First-Year Experience Excursions
The First-Year Experience Excursions are unique opportunities that connect First-Year students to other incoming and returning students through faculty and staff-led programs. The First-Year Experience Excursions are optional and provide students a chance to meet others who have similar interests. Students spend one night on campus in a residence hall and then go out into the Maryville community to explore St. Louis, tour a sports stadium, conduct a service project, or participate in other action-packed adventures for the day. Students who have participated in the First-Year Experience Excursions have had a positive experience and met some of their best friends.
The First-Year Experience Excursions will take place June 16-17, 2016. Students will arrive on campus on the evening of June 16 for dinner on campus, fun-filled activities with other First-Year students, and a night in a residence hall. Students can choose among Action, Service, Sports, St. Louis, and Science. The cost for each excursion is $25, which includes dinner on Thursday evening, lodging, breakfast and lunch on Friday, transportation to and from the excursion location, and all entrance fees. Students should plan to bring their own toiletries, linens, alarm clock, and comfortable walking shoes for the excursions.
Space is limited, so sign up soon! All deposited students will receive an email with registration information. Be sure to check your Maryville email to sign up!
If you have any questions about the First-Year Experience Excursions, please contact the Division of Student Success at 314.529.9477 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants of Experience Sports will get a close-up view of the St. Louis Cardinals’ dugout and enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Busch Stadium. See the home of the Cardinals while keeping your eyes peeled for Fredbird. Afterward, enjoy lunch at The Old Spaghetti Factory downtown.
Explore all the St. Louis Science Center has to offer by enjoying interactive exhibits on outer space, dinosaurs, the science of flight, and electricity. Participants will catch a show at the OMNIMAX® Theater, a state-of-the-art, five-story domed theater that immerses you in the movie experience. Afterward, enjoy lunch at The Old Spaghetti Factory downtown.
Experience St. Louis
Take part in a day of hands-on adventure at the City Museum, a famous St. Louis landmark. This one-of-a-kind museum contains tree houses, a rooftop Ferris wheel, tons of slides, and an enchanted cave waiting to be explored. Afterward, enjoy lunch at The Old Spaghetti Factory downtown.