Family Weekend

Please join us in Columbia Sept. 17–19 for Family Weekend 2021!

Family Weekend at Mizzou can be whatever your family wants it to be. Take a tour of campus with your student and see it through their eyes. Enjoy the Tiger Avenue Tailgate and cheer on the Tigers at Memorial Stadium. Watch a movie, dine on campus or at one of Columbia’s many restaurants, or hike on one of Columbia’s 39 trails.

We will have many events scheduled throughout the weekend and we will add events as they are submitted by campus departments.

Pre-ordered Family Weekend merchandise and tailgate meal tickets can be picked up inside The Mizzou Store beginning Friday, Sept. 17.

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Family Weekend Merchandise pre-orders are now closed. A small selection of Family Weekend merchandise will be available for sale in The Mizzou Store beginning Friday, Sept. 17.

Student Affairs Tailgate Meal Tickets are sold out. Families without meal tickets are welcome to come and enjoy lawn games and meet Student Affairs staff and families at the Student Affairs tailgate. However, you will not be able to eat the pre-ordered meal. If you are interested in tailgating at Memorial Stadium, please visit tailgateguys.com/mizzou.

Family Weekend Schedule of Events

Friday, Sept. 17

Black and Gold Friday 8 a.m.–9 p.m. at The Mizzou Store, MU Student Center Get the family geared up Mizzou-style! Save 25% all day on Mizzou logo clothing and gifts. themizzoustore.com
Pick Up Pre-Ordered Family Weekend Merchandise 8 a.m.–7 p.m. at The Mizzou Store, MU Student Center Pick-up your family’s pre-ordered items, such as meal 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.
Family Weekend Friday at the Museum of Anthropology 2nd floor Join us as we welcome families to the Museum of Anthropology. We will have our special exhibit on poison and archery open to the public. Also, you will be able to learn about our upcoming move back to central campus! For more information, email anthromuseum@missouri.edu.
Visit the State Historical Society of Missouri 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at the State Historical Society of Missouri Located across from Peace Park on the Mizzou campus, the State Historical Society of Missouri’s (SHSMO) Center for Missouri Studies features galleries with art and educational displays that illustrate transformative moments in Missouri and U.S. history. Commemorating the state’s bicentennial year, gallery visitors can explore Missouri history from its era of statehood all the way through its 2021 bicentennial planning. The SHSMO Richard Bookstore is also located at the Center and features a curated selection of Missouri books and gifts. The gallery and bookstore at the Center for Missouri Studies are open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. Appointments are not required for gallery or bookstore visits, and admission is free.
Tiger Fun Fest 11 a.m.–2 p.m. on 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.
Academic Coaching for All Students! 1–2 p.m. in the Student Success Center main floor Yve Solbrekken, Manager of the Study Plan Consultant (SPC) program at the MU Learning Center, will present academic coaching options available to all students. After a short presentation, Yve will be available to answer any questions anyone present may have. Please come! Learn more about the Study Plan Consultant program.
Relax and Make a Mandala! 1–3 p.m. in A131 Fine Arts Building Join Curator’s Distinguished Teaching Professor Deborah Huelsbergen and students in Graphic Design to learn how to draw mandalas. We will just be chilling and drawing and answering any questions about Graphic Design and Art at Mizzou. We have all the supplies, just stop by and relax with us.
Mizzou Abroad: Families 101 2–3 p.m. in 2206 A&B, MU Student Center 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. studyabroad@missouri.edu
Photos with Truman the Tiger 2–4 p.m. on the main level of the MU Student Center Truman has agreed to make a special appearance at Family Weekend check-in. Stop by check-in Friday afternoon for a chance to have your photo taken with Truman. There is no cost and the photo will be emailed to you. Brought to you by Student Health & Wellbeing
Ellis Library Historic Tours 3:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. in Ellis Library 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.
Residency 101 4 p.m. in Allen Auditorium, Arts & Science Building 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.
Student Family Night at MizzouRec* 4:30–8:00 p.m. 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 be supervised at all times and are welcome in Tiger Grotto, 50M Pool, sport activity courts, and the indoor running track.
FREE with preregistration! Register here beginning Sept. 3.
Shabbat Services and Dinner at Hillel 6:00 p.m. at 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. mizzouhillel.com
Shabbat Dinner 7 p.m. at 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 PhD 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.
Free Family Weekend Film: “The Croods: A New Age” 7 p.m. in Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Student Union South (also showing Saturday at noon and 4 p.m.) In search of a new home, the Croods encounter the more sophisticated Betterman family. A new threat forces the two families to set aside their differences to avoid extinction. Brought to you by the Campus Activities Programming Board.
Illumination on the Quad 8–10 p.m. on Francis Quadrangle Take an evening stroll around campus ending at Francis Quadrangle for treats and entertainment. Brought by the Campus Activities Programming Board.

 

Saturday, Sept. 18

The Mizzou Store 8 a.m.–6 p.m. in the MU Student Center Pick up pre-ordered Family Weekend merchandise and gear up the family Mizzou-style! themizzoustore.com
Student Affairs Family Weekend Tailgate (meal tickets are sold out and not available*) 8–10:45 a.m. on the Southwest Lawn Get together with Tigers of all stripes before the football game and meet Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Bill Stackman, Dean of Students Jeff Zeilenga and other Mizzou faculty and staff. All students and families are welcome to enjoy music, yard games and camaraderie with fellow tiger fans. Tailgate tickets are required to enjoy food and beverage and must be purchased prior to the event. Memorial Stadium is just a short walk from the lawn of Brooks and Bluford Halls. Brought to you by the Campus Activities Programming Board and the Dean of Students. Note: meal ticket is for food and beverage; parking is not included.

*Response has been tremendous and we are sold out of meal tickets for the Student Affairs Tailgate. Families without tickets are welcome to come and enjoy lawn games and meet Student Affairs staff and families at the tailgate. However, you will not be able to eat the pre-ordered meal. If you are interested in tailgating at Memorial Stadium, please visit tailgateguys.com/mizzou.

Visit the State Historical Society of Missouri 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at the State Historical Society of Missouri Located across from Peace Park on the Mizzou campus, the State Historical Society of Missouri’s (SHSMO) Center for Missouri Studies features galleries with art and educational displays that illustrate transformative moments in Missouri and U.S. history. Commemorating the state’s bicentennial year, gallery visitors can explore Missouri history from its era of statehood all the way through its 2021 bicentennial planning. The SHSMO Richard Bookstore is also located at the Center and features a curated selection of Missouri books and gifts. The gallery and bookstore at the Center for Missouri Studies are open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. Appointments are not required for gallery or bookstore visits, and admission is free.
Football Game: MU vs. Southeast Missouri State 11:00 a.m. at Faurot Field, Memorial Stadium Enjoy some of college football’s greatest traditions as the Mizzou Tigers take on SEMO. Wear your game day gold to take the spirit squads and join in the MIZ-ZOU chant with thousands of other Tiger fans. Tickets (while supplies last) are available for purchase from Mizzou Athletics.
Free Family Weekend Film: “The Croods: A New Age” Noon and 4 p.m. in Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Student Union South. In search of a new home, the Croods encounter the more sophisticated Betterman family. A new threat forces the two families to set aside their differences to avoid extinction. Brought to you by the Campus Activities Programming Board.

 

Sunday, Sept. 19

MizzouRec Family Guest Pass* 8–10:45 pm. at MizzouRec Come in with your student, have photo ID and work out in our nationally recognized recreation complex. Only adult family members 18 years and older. mizzourec.com
Catholic Student Association Family Weekend Masses 8:30 and 11 a.m.* at St. Thomas More Newman Center, 602 Turner Ave (corner of Turner and Tiger, across from the Business School) Celebrate Catholic Mass with your student during Family Weekend. Receptions after masses to meet priests, campus ministry staff and FOCUS missionaries. comonewman.org/mufamily
The Mizzou Store 10 a.m.–5 p.m., MU Student Center Before you leave Columbia, don’t forget to purchase Black and Gold gear! themizzoustore.com
Catholic Student Association Family Weekend “Taste of Columbia” Lunch* Following the 11 a.m. mass at St. Thomas More Newman Center, 602 Turner Ave (corner of Turner and Tiger, across from the Business School) Enjoy a “Taste of Columbia” lunch featuring foods from Big Daddy’s BBQ Food Truck. Front porch of the Newman Center (Tiger Avenue entrance). RSVP at comonewman.org/mufamily by Sept. 15. Contract Lori Benson at lori@comonewman.org with questions.

*These events require pre-registration

Parking

Those attending Family Weekend can park in the Hitt St. Parking Structure on Level 4.

Getting Around Campus and Columbia

Columbia Convention & Visitors Bureau

Things to Do in Columbia

Annual Heritage Festival & Craft Show

Columbia Farmers Market

Columbia Parks and Trails