Ursa Experience

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This campaign ended on March 10, 2017, but you can still make a gift to Missouri State University by clicking here!
About

Starting college is such an exciting time of life, but it's also a transition – one that is a lot of fun, but it can also be quite overwhelming! Think back to a time you started a
new life adventure… it was exhilarating, but you also had questions about what would happen. How would you meet new people, learn more about your new responsibilities or get involved in your new town or campus?

Missouri State University’s class of 2021 will experience these same feelings when they arrive on campus in August 2017. You can help make their transition easier, and provide them an
opportunity to get to know Missouri State before they begin classes, by supporting the URSA Experience - Maroon & White Overnight - Missouri State’s extended orientation program that’s designed especially for new students interested in plugging in to the University quickly. Participants are able to:

  • Learn the inside scoop about Missouri State, including MSU traditions;
  • Connect with other new students and upper-class Ursa facilitators;
  • Find the best ways to engage with the MSU community;
  • Explore leadership opportunities;
  • Discover what it means to Make Their Missouri STATEment and #BearUp.

According to Haley Swanigan, a 2016 Ursa participant, "URSA made me feel really at home at Missouri State, and helped me make a ton of friends! It also made me really excited to get involved at the school, and just really set me up for success for my time at MSU."

In its third year, 200 students (doubled from 2016) will have the chance to take part in this new Missouri State tradition. Your gift will ensure all students wanting to attend Ursa have the opportunity!  You will have a lasting impact on our students, giving them a sense of identity, pride, and belonging as a Missouri State Bear – and this will help strengthen our
entire campus. 

Thank you!

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

For questions on incentives or on this project, please contact PChildress@missouristate.edu


Updates
Only 24 Hours Left to Support the Ursa Experience 2018

Thank you for your past support of the Ursa Experience. We are looking forward to welcoming 250 students to Ursa 2018.  Thanks to your past support, we were able to provide the experience for 153 new Bears in 2017, offering them an incredible transition to their college career. 

According to Marshall McCarl, 2017 Ursa participant, "I’m so glad I did URSA because coming to college I was nervous about meeting new people, but after going to URSA, you have friends in every corner of campus from Student Government to Greek Life to the Football team. You also get to learn about the school and different activities on campus! URSA will be one of the best decisions you make in your time at Missouri State.”

There are only 24 hours left to support this year's campaign, and I would like to ask you to consider supporting this campaign again and sharing the project with your friends and on social media.  

Donate here and share this link:  http://gvcmp.us/tnw12q

Again, thank you so much for your support of the Ursa Experience - Maroon and White Overnight!

2292 days ago by Priscilla Childress
Support Ursa 2018 -

“Thank you all for past support of the Ursa program, we served 153 students and gave them an incredible start to their college careers.  You made such a difference in their lives. 

According to Marshall McCarl, 2017 Ursa participant, "I’m so glad I did URSA because coming to college I was nervous about meeting new people, but after going to URSA, you have friends in every corner of campus from Student Government to Greek Life to the Football team. You also get to learn about the school and different activities on campus! URSA will be one of the best decisions you make in your time at Missouri State.”

I want you to be the first to know that we are launching our 2018 Ursa crowdfunding campaign and I want to invite you to be the first to join us in making a donation.  Please make a donation and consider joining us as a volunteer advocate by creating an account and sharing on social media.  You can have an even bigger impact as a volunteer advocate!  Thanks so much for your support of Ursa and students at Missouri State!

See our new campaign and video here:  http://gvcmp.us/tnw12q

Thank you so much for your support of the Ursa Experience - Maroon and White Overnight!

2336 days ago by Priscilla Childress
Thank you for supporting the Ursa Experience!

Thank you so much for supporting the Ursa Experience crowdfunding
project. Your generous donation provides a new Bear the opportunity to
attend the engagement camp, helping with their transition to Missouri
State. 


We are so very close to reaching our goal of $5,000.00. Every dollar
we raise goes directly to sending a new Bear to the Ursa Experience. 


There are only 10 HOURS left to donate to the Ursa Experience. Please
consider sharing this project with your friends, family, co-workers and
on social media, encouraging others to support this outstanding, high
impact program.


Thank you again for your support!

2689 days ago by Priscilla Childress

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