Summer Visit Days Schedule


Check-in and most activities take place in the Plaster Student Union (PSU).

The schedule listed below is subject to slight modifications.

9 a.m.


9 – 10:15 a.m.
Plaster Student Union, inside northwest entrance
Grab a nametag and welcome bag at our check-in stations.

Walking tours

9 – 11 a.m.
Meet at bear statue north of the Plaster Student Union
Take a walking tour of academic buildings with a current student. Please allow 30 to 40 minutes for the tour. Last tour departs at 11 a.m.

Admission presentations (multiple times available)

9:15 – 9:45 a.m. in PSU Theater
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. in PSU 313
11:15 – 11:45 a.m. in PSU Theater

Learn the basics of the admission process, why Springfield is a great place to be a college student and more.

9:30 a.m.

Foster Recreation Center tours

9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Foster Recreation Center
The Foster Recreation Center is a place for the entire campus community to work out, play and learn about healthy living.

Multicultural Services presentation

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Plaster Student Union 101, Multicultural Resource Center
Stop by the Multicultultural Resource Center in PSU 101 to learn more about services for students from all backgrounds and how MSU helps foster an inclusive campus community.

Residence life presentations (multiple times available)

9:45 – 10:15 a.m. in Plaster Student Union Theater
11:15 – 11:45 a.m. in Plaster Student Union 313

Come learn about Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services. Get your questions answered and find out how to #LiveLikeABear.

10 a.m.

Exploring the academic colleges

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Plaster Student Union, 3rd floor
This is an opportunity to meet faculty and staff members who represent more than 170 academic majors and programs.

Student life expo

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Plaster Student Union, 2nd floor
Visit booths inside Plaster Student Union to meet representatives from several campus organizations and student support services.

Residence hall tours

10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Meet at front desk of each open residence hall
Come on in! Quick tours of select residence halls. Please allow 30 to 40 minutes for the tour. Last tour departs at 1 p.m.

10:30 a.m.

Financial aid presentations (multiple times available)

10:30 – 11 a.m. in Plaster Student Union Theater
12 – 12:30 p.m. in Plaster Student Union 313

Take an opportunity to better understand how many students pay for college. Learn about the application process, different types of aid, and tips to maximize your financial aid offer.

Transfer presentation

10:30 – 11 a.m.
Plaster Student Union 317
Learn the basics of the admission process, specifically tailored to the transfer experience. Connect with us and feel confident about becoming a Bear!

Fraternity & Sorority Life presentation

10:30 – 11 a.m.
Plaster Student Union 313
Join us to learn more about fraternity and sorority life and how these groups can help you make your Missouri Statement.

11 a.m.


11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Garst Dining Center
Join us in Garst for a real “taste” of Missouri State!

12 p.m.

Student panel

12 – 12:30 p.m. in PSU Theater
Participate in a Q&A style session with current students.

It’s all fun & games at Missouri State!

12 – 2:30 p.m.
North Mall lawn, north of the Plaster Student Union
Join us for fun as you play lawn games and meet other current and future Bears. Grab an ice cream treat while you're here!

12:30 p.m.

Ask Admissions

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
North Patio, outside the Plaster Student Union north entrance
Still have questions? Stop by to talk one-on-one with an admission representative.

1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.

Academic engagement experiences

Individualize your Summer Visit Day by experiencing engagement opportunities presented by different academic areas.

  • Urban Gardening | Darr College of Agriculture
    Urban gardening helps promote healthy food in highly populated areas to prevent food deserts and reduce hunger. Come discuss how your career interests and goals can help address food insecurity across the globe.
    Karls Hall 102

  • Short Video Screening | Reynolds College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
    Join the department of communication, media, journalism and film for a hands-on tour of the video production facilities in Strong Hall, then watch a short video produced by that department.
    Strong Hall 113

  • Two tracks | College of Business
    • Steel Crane Experience — Join the Department of Technology and Construction Management (TCM) for a one-of-a-kind hands-on experience in steel work! Learn how to operate a real steel crane used by construction management students.
      Glass Hall first floor atrium

    • The information technology and cybersecurity experience
      Join the department of information technology and cybersecurity to learn how its state-of-the-art lab spaces equip students for a successful career.
      Glass Hall 467

  • Exploring Education | College of Education
    Explore a variety of subject areas, the rich history of the College of Education, and interactive teaching activities during a scavenger hunt.
    Hill Hall 213; enter Hill through main front doors

  • Still exploring? This session is for you if you are undecided about a major!
    You’re not alone: a majority of incoming students aren’t sure what they want to study. Missouri State provides many resources to help you identify your passion and support you on your path. Join us to learn more and meet some of the people who can guide you along the way.
    Meyer Library 107

  • Three tracks | College of Natural & Applied Sciences
    • Chemistry – See a variety of high-tech department instruments and discuss research opportunities as an undergraduate.
    • Geology, Geography and Planning – Learn how dynamic a stream environment can be with a stream table demonstration. Check out mineral and rock ID stations and learn how microfossils can help identify trends in climate change.
    • PhysicsCheck out live physics demonstrations. Leave having learned cool new things!
    Blunt Hall 107 - Start here for all three tracks

  • Nursing Presentation | School of Nursing
    One presentation at 1:00 PM. Come learn about our nursing programs and get your questions answered.
    O’Reilly Clinical Health Sciences Center, Room 205

Explore our facilities

The following facilities and services will also be open for our Summer Visit Day guests to visit:

Missouri State Bookstore

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.