We all know that Missouri State’s Family weekend is a time for Bear Families to gather together to celebrate their student’s life here in college. Priscilla Childress and the New Student and Family Programs office work hard to offer over many different events for families to choose from and there is always a football game. What you may not know are some of the hidden gems Family Weekend has to offer…
Two family members can eat for FREE in the dining halls with their students
Our dining centers are “all you care to eat” and have a variety of options every day. The Sparkling Sunday Brunch is on the official schedule of events, but these two free family members are allowed throughout the year!
Sports, sports and more Sports!
You may have seen on the calendar, but our athletic bears have a busy weekend coming up. While you are in town you have a great opportunity to see our Men and Women’s soccer teams, volleyball and football bears. Students get in for FREE to these events and other tickets are modestly priced. There is even a BOGO this year for those who bring their football tickets to the volleyball game or men’s soccer game on Saturday night, a “buy one, get one free” opportunity! This is a great opportunity if you have never seen a college team play in real life.
MO State celebrity appearances
Family weekend is beloved throughout campus by students, faculty and staff alike. It is not uncommon to catch a picture with Boomer or have the opportunity to strike up a conversation with President Clif Smart during Family Weekend Events. This year there are also two new presentations that feature faculty that are very popular with the students. Michael Frizzel will be presenting, “Seven Habits of a Successful College Student” and Nancy Allen will be giving a book talk. Both are excellent speakers and a great resource for your student to have.
Have all of the weekend’s info at your fingertips with Guidebook!
Family Weekend has gone mobile! By downloading the FREE app on your smartphone, you can have a full schedule of events, ability to make your own schedule with those event, have access to maps and much more. This year there is even an opportunity to upload your family photos as well as view other’s to see the fun that is happening.
That’s all the secrets I will share with you at this time, but stay connected and you may get more sneak peaks on the fun that can be had at this Family Weekend 2017!
See you in 4 days, Bears!