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MSU Family Weekend 2014

Fall Family Weekend '14 was very exciting for everyone at Missouri State.  As families came to check-in for the weekend, you could see how happy the parents were to see their students. The students had that cool “I’m not going to let everyone see how excited I am to see my family again” look on their face, but they couldn’t wait to share all the news about their first month of college.

From the Student Showcase to rappelling with the Bear Battalion or enjoying a dive-in movie at Hutchens Aquatic Center;  and much more, families caught up and enjoyed each other’s company.

Flat Boomer also made his first appearance at Family Weekend. And what fun he had. He ate a lot, went to the football game and enjoyed being photographed with students and family members alike.  

Families were seen sitting around catching up with their student; taking lots of photos; visiting the residence halls; enjoying the “7 Habits of a Successful College Student” presentation; hobnobbing with Boomer Bear; enjoying the talents of our students at the Student Showcase; and visiting with the Career Center staff at the Welcome Breakfast.  Saturday night, you found families cheering on the Bears with a record 18,000+ fans.  It was a great weekend to be a Bear!

An event like Family Weekend cannot take place without the help of many, many people! A special thanks to all the volunteers who contributed to the success of Family Weekend ’14. From stuffing goodie bags to working the check-in table or taking photos on a chilly Friday night, the volunteers were friendly, helpful and happy to visit with the families of our students.

We would like to take a moment to thank our Family Weekend sponsors:

Campus Recreation
Duane G. Meyer Library
MSU Alumni Association
MSU Bookstore
MSU Career Center
MSU Dining Services
MSU Residence Life
Office of Student Engagement
ROTC Bear Battalion
Student Activities Council

Take a walk down Family Weekend memory lane at www.facebook.com/missouristatefamily in the photo albums. Stay tuned for more photos to be posted in the coming days.  And be looking for information on upcoming events. We look forward to seeing you soon.