SEclipse Events

Normal Avenue Activities

11am - 1pm

Some Normal Avenue activities may be subject to change
This event is open to all Southeast students, faculty and staff

  • Giant Hoops Inflatable
  • Wrecking Ball Inflatable
  • Ninja Tower Inflatable
  • Bungee Hungry Hippos Inflatable
  • Frisbee Spin Art Make & Take
  • Photo Booth
  • DJ
  • Student Organizations/Game Tables/Booths
    • Missouri National Guard sponsored hotdogs
    • Moon Pie Eating Contest
    • Saturn's Rings
    • Shuttle Launch
    • Shooting Stars
    • Falling Satellite
    • Duck Catch

Houck Field Activities

Activities are designed for the more than 4,000 K-12 school children and university students attending the event. This event is free and open to the public.


Doors Open

Lunch & Solar Eclipse Safety Glasses Distribution in Houck Field House


Telescope Viewing in the End Zone


Solar Eclipse begins (return to Houck Field)


Atmospheric Balloon Inflation
supported by Kaci Heins, Space Center Houston - Manned Space Flight Education Foundation


Balloon Launch Countdown/Release
KFVS12 livestream from Houck Field


Solar Eclipse related entertainment and activities


Welcome from President Carlos Vargas


Solar Eclipse Totality


Visiting schools return to buses

River Campus Activities

Some River Campus activities may be subject to change.
Viewing activities at the River Campus are open to the public. You are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and protective sun gear (i.e. hats, sunscreen). Feel free to bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Solar eclipse viewing glasses will be provided.


Museum opens, exhibits and activities


Art t-shirt printing; glasses distribution


Performances begin:

  • Marching Band
  • Nick Kenney (solo French Horn)
  • Faculty Brass Quintet
  • Dance Ensemble
  • Choirs
  • Solo Vocalists
  • Acting Monologues


Procession to viewing location


Solar Eclipse totality


Marching Band Finale

Need viewing glasses? Locations where you can pick up a pair around the Southeast Main Campus, River Campus and Regional Campuses are here.

Worldwide Science Icon Dr. Michio Kaku to Present Solar Eclipse Keynote at Southeast

Dr. Michio Kaku, one of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world today, will present the keynote address at Southeast Missouri State University August 21 as this region observes a rare total solar eclipse.

Kaku’s presentation, “The Next 20 Years: How Science Will Revolutionize Business, the Economy, Medicine, and Our Way of Life,” is open to the public and scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Show Me Center. Tickets are available now.

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