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MSU Family Weekend 2014

Friday, September 12 through Sunday, September 14

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Plan to Attend Missouri State Family Weekend

Family Weekend is an excellent way to reconnect with your student, meet other families, and show your Missouri State pride. Our students are thrilled for you to visit campus, meet their friends, and cheer on the Bears at the first home football game of the season. All family members—parents, siblings, grandparents, and extended family members—are encouraged to attend!

Register for Family Weekend!

Purchase tickets for the football game here.

Family Weekend Activities*

During Family Weekend, experience a wide range of campus life through our many activities. They include:

  • Our annual Welcome Breakfast
  • The Student Showcase
  • Tours of the Foster Recreation Center, our award-winning recreation facility
  • A pool party and dive-inmovie in the Recreation Center's aquatic area
  • Fun activities sponsored by the Meyer Library and the ROTC Bear Battalion
  • Office open houses
  • BearFest Village and tailgating
  • The Bear's first home football game (order tickets here)
  • And more!

*Activities subject to change

Check out our Family Weekend Frequently Asked Questions!

Registration Fees

  • $20 for each adult (18 and older)
  • FREE for Missouri State students
  • $10 for each child from 3-17
  • Free for each child under three

Please include your student when choosing amount of tickets needed.

**Please note that Family Weekend is a self-supported event; the registration fee covers events, supplies, materials, and administrative costs.

Registering will provide you with: •

  • A parent & family bag filled with goodies such as discounts to the Missouri State Bookstore and Plaster Student Union food vendors, a coupon book from the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, and more •
  • A family photo at check-in •
  • Passes to Family Weekend events, such as:
    o The Welcome Breakfast hosted by the Missouri State Career Center
    o Student Showcase & BBQ hosted by the Office of Student Engagement and the Student Activities Council
    o 7 Habits of a Highly Successful College Student hosted by the Absent Professor Program
    o Family Matinee Movie hosted by the Student Activities Council
    o Pool Party hosted by the Foster Campus Recreation Center
    o Dive-in Movie hosted by the Foster Campus Recreation Center
    o BearFest Village Tailgate
    o Legacy Event hosted by the Missouri State Alumni Association
    o The Library: Past, Present & Future Extravaganza
    o Open Houses hosted by Financial Aid, The Career Center, and Taylor Health & Wellness Center

Registration will open in early June. Check back often for more information. “Like” us on Facebook to receive updates. We look forward to seeing you September 12-14.

*Activities subject to change

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If you have questions, please contact us at FamilyAssociation@MissouriState.edu or 417-836-3060.