Make plans to join us March 21st for Spring Family Day and a celebration of Missouri State's 110th birthday. Starting March 17th, there will be activities planned all week to celebrate our birthday and have some fun. The week activities culminate with Family Day at Hammons Field. Head to Springfield and enjoy time with your student and cheer on the Bears Baseball team as they take on Indiana State at Hammons Field. Keep checking back for updated event information. #birthdaybears
Family Day at Hammons Field
Hammons Field, Saturday, March 21st, 2 pm
Deck out in your BearWear and join us in cheering on the Bears baseball team as they take on Indiana State University. Tickets are $12 for adults , $10 for students and children (ages 2-12). The ticket price includes a Spring Family Day T-shirt. Download the ticket order form. Complete the form and return it to the JQH Ticket Office or email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to order tickets is March 11. We look forward to seeing you at Spring Family Day!
If you have questions, Ask Priscilla at email@example.com or 417-836-3060.
Events and times listed are tentative and subject to change.
Check out the list of hotels in Springfield offering discounts for family members.
Spring Family Day Photo Contest
(Contest has ended)
Calling all Bear family members! Show off your favorite family photo and be entered to win a gift bag and the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at the Spring Family Day Baseball game, March 21st at Hammons Field. Learn more.
Other campus events
Friday, March 20th
Rock-n-Bowl Birthday Extravaganza sponsored by the Student Activities Council
Level 1 Game Center, Friday, March 20th, 7:30 - 10:30 pm
Celebrate MSU's 110th birthday with bowling, ping-pong, and pool in Level One Game Center.
Saturday, March 21st
Workout with Your Student
Foster Recreation Center, Saturday, March 21st, 9am - 12pm
Want to get in some exercise, play a game, or take a quick swim? Visit the Foster Recreation Center and take advantage of the brand-new facility! Family members will be admitted free when accompanied by their Missouri State student.
*With signed consent, all family members are welcome to use the courts and pool, and those 18 and older are invited to utilize the fitness equipment.
Explore "A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri" exhibit at the Meyer Library
Meyer Library, Saturday, March 21st, 9 am - 6 pm
Meyer Library will be hosting the Missouri Humanities Council's traveling exhibit "A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri." Open to current students, future students, family of students, alumni, faculty, staff, community, visitors. Admission is free.
Dining Center Lunch
Garst Dining Center, Saturday March 21st, 11 am - 2 pm
Join your student for a meal in Garst Dining Center. Choose from a wide variety of cuisines and enjoy the decorative scenery as you indulge in a delectable eating experience. Students with an on-campus meal plan can invite their parents to join them and eat for free! The cost for additional family members is $6 per person.
Bowling at Level 1 Game Center
Level 1 Game Center, Saturday March 21st, 11 am - 10 pm
Spend some fun time bowling, playing pool and ping-pong with your student at Level 1 Game Center. Bowling costs $2 per game with a BearPass or $3 per game without one. Shoe rental is $1 with a BearPass and $1.50 without.
Brick City Gallery Exhibition "Show Me Your Lone Star"
Brick City Gallery, Saturday March 21st, 12 pm - 5 pm
Take some time and enjoy the “Show Me Your Lone Star” exhibit at our own Brick City Gallery. "Show Me Your Lone Star" is a group of ten artists working in different media (photography, painting, sculpture, fibers, drawing, etc), each of them having roots in Texas. There is something for everyone and it's family friendly.
MSU Dance Marathon Family Hour
Campus Recreation Center, Saturday March 21st, 6 pm - 7 pm
You are invited to join students, faculty, staff and friends as they dance the night away at the annual Dance Marathon event. Put on your dancing shoes and bust a move from 6-7pm. Dance Marathon is a Missouri State University organization committed to raising money for Children's Miracle Network of the Ozarks! Their goal is to help kids who otherwise could not afford critical medical health care. The best part of it all, every penny raised goes straight to the Children's Miracle Network kids of Cox Health here in Springfield! A donation is appreciated but not required to participate in Family Hour. Learn more.
SAC Comedy Club Presents: Jade Catta-Preta
Plaster Student Union Ballroom, March 21st, 7 pm - 9 pm
Jade Catta-Preta is a triple threat writer, actress, and stand up comedian. She is presently a series regular on ABC's "Manhattan Love Story" and is also a cast member on MTV's "Girl Code." Admission is free, open to the public.Note: Content might not be suitable for all family members.
Get to know Missouri State's surrounding community of Springfield. Visit one of the nation's largest Bass Pro Shops, practice your swing on one of the greens, or enjoy a local restaurant!