Missouri Valley College is committed to its mission to provide higher education in the liberal arts to help students pursue successful careers in our knowledge-based global society. Educational policies outlined below are designed to enable students to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Any exception to these policies must be approved by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

During the weekend before classes begin each Fall Semester, orientation begins with activities where students make many new friends. Freshman Seminar, a required course for entering students, acquaints students with learning resources, support services, and rules regulating life on campus. The goal is to help students make the most of every opportunity college affords, intellectually, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.