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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 John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center, 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

    ‘Something Old, Something New’ Canceled; Crisp Museum Closing at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 19

    Due to winter weather conditions impacting the region, the “Something Old, Something New” concert, scheduled to be performed at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, has been  canceled. In addition, the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum […]

    Southeast Percussion Ensemble, Cape Parks and Rec Hosting Community ‘Drum Circle’

    Southeast Missouri State University’s Percussion Ensemble in collaboration with the City of Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation are hosting three evenings of community drumming, a unique hands-on event for the whole family. “Drum Circle” will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 29, Feb. 5 and 12 in the Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center, […]

    2019 River Campus Summer Arts Festival Auditions for ‘Newsies’ Announced

    Southeast Missouri State University’s Earl and Margie Holland College of Arts and Media will hold auditions for the 2019 River Campus Summer Arts Festival production of Disney’s “Newsies” on March 23 and 24. Auditions will begin at 10 a.m. March 23 for University members and the general public and will continue at 1 p.m. March […]

    French Operetta, ‘La Périchole’ to be Presented at River Campus

    Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Music will present Offenbach’s “La Périchole” Friday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 20, at 3 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus. “La Périchole,” The Street Singer, is the story of two starving street musicians who become entangled with an insecure, […]


River Campus
One University Plaza, MS 7895
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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