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Lion Pride Weekend

First Year Experience Departmenet

Lion Pride Weekend 2017:
Lion Pride Weekend is for all new MSSU students.  The weekend is packed with free activities to help you meet new friends, explore campus, and learn what it means to be a LION!

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 17th-Sunday, August 20th
8:00 AM-11:00 PM Residence Hall Check In (No appointments necessary.)  
Location:                                                         Residents Living in:
McCormick Hall Office                                McCormick & the Quads
Blaine Hall Office                                          Blaine, Gockel, Stegge, Dishman & Dryer 
East Hall Office                                              East, Stone, Headlee, Maupin & Mitchell

7:00 PM-9:00 PM Residence Hall Association Social-Mayes Student Life Center Lawn
Come meet your neighbors and join us for an evening of outdoor games, prizes and giveaways.

 Friday, August 18th 
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Dodgeball & Archery Tag -  The Oval

2:00-3:00 PM Roary’s De-classified College Survival Guide - Ballroom in Billinglsy Student Center
Join Roary and his assistants for a fast-paced Q&A session.  You will learn 'insider' information about MSSU and helpful hints that will make your transition to MSSU a successful one!    (The first 25 freshmen will receive a free Roary's guide which is a required textbook for the University Experience class.) Snacks will be provided.

 8:30 PM Outdoor Movie & Ice Cream - McCormick Hall Courtyard
                  "Pirates of the Caribbean:  Dead Men Tell No Tales"

Saturday, August 19th  
2:00 PM First-Year Student Convocation – Taylor Performing Arts Center
Freshmen will learn about MSSU's traditions, receive a medallion and T-shirt and be a part of the 2017 freshmen class picture which will be displayed in Hearnes Hall.  Dress is business casual.  (Medallions will also be worn at your graduation.  So, make sure you save them.)     

3:30 PM Reception – The Oval

9:00 - 11:00 PM  Glo ga Party - The Oval

  Sunday, August 20th 
5:00-7:00 PM Campus Craze - The Oval
Campus Craze is the final party before classes start on Monday.  It is a long-standing tradition at MSSU.  There will be food, music and giveaways.  Campus clubs and organizations will be in attendance to hand out information.  

7:00 PM Jonny Loquasto-Comedian   - The Oval  


ACCOMMODATIONS: If you have a diability and require accommodations for any events listed, please contact the First-Year Experience Office at 417-625-9731 at least 72 hours in advance.

Contact Information:
First-Year Experience
Hearnes Hall 315