Plan your weekend.

Family Weekend Schedule

Friday, Sept. 8


Time Event Location
8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Black and Gold Friday
Hosted by The Mizzou Store
Get the family geared up Mizzou-style! Save 25% all day on Mizzou logo clothing and gifts at The Mizzou Store. You can also pick up pre-ordered Family Weekend T-shirts! (Family Weekend excluded from Black and Gold discount)
The Mizzou Store
Noon-1:30 p.m. Football Friday Spirit Rally
Brought to you by the Mizzou Alumni Association
Our first Football Friday of the year features free Hot Box cookies and lemonade, as well as exclusive Mizzou Spirit shirts for members of our True Tiger Network.
Traditions Plaza
2-3 p.m. Mizzou Abroad: Families 101
Hosted by Mizzou Study Abroad
Do you have a student interested in studying abroad? Mizzou offers programs for every major in more than 40 countries! Come to this information session to learn more about the programs, planning process, health and safety abroad, costs, scholarships and more.
Leadership Auditorium
2-4 p.m. Family photos with Truman
Brought to you by Student Health & Wellbeing.
Truman has agreed to make a special appearance at Family Weekend! Stop by Friday afternoon for a chance to have your photo taken with Truman. There is no cost and the photos will be shared to
Grand Fireplace, main level, MU Student Center
2-4 p.m. CAFNR Open House
Brought to you by the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
CAFNR students and their family are invited to attend a CAFNR Open House! Enjoy cookies and Buck’s Ice Cream while mingling with CAFNR staff and faculty.
Agriculture Building

Room 2-64

3-5 p.m. Disability Center Open House
Brought to you by the Disability Center
The Disability Center Open House is an opportunity for students, parents and other members of the Mizzou community to stop by the Disability Center, meet the staff and learn more about how they support access and inclusion for students with disabilities.
S5 Memorial Union
3-3:45 p.m. (session 1)

4-4:45 p.m. (session 2)

Residency 101 for Families
Brought to you by MU Office of the Registrar
Establishing residency might seem simple. After all, you’ve likely seen that Missouri residents pay less in tuition at Mizzou than out-of-state residents do. But there’s more to residency than cheaper tuition.  Join campus colleagues who can walk your family through the requirements and the process to achieve in-state residency.
Leadership Auditorium (MU Student Center)
3:30-5 p.m. Family Weekend Resource Fair
Learn about campus programs that can support your student in their academic and professional journey.
MU Student Center: Main Level
3:30-5:30 p.m. Historical Tours of Ellis Library
Join us for a special tour of Ellis Library and learn the building’s history and how it has evolved in the last 100 years. Tours will take place from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Meet inside the north entrance of Ellis Library.
North entrance of Ellis Library
3:30-6 p.m. School of Nursing: Family Weekend Open House
Brought to you by the Sinclair School of Nursing
All pre-nursing and clinical nursing students are invited to bring their family and friends any time between the hours of 3:30 and 6 p.m. for an open house and informational fair. Come by to enjoy a self-guided tour and ask questions from faculty and staff. Connect with nursing student organizations, nursing alumni, advising and study abroad booths to ask explore how you can get involved.
Sinclair School of Nursing
5-7 p.m. Family Weekend Choral Concert
Brought to you by the School of Music
Annual concert featuring several MU School of Music choral ensembles.
First Baptist Church
8-10 p.m. Illumination on the Quad
Presented by Campus Activities Programming Board
Take an evening stroll around campus ending at Francis Quadrangle for treats and entertainment.
Francis Quadrangle
8-11 p.m. Family Weekend FREE Film: Ratatouille
Presented by Campus Activities Programming Board
In one of Paris’s finest restaurants, Remy, a determined young rat, dreams of becoming a renowned French chef, setting off a hilarious chain of events.
Leadership Auditorium (MU Student Center)

Saturday, Sept. 9


Time Event Location
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Pick up pre-ordered Family Weekend t-shirts and gear up the family, Mizzou style! The Mizzou Store
8 a.m.-12 p.m. Columbia Farmer’s Market
Hosted every Saturday in Columbia, experience the year-round tradition loved by locals and named the #1 farmers market in the Nation, the Midwest and in Missouri by American Farmland Trust.
1769 W. Ash Street
Columbia, MO 65203
8 a.m.-12 p.m. Step Forward Day
Looking to get involved in service? Come out for Step Forward Day, a fun, impactful morning of service! Step Forward Day is a great way to meet other Mizzou students, get out and participate in a morning of service to the Columbia community. We encourage family members to volunteer and participate alongside their students. Find further details and registration here.
Various Locations
9-11 a.m. Legacy Family Reception
Legacy Families will be able to stop by the 2nd floor of the Reynolds Alumni Center, grab a donut and coffee, get a picture with Truman, meet with staff, and grab some swag! Please make sure to register.
Reynolds Alumni Center – Second Floor

Dining Room and Bistro

Noon-5 p.m. Family Weekend with Mizzou Esports
Open to families for free to tour the space and see the gaming lounge in action. 
MSI Training Facility – Center Hall (ground floor)
1-3 p.m. Family Weekend with A&S
Brought to you by the College of Arts and Sciences
Have some fun with College of Arts & Science before the game with lawn games and popsicles. Hang around a while or just stop by!
 Lowry Mall
1-3 p.m. Tailgate at MizzouRec
Brought to you by MizzouRec
Game day doesn’t start at kick-off.  Take a tour and tailgate at MizzouRec. Join us outside MizzouRec before home football games for a premiere experience equipped with games, snacks, prizes and tours of the MizzouRec facility.
Southeast entrance of MizzouRec
1-3 p.m. First-Generation Family Photo Op
Come get your photo-opp at our First-Generation Family photo backdrop! #FirstGenMizzou
Lowry Mall
2-6 p.m. Tailgate with Mizzou Athletics
Reserve your space at the all-new Family Weekend Tailgate located on the Southwest Lawn in front of Brooks and Bluford Hall. This tailgate includes FREE activities such as music and DJ services, food trucks, lawn games, Coca-Cola VIP Area and free giveaways!
In front of Brooks and Bluford Hall
3-5 p.m. CASE Scholars: Burgers & Brats Tailgate
A tailgate for all CASE Scholars and their family.
Gaines Oldham Black Culture Center
6 p.m. Mizzou Football
Brought to you by Mizzou Athletics
Cheer for Ol’ Mizzou as the Tigers take on Middle Tennessee State. Purchase tickets.
Memorial Stadium
8-11 p.m. Family Weekend FREE Film: Ratatouille
Presented by Campus Activities Programming Board
In one of Paris’s finest restaurants, Remy, a determined young rat, dreams of becoming a renowned French chef, setting off a hilarious chain of events.
Leadership Auditorium (MU Student Center)


Sunday, Sept. 10


Time Event Location
Noon-2 p.m. Mizzou Catholic Family Weekend: “Taste of Columbia” Lunch
Sponsored by Association of Campus Religious Advisors
Following the masses, enjoy a “Taste of Columbia” lunch featuring foods from Big Daddy’s BBQ and Big Cheeze Food Trucks. RSVPs are required by Sept. 6. Questions? Contact Thomas at Sponsored by Association of Campus Religious Advisors.
Front porch of the Newman Center