Family Weekend

Mizzou Family Weekend is Sept. 16–18, 2022. Please see the tables below for a full schedule of events.

Pre-order your Family Weekend T-shirts by Aug. 30!

Order your football tickets for Family Weekend now!

Students and families at Family Weekend

Friday, Sept. 16

All day Fit a Workout Into Your Weekend! Students, bring your parents with you to the Member & Guest Services Desk during Family Weekend and your parents can workout with you for FREE. Parents must have photo ID and check-in with their student.
8:30 a.m.–9 p.m. Black & Gold Friday. Get the family geared up Mizzou-style! Save 25% all day on Mizzou logo clothing and gifts at The Mizzou Store. MU Student Center, 901 Rollins St, Columbia, MO 65211. www.themizzoustore.com

Pick up pre-ordered Family Weekend tees! (Family Weekend excluded from Black and Gold discount)

10 a.m.-noon New Notables: Show-Me Queens,” Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection, 137 Stanley Hall. For more information, visit mhctc.missouri.edu or email Curator Nichole Johnston, johnstonnr@missouri.edu. Sponsored by Textile and Apparel Management.
Noon–1 p.m. True Tiger Network Football Friday. If your student is a True Tiger member, they can get free food, beverages, and T-shirts. All are welcome to stop by Traditions Plaza to enjoy a pep rally with Marching Mizzou, Golden Girls, Truman and athletic coaches!
2–3 p.m. Mizzou Abroad: Families 101. 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, 2501 MU Student Center, 901 Rollins St. Hosted by Mizzou Study Abroad.
2–4 p.m. Family Photos with Truman. 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 photos will be uploaded to the @MizzouLife Facebook page as a photo album and will be available for download Sept. 18. Grand Fireplace, main level, MU Student Center, 901 Rollins St. Brought to you by Student Health & Wellbeing.
3–5 p.m. Disability Center Open House. The Disability Center has a new look! We’ve updated our lobby to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for our visitors. Please stop by our office to see our newly redesigned space and learn more about our office. S5 Memorial Union.
3:30–5 p.m. Family Weekend Resource Fair. Learn about campus programs that can support your student in their academic and professional journey. Main Level, MU Student Center, 901 Rollins St.
4–5 p.m. Residency 101 for Mizzou Families. Have questions about how your student can gain Missouri residency? Join university staff from the Office of the Registrar, Career Center and Residential Life to discuss the process. 2206C MU Student Center. Sponsored by MU Registrar, Residential Life and the MU Career Center.
4–6 p.m. Sinclair School of Nursing Open House. Join the Sinclair School of Nursing for a tour of their new building. Opened in August 2022, this state-of-the-art facility offers advanced interactive classrooms, clinical skills and assessment labs, a high-fidelity immersive simulation suite, and a dedicated research and innovation space. Student organizations and the Nursing Alumni Organization will also be there with informational booths.
4:30-8 p.m. Student Family Night at MizzouRec. Kick off Family Weekend with some time at MizzouRec. With pre-registration, students can bring family members for fitness and fun. Children younger than 18 years of age must always be supervised and are welcome in Tiger Grotto, 50M Pool, sport activity courts, and the indoor running track. FREE with preregistration! Register here beginning Sept. 9 at 8 a.m.
5 p.m. Join the School of Music at this special Family Weekend concert featuring the University Singers, Concert Chorale, Hitt Street Harmony and Sankofa student ensembles. Admission is a suggested donation of $5. Faculty, staff and students admitted free when presenting their MU ID. First Baptist Church (1112 E Broadway). Sponsored by the School of Music.
5 p.m. Mizzou Women’s Soccer v. Auburn, Title IX 50 Year Celebration. Audrey J. Walton Soccer Stadium, 1100 Stadium Blvd. FREE admission. Women’s Soccer schedule
6 p.m. FREE Family Weekend Film. Lightyear. While spending years attempting to return home, marooned Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear encounters an army of ruthless robots commanded by Zurg who are attempting to steal his fuel source. Leadership Auditorium, 2501 MU Student Center, 901 Rollins St. Presented by Campus Activities Programming Board.
7 p.m. Shabbat Dinner. Come join us for Chabad’s weekly Shabbat dinners. At Chabad anyone from first-year students to PhD candidates 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. Chabad House, 313 E. Brandon Road (corner of Brandon and S. Providence). Sponsored by MU Association of Campus Religious Advisors.
8–10 p.m. Illumination on the Quad. Take an evening stroll around campus ending at Francis Quadrangle for treats and entertainment. Presented by Campus Activities Programming Board.

Students and families at Family Weekend

Saturday, Sept. 17

All day Tour MizzouRec. Show off our award-winning facility to your family with a tour of MizzouRec! Tours depart from the Member & Guest Services Desk every 15 minutes.
All day Fit a Workout Into Your Weekend! Students, bring your parents with you to the Member & Guest Services Desk during Family Weekend and your parents can workout with you for FREE. Parents must have photo ID and check-in with their student.
8 a.m.–6 p.m. Pick up pre-ordered Family Weekend tees and gear up the family Mizzou-style! The Mizzou Store, main level, MU Student Center, 901 Rollins St. themizzoustore.com
8–10:40 a.m. Student Tailgate. Families, join your students at a new Mizzou tradition! Athletics will play host to a free and inclusive student tailgate on the grassy area east of Brooks Hall (1007 Tiger Avenue). Numerous free activities will be provided, including music and DJ services, lawn games, face painting and special activities based on a game. Bring your own food  and hang out before the game.  You may also purchase food and alcohol from University-approved local food trucks and providers. An outside vendor will manage beer, seltzer and wine sales to those over the age of 21 and non-alcoholic alternatives will be available. Cash, credit and debit accepted for food and beverage.
8–noon Columbia Farmers Market, 1769 W Ash St, Columbia, MO 65203, USA Kids Activities: Autumnal Event – Veggie Car Races. columbiafarmersmarket.org
9:30 a.m. Family Weekend Shabbrunch (Shabbat + brunch). Join Hillel and the Jewish Student Organization for a delicious Shabbat brunch and time to build connections with Hillel and the Mizzou Jewish community. Contact Jeanne at director@mizzouhillel.com with any questions. Mizzou Hillel, 1107 University Avenue. Sponsored by MU Association of Campus Religious Advisors.
10 a.m.–5 p.m. Heritage Festival and Craft Show, Historic Nifong Park, 3700 Ponderosa St. (Hwy 63 S & AC/Grindstone Parkway exit west). FREE admission. Step back in time to traditions of the past.  Listen, learn and see history as it come alive as artisans and trades people demonstrate their trades and sell their wares. Enjoy live entertainment on three stages a variety of genres including Native American, blues, Cajun, folk, bluegrass, traditional storytellers and magicians Fun for Young’uns Area (stilts, paper pumpkins, milk the “cow,” rope making, candle dipping, candy in the haystack, hayrides, and much more!).
11 a.m. Mizzou Football: Cheer for Ol’ Mizzou as the Tigers take on the Abilene Christian Wildcats. Memorial Stadium. Purchase tickets here!
4 p.m. FREE Family Weekend Film: Lightyear. While spending years attempting to return home, marooned Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear encounters an army of ruthless robots commanded by Zurg who are attempting to steal his fuel source. Leadership Auditorium, 2501 MU Student Center, 901 Rollins St. Presented by Campus Activities Programming Board.
4–7 p.m. Family Weekend Odyssey High Ropes Course. Mizzou students and their families are invited to Venture Out to participate in their most popular course. The Odyssey High Ropes Course is a teambuilding-focused high ropes obstacle course. This two-level course is built to allow teams to accomplish goals 20 and 40 feet off the ground. After successfully navigating the course, the team celebrates their accomplishment by flying to the ground on a zipline or by rappeling!

Cost is $22 per person. Participation at Venture Out is limited to people ages 6 and up. When you arrive, you’ll be asked to fill out a waiver. Participants under age 19 need their waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Parents need to stay with young participants. Please wear closed-toe shoes (no Chacos), 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.

Register here. Note, non-student users will need to make an account on the website; Mizzou students login using their SSO login.

Location: Venture Out Complex (not walking distance from campus). Sponsored by Venture Out.

Students and families at Family Weekend

Sunday, Sept. 18

All day Fit a Workout Into Your Weekend! Students, bring your parents with you to the Member & Guest Services Desk during Family Weekend and your parents can workout with you for FREE. Parents must have photo ID and check-in with their student.
8 a.m. Mizzou Truman’s Trot. Let’s run it Gold, Missouri! Join us ON CAMPUS and channel that gold and black pride at our family-centered 5K Run/Walk and Kids Run. The inaugural Mizzou Trumans Trot 5k, presented by Mizzou Athletics run is in-person and virtually for 2022 with exciting benefits to give you the Full Tiger Experience. Choose the Truman’s Trot 5K across the historic Mizzou Campus or the Mizzou Kids Run and enjoy music, snacks, swag and a guest appearance by Truman the Tiger! Registration required. See details at runsignup.com/Race/MO/Columbia/MizzouTigerTrot. Sponsored by MU Athletics.
8:30 a.m. Catholic Student Association Family Weekend “Taste of Columbia” Lunch. Come and enjoy a great meal and learn more about Campus Ministry at Newman as you visit with pastors, staff and FOCUS missionaries dedicated to Campus Ministry at Mizzou. Join us for Mass Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Following the 11 a.m. Mass, a “Taste of Columbia” lunch featuring food from Lilly’s Cantina food truck will be served on the front porch of the Newman Center (Tiger Avenue Entrance). RSVPs are greatly encouraged for accurate food count but are not required. RSVP at www.comonewman.org/mufamily-2. RSVP by Sept. 14. Contact Lori Benson at Lori@comonewman.org with questions. We can’t wait to meet you! Sponsored by MU Association of Campus Religious Advisors.
10 a.m.–5 p.m. Heritage Festival and Craft Show, Historic Nifong Park, 3700 Ponderosa St. (Hwy 63 S & AC/Grindstone Parkway exit west). FREE admission. Step back in time to traditions of the past.  Listen, learn and see history as it come alive as artisans and trades people demonstrate their trades and sell their wares. Enjoy live entertainment on three stages a variety of genres including Native American, blues, Cajun, folk, bluegrass, traditional storytellers and magicians Fun for Young’uns Area (stilts, paper pumpkins, milk the “cow,” rope making, candle dipping, candy in the haystack, hayrides, and much more!).

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Students and families at Family Weekend

Parking

Family Weekend visitors may park for free in the MU Hitt Street Parking Structure (Level 4) throughout the weekend. To arrange for different parking accommodations, please visit parking.missouri.edu/visitor-permit, where you can purchase a visitor permit or learn about metered parking. Accessible parking locations may be found at accessibilitymap.missouri.edu.

Take the train!

Mizzou Amtrak discount offerThe Missouri Department of Transportation and Amtrak are offering a Family Weekend and Homecoming discount. Get 15% off the standard adult fare on any trip made between any two stations along the Missouri River Runner or Lincoln Service routes. These stations include:

  • Kansas City
  • Independence
  • Lee’s Summit
  • Warrensburg
  • Sedalia
  • Jefferson City
  • Hermann
  • Washington
  • Kirkwood
  • St. Louis
  • Alton
  • Carlinville
  • Springfield
  • Lincoln
  • Bloomington
  • Pontiac
  • Dwight
  • Joliet
  • Summit
  • Chicago

The discount is valid for sale Aug. 1–Oct. 24 for travel Sept. 15–Oct. 24 (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only).

Use code V157 when booking via the Amtrak website or app.