The moment has finally arrived. Your son or daughter has chosen their college! You’ve sent the deposit and your family is celebrating this wonderful moment. Then things settle down a bit. You and your student look at each and say, “What’s next?” I won’t lie — it can be overwhelming. It was for me when my daughters were this age. Lots and lots of questions that you think … [Read more...] about Your student chose Missouri State. What’s next?
While the academic year has just begun, we are hard at work preparing for SOAR (Student Orientation, Advisement & Registration) sessions for a new class of students. A critical factor in our program’s success is selecting strong students to serve as orientation leaders. As a former orientation leader, I found the experience to be a valuable and fulfilling one. Here are … [Read more...] about Encourage your student to become a SOAR leader!
Retirements are always a bittersweet time and the retirement of Dean of Students Mike Jungers is no exception. Dean Jungers has been a fixture at MSU for 39 years working in many different areas of the university. Everyone that has crossed paths with Dean Jungers is touched by his kindness, humor, sensitivity and love of our students. Dean Jungers officially retires on June 1st … [Read more...] about Mike Jungers – A Legacy of Commitment to Student Success
Before actually starting college, many incoming students are told myths and stories about what college life is all about. I heard it a million times as a SOAR Leader last summer. The problem is that each and every single person will have their own findings and experiences throughout their time at college. There are some things that I feel are vital to know before starting … [Read more...] about A Conversation with Justin – Five Things to Remember when Starting College
As your student starts the second semester of classes, the subject of "where to live next year" comes up in conversation. As you talk with your student about options, keep in mind the top 10 reasons your student should continue to live in the MSU residence halls: For over 15 years, students living on-campus have a higher GPA than students living off-campus. The … [Read more...] about Top Ten Reasons Students Should Live on Campus After their Freshman Year