First Year Experience

New Student Registration Program

New Student Registration Programs are available throughout the year that focus on academic advising. These programs assist freshman and transfer students as they make the transition from their previous environment to Missouri Western.

Griffon Edge

Griffon Edge Orientation (CED 131 Griffon Edge Orientation) is a one credit hour, three-day comprehensive orientation program for new students at Missouri Western. This program occurs the week prior to the first week of school. Griffon Edge equips new students with comprehensive information about Missouri Western and its services to ease students' transition to higher education and the Missouri Western community.

University Orientation Courses

UNV 101  Foundations of University Experience     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Introduces students to the vocabulary and processes of critical thinking and their application to reading and writing, academic and personal skills critical for success in college and the practical application of those skills within a seminar setting. Students develop study skills, learn about campus resources and policies, and explore career options. Each section focuses upon a different seminar topic which serves as the basis for assignments and class discussions.

RESTRICTIONS: Course admission is limited to students with fewer than 24 hours of college credit from Missouri Western, including those in progress. Furthermore, this course is not open to students with credit for or currently enrolled in UNV 151 Introduction to Critical Thinking.

UNV 151  Introduction to Critical Thinking     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Introduces students to the vocabulary and processes of critical thinking and their application to reading and writing within a seminar setting. This course is not open to students with credit for or currently enrolled in UNV 101.

RESTRICTIONS: This course is not open to students with credit for or currently enrolled in UNV 101 Foundations of University Experience.

UNV 205  Library Resources and Research     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Develops general library skills, research techniques, and strategies for effectively accessing information. Prerequisite(s): UNV 101.