Parents and Family

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Join our family

Becoming a Bear is an exciting time for a student and the whole family.

We will help you navigate through this journey no matter if your Bear is the first person in your family to go to college, or the 50th family member to step onto our campus.

Your student’s success is important to us.

You can participate in parent and family programs that share helpful information, allow you to meet other Bear families and give you a no-stress way to communicate with Missouri State employees.

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Transitioning to college

Get the resources you need to help you and your Bear succeed.

Explore parent and family programs

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Learn more about our commitment to affordability.

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See how our alumni are changing the world.

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Find out how your student can apply to Missouri State.

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Discover Springfield

Get to know your student's home away from home.