Birthday Bears

Celebrating 116 years of being Bears, 1905-2021!

Missouri State University will celebrate its 116th birthday on March 17, 2021. Bears everywhere are encouraged to join in celebration of all things maroon and white.

Make a gift

Give Missouri State a special gift to celebrate 116 years.

Buy a T-shirt

Show your Missouri State spirit and support students in need by purchasing a Be a Bear T-shirt.

In-person birthday events

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

  • Celebration in the PSU with cupcakes, giveaways and more!

Virtual birthday events

All day

  • Student Alumni Association scavenger hunt

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Athletics social media trivia

4 p.m.

  • Association of International Students Jackbox tournament
  • Student Government Association paint class

7 p.m.

  • Improv performance

For more information

Visit the Student Alumni Association, Traditions Council or AIS at MSU on social media for more event information.