Southeast State to host family weekend Sept. 15-17

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Southeast Missouri State University is welcoming the families of their students to campus for a weekend of festivities on Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 17.

The 2023 Family Weekend events include open houses and a home football game against Southern Illinois University Carbondale at the new Houck Field.

Activities are scheduled on and off campus.

University-sponsored events on Saturday, Sept. 16:

  • Charles L. Hutson Greenhouse hosts The Mummas and Pawpaws Fall Fest 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Family Picnic with a Visit from the Vargases from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Kent Library Activities (button-making, book-in-a-jar, games, photo booth) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • University Center competitions from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tours of Academic Hall Dome from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Football tailgate in front of Houck Field starting at 2 p.m.
  • Redhawks Football vs. SIUC at 6 p.m.

Community events:

Saturday, Sept. 16

  • Riverfront Market from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • SEMO District Fair from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Board & Brush SEMO Make & Take from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 17

  • 45th Manifolds on Main Street Car Show / 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For more on the Family Weekend events, click here.

The first Southeast Family Weekend took place in 1977.

Marsha Heller

Marsha Heller

Marsha joined the KFVS-12 News Team in August 1999.