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Spring Family Fling

Spring Family Fling is another great opportunity to visit your Tiger and experience the traditions of Mizzou! Bring the whole family for a low-cost, fun-filled weekend on campus! Spring Family Fling 2019 will be April 12–14. The currently confirmed events are below, check back often to see what other events have been added. There will not be a unified Spring Family Fling purchase for events, for those activities requiring ticket purchase information is provided in the description.

Monday, April 8

Greek Week Fling

7:00 – 9:15 p.m., Jesse Auditorium, Jesse Hall

Join Greek Week for a night of flight as chapters compete in dance, skits, and more to raise money for five local beneficiaries! Public tickets will be sold for $10 per ticket at the door each night before the show begins. All proceeds will go to Greek Week’s 2019 beneficiaries! A live stream link will be posted as soon as it is available.

Tuesday, April 9

Greek Week Blood Drive

11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Brewer Courts, MizzouRec

Come be a part of one of Missouri’s largest blood drives for the American Red Cross! Donate and help save lives today! Greek Week encourages all family members to donate blood with their local American Red Cross, however points for chapters can only be earned at the MizzouRec location.

Greek Week Fling

7:00 – 9:15 p.m., Jesse Auditorium, Jesse Hall

Join Greek Week for a night of flight as chapters compete in dance, skits, and more to raise money for five local beneficiaries! Public tickets will be sold for $10 per ticket at the door each night before the show begins. All proceeds will go to Greek Week’s 2019 beneficiaries! A live stream link will be posted as soon as it is available.

Wednesday, April 10

Greek Week Blood Drive

11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Brewer Courts, MizzouRec

Come be a part of one of Missouri’s largest blood drives for the American Red Cross! Donate and help save lives today! Greek Week encourages all family members to donate blood with their local American Red Cross, however points for chapters can only be earned at the MizzouRec location.

Greek Week Fling

7:00 – 9:15 p.m., Jesse Auditorium, Jesse Hall

Join Greek Week for a night of flight as chapters compete in dance, skits, and more to raise money for five local beneficiaries! Public tickets will be sold for $10 per ticket at the door each night before the show begins. All proceeds will go to Greek Week’s 2019 beneficiaries! A live stream link will be posted as soon as it is available.

Thursday, April 11

Greek Week Blood Drive

11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Brewer Courts, MizzouRec

Come be a part of one of Missouri’s largest blood drives for the American Red Cross! Donate and help save lives today! Greek Week encourages all family members to donate blood with their local American Red Cross, however points for chapters can only be earned at the MizzouRec location.

Friday, April 12

Provost Meet and Greet

5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Jesse Hall Main Floor Rotunda

The Chief Academic Officer for the University of Missouri, Latha Ramchand, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost will host an open house for students and family members to meet her and learn more about the academic arena. Since arriving at Mizzou in August 2018 Dr. Ramchand has sought ways to further the excellence of the academic experience for students of all levels and areas of study. Her career as an academic and administrative leader has included work in entrepreneurship, banking, finance and strategy. Throughout her work Dr. Ramchand has focused on the promotion of inclusion and diversity.

 

Family Weekend Film: Ralph Breaks the Internet

6 p.m. & 8 p.m., Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Student Union South (also showing Saturday evening)

Six years after the events of “Wreck-It Ralph” Ralph and Vanellope discover a Wi-Fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure. MU student ID appreciated but not required. The movie is free and open to all and no ticket is necessary. Sponsored by CAPB.

 

Mizzou Baseball vs. LSU

6:30 p.m., Taylor Stadium

Watch the Tigers take on perennial college baseball powerhouse LSU. You can get the Mizzou Families discount price of $4/game at www.mutigers.com/buytickets, select baseball single games, enter SPRINGFLING for the promo code and purchase tickets for one or more of the games against LSU during the weekend. Games are Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Free parking for baseball is available south of Taylor Stadium with free shuttle service to the stadium and west of the soccer stadium.

 

Shabbat Services and Dinner at Hillel

6:30 p.m., Mizzou Hillel, 1107 University Avenue

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., Chabad House, 313 E. Brandon Road (corner of Brandon and S. Providence)

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.

 

Craig Karges

7 p.m., Jesse Auditorium, Jesse Hall

Winning the National Association for Campus Activities’ Variety Entertainer of the Year Award a record-breaking 12 times, Craig Karges combines the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible. Tables float, minds are read, metal bends and your imagination is challenged because you won’t believe your eyes. Tickets are $5 for MU Students with ID and $10 for all others. Sponsored by Campus Activities Programming Board.

Saturday, April 13

Show Me Mizzou Day

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The University of Missouri welcomes all visitors to a family friendly open house. Everyone’s invited to this day of discovery and fun to explore Missouri’s flagship university and learn the meaning of Tiger pride. There will be more than 100 events to see the University at work including presentations, campus tours and research in action. Register and find additional information about this exciting event at Show Me Mizzou.

 

Spring Football Game: MU vs. MU

3 p.m., Faurot Field, Memorial Stadium

Get a sneak peek at the 2019 Football Tigers as they show off the results of spring practice. Will the offense or the defense come out on top? Admission is free. Parking south of Stadium Boulevard, around the stadium (with some exceptions for construction use) is open and free on a first come first served basis.

 

Mizzou Baseball vs. LSU

5 p.m., Taylor Stadium

Watch the Tigers take on perennial college baseball powerhouse LSU. You can get the Mizzou Families discount price of $4/game at www.mutigers.com/buytickets, select baseball single games, enter SPRINGFLING for the promo code and purchase tickets for one or more of the games against LSU during the weekend. Games are Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Free parking for baseball is available south of Taylor Stadium with free shuttle service to the stadium and west of the soccer stadium.

 

Greek Week Soccer

6 p.m., Stankowski Field

Come cheer on chapters as they compete in soccer to help raise money for five local beneficiaries! Admission to the event is free.

 

Family Weekend Film: Ralph Breaks the Internet

6 p.m. & 8 p.m., Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Student Union South (also showing Friday evening)

Six years after the events of “Wreck-It Ralph” Ralph and Vanellope discover a Wi-Fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure. MU student ID appreciated but not required. The movie is free and open to all and no ticket is necessary. Sponsored by CAPB.

 

Glenn Miller Orchestra

7 p.m., Missouri Theatre

With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently ever since. Tickets range in price from $28 to $38 (30% off for children under 12). Information and a link to purchase tickets is available at https://concertseries.missouri.edu/concert/index.php/node/161.

 

Sunday, April 14

Catholic Student Association Spring Family Fling Masses

Saturday at 5 p.m.; Sunday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 5 p.m., and 8 p.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 Palm Sunday Mass with a blessing for all visiting families and stay for a meet-and-greet with Catholic Campus Ministry! Contact JoAnn Shull (joann.shull@comonewman.org.)

 

Mizzou Baseball vs. LSU

Noon, Taylor Stadium

Watch the Tigers take on perennial college baseball powerhouse LSU. You can get the Mizzou Families discount price of $4/game at www.mutigers.com/buytickets, select baseball single games, enter SPRINGFLING for the promo code and purchase tickets for one or more of the games against LSU during the weekend. Games are Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Free parking for baseball is available south of Taylor Stadium with free shuttle service to the stadium and west of the soccer stadium.

 

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

Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center

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

Come and check out the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center, the home away from home for many students on campus. We have historical and art displays that give information on the GOBCC’s history and student experiences at Mizzou.

 

Mizzou Pharmacy

9:00 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 Spring Family Fling Tours

10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Saturday

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!

 

Student Health Center

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday, 4th Floor, University Physicians Building, 1020 Hitt Street

Feel free to stop by and visit the Student Health Center. If you would like to speak with someone about something in particular, please call 573-882-7481 to ensure availability.

Other Fun Things to Do and Places to Visit While You are in Columbia

Live Music

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

 

Independent Film

 

Community Events

 

Museums