August 3 - September 1, 2020

Thursday, August 13

Friday, August 14

Welcome Weekend Events

New students, come join the fun exploring St. Louis and MBU's campus! A weekend you don't want to miss.

Welcome Weekend Check-In

Check-In for Welcome Weekend Orientation, pick-up your orientation packet with your Orientation Group, schedule and important information included in it....

President's Picnic

Enjoy lunch with your fellow classmates and their families. This is an opportunity to get to know other MBU students and their families and relax after...

Welcome to MBU

Welcome to MBU! You’ve finally made it and we are excited for you to be a part of our community. Join the Orientation Council, Orientation Leaders and...

President's Reception

Join President Ross for a St. Louis legendary frosty treat – Ted Drewes Frozen Custard.

Matriculation Ceremony

Each year MBU welcomes its new students with a Matriculation Ceremony to signify their acceptance into the school’s academic program. Students recite the...

Student & Family Prayer and Goodbye

The University encourages this time for students and families to say their goodbyes and pray for the year ahead before student-only events begin at 4:45pm.

Parent Reception

Learn more from President Ross, University VPs, and Parents of current students about getting more engaged as a MBU parent! You can help in our get involved...

Spartan Jam & 1st Orientation Group Meeting

It’s time to meet your Orientation Group and your Orientation Leader who will walk alongside you during Welcome Weekend and your first semester. Plus we’ll...

Student Dinner & Orientation Group Time

Blue Groups: 6:00-6:45 White Groups: 6:45-7:30

Spartan Nation

A major component of the Spartan experience is supporting our NAIA award winning athletic teams. Our community is made up of over 700 student athletes who go...

Open Late at thePerk

Feel free to grab a beverage, a small bite to eat and hang out with some of your new friends.

Saturday, August 15

The Spartan Community

You’re a Spartan now! This is the start of your MBU experience and Welcome Weekend will help you explore, embrace and engage in what it means to become more...

This is MBU

Being a Spartan has its own unique hallmarks that you need to know about so that you can make your time here more than just a degree, but a truly amazing...

Spartan Trivia

Kickback and enjoy Spartan Trivia as our new students volunteer to test their MBU knowledge head to head against other students for prizes and the glory of...

FitRec Frenzy

Bring your athletic clothes and stay up late in the SRC with a dance party, group fitness classes, open gym, and other organized athletic, fitness and...

Sunday, August 16

Welcome Weekend Events

New students, come join the fun exploring St. Louis and MBU's campus! A weekend you don't want to miss.

Worship Service

This time of worship and celebration helps us to orient our hearts towards the academic year. This meaningful time of song, prayer, scripture reading and...

Photo Scavenger Hunt

It’s the ultimate Scavenger Hunt by Orientation Group that doubles as a campus tour. Each group will compete to complete the challenges and submit photos to...

Commuter Student Social & Connections

Students who commute from home or live off-campus can connect with each other and learn about ways to connect on-campus and get access to a variety of...

Mandatory Residence Hall Meeting

Residential Students will transition from the Residence Life Mandatory Meeting to a Residence Hall Floor meeting with their Residence Assistant (RA). Your RA...

Monday, August 17

Wednesday, August 19

Academic Calendar

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Thursday, August 20

Virtual Event

Thursday, August 27

Tuesday, September 1

Virtual Event

August 3 - September 1, 2020