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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

    ‘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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