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See what makes Southeast's River Campus unique

Southeast Missouri State University is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our campus community and are able to provide a quality academic experience as well as personal support for our students. The River Campus is home to the Earl and Margie Holland College of Arts and Media, a world-class entertainment venue for student and touring performances.  The River Campus is the only campus dedicated solely to art, dance, music and theatre in Missouri. Unlike many universities that house these disciplines in facilities across campus, Southeast provides a unique opportunity for artists of all talents to spend time and work together safely.  

The River Campus opened in 2007 and houses the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall, the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Southeast Missouri Regional Museum, the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre and the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall as well as the historic Seminary Building.  In Fall 2014, in order to meet growing demand, the Kenneth & Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center opened. 

Whether it’s perfecting that instrumental performance in one of the practice rooms, finishing a masterpiece in one of our art studios or rehearsing for the big performance,  we are here to guide you to your very next best.  River Campus is a vibrant community of gifted artists, musicians, actors, performers and dancers. Combine that with international touring groups, guest speakers and master classes and you will discover unlimited opportunities. Come and be a part of what we do next


River Campus News

    Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra to Present ‘Symphony Sampler’ Sept. 19

    The Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra will present its annual “Symphony Sampler” concert on Sunday, Sept. 19, providing an informative and free preview to the 2021-22 symphony season. The “Symphony Sampler” is free and open to the public and is scheduled for 3 p.m. in Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Recital Hall on Southeast Missouri [...]

    ‘Of Myth and Fable’ Explores Mythical Stories in Southeast’s Nest Gallery Exhibit

    “Of Myth and Fable,” an exhibition of works by Southeast Missouri State University student artists Erin Ashwell and Gwendolyn Sterrett, is available for viewing through Friday, Oct. 1 at The Nest Gallery in the Seminary Building at Southeast’s River Campus. The exhibition is currently on display on the first floor of the Seminary Building. A [...]

    ‘Proximity’ Explores Human Connections in Catapult Student Artist of the Month Exhibit

    “Proximity,” an exhibition of paintings by Southeast Missouri State University student artist Amber Huckaba, is the first exhibit in the Student Artist of the Month Fall 2021 exhibition season at Southeast’s Catapult Creative House. The exhibition is currently on view on the second floor of Catapult Creative House and will remain on display through Sept. [...]

    ‘I Am Listening to You’ Opens Sept. 3 at Catapult Creative House

    “I Am Listening to You,” an exhibition of sculptures by Cody Arnall and Lindsey Maestri, will be on view Sept. 3-24 at Catapult Creative House. An opening reception will be held Friday, Sept. 3 from 5-9 p.m. Additionally, an artist’s talk will be held Thursday, Sept. 2 from 6-7 p.m. at Catapult Creative House. The [...]



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