First-Year Experience

Parent Page

Students As a parent, you may be feeling just as excited (or nervous) as your first-year student. This is a big step for both of you. Your child is growing up and becoming independent.
College is a time of many transitions. Students learn more about themselves, the world around them, and the person they want to become.
At the First-Year Experience Office, it is our job to help this transition go as smoothly as possible, for both you and your student. You both may feel very confused at first. There is a lot to learn about college life!
Hopefully by the end of the first semester, you will feel informed, and your student will feel comfortable at Missouri Southern.

Join us on Facebook!

  • Join the facebook group 'MSSU 2013-2014 First-Year Parent' to ask questions, receive important updates, and network with other parents!

Sign up to receive Parent Newsletters

  • Email and include your name and email address.

Send your student a Cookie or Cupcake Care Package

  • cupcakes pictureSend your student a dozen GIANT cookies! Cookie Care Packages are $15 each. Or, you can send them a dozen mini cupcakes decorated with green and gold lion paws for $15. Once payment is received by cash, check or debit/credit card (we do accept debit/credit card orders by phone), your order will be filled. Your student will be contacted to pick up their Cookie Care Package at the FYE Office. Students have 1 week to pick up their Cookie or Cupcake Care Package after being contacted.
  • For more details or to place an order, contact the FYE Office at 417.625.9731 or

Planning a Visit?

  • For out of town families and guests, visit for a comprehensive list of hotels, restaurants and fun things to see and do!
Contact Information

Hearnes Hall 315
(417) 625-9731