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- Hit the Ground Running (HGR)
Get a head start on your academic experience at Missouri S&T with Hit the Ground Running (HGR), a fast-paced and informative four-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 chemistry, mathematics, English and student success.
HGR students are among our most successful. For example, in 2018:
To register for HGR during PRO, just sign up for Arts & Sciences 1110, Course Number 70406.
If you have already been to PRO and did not register, you can still register by calling 573-341-7600. Please have your name and student ID ready when you call.
All HGR students will be housed in university housing (Thomas Jefferson) and will have most of their meals provided by Chartwells 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 rooming assignments for HGR will be the same as for fall semester.
The academic component of HGR will require you to participate in writing, mathematics, and possibly chemistry (depending on math placement scores) classroom lectures taught by a team of outstanding Missouri S&T educators.
All students will participate in an English component. 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 and also participate in a chemistry component. Due to the accelerated learning structure of this program, full attendance to all sessions is required and expected.
Students are responsible for purchasing textbooks/access codes. Textbooks/access codes for the math and chemistry course components will be required on the first day of class.
The S&T Store in Havener Center will be open on Sunday, July 19th from 1:00-5:00 pm. We will have books prepackaged for students when they arrive at the bookstore.
Grades for this course will be determined by the following criteria:
Students should expect to receive separate bills for both tuition and housing.
Housing bills will be issued after students check-in for HGR on July 19th.
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 from the program and loss of any benefits, scholarships, etc., related to your participation in the summer program.
All students must complete and return the enclosed Medical Release Form prior to attending the Hit the Ground Running Program.
Travel is prohibited outside the Rolla city limits. Parking permits are available at the Missouri S&T University Police department. The student is responsible for obtaining a parking permit during check-in.
Assistance Vice Provost, Academic Support