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

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


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Class Leaderboard
The Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Student, Parent
Class YearDonorsDollars
1979 1$25
1988 1$25
1994 1$25
1997 1$25
2001 1$25
2002 2$150
2003 1$25
2005 1$50
2011 1$100
2015 2$75
2017 2$65
2018 1$25
2020 1$25


Donor affiliations

32% Alumni

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8% Students

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2% Parents

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38% Faculty/staff

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14% Friends

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Joe Tester
Eli D. Argueta
Michele D. Smith
Angela Strider
JoJo Pacubas
Mary Ann Wood
Vicky L Trippe
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Jerilyn Reed
Zach, D. Dawson
Tara E. Benson
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Heather King
Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity
Bridget K Dierks
Peggy Jones
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Joseph Morris
Olivia L Tillner
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Thomas Lane
Blake Shepheard
Molly K. Beck
Laura Backer
Clifton Smart
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Jordan M McGee
Kathy J. Davis
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GENERATE $100

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Your generous gift sends a student to the Ursa Experience! Your name will be on the Ursa T-shirt, plus you will also receive a postcard from the Ursa Experience, a star on the Ursa Wall of Fame and a Bear High Five on Social Media.


GENERATE $250

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Advocate and help raise $250 for the project and you can receive a Family Weekend Swag Pack full of MSU swag!


DONATE $5

Your generous gift will help us send a student to the Ursa Experience. You will receive a Bear High Five on Social Media.


DONATE $25

Your generous gift will help us send a student to the Ursa Experience. You will receive a star on the Ursa Wall of Fame plus a Bear High Five on Social Media.


DONATE $50

Your generous gift will help us send a student to the Ursa Experience. You will receive a postcard from the Ursa Experience, plus a star on the Ursa Wall of Fame and a Bear High Five on Social Media.


DONATE $100

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Your generous gift sends a student to the Ursa Experience! Your name will be on the Ursa T-shirt, plus you will also receive a postcard from the Ursa Experience, a star on the Ursa Wall of Fame and a Bear High Five on Social Media.


DONATE $500

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Your generous gift sends five students to Ursa 2017. You are invited to a reception in Fall 2017 to meet Ursa participants, plus your name will be on the Ursa T-shirt, you will receive a postcard from the Ursa Experience, a star on the Ursa Wall of Fame and a Bear High Five on Social Media.