Family Weekend 2016

Save the Date!  Family Weekend 2016 – September 17, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

9:00 am-5:00 pm
Fall Mum Sale, Charles L. Hutson Greenhouse

10:00 am-2:00 pm
Tours – Walk through the gardens and along the trails Charlies L. Hutson Greenhouse

12:00-5:00 pm
American Queen Docking – Riverfront Park
Free; (

6:30-7:30 pm
Tunes at Twilight – Common Pleas Courthouse Gazebo
Kira Small performs; (

7:00 pm
SEMO District Fair – Arena Park open 8:00am-11:30pm
Hot Rod Truck and Tractor Pull (

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Cape Riverfront Market – 35 S. Spanish St. Downtown

9:00 am
Registration and information tents – Normal Street

9:00 am-4:00 pm
Day on the River Event – Downtown at the riverfront wall; includes boat rides

9:00 am-Noon
Fall Mum Sale and Open House, Charles L. Hutson Greenhouse

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

9:30 am, 11:30 am and 2:00 pm
Bus Tours of the Main Campus, River Campus and Downtown area lasting approximately 90 minutes. Reservations required; sign up at the registration tent located on Normal Street

10:00 am-Noon
Tours of Academic Hall Dome, Main floor of Academic Hall

10:30 am-3:00 pm
Family Festivities, University Center – Lunch, entertainment and fun!
More information to come!

10:30 – Noon
Academic Building Tours

4:00-6:00 pm
Tailgate, Front of Houck Stadium
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6:00 pm
Football Game vs. Indiana State, Houck Stadium
Tickets will go on sale August 1, 2016 ranging from $10-$20
Phone: 573-651-2113; Email:

6:30 pm
Haunted Walking Tours starting out Downtown; registration required at the registration tent

7:00 pm
SEMO District Fair – Arena Park open 8:00 am-11:30 pm
Hot Rod Truck and Tractor Pull (

7:30 pm
New Student Showcase
River Campus, Bedell Performance Hall, complimentary admission

Sunday, September 18, 2016

9:00 am-4:00 pm
39th Annual River Tales Classic Car Show – Downtown Cape Girardeau

11:30 am
Mass on the Terraces; Academic Terraces on Normal Street - A family picnic and luncheon will follow at the Marquette Student Center at CCM, 520 N. Pacific Street

2:00 pm
Symphony Sampler; Shuck Recital Hall – complimentary admission

3:00 pm
Symphony Sampler; Shuck Recital Hall – complimentary admission


No tickets will be issued by the Department of Public Safety on Family Weekend unless you are parked in handicap, expired meters or illegally.

Homecoming 2016

Save the Date! Homecoming 2016 will be held on November 5th, 2016! If you have any questions, please contact the Campus Life office at or 573-651-5120.


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