2015 Freshmen Class
Students with Joe Miner during the Opening Week picnic
Students visit the mini career fair during Opening Week.
2015 Pro Leaders
group posing with Joe during the 2015 Welcome Picnic
2015 shot of some Opening Week cars
student fixing opening week car during race day.
A group of freshmen sitting at the Oweek welcome picnic
Mentors and students playing twister
Check in tent Race Day 2015

Missouri S&T's unique and comprehensive programs--starting with PRO and culminating with Opening Week and Transfer Transitions--are created to enhance your success as a student and begin your Rolla experience on the right path to personal and academic success though interactions between new students, faculty, staff, and student leaders.

Our mission is to empower students' academic, personal and professional success. As a complement to the university's mission, New Student Programs provides opportunities for leadership and involvement in the Missouri S&T campus community.


During PRO you will:

  • Learn about student life
  • Receive your Miner Card ID
  • Meet an academic advisor
  • Take the math placement exam
  • Plan your class schedule
  • Register for fall courses

Opening Week

You will participate in activities designed to help you:

  • Make the transition to college-level coursework
  • Learn how to use campus service and resources
  • Participate in a team design project
  • Adjust to your new environment
  • Meet faculty, new friends and have FUN

Transfer Transitions

Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to:

  • Hear from key departments
  • Learn about campus and how to get involved
  • Meet faculty and staff
  • Participate in the Miner Mind Merge team activities
  • Enjoy dinner and awards