New Student Programs
New Student Programs is responsible for the campus orientation programs, which includes Advising & Registration Days (A&R), Miner Welcome Bash, Opening Week orientation, Transfer Advising Days, and Transfer Transitions orientation. These orientation programs are created and led by the PRO (Preview, Registration, and Orientation) Leaders. New Student Programs serves to orient and welcome new students to Missouri S&T; facilitates the transition to college life through interaction with faculty/staff members, peers and upperclassmen; provides information concerning academics; resources on campus; builds the foundation for future success; and introduces the concepts of professional development and leadership.
During a half-day A&R session in the spring or summer, incoming students learn more about student success; campus resources; living options; obtain their Miner Card ID (campus identification card); activate computer accounts; and meet with an academic advisor to determine students' fall class schedules. Miner Welcome Bash is a full-day conference-style information event and associated carnival atmosphere to further introduce families to campus resources and begin the process of social orientation. Opening week orientation takes place the week before fall classes. This program includes participation in student mentor groups, workshops, team projects, and activities that will assist with a positive transition to S&T.
The Miner Card ID (campus identifcation card) is required for all students. The Miner Card features: student’s photograph, name, and emergency contact phone numbers. Students should treat their Miner Card with the same care as you would an ATM or credit card. The Miner Card can be used at the The S&T Store, Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building (athletics), Missouri S&T Library, building/room access, on-campus dining, entitles students to sporting and theater special events, and discounts at restaurants and businesses. Lost or found Miner Cards should be reported to the Miner Card ID Office in 109 Centennial Hall or by calling 573-341-4051.
The Miner Card is the property of the Missouri University of Science and Technology and is non-transferable. This card provides the valid bearer with privileged access to designated university facilities and services. It should be carried at all times and presented upon request.