Support the URSA Experience at MSU

This campaign ended on April 13, 2018, but you can still make a gift to Missouri State University by clicking here!

The Ursa Experience, August 13-15, 2018,  is a three-day, two-night off-campus adventure immerses our new students in life at Missouri State University. Students build friendships with other new students, learn about Missouri State history and traditions, explore their personal strengths, and discover ways to Make Their Missouri STATEment.

Lauren McDowell, a 2016 Ursa Experience attendee shared, "There is nothing that has influenced my college experience so far as much as the Ursa Experience. From making connections with upperclassmen that help you get involved on campus to making new friends, Ursa has had a long lasting impact on my life as a Bear. I met my two best friends at Ursa. I know more about Missouri State than most people on campus because of the knowledge Ursa gave me of our school’s history and traditions."

This is a testimony to the impact of the Ursa Experience on our incoming first year in college and transfer students admitted to the fall semester directly following the event.  The Ursa Experience gives our Bears the confidence they need to start classes and make Missouri State their home.

Your support of the Ursa Experience will provide financial assistance for students that otherwise wouldn't be able to attend this transition program.

*In addition, MSU alumni who make a qualifying gift of $25 or more receive an Active Alumni Member card.  

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To Thank You for your support, you are honored with a STAR on the Ursa Experience Virtual Wall of Fame plus the incentives listed above!


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To Thank You for your BEARy nice donation which will send a student to Ursa 2018 your name or your companies name will be listed on the 2018 Ursa T-shirt as a sponsor plus the incentives listed above!


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With your amazing donation of $500, you will send five deserving students to the Ursa Experience. You will be invited to a reception in the Fall of 2018 to meet the 2018 Ursa attendees, plus you will also receive the incentives listed above.