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See what makes Southeast's River Campus unique

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 on a daily basis and in the same space.

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.  In this new residence hall, talented people eat, sleep and work together; whether it’s perfecting an instrumental performance in one of the practice rooms, finishing a masterpiece, or working out in the fitness center, there is never a chance of being bored. As you can see, River Campus is a vibrant community of gifted artists, musicians, actors, performers and dancers. Combine that with international touring groups and guest speakers and you find there are unlimited opportunities for anyone interested in the arts. Join us for a free concert, exhibition, workshop, academies, performing arts production or a summer festival. You can never tell what we will do next

River Campus News

    ‘Sayaka Ganz: Reclaimed Creations’ Opens Dec. 4 in Crisp Museum

    “Sayaka Ganz: Reclaimed Creations” opens Dec. 4 in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The exhibit will remain on display through Feb. 21. Admission is free. Face coverings will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be in place. Ganz uses common household items to [...]

    ‘Smorgasbord: An Art Collaboration’ Opens Nov. 20 at Catapult Creative House

    “Smorgasbord: An Art Collaboration,” an exhibition of artwork by Southeast Missouri State University students, will be on display Nov. 20 – Jan. 23 at Southeast’s Catapult Creative House. “Smorgasbord” is a collaborative exhibition featuring Southeast students pursuing a variety of visual art studies to show their most recent artistic expressions in photography, sculpture, digital art, [...]

    Southeast Marching Band Members Selected for CBDNA Intercollegiate Marching Band

    Five members of Southeast Missouri State University’s Marching Band have been selected to be part of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Intercollegiate Marching Band. Nicholas Kenney, assistant professor of horn and assistant director of bands, said, “These students have a long history of being high caliber performers and people in the Southeast Marching [...]

    Southeast Missouri Symphony, University Choir, Chamber Choirs to Perform Festive ‘Holiday Concerts’ Nov. 23-24

    The Southeast Missouri Symphony will join forces with the University Choir and Chamber Choir to present “Holiday Concerts for Symphony and Choirs” on Nov. 23 and 24. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University. Face coverings will be required, and social [...]



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