Let’s face it, applying for financial aid isn’t easy which is why the Burns & McDonnell Student Success Center and Student Financial Assistance want to help. Each year we dedicate a week to helping students complete the FAFSA, learn about scholarships, fill out verification and other forms, and grasp how to budget their money. The B&MSSC partners with SFA by bringing representatives from the SFA office into the B&MSSC to help assist and answer any financial aid questions students may have.

Majors and Minors

Majors and Minors is an information fair designed to help students learn more about Missouri S&T's academic programs, including both majors and minors! Students have the opportunity to:

  • Speak with S&T faculty and students from a variety of academic departments
  • Learn the steps to change or add a major or minor
  • Find out how changing a major might impact financial assistance
  • Speak to the COER about job opportunities available for all majors

Majors and Minors will take place Wednesday, September 20th in the Havener Center atrium from 11am to 1pm.

Reconnection I & II

Reconnection I & II are programs designed for incoming freshmen.

During Reconnection I students interact in programs and learn about resources that will guide them to college success. All new students are welcome to receive great inside information, refreshments, attendance prizes and interact with friends and S&T faculty/staff who care about their success. Reconnection I will take place Friday, September 22nd in the Havener Center at 4pm.

Reconnection II equips students with tools to move forward. Students can learn about campus jobs, internships and co-ops, student involvement (such as student design teams), calculating their GPA, grade forgiveness and replacement, appealing scholarships, undergraduate research, advising appointments, and more. Students can choose from a variety of 20 minute information break-out sessions to attend, hear from faculty and student panelsists, and enjoy refreshments and prizes. Reconnetion II will take place Wednesday, October 18th in the Havener Center at 4pm.

Sophomore Summit

Sophomore Summit is designed to help second year students navigate the next level of their college experience. In this conference style event, campus departments impart knowledge on switching majors, securing co-ops and internships, living off campus, and much more! Sophomore Summit will take place Wednesday, October 4th in Butler-Carlton Hall at 4pm.

S&T Trailblazers

Do you identify as a first-generation college student? If so, you're a S&T Trailblazer! Established in 2015, S&T Trailblazers is a community of first-generation students, faculty ,and staff who are excited about charting a new course for themselves and their family.

Each year, this event offers discussion, panels, and presentations from students, faculty, and staff who want to share their experiences with others. All students who identify as first-generation are welcome to receive valuable information, useful tools, food, and prizes! S&T Trailblazers will take place Wednesday, November 1st in 211 McNutt Hall at 4pm.

Final Countdown

We know that during finals week students can feel overwhelmed or unsettled. The week before finals, we invite therapy dogs to the B&MSSC, extend our tutoring hours, offer a relaxing environment for students to de-stress, and give away prizes. Come take a study break with us as you prepare for your final exams!