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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

    ‘The Reclamation of Our Faces’ Opens May 7 at Catapult Creative House

    “The Reclamation of Our Faces,” an exhibition of works by students and faculty from Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Art and Design will be on display May 7-28 at Southeast’s Catapult Creative House. An opening reception will take place on Friday, May 7 from 5-9 p.m. Face coverings will be required, and social distancing [...]

    Crisp Museum Hosting ‘Beginners Plein Air Painting’ Workshop May 10-31

    The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus will host a “Beginners Plein Air Oil Painting ” workshop May 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 8-10 a.m. This event is open to participants between ages 16 and up. Workshop space is limited to 10 participants and a registration fee of $30 [...]

    After Hours Series Presents ‘Creating a Safe Space for Difficult Conversations in Art’ May 6

    Southeast Missouri State University art students will present the May 6 “After Hours: Conversations on Art and Culture” lecture at Catapult Creative House. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Face coverings will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be in place. The event will also [...]

    Cook, Howard Receive Outstanding Academic Advisor Awards

    Southeast Missouri State University has presented Outstanding Academic Advisor Awards to Amber Marisa Cook and Shantone (Shan) Howard, honoring their excellence in academic advising to students. The fourth annual Outstanding Academic Advisor Awards celebrate the efforts of Southeast’s academic advisors. There were 27 faculty and eight professional advisors nominated for this year’s award, with 15 [...]



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