Opening Week

Opening Week Orientation will acquaint you with the campus community and help ease your transition to your new home. Activities are designed to introduce you to new friends, mentor groups, the campus culture and opportunities for future involvement. A combination of specialized academic workshops and interactive programs will fill your week. The academic workshops are credit and non-credit courses that build the foundation for a successful career at Missouri S&T.

Opening Week activities and programs focus on the learning and social environment of the campus. You won't want to miss participating in the new student design project during Opening Week. Some students may also be participating in varsity sports or marching band practices.

A Welcome Picnic (Party at the Puck) on August 12 will kick off Opening Week. Opening Week is August 12-17, 2018 so plan on moving into your residence hall or Greek house before the program begins. The residence halls will open on Saturday, August 11.

"Opening Week was a very valuable and well-run program. It helped to improve my knowledge and preparedness significantly and I would like to commend all those involved in planning and running Opening Week."

- 2017  

Costs

Opening Week activities, program material and picnic fees are included in the enrollment deposit fee. Opening Week participants will need to pay individual course costs for the Academic Workshops taken during Opening Week. All freshmen living in the residence halls will be able to move into their rooms on Saturday, August 11 at no additional costs for room or board. Other students living in Greek housing or living off campus will be able to eat meals on campus during the week with their mentor groups. Opening Week meal plans begin with the Welcome Picnic on Sunday, August 12 and conclude on Friday, August 17.

For questions regarding meal plans and housing information, contact Residential Life at 573-341-4218.