Planning Your Stay

Tentative schedule

Details about the Showcase schedule of events are being worked on and will be finalized soon. In the meantime, view last year's schedule below as an example of what usually takes place at Showcase.

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.

View the Showcase map

Take advantage of special hotel rates

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

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

Check out other area events

Wonders of Wildlife
October 6-8
Admission: Prices vary

Harvest Fest at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park
October 6-8
Admission: Free; activities have small fee

Ozarks Fall Farm Fest 
October 6-8
Ozark Empire Fair Grounds
Admission: Free

Gaming Arts Media Expo
October 6-8
Springfield Exhibition Center

Turnpike Troubadours
October 6
Shrine Mosque
Admission: $25 and up

Missouri State Women’s Soccer vs. Northern Iowa
October 7
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Admission: $5 for adults; kids 12 and under free

Missouri State Swimming and Diving vs. Southern Illinois
October 7
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Admission: Free