New Student Programs
New Student Programs is responsible for the campus orientation programs, which include Advising & Registration Days (A&R), Miner Welcome Bash, Opening Week orientation, and Transfer Advising Days. 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; introduces incoming students to campus resources; builds the foundation for future success; and introduces the concepts of professional development and leadership.
During an A&R session in the spring or summer, incoming first-year students learn more about student success; campus resources; living options; obtain their Miner ID Card (campus identification card); and meet with an academic advisor to determine students' fall class schedules. Miner Welcome Bash is a full-day event 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, common missions, team projects, and activities that will assist with a positive transition to S&T.
During Transfer Advising Day, incoming transfer students tour campus resources that support both operation and success, dig deeper into their academic department with a specialized tour of those spaces, meet with an academic advisor to determine students' first semester schedules, obtain their Miner ID Card (campus identification card), and engage with campus resources and organizations at a resource fair. Transfer students are also encouraged to attend Miner Welcome Bash, a full-day event to further introduce students to campus resources and begin the process of social orientation.
The Miner ID Card (campus identification 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 they 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 ID Card 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.