Check-In and Information
8am – 10am
The first 500 registered families to check-in will recieve a FREE GIFT!
Family Weekend Kick-Off Breakfast
8:30am – 10:00am
Join the MSU Family Association and President Clif Smart for the Official Family Weekend 2013 kick-off celebration, as you indulge in a delectable buffet breakfast spread. While you are there, take part in the festivities as you and your family share a meal with our partners in the Career Center. Please be sure to include your student in your ticket count, as student meal plans will not be accepted.
**Pre-registration is required for this event, as tickets will not be available at the door.**
BearWear @ the Bookstore
9:00am - 6:00pm
Head to the Bookstore to pick up some MSU merchandise! Then, take a picture of you and your family in your BearWear for a chance to be featured on the MSU website!
Foster Recreation Center Open House
7:00am – 9:00pm
Get active and enjoy a workout (or a swim) with your student in our newly built, Foster Recreation Center! Families will have the opportunity to use the FRC to workout with their students. A signed waiver of consent is needed to use the facility. Family members can fill out the waiver form at the front desk of the center.
Bearfest Village: Family Edition Extravaganza
10:00am – 1:00pm
Make memories and indulge in a day of fun with your entire family during one of MSU’s most exciting tailgate traditions– Bearfest Village. Take a picture with Boomer and Growl, eat some bar-b-que and get in the Bear spirit as you watch a performance from MSU’s own, Sugar Bears! Don't forget to bring cash to purchase some delicious brats, hot dogs, hamburgers, and other bbq!
Bear Pride & Traditions: Campus Tour
10:00am, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm (optional times)
Meeting Location [will be emailed to registered to participants]
Join us for a 45-minute walking tour that highlights the history and showcases new developments in the Missouri State University community. Families, friends, and students will have the opportunity to see some of the newly constructed buildings and resoures, while experiencing the diverse and rich atmosphere of the campus.
**Preregistration is required for this event, and must be done by Friday, September 13. Families can select a tour time on the the ticket/registration page.**
Legacy Luncheon**(Event Open to Alumni Parents/Grandparents and Their Students)
The Alumni Association is proud to sponsor a celebratory pre-game luncheon for all parents and grandparents who are alumni of Missouri State. Visit the Legacy Luncheon registration page
to register for this event.
MSU v. Illinois State Football Game
Show your Bear pride as you cheer the team on to a game winning season during one of the first home games of the year! Also, get ready for a whirlwind of surprises and activities for you and your family throughout the game. Go Bears!
Taste of the PSU
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Enjoy food from Chick Fil-A, Panda Express, Red Mango, Subway, Papa John’s PIzza, and more, when you experience the campus “hotspot.” Get a 10% discount when you use your Family Weekend coupon!
**Coupons will be handed out during Family Weekend Check-In.**
Family Comedy Show
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Get ready to laugh the night away as you enjoy a FREE comedy show featuring the hit actor and comedian, Godfrey. Bring your family and friends, as you sit back, relax, and enjoy the show! Sponsored by the MSU Student Activities Council
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Ready to cool off and unwind after a fun day in the sun? Come enjoy a swim in our 7,000 square foot indoor pool. With an on-site lifeguard, lanes for lap swimming, an underwater bench seating with hydrotherapy back jets, a 16-seat spa, and a water-current channel, there is plenty of stuff for the whole family to enjoy!
8:30pm – 10:30pm
After the pool party stay in the water to experience the screening of Despicable Me 2. This event offers a unique way of enjoying a box office hit, that the whole family can enjoy!