Missouri Southern State University Invites Community to Welcome New Students for the 2023 Fall Semester

Image Credit: Curtis Almeter, Missouri Southern State University

Missouri Southern State University’s (MSSU) Community Engagement Group invites the Joplin community to join campus staff in welcoming new students for the 2023 Fall Semester on Friday, August 18. Participants will form a human tunnel that will stretch from the pedestrian tunnel under Newman Road and across the parking lot to Taylor Performing Arts Center, where a welcome Pep Rally is planned.

Participants are invited to wear shirts with their company’s logo on them and bring friends and coworkers to fill in the spirit tunnel. The students will have bags, so community members are welcome to bring small logo items from their company to give to passing students when welcoming them.

Those interested in participating should:

  • Park in the lot off of Newman Road.
  • Fill in an empty spot in the line by 10:00 am.
  • Enthusiastically welcome students to Joplin as they pass by.
  • Have fun!

Participants are also invited to join alumni for coffee with Dr. Van Galen, sponsored by the Alumni Office, before the Spirit Tunnel event. The coffee will be hosted inside MSSU’s Mansion (The Alumni Office) at 9:15 am.


Terry Wachter
Community Engagement Group
Missouri Southern State University

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