family weekend

save the date for family weekend 2018 September 7-9 and homecoming on October 13

Friday, September 7, 2018

First Friday Sale at the Southeast Bookstore with 25% off on all SEMO clothing

Fall Mum Sale, Charles L. Hutson Greenhouse

Tours – Charles Nemanick Alternative Agriculture Garden, which is the gardens and trails that surround the Charles L. Hutson Horticulture Greenhouse

Saint Francis Dig for Life Challenge, Show Me Center, Student Rec Center and The Sport Plex, for more information

First Friday with the Arts
This is a community-centered event in Downtown Cape Girardeau. Each of the galleries located in and around Downtown Cape participate in the monthly event by opening for later hours, hosting Artist Receptions, and often providing live music, appetizers, & beverages to visitors of the event. Our local businesses have joined the fun, staying open and often hosting their own exhibitions of regional artwork!
Learn More Here

Brothers Walker at Tunes at Twilight, Ivers Square Downtown Cape, for more information, Free event

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Starbucks is open in the University Center, 3rd floor

Saint Francis Dig for Life Challenge, Show Me Center, Student Rec Center and The Sport Plex, for more information

Cape Riverfront Market – 35 S. Spanish St. Downtown; Community event, for more information ; Musician at the Market Stan Hargis

Charles L. Hutson Greenhouse open for fall sales

Day on the River Event – Downtown at the Riverfront Park; including boat rides;
Community event, for more information

9:30-10:30 am
Breakfast with President Vargas, Front of Kent Library Portico, Normal Street
(Rain Location is South Dining Room located in the University Center.)

SEMO District Fair parade starting at Capaha Park and heading west down Broadway to Arena Park (PLEASE NOTE THAT BROADWAY WILL BE CLOSED DURING THIS TIME!)

10:00am & 11:30am
Bus Tours of the Main Campus, River Campus and downtown area lasting approximately 45
minutes. Sign up at the information tent.

Tours of Academic Hall Dome, Main floor of Academic Hall, start in the Auditorium

Southeast Bookstore will be open

Athletics will have football tickets for sale in the University Center; check out their table

Family Festivities, University Center

10:00am-1:00pm Walking maps of campus – pick one up at the Information Tent
10:00am-1:00pm Disc Golf, pick up discs and score cards at the Information Tent to enjoy at Capaha Park
10:00am-1:00pm Flip Photos; sponsored by Student Activities Council
10:00am-1:00pm Popcorn and cotton candy
10:00am-1:00pm Photo Booth including a visit from Rowdy
10:30-11:30am Ukes of Hazzard Band
  Much more to come!

River Campus Shuttles will run to the River Campus for free; front of Kent Library
(Runs approximately every 30 minutes.)

Lunch, University Center 3rd floor

Kent Library will be hosting a variety of events and tours; more details to come.

Redhawk Walk – The team and the Southeast Missouri State University Marching Band are joining forces on a spirited Redhawk Walk to Houck Stadium; Cheer on the Redhawk football team as they walk down Bellevue.

Football Game vs. Dayton, Houck Stadium
Tickets range from $11-$20
Phone: 573-651-2113; Email:

Haunted Tour! Are you looking for some fun and adventure? Follow the lantern of your guide through downtown and let the darkness of the past envelop you. Cape Girardeau's historic
downtown is full of "true" tales of ghosts and memorable characters. The cost will be $20 a person or $30 a couple. Meet downtown in front of Art Van (Hutson's) Furniture. The direct link to the registration form is; sponsored by Continuing Education

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Queen of the Mississippi Docking, Riverfront Park, Free – While docked, the passengers from all over the world will be touring and exploring Cape Girardeau's historic downtown. Times are dependent upon river levels and currents.

Cello Melodies from Around the World performed by Dr. Sara Edgerton; Shuck Recital Hall;
Tickets are $10; $3 for Southeast Students


University Center Room 414
Office of Campus Life
One University Plaza, MS 1250
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701