Summer Visit Day Schedule

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

The schedule listed below is subject to slight modifications.

9:00 a.m.


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

Admission presentations (multiple times available)

9 – 9:30 a.m. in PSU Theater
9:30 – 10 a.m. in PSU 313
11 – 11:30 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.

Walking tours

9 a.m. – 12 p.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 noon.

9:30 a.m.

Residence life (multiple times available)

9:30 – 10 a.m. in PSU Theater
11 – 11:30 a.m. in PSU 313

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

Foster Recreation Center tours

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 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.

10:00 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.

10:15 a.m.

Financial aid (multiple times available)

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. in PSU Theater
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in PSU 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.

10:30 a.m.

Student life expo

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Plaster Student Union, second and third floors
Visit booths inside Plaster Student Union to meet representatives from several campus organizations and student support services.

11:00 a.m.


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

11:45 a.m.

Student panel

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in PSU Theater
Participate in a Q&A style session with current students.

12 p.m.

Residence hall tours

12 – 2 p.m. Meet at bear statue north of the Plaster Student Union
Come on in! Quick tours of select residence halls. Please allow 30 to 40 minutes for the tour. Last tour departs at 2 p.m.

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 101: 1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Short Video Screening | Reynolds College of Arts & Letters
     Take a break from the heat to watch short videos about the College of Arts & Letters, produced with you in mind!
    Plaster Student Union Theater: 1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • We Mean Business | College of Business
    Learn about life as a Business Bear! Glass Hall is open for self-guided tours. Check out the newly renovated and expanded spaces. Each academic department has information and a representative to answer your questions.
    Glass Hall first floor atrium: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
  • 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: 1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Lab Demonstrations | McQueary College of Health & Human Services
    See Missouri State’s health care education labs in action.
    Professional Building for biomedical sciences and anatomy labs; O’Reilly Clinical Health Sciences Building for nursing or surgical labs: 1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • K-9 Unit Demo | College of Humanities & Public Affairs
    Missouri State Highway Patrol K-9s play an important role in law enforcement. Corporal Barrett demonstrates K-9 Hugo’s drug detection and evidence search abilities and speaks about Hugo’s tracking, officer protection, building and area search capabilities.
    Strong Hall east lawn and atrium: 1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Stories told by the Earth | College of Natural & Applied Sciences
    Investigate the impact of human activity on the landscape using an interactive tabletop model of a stream. See a demonstration of how radiocarbon dating works, plus specimens of rocks and minerals from our collection. Finally, see ocean floor samples that reveal the earth’s past climate history.
    Temple Hall 107: 1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Education Abroad
    Join Education Abroad staff to learn how international experiences such as studying or interning abroad can provide a meaningful impact on your college and future career.
    Plaster Student Union 313: 1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.

Explore our facilities

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

Missouri State Bookstore

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.