Move-in and Welcome Weekend tips for parents

Moving in to Wells HouseMove-in at Missouri State begins at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16 for most students. If your student is in the Honors College or in a living-learning community, he or she can move in early on Thursday, Aug. 15.

This post describes the move-in process, provides a list of resources and highlights parent-specific events held during Welcome Weekend.

Stop, drop and roll

Missouri State will be using the stop, drop and roll system during move-in this year:

  1. Stop your car at the designated location for each residence hall
  2. Drop your items at the curb with the person designated to stay with your items
  3. Send your student to check in at their building to get his or her room keys
  4. Roll your car to your parking lot

Members of Bear Crew will be stationed outside of each residence hall to assist you in moving your items into your room. A wheeled cart or dolly may be a good investment if you have larger items.

Checking in at Blair-ShannonMove-in resources

The resources listed below will help make move-in a smooth process for both you and your student:

We also encourage you to try out one of our great dining centers. Parents eat free during move-in.

Welcome Weekend

The office of student engagement partners with other groups across campus to host a series of events Aug. 16-18 that welcome students and their families to campus. Parents and family members are invited to attend the following events:

  • Parent and Family Welcome at 3 or 4 p.m. in the Plaster Student Union Theater
  • The Parent/Student Aloha Brunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in all dining centers
  • New Student Convocation, featuring honorary doctorate recipient John Goodman, at 2 p.m. in JQH Arena or online via Livestream

Also, encourage your student to take advantage of all of the great student-specific Welcome Weekend events. These events are great opportunities to meet new people and to build connections on campus.

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2 Responses to Move-in and Welcome Weekend tips for parents

  1. Earl Wall says:

    I would like to add that Students are able to save the hassles of standing in line to purchase a Parking permit by ordering online at