Arrival survival: Project X helps drive S&T freshmen through Opening Week

Team 42 cheers its remote-control vehicle during the Project X competition. Photo by Terry Barner

Team 42 watches its remote-control vehicle perform during the Project X competition.

Meet Team 42:

They arrive in Rolla at summer’s end like explorers ending one journey and embarking anew.

After their mid-August move-in day, many of the arriving freshman class at Missouri S&T have decked out their new living quarters, met their roommates and realized their parents are no longer down the hallway.

But it’s still one week until classes begin. What is there to do for equilibrium?

Answer: Project X.

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PRO leaders ease transitions during Opening Week and beyond


Missouri S&T PRO leaders with Project X vehicles (left to right): Seth Marton, Doris Ditter and Tim Clemon. Photo by B.A. Rupert

Missouri S&T attracts some of the best and brightest students, but even these high achievers get anxious when heading off to college. That’s where Missouri S&T PRO (preview, registration and orientation) leaders come in. They combine friendly faces with sage advice that can really help get new students off on the right track during Opening Week orientation, the week before classes begin on Aug. 22.

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