Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2016 is set for October 28-30, 2016. Join your student on campus for a fun-filled weekend of events such as the annual Student Showcase, Rock-n-Bowl, Family Welcome Breakfast, Haunted Campus tours, rappelling with the Bear Battalion, a Bears football game and much more. 

Registration for Family Weekend is OPEN. Register here!

We have several different Family Weekend packages for your family to choose from. Some events do require tickets (limited number of tickets available for the Family Weekend Tailgate). The Family Weekend Tailgate for families of all current students is included in the packages listed below. Note: a child is considered ages 3-12.

There are a limited number of tickets for the BearFest Village Family Tailgate. However, you can purchase tickets for the Legacy Family Tailgate even if you aren't a graduate of Missouri State.

If you graduated from Missouri State and are the mother, father, grandparent of a current student, a separate tailgate, the Legacy Family Tailgate, is planned for your family. Make plans to join the Alumni Association for this Legacy Family Tailgate (tickets are required and can be purchased in the Family Weekend Registration portal).

Frequently Asked Questions

Family Weekend Packages

Adult Price

MSU Student Price

Child Price (ages 3-12)

#FlatBoomer Package
Football Ticket, Welcome Breakfast, Student Showcase, Tailgate
(valued at $55; includes 3 meals)




#GoBears Package
Football Ticket, Welcome Breakfast, Tailgate (valued at $45; includes 2 meals)




#MakeYourMissouriSTATEment Package
Welcome Breakfast & Student Showcase & BBQ (valued at $30; includes 2 meals)




#MSUBears Package
Football Ticket & Tailgate
(valued at $25; includes 1 meal)




#GoMaroon Package
Football Ticket only




#BearUp Package

Student Showcase & BBQ, Welcome Breakfast & BearFest Village Family Tailgate (valued at $48; includes three meals) - NO football tickets included




Legacy Family ONLY Tailgate: Did you graduate from
Missouri State? Legacy Families (mother, father, grandmother or grandfather with a current student at Missouri State) and their
MSU student are invited to the Legacy Family Tailgate during
BearFest Village.