Summer Visit Day

Our 2020 Summer Visit Day takes place July 24

Further details about this popular open house for prospective students and their families will be available in late spring. Complete our Request Information form to be notified when registration opens, as well as other important information about Missouri State and becoming a Bear.

Join us Friday, July 24 and kick your college search process into high gear!

During Summer Visit Day you will...

  • Tour Missouri State’s campus and view housing options.
  • Visit with faculty members and representatives from student organizations and services.
  • Participate in exciting academic experiences.
  • Have an opportunity to activate your personalized site.

Summer Visit Day Schedule

Check-in and most activities take place in the Plaster Student Union (PSU). Event details are subject to change.

9:30 a.m.


9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Plaster Student Union, inside north entrance

Shuttle tours of campus

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Plaster Student Union, north entrance shuttle stop. Last shuttle tour departs at Noon.​
These tours provide a unique view of campus and offer our story as it can only be told by our students. Please allow approximately 30 minutes for tours. Last shuttle departs at noon.

Photobooth stations

9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Plaster Student Union, second floor

Walking tours of campus

9:30 – 10:30 a.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 walking tour departs at 10:30 a.m.

Admission presentations (multiple times available)

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. or
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. or
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Plaster Student Union Theater (second floor)
Learn the basics of admission, financial aid and housing.

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.

10:30 a.m.

Exploring the academic colleges

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Plaster Student Union, third floor and ballroom
This is an opportunity to meet the faculty members who represent more than 170 academic majors and programs.

Student life expo

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

Financial aid

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Plaster Student Union, Ballroom East
Get assistance creating student and parent FSA IDs and talk with counselors about FAFSA and scholarships.

Residence hall tours

10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Tours available at most residence halls
View various room styles in each of our first-year student housing options.

11:00 a.m.

Activate your personalized site

11:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Admissions staff members will be available to assist students wanting to create their own site, tailored to their interests.

12:00 p.m.

Student panel

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Plaster Student Union Theater
Listen to current MSU students describe their student experience and answer questions.

12:45 p.m.(multiple times available)

Engagement experiences

Individualize your Summer Visit Day by experiencing engagement opportunities presented by different academic areas.

  • The Secret Life of Agriculture | College of Agriculture
    Discover the ‘hidden’ influences agriculture plays in your daily life and how your educational interests can help you find a rewarding agricultural career.
    Karls Hall: 12:45 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:15 p.m.
  • Film Critic for a Day | College of Arts & Letters
    Watch award-winning short films by Missouri State students and College of Arts & Letters faculty members.
    Plaster Student Union Theater: 1:30 p.m. and 2:15
  • Picture Yourself Here | College of Business
    Tour Glass Hall to see what your day might look like as a Missouri State business student.
    Glass Hall atrium: 12:45 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:15 p.m.
  • Teaching Teachers | College of Education
    Explore various subject areas with activity stations for a hands-on experience with the College of Education.
    Hill Hall Room 213: 12:45 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:15 p.m.
  • Hands-on Health Care | College of Health & Human Services
    See Missouri State’s health care education labs in action.
    Professional Building for biomedical sciences and public health; O’Reilly Clinical Health Sciences Building for nursing, surgical labs, and ultrasound: 12:45 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:15 p.m.
  • K-9 Unit Demo | College of Humanities & Public Affairs
    Gain first-hand knowledge of investigation procedures from the criminology department and the Springfield Police Department, plus observe a K-9 unit in action.
    Strong Hall atrium: 12:45 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:15 p.m.
  • Robots and Exploration | College of Natural & Applied Sciences
    See how autonomous robots are made. We'll discuss how simulation and deep learning can help make robots capable of exploring an unmapped terrain.
    Cheek Hall 309: 12:45 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:15 p.m.
  • Study Away
    Learn how an experience in another country can influence your college and future career.
    Plaster Student Union 313: 12:45 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:15 p.m.