Get a head start on your academic experience at Missouri S&T with Hit the Ground Running (HGR), a fast-paced and informative three-week program for select incoming S&T students.
Through HGR, you’ll build your learning skills, see all that campus life has to offer, learn about university research, get involved in team-building and leadership projects, make new friends, and discover your path to academic success at S&T.
And you’ll do it all while living on campus and earning 3 credit hours through courses in Mathematics, Communication, and Student Success.
HGR students are among our most successful. For example, in 2018:
To register for 2023 Hit the Ground Running, you can do one of the following:
1) Advising & Registration Day: During your A&R day, sign up for Arts & Sciences 1110, Course Number 70406.
2) Registration Form: Using your student ID number and password, fill out the following form: https://connect.mst.edu/register/HRG2023
HGR will be held July 9 - July 30, 2023, on the Missouri S&T campus.
All HGR students will be housed in Thomas Jefferson Hall and will have most of their meals provided by Missouri S&T Dining Services.
The residence hall code of conduct and policy will govern all actions within the housing complex.
There will be scheduled activities on weekends and it is mandatory that you remain in Rolla and participate in these key learning community-building experiences.
The academic component of HGR will require you to participate in Mathematics, Communication, and Student Success. These classes are unique classroom experiences with built-in projects for hands-on application taught by a team of outstanding Missouri S&T educators. Due to the accelerated learning structure of this program, full attendance to all sessions is required and expected. Students must remain on campus (and the immediate Rolla area) for the entire duration of HGR.
Students scoring 24 or below on the Missouri Math Placement Test will be placed in an intensive algebra component.
Students scoring 25 or above will be placed in an appropriate math component.
Grades for this course will be determined by the following criteria:
Students receive 3-credit hours toward their degree upon completion of HGR. The breakdown of the course are below:
Students should expect to receive separate bills for both tuition and housing. All fees are paid through TouchNet.
All fees (or minimum payment) must be paid in full by the first-semester payment due date to avoid cancellation of course selections. More information can be found by visiting: https://cashier.mst.edu/paymentinfo/paymentplan/.
Housing bills will be issued after students check-in for HGR on July 9th.
Students are expected to exhibit responsible behavior in accordance with the policies of the Missouri S&T student code of conduct. Misconduct during the program can result in being dismissed and losing any benefits, scholarships, etc., related to your participation in the summer program.
Students are required to live on-campus in their assigned room for the entire 3-week experience. Students may not leave the immediate Rolla, Missouri area for the entirety of the HGR experience including Outer Rolla zipcode, Fugitive beach, etc...
All students must complete and return the enclosed Medical Release Form before attending the Hit the Ground Running Program.
If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave your name and preferred contact information, and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Again, welcome to Missouri S&T and the HGR program. We have high expectations for your achievement and look forward to working with each of you to assist you in fulfilling your academic expectations.
Dr. Wes Lewis
Assistant Vice Provost Undergraduate Education
Student Success Center Manager
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