Parents and Family

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It’s your journey, too.

Whether your Bear is the first person in your family to go to college, or the 50th family member to step onto our campus, we want to join you in a partnership dedicated to your student’s success.

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.

Uncover what Bears are doing with their degrees

Chances are you can imagine your student in one of these stories.


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Costs, value and scholarships

Learn more about commitment to affordability.

Application options and payment details

Find information about fees and options to pay.

Some of the ways we strive to involve families

Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration

You can attend family orientation programs during your student’s SOAR session.

Welcome Weekend

Join us for family programs while your student moves in.

Family Weekend

We invite you to a weekend of activities perfect for families and their students.

Spring Family Day

A fun event for you and your student.


We help you learn more about your student’s commencement ceremonies.