Showcase Schedule

Plan to arrive by 9 a.m. for check-in; most activities end by 1 p.m.

9 a.m.

Check-in

9 – 10:15 a.m.
Plaster Student Union, inside north entrance
Check in and grab your welcome bag upon arrival.

Walking tours

9 a.m – 12:30 p.m.
Plaster Student Union, Bear Statue
Let a University Ambassador show you around the academic side of our campus. Please allow 30-40 minutes for the complete tour. Tours leave from the PSU Bear Statue. Last tour departs at noon.

Campus shuttle tours

9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Plaster Student Union, north shuttle stop
Hop on the Bear Line for a riding tour of campus. Please allow approximately 30 minutes for the complete tour. Tours leave from the PSU north shuttle stop. Last shuttle departs at noon.

9:15 a.m.

Student panel

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.
Plaster Student Union Theater
Hear students share their experiences about choosing Missouri State and what they love about being a Bear.

9:30 a.m.

Student Life expo

9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Foster Recreation Center courts, enter through main doors from the south side
Visit with representatives from several campus organizations and student support services.

Meet the faculty

9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Foster Recreation Center courts, enter through main doors from the south side
Each of our six academic colleges will have faculty and staff members available to answer your questions and talk with you about majors and programs. You can also learn more about the Honors College and MSU Libraries.

Foster Recreation Center tours

9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Foster Recreation Center, enter through main doors from the south side
The Foster Recreation Center is a place for the entire campus community to work out, play and learn about healthy living. Last tour departs at 1 p.m.

T-Shirt and football ticket pick up

9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Foster Recreation Center courts, enter through main doors from the south side
Stop by to pick up your Showcase T-Shirt and pre-purchased football tickets.

9:45 a.m.

Welcome from President Clif Smart

9:45 – 10 a.m.
Plaster Student Union Theater
Start your Missouri State visit with a warm welcome from university president Clif Smart.

Student panel

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.
Plaster Student Union, Ballroom East
Hear students share their experiences about choosing Missouri State and what they love about being a Bear.

10 a.m.

Admission presentation

10 – 10:30 a.m.
Plaster Student Union Theater
Learn the basics of the admission process, what it's like to live in Springfield, and more about becoming a Bear.

Residence hall tours

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Various residence halls
Learn more about our award-winning residence halls and visit them in person. You can even check out brand new Heitz House! Last tour departs at 1:30 p.m.

10:15 a.m.

Welcome from President Clif Smart

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Plaster Student Union, Ballroom East
Start your Missouri State visit with a warm welcome from university president Clif Smart.

10:30 a.m.

Residence Life presentation

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Plaster Student Union Theater
Discover the perks of living on campus. Learn about different room layouts, building amenities and meal plan options.

Admission presentation

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Plaster Student Union, Ballroom East
Learn the basics of the admission process, what it's like to live in Springfield, and more about becoming a Bear.

11:15 a.m.

Financial aid presentation

11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Plaster Student Union Theater
Hear important information about our costs, scholarship opportunities, financial aid timeline and more.

Residence Life presentation

11:15 – 11: 45 a.m.
Plaster Student Union, Ballroom East
Discover the perks of living on campus. Learn about different room layouts, building amenities and meal plan options.

11:30 a.m.

LUNCH

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Blair-Shannon or Garst Dining Centers
Students will receive a free meal voucher at check-in. Families may join using our special event rate. Find your coupons in your welcome bag.

12:00 p.m.

Financial aid presentation

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Plaster Student Union, Ballroom East
Hear important information about our costs, scholarship opportunities, financial aid timeline and more.

12:30 p.m.

Ask Admissions

12:30 – 2 p.m.
Plaster Student Union Info Desk (near north entrance)
Have further questions about the admissions process? Come meet Admissions staff members for answers.

T-Shirt and football ticket pick up

12:30 – 2 p.m.
Plaster Student Union Info Desk (near north entrance)
Stop by to pick up your Showcase T-Shirt and pre-purchased football tickets.

1 p.m.

Interest area presentations

Unless otherwise noted, each interest area will host sessions starting at 1 and 1:30 p.m. Pick your top two to attend:

Transfer admission presentation (1 PM ONLY)
Plaster Student Union, Room 314

  • Learn the basics of the admission process for college transfer students.

Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) presentation
Plaster Student Union, Room 313

  • Find out how you can get involved in our fraternity and sorority life community. Learn about how to join one of our 30 different chapters, Greek Life events and more.

Multicultural Resource Center Open House
Plaster Student Union, first floor (across from Starbucks)

  • Experience the newly renovated space and services provided. Speak with current students about the Multicultural Resource Center and their experiences on campus.

Multicultural Student Services presentation (1:30 PM ONLY)
Plaster Student Union, Ballroom East

  • Discover ways to get involved in a wide range of student groups. You can also learn more about the Inclusive Excellence Leadership Scholarship, from how to qualify to financial perks.

Education Abroad presentation
Plaster Student Union, Room 308

  • Learn about benefits of studying abroad in college, financial aid and scholarships, what to expect while overseas and more.

(Optional) BearFest Village tailgate

1 – 2 p.m.
Bear Head Plaza (east side of Plaster Stadium)
Experience the hype and excitement of a college football atmosphere.

2 p.m.

(Optional) Bears home football game

2 – 4 p.m.
Plaster Stadium
Cheer on the Football Bears as we take on Northern Iowa. Kickoff is at 2 p.m.

Explore our facilities

The following facilities and services will be open for our Showcase guests to visit:

Glass Hall Open House

9 – 11 a.m.

  • Tour Glass Hall, home of the College of Business.
  • Explore our 27 different business programs.
  • Meet College of Business leadership and faculty.

Brick City Open House

9 – 11:30 a.m.

  • Tour Brick City, home of the art and design department.
  • Hop on a Bear Line shuttle at the Plaster Student Union between 9 and 11:15 a.m. Last shuttle returns at 11:45 a.m.

Missouri State Bookstore

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.