Missouri State University invites alumni, friends and family to celebrate all things Oct. 16-18.
#BearsHomecoming 2020 looks a little different this year. Events will be held both virtually and on campus.
“As it has with everything else, of course, the pandemic has turned Homecoming 2020 on its head,” said Lori Fan, executive director of alumni relations. “We have chosen not to offer many of the traditional Homecoming events in order to keep our Bear family safe and healthy. However, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate everything maroon and white both on and off campus.”
On campus events
Bears and Lady Bears basketball scrimmage, 1 p.m., Hammons Student Center.
Masks and social distancing required. The event is free and open to the public.
Football Bears vs. Central Arkansas Bears, 7 p.m., Plaster Stadium.
Plaster Stadium capacity will be limited to 6,000 fans.
Commencement for class of spring and summer 2020, JQH Arena.
Find the details for ceremony times, safety procedures and more on the Commencement website.
Virtual events require registration through the Missouri State Alumni Association. Follow the links below to register.
The Bear Games: A MarooNation Scavenger Hunt, Oct. 11-18.
Players will complete “missions” by answering clues with a text, photo or video using their iPhone or Android device.
Homecoming Staycation Trivia Night, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.
The theme is “Through the Decades.” Questions will range from pop culture to sports as well as some MSU history.
Paint-a-Bear with Andrea Ehrhardt-Sanders, ’18, Oct. 16, 6-7:30 p.m.
Tap into your creative side through this Virtual Bear Painting class.
Class of 1970 reunion hosted by class president Dr. John Cambier, Oct. 17, 11 a.m.
Join fellow classmates for a groovy virtual celebration of this milestone occasion.
Golden Bears Webinar, Oct. 17, 3 p.m.
The Golden Bears club recognizes all alumni who graduated from or attended MSU 50 or more years ago. This free webinar will feature remarks from President Clif Smart and a presentation by Tom Peters, dean of libraries.
To find out more about #BearsHomecoming 2020, visit the Homecoming website.