University Events

The departments within the Division of Student Affairs host a variety of events and programs for students and families throughout the year. A few of these departments pair up with student organizations to plan and coordinate events to promote these organizations, and also provide learning opportunities outside of the academic setting. A few of the university's large events are highlighted below:

URSA- Maroon and white overnight

The Ursa Experience is a three-day, two-night off-campus adventure (August 15-17) that will immerse you in life at Missouri State University. You’ll build friendships with other new students, learn about Missouri State history and traditions, explore your personal strengths, and discover ways to follow your passion and find your place on campus.



Welcome Weekend


Welcome weekend

Incoming students, the weekend you have all been waiting for is right around the corner! Move-in weekend starts on August 18 and goes through August 21, 2016. Events and programs will be held for students, parents, and family members. Your journey continues with a weekend-long celebration of being proud Missouri State Bears. Get ready to uphold tradition. Click HERE for more information on the exciting events we have planned and the Move-In process. 

House Calls

The Residence Hall House Calls program is designed to reach out to residence hall students and give them an opportunity to interact with faculty, staff, and administrators on a more personal level. By visiting individual rooms in the residence halls, volunteers welcome students, help determine if they need any assistance, and answer any questions they might have.

House Calls

 Public Affairs Week

Public Affairs


Public Affairs Week (PAW) is an annual, week-long event developed by and for Missouri State students. This year, PAW occurs between September 14-19, 2016. The week includes a series of presentations and special events that relate to the year’s public affairs theme - Building Healthy Communities: Body, Mind and Spirit. The community is welcome and encouraged to be a part of Public Affairs Week events. More information and a schedule of events can be found HERE.



Students, Families, and Missouri State University Alumni, Homecoming is just around the corner! Mark your calendars now for October 14-15, 2016 to attend the BIGGEST MarooNation event of the year! Homecoming is an exciting time for everyone to come together and enjoy the traditions of our wonderful university. CLICK HERE for more information and a schedule of events!

Family Weekend


Family Weekend

Parents, mark your calendars now to come spend time with your hard-working college students on October 28-30, 2016. Missouri State University is planning an exciting weekend for families to come visit campus, attend a football game, and participate in many other memorable events. CLICK HERE for more information!

Fall Showcase

Are you ready to create your future? The first step is yours!

Join us Saturday, September 24 and explore all Missouri State has to offer during our Showcase open house — perfect for high school juniors and seniors, transfer students and their families. CLICK HERE for more information.

Students Walking




The tradition of Missouri State University culminates with commencement occurring every May, August, and December with excited friends and families coming together to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates. CLICK HERE for more information! On behalf of the Missouri State community, good luck to all our graduates!