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Conferences and Meetings

Rent-a-Facility - Billingsly Student Center

Rent a facility for your meeting, workshop, reunion or other gathering

Whether your organization, group or event is local, regional or national in scope, Missouri Southern State University provides a selection of meeting rooms, lecture halls and locations that are sure to be right for you.

Founded in 1937, Missouri Southern is located on the northeast side of Joplin, a city of approximately 50,000  within larger metro area of over 150,000 in beautiful southwest Missouri. 

Vibrant Community, Ample Accommodations

MSSU is accessed by I-249 from the north and south and I-44 from the east and west. Joplin and surrounding communities offer a wide number venues for shopping, eating and sight-seeing.  If your group includes guests coming from out of town, a large number of accommodations are available within a 10 minute drive from the University.

Planes, Cars and Trolleys

Joplin Municipal Airport provides links to air travel. Visitors may also make use of commercial taxi services or the Sunshine Lamp Trolley, which transports citizens and visitors across the city at affordable fares. 

We offer:

  • Affordable rates;
  • Spacious ballroom;
  • Comfortable meeting rooms;
  • Nourishing and delicious food served by Fresh Ideas;
  • State-of-the-art audio/visual and Internet services.

From start to finish, Missouri Southern State University  is  ready to serve you to make your gathering comfortable, safe and successful. When thinking of a location for your next event, consider Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. 

University Events and Scheduling works with external clients to schedule events.  We are here to serve you and make your experience at MSSU and Joplin more enjoyable.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Rod Surber, Director of Conferences and Meetings,  at 417-625-9875 or surber-r@mssu.edu .

If you are a MSSU employee or student scheduling an event or meeting for a campus group, please contact Dianne Vlasin, Administrative Assistant, Student Activities,  at 417-625-9346 or vlasin-d@mssu.edu .

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