Planning Your Stay

2020 Showcase Registration

Our annual Showcase open house will take place October 31, 2020. Further details about this popular open house for prospective students and their families will be available in September. Complete our Request Information form to be notified when registration opens, as well as other important information about Missouri State and becoming a Bear.

Directions and parking

View our Visitor's Guide for driving directions to campus. 

Parking is available in our multi-level parking facility, Bear Park South, located at 920 S. Holland Avenue; near the corner of Grand Street and John Q Hammons Parkway. View a map to Bear Park South.

After parking your vehicle, walk or ride a shuttle bus to check-in, located on the second floor of Plaster Student Union. There will be signs and staff to direct you to check-in. Please note, the Ozarko band competition is taking place on the Missouri State campus on this date as well. Please look for Showcase signage and not Ozarko signage.

Special hotel rates

Several hotels in Springfield offer special rates for families staying overnight during the weekend of Showcase. Take advantage of them!

Visit the Springfield Missouri Convention and Visitors Bureau website for more information about Springfield accommodations.

Check out other area events

First Friday Art Walk
Friday, November 1st
Downtown Springfield

Missouri State Women's Basketball vs. Southwest Baptist
Friday, November 1st
JQH Arena

Wingapalooza 2019
Saturday, November 2nd
635 E St. Louis St
Springfield, MO 65806

Farmers Market of the Ozarks
Saturday, November 2nd
2144 E. Republic Road
Springfield, MO 65804

Missouri State Football vs. South Dakota State
Saturday, November 2nd
Robert W. Plaster Stadium

Missouri State Men's Soccer vs. Loyola University Chicago
Sunday, November 3rd
Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium