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The Division of Student Affairs is looking forward to hosting Family Weekend 2018! This is an excellent opportunity for families to spend time with their students, visit campus and fully take part in the Mizzou Student Experience. There are a multitude of events available on FridaySaturday, and Sunday for your family to enjoy! No formal agenda is set for Family Weekend, however, there are events for families with a variety of interests. We encourage you to attend as many events as possible and to enjoy a great weekend at MIZZOU!

*Events marked with an asterisk require pre-registration.  The schedule will be updated as activities are added, so please check back frequently!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Multicultural Greek Council Mix and Mingle

6 – 8 p.m., Strickland 105

Meet representatives of our multicultural Greek council. Members and their families are encouraged to make this part of their Family Weekend adventure. This is an opportunity to learn about these organizations, their missions and activities.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Black and Gold Friday

8 a.m.–9 p.m., The Mizzou Store
Get the family geared up Mizzou-style! Save 25% all day on Mizzou logo clothing and gifts. www.themizzoustore.com

University of Missouri Police Department Open House

11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Police Department, 1st Level, Southeast corner, Virginia Avenue Parking Structure

Come meet our dedicated officers, including K9 Officer Brass and find out about the wide range of operations conducted by the department. Officers Brass and Haaf will do K9 demonstrations every 15 minutes. Officers will also be conducting tours of the department.

Family Weekend Check-In

Noon–7 p.m., MU Student Center
Pick-up your family’s pre-ordered items, such as tickets, t-shirts and spirit items. Identification will be required for packet pick-up. Families not arriving by 7 p.m. on Friday may pick-up packets on Saturday morning.

Tiger Fun Fest

12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., Kuhlman Court, North of the MU Student Center
Join us for a fun-filled event with your Mizzou friends and family. Enjoy a day of carnival snacks, games and prizes! Brought to you by Campus Activities Programming Board (CAPB).

Football Fridays with AASB

1 p.m.-3 p.m., Carnahan Quad and Traditions Plaza
Join the Alumni Association Student Board (AASB) for Football Fridays to enjoy food, music and activities building up to the home football weekend.

Missouri School of Journalism Family Weekend Open House

1 p.m.–4 p.m., Reynolds Journalism Institute
The Missouri School of Journalism will host an open house for students in journalism and their families. A variety of presentations and self-guided activities will be available. Guests can pick up a list of options in the reception area of the Reynolds Journalism Institute. Refreshments will be served.

Office of Service-Learning Open House

1 p.m.–5 p.m., 165 McReynolds Hall
Please come by and learn about the Office of Service-Learning and enjoy light refreshments. Service-learning at MU strives to develop civic, corporate, and social responsibility while enhancing the students’ personal growth and enriching the lives of people within our community. Our programs are local, national, and global. We serve the entire campus. This is an open house, so drop by anytime. We look forward to visiting with you. servicelearning.missouri.edu

Photos with Truman the Tiger

2 p.m.–4 p.m., MU Student Center, Main Level
Truman has agreed to make a special appearance at Family Weekend. Stop by the registration area Friday afternoon for a chance to have your photo taken with Truman. There is no cost and the photo will be emailed to you. This opportunity is sponsored by MU Counseling Center in conjunction with the Office of Parent Relations.

Ellis Library Historic Tours

2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Ellis Library, North Entrance
Did you know Ellis Library is over 100 years old? Mizzou students have been studying, researching, working, and socializing in the campus’s main library since 1915. Take a historic tour of the building to learn about the different spaces and changes over time. Tours will start on the half hour. Meet inside Ellis Library’s north entrance.

Study Abroad Open House

3 p.m.– 5 p.m., International Center, N52 Memorial Union
Stop by the International Center to learn about the wide array of study abroad options available to MU students across all academic disciplines. Study abroad advisors will be available to answer questions. Refreshments will be provided.

Mizzou Engineering Open House

4 p.m.– 6 p.m., W1006 Lafferre Hall, near Ketcham Auditorium
Come take a tour of the of the renovated Lafferre Hall space, meet other Engineering students and families, and mingle with our faculty and staff. Light refreshments will be provided.

Sinclair School of Nursing Open House

4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Sinclair School of Nursing
The building will be open for tours and faculty will be available to meet parents and family members. Guests need to check in at 4 p.m. in the foyer of the nursing school. There will be simulation experiences, light refreshments, raffle prizes and more!

Family Weekend Choral Concert

5 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1112 East Broadway
Join the School of Music at this special Family Weekend concert featuring the University Singers, Concert Chorale, and Hitt Street Harmony student ensembles. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $5. MU faculty, staff, and students are admitted free with an ID.

Movie: The Sandlot

6:30 p.m., Mizzou Softball Stadium

Enjoy a free showing of this classic story about kids and baseball in our beautiful softball stadium. Meet the new coaching staff led by Head Mizzou Softball Coach Larissa Anderson. Simple concessions will be available for sale in the stadium.

Shabbat Services and Dinner at Hillel

6:30 p.m. at Mizzou Hillel, 1107 University Ave
Join Hillel and the Jewish Student Organization for an egalitarian, student-led Shabbat service followed by a homemade, kosher dinner. A great opportunity to connect and relax. For more information please visit www.mizzouhillel.com.

Shabbat Dinner

7 p.m. at the Chabad House, 313 E. Brandon Rd Columbia, MO 65203 (corner of S. Providence Rd)
Come join us for Chabad’s weekly Shabbat dinners. At Chabad anyone from freshman to Ph.D. candidate is welcome. You will partake in an intimate and elegant dinner where we will eat, meet new Jewish friends and celebrate Shabbat in a warm and enjoyable manner. For more information or to RSVP please contact Channy Lapine at 573-442-5755 or channy@jewishtigers.com

*Comedy Show: Buzz Sutherland

7 p.m. Jesse Auditorium
National Association for Campus Activities 16-time Comedian of the Year, Buzz Sutherland, opens up Family Weekend with his “quick wit and unmatched charisma.” Cost is $5 for MU Students and $10 for non-students. Purchase tickets with Family Weekend registration. Visit stufftodo.missouri.edu for more information.

Family Weekend Film: The Incredibles 2

7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Student Union South (also showing Saturday evening)
Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world. $1 with MU student ID, $2 for others. Tickets are cash only at the door. Brought to you by the Campus Activities Programming Board.

Life and Literature Performance Series 2018

7:30 p.m., Studio 4, entrance on south side of McKee Gymnasium (also showing Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon)
The 16th annual Life and Literature Performance Series features cutting-edge original and adapted works by MU student authors, giving voice to emerging talent by staging a diverse body of new scripts. Come see an evening full of stunning solo performances, poetic and ethnographic works, original and even some classics with a twist. FREE, first come, first seated, doors at 7 p.m. Additional information is available at theatre.missouri.edu. Brought to you by the MU Theatre Department.

Mizzou on the Plaza

8 p.m.– 10 p.m., Traditions Plaza at Carnahan Quad (Rain Site: MU Student Center)
Show off Mizzou to your family! Enjoy lots of Mizzou treats, activities, a photo booth and more! This event is free and open to the general public. Visit stufftodo.missouri.edu for more information. Brought by the Campus Activities Programming Board.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Chancellor’s Open House

8 – 9:30 a.m., Chancellor’s Residence, Francis Quadrangle
Chancellor Alexander Cartwright and his wife Melinda Cartwright invite students and their families to an open house at The Residence on Francis Quadrangle, the oldest building on the oldest public university west of the Mississippi River. Admission is free. Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs.

Family Weekend Check-In

8 a.m. – 10 a.m., Main Level, MU Student Center
Pick-up your families’ pre-ordered items, such as tickets, t-shirts and spirit items. Identification will be required for packet pick-up.

Family Weekend Dining with Campus Dining Services

8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Rollins

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 – 8 p.m., Plaza 900

Join us for a special celebration in a location your student enjoys every day! Guest servers and lots of black and gold will provide a festive atmosphere for fans preparing to cheer on the Tigers! Your student can “swipe” you in if they have meals available or you can pay with cash, debit or credit card at the door. We do request an RSVP for your preferred location which can be done through Family Weekend registration. Sponsored by Campus Dining Services.

The Mizzou Store Hours

8 a.m.– 6 p.m., MU Student Center

Enjoy your game day. Stop by The Mizzou Store for your gold for Gold Rush! Don’t forget to stop back through The Mizzou Store on Sunday before you leave town for a free gift!

School of Health Professions Annual Pancake Breakfast

8:15 a.m.–11 a.m., Lewis Hall Lobby
School of Health Professions (SHP) students and their families are invited to join the Dean for the annual SHP Family Weekend Pancake Breakfast. SHP faculty and staff will be serving pancakes, sausage and fruit. This event is free. Donations are welcome and appreciated.

CAFNR Continental Breakfast for CAFNR Students and Families

8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m., Agriculture Building and Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building
Visit with faculty, advisors, and student ambassadors while enjoying a continental breakfast of bagels and pastries. Learn about the many educational opportunities available to students in our college and at Mizzou. Please RSVP online by September 14th at cafnralumni.com/familyweekend2018.

*Family Weekend Climb

8:30 a.m. – Noon, Venture Out Complex, location details at ventureout.missouri.edu/location (not walking distance from campus)
You’re invited to climb the 60-foot Alpine Climbing Tower at Venture Out! The Alpine Tower is fun and safe for climbers of all abilities. Family members will belay each other, which facilitates trust and communication. Great for experienced climbers and those who have never climbed before. Cost is $20 per climber. Participation limited to those ages 6 and up. This event is open house-style. You may arrive any time between 10 am and noon. Expect to be at Venture Out for about an hour. When you arrive, you’ll be asked to fill out a waiver. Participants under age 18 need their waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Parents need to stay with young participants. Please wear closed-toe shoes, dress for the weather, bring a water bottle with water, and wear a hair style you can wear a helmet with. We share our parking lot—please do NOT park in the green-painted parking spaces or you may be towed. More information at ventureout.missouri.edu. Purchase tickets with Family Weekend registration.

Dean of Students’ Tailgate

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Outdoor area east of Brooks and Bluford residence halls

On your way to the game, stop by and meet Dean of Students, Dr. Jeff Zeilenga, and members of his team. Enjoy great conversations and breakfast items before you head over to the stadium for the Mizzou vs. Georgia football game.

Study Abroad 101 for Parents

9 a.m.–10 a.m., 2501 Student Center (Leadership Auditorium)
Do you have a student interested in studying abroad? Come and learn more about the programs MU offers, the planning process, health and safety abroad, costs, scholarships, academic credit, and more!

Arts and Science Advisement Center Open House

10 a.m.–Noon, 107 Lowry Hall
Join Associate Dean Ted Tarkow and other staff from the College of Arts and Science for an Open House.

Saturday Morning Science

10:30 a.m. – Noon, Monsanto Auditorium, Bond Life Sciences Center
No science background is required, only enthusiasm for and an interest in science. The talks are free and open to the public. Coffee and a light breakfast are provided. This Saturday’s speaker is Denis M. McCarthy, Ph.D. on the topic, “What happens when you drink alcohol and why you should care?” Additional information about this session is available at bondlsc.missouri.edu/Saturday-morning-science/.

*Football Game: MU vs. Georgia

11 a.m., Faurot Field, Memorial Stadium
Enjoy some of college football’s greatest traditions as the Mizzou Tigers take on the Georgia Bulldogs in a Southeastern Conference match up. Wear your game day gold to take in Marching Mizzou, the spirit squads and join in the MIZ-ZOU chant with thousands of other Tiger fans. Tickets (while supplies last) are available for purchase with Family Weekend registration.

Residence Hall Open Houses

4 – 6 p.m., Residence Hall Main Lobbies
There will be light refreshments in the lobby near residence hall front desks and it’s a great time for your student to show you their community. You can also leave a fun note on provided stationary for your student that will be delivered to them the following week.

Family Weekend Film: The Incredibles 2

7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Student Union South (also showing Friday evening)
Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world. $1 with MU student ID, $2 for others. Tickets are cash only at the door. Brought to you by the Campus Activities Programming Board.

Life and Literature Performance Series 2018

7:30 p.m., Studio 4, entrance on south side of McKee Gymnasium (also showing Friday evening and Sunday afternoon)
The 16th annual Life and Literature Performance Series features cutting-edge original and adapted works by MU student authors, giving voice to emerging talent by staging a diverse body of new scripts. Come see an evening full of stunning solo performances, poetic and ethnographic works, original and even some classics with a twist. FREE, first come, first seated, doors at 7 p.m. Additional information is available at theatre.missouri.edu. Brought to you by the MU Theatre Department.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Catholic Student Association Family Weekend Masses

9 a.m. and 11 a.m., St. Thomas More Newman Center, 602 Turner Ave (corner of Turner and Tiger, across from the Business School)
Join the St. Thomas More Newman Center community for Mass with a blessing for all visiting families and stay for a meet-and-greet reception! Contact JoAnn Shull (joann.shull@comonewman.org), Development Director, for more information.

The Mizzou Store

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Before you leave Columbia come into the store on Sunday, September 23rd for a free gift!

*MIZ Legacy Brunch

10:30 a.m.– Noon, Reynolds Alumni Center
The Mizzou Alumni Association hosts this annual brunch celebrating our incoming legacy students and their families. Register and purchase tickets at www.mizzou.com/legacybrunch2018. You are encouraged to register early because space is limited. Be sure to wear your black and gold because Truman will be onsite and available for family photos.

Social Justice Family Brunch

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., G106 MU Student Center
Family Weekend at MU is about celebrating our families, including our chosen family. This brunch is an opportunity for all students, regardless of family type to participate in Family Weekend. Join the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center, LGBTQ Resource Center, Multicultural Center, Women’s Center and RSVP Center for brunch, games, and casual conversation.

*Catholic Student Association Family Weekend “Taste of Columbia” Lunch

Following the 11 a.m. Mass, enjoy a “Taste of Columbia” lunch featuring foods from local eateries upstairs in the Multipurpose Room. RSVPs are required at: https://comonewman.ticketspice.com/cmtasteofcolumbia2018. Contact JoAnn Shull (joann@comonewman.org), Development Director, for more information.

Mizzou Soccer vs. Vanderbilt

1:00 p.m., Walton Stadium

Watch the other Mizzou football team take on the Vanderbilt Commodores in an SEC Conference showdown. Tickets are available at the gate, $8 for adults, $5 for youth and seniors and MU students get in free with valid student ID. Information available at mutigers.com.

College of Human Environmental Sciences Scholarship and Honors Convocation

1:30-3 p.m, Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union
The College of Human Environmental Sciences will recognize all students who have received scholarships throughout the year as well as invite the donors of those scholarships to allow them the chance to be recognized and potentially meet their scholarship recipient. Students are encouraged to invite their families to attend and celebrate their achievements with them at this event.

Life and Literature Performance Series 2018

2 p.m., Studio 4, entrance on south side of McKee Gymnasium (also showing Friday and Saturday evenings)
The 16th annual Life and Literature Performance Series features cutting-edge original and adapted works by MU student authors, giving voice to emerging talent by staging a diverse body of new scripts. Come see an evening full of stunning solo performances, poetic and ethnographic works, original and even some classics with a twist. FREE, first come, first seated, doors at 7 p.m. Additional information is available at theatre.missouri.edu. Brought to you by the MU Theatre Department.

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Other Fun Things to Do and Places to Visit While You are On Campus

Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Mizzou Pharmacy

9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Friday and 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday
Come check out the newly expanded Mizzou Pharmacy conveniently located at the west end of the main floor of the MU Student Center. You can see just how convenient it is for your student.

MizzouRec Family Weekend Tours

Noon – 6:20 p.m. Friday & Noon – 5:20 p.m. Sunday
Come and visit MizzouRec and see all we have to offer your student. Guided tours are offered every 20 minutes from Member & Guest Services. Please enter and exit via the Southeast Entrance. All ages are welcome!

MizzouRec Family Weekend Facility Use Access

4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Friday & Noon – 10 p.m. Sunday
Experience one of the nation’s finest campus recreation facilities.
Friday night is Family Night! Members of our Mizzou family are welcome to use the facility from 4:30pm – 7:00pm – all ages welcome! If you’re sticking around on Sunday, family members 18 years or older are able to utilize the facility (must present photo ID). There is no cost to family members to use the facility but they must be accompanied by their student. If interested in either of these opportunities, contact our Membership and Guest Services desk for more information at membership@mizzourec.com or call 573-882-0369.

New Student Programs

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, G106 MU Student Center
The Office of New Student Programs understands the needs of incoming freshmen, transfers, and their families and helps facilitate the transition to Mizzou. We are dedicated to developing intentional and valuable programs to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve ultimate success in their college and educational career. We are so excited to have you here, and we’re eager to show you all that MIZZOU has to offer!

Student Health Center

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, 4th Floor, University Physicians Building, 1020 Hitt Street
Feel free to stop by and take a peek into the Student Health Center. If you would like to speak with someone about something in particular, please call 573-882-7481 to ensure availability.

Wellness Resource Center

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, G202 MU Student Center
Mizzou’s source for ongoing activities that support wellness as it relates to issues such as fitness and nutrition, stress-reduction, alcohol and drug abuse, suicide prevention and positive fan behavior. You may even walk away with some cool wellness oriented swag!

Panhellenic Association Chapter Events

Throughout the weekend, Chapter Houses or designated locations

Many members of the Panhellenic Association (sorority chapters) will be hosting events for members and their families throughout the weekend. Details about specific chapter’s events are available from your student who is a member.

Other Fun Things to Do and Places to Visit While You are In the Columbia Area

Live Music

  • The Blue Note and Rose in The District and North Village Arts District – information available at thebluenote.com

Independent Film

Community Events

Museums

  • Boone County History & Cultural Center – 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sunday – information available at boonehistory.org
  • Museum of Art and Archaeology – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday – information available at maa.missouri.edu
  • Museum of Anthropology – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday – information available at anthromuseum.missouri.edu
  • Enns Entomology Museum – 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday – information available at museum.insecta.missouri.edu
  • The State Historical Society of Missouri – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday – information available at shsmo.org/about/Columbia/
  • Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection – 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Friday – information available at tam.missouri.edu/MHCTC/
  • Missouri State Penitentiary Ghost Hunt – 8:30 p.m. Saturday to 4:30 a.m. Sunday – information available at www.ghosthuntsusaexclusive.com