year Experience Office, it is our job to help with this transition.  You may feel very confused at first. There is a lot to learn about college life!  We are here to help you, guide you and provide support.  By the end of the first semester, we hope you will feel at home at Missouri Southern.

Join us on Facebook!

  • Join the Facebook group MSSU First-Year Students to ask questions, receive important updates, and network with other students!

Sign up to receive Student Newsletters

  • Email and include your name and email address. 

Student Handbook

Mark Your Calendar

  • Lion Pride Weekend: Aug. 14 - 16
  • Running of the Freshmen: Sept. 3
  • Fall Break: Oct. 12 -13
  • Homecoming Game: Oct. 24
  • Family Weekend: Oct.  23 -24

Contact Information

Hearnes Hall 315
(417) 625-9731