Miner Welcome Bash

Step 2 of First-Year and Transfer Orientation is Miner Welcome Bash. Meet other future Miners and their families during a day of games and information. Engage with Registered Student Organizations.  First-Year Students will meet some of the other members of their freshman class, as well as some of the upperclassmen serving as their mentors for Opening Week. This experience is offered at no additional cost to our Fall 2024 admitted students and their families.

Click the date below that you would like to register to complete your Miner Welcome Bash registration!


The day will run from approximately 9:00 am to 3:15 pm.  Lunch will be provided for all students and guests!  Tours of Residence Halls and Fraternity Houses will be available. The official schedule will be sent out closer to the event date.

NEW Miner Welcome Bash Design and Builds! Students will have the chance to make new friends while collaborating to complete one of these three fun activities! Once you have signed up for Miner Welcome Bash, a sign-up form with more information will be sent out regarding these activities. 

  • Rube Goldberg
    Show off your true engineering prowess by making a simple task unnecessarily complicated! In this design and build, teams of students will compete to create the most intricate, creative, and amusing machine they can to complete an otherwise much easier task. 
  • Miner Mystery
    Join the adventure with the PRO Leaders and help lead your team in solving the mystery of the stolen object on campus. Explore every corner and gather clues to uncover the truth. Navigate through suspicion and deception, working together to unravel the mystery and restore peace to the campus.
  • World’s Worst Idea
    Do you have what it takes to sell the most ludicrous concepts with a straight face? Are you ready to turn the absurd into the astounding? Sign up and join us for an event of hilarity and innovation! Think Shark Tank, with a twist. Work with a group of like minded students to yes, sell the World's Worst Idea.

Available information sessions and other activities:

  • Billing & Financial Assistance Processes:  The Cashier's Office and Student Financial Assistance are teaming up to provide an overview to help new students and their parents understand the financial aid awarding and billing processes.  This session will include instructions on how parents obtain access to view their student's statements, information on the billing cycles, and explanations of both federal and university-sponsored financial aid.
  • Crossing the T in Transfer:  Transferring colleges can be a complex process. You aren't a first-time freshman, but you are also new to the area and the university. We want to make this transition as smooth as possible. In this session, we will include general transfer reminders along with off-campus housing options, job opportunities, and how common campus experiences may look for transfer students.
  • Career Opportunities and Employer Relations: Career Opportunities and Employer Relations (COER) is dedicated to helping students and alumni pursue their career dreams. COER offers a variety of professional development services and assists students in finding full-time employment, summer internships, and cooperative education experiences. Stop in and learn about all of the resources COER has to offer!
  • Dining Services: Special Dietary Needs & More:  Vegetarian?  Vegan?  Gluten-free?  Allergic?  Halal?  Yes, S&T Dining Services can provide for your needs.  The key is communication.  Begin that process now to smooth your transition when you arrive in August.
  • Easing the Transition:  Question & Answer session with experienced S&T parents who have successfully navigated from High School Parent to College Parent. Land the helicopter and learn how to empower your student to ease their transition in taking charge of their own educational journey!
  • Faculty Panel:  Current Missouri S&T students indicate that they wished they had more quickly learned that faculty members are approachable, interesting, and here to facilitate student success.  Come see for yourself and interact with excellent faculty members!
  • First Generation Student Topics:  Transitioning to college becomes even more challenging when a student's family does not have as large of a knowledge base to support them on their journey. Trailblazer scholarship recipients are encouraged to attend.
  • Global Engineering & Study Abroad:  The Global Engineering Program gives students the opportunity to earn two degrees in five years while gaining valuable skills and cross-cultural experience. Missouri S&T Study Abroad currently sends and hosts students from more than 90 partner universities in over 35 countries. Our goal is to promote cultural awareness and understanding between our students on campus and across the world, and studying abroad is a great way of doing this!
  • Kummer Vanguard Scholars:  An opportunity for students who are receiving the Kummer Vanguard Scholars Scholarship to learn more about the program and meet with current Kummer Vanguard Scholars. This session will provide greater insight into the required events and activities, as well as allow time for incoming scholars to ask questions of the Kummer Student Programs staff.
  • Missouri S&T Health and Well-Being:  Student Health Services, Student Support & Community Standards, and Student Well-Being work collaboratively to empower the S&T community to thrive in their personal, academic, and professional successes through a harm-reduction approach using counseling, health promotion, and prevention programming.
  • Take CTRL:  Computer Learning Centers (CLC's), Print Management, AppsAnywhere, and Course Material… Learn from IT and S&T Store staff how to access the technology needed to complete your work and how the S&T Store can help support your needs to be successful.
  • Student Accessibility and Testing:  The mission of Student Accessibility and Testing is to assist in creating an inclusive and accessible university community where students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of the educational environment.  Attend to hear about available services and to receive contact information to schedule a personal, confidential appointment.
  • Tour of Curtis Laws Wilson Library:  The library is so much more than just books.  From private study rooms to collaborative learning spaces and the ability to check out tech-related equipment, the Curtis Laws Wilson Library will be one of your favorite resources on campus.
  • Undergraduate Research:  Experiential Learning is an integral part of the Missouri S&T education.  Learn how Undergraduate Research encourages the interaction of undergraduate students with faculty, demonstrates that teaching and research are compatible and mutually reinforcing, and helps students superior choices for future employment or graduate programs.
  • Student Organization Activities:  Being involved on campus often leads to student success.  With over 200 Recognized Student Organizations (RSO's), there is a group for everyone. Meet some of Missouri S&T's student organizations through interactive activities such as Mini Latin Dance Night and Formula Car Demonstrations! Take the first step towards involvement today! 
  • Lawn Games:  Relaxation and stress relief is an important part of your S&T experience.  Come join us for some fun as we play Cornhole, Giant Chess, Crossnet Volleyball, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, Washers, and more!