A fun-filled event that will bring University of Central Missouri students and employees together with families from across the community, the 2021 Get the Red Out street fair is planned for 4 - 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2.

While Get the Red Out was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, it is back for the 16th year. True to tradition, thousands of people are expected to turn out to help the university celebrate the start of the new academic year and to show their UCM spirit. The event takes place the same day the Mules play their first home football game of the fall 2021 semester.

UCM and the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce team up for this special afternoon of activities at Holden Street, between South and Clark streets. Get the Red Out includes food, music, and games for kids; participation by dozens of local organizations and vendors; hoop shooting with the Mules and Jennies basketball teams, and more.

The football game begins at 7 p.m. at Audrey J. Walton Stadium with the Mules taking on the Pittsburg State Gorillas at Audrey J. Walton Stadium/Vernon Kennedy Field. Tickets for the game are required, and to secure them, visit ucmathletics.com or ucmtickets.universitytickets.com. Additional opportunities to obtain tickets are available in person 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at Multipurpose Building 101, or by calling
(660) 543-4063.

Get the Red Out is open to businesses, profit/non-profit organizations, student organizations, and others who would like to share information about their business, product, organization or project. It is a great way to get information into the hands of students, faculty, staff and community members.

Vendor registration is now open, and the booth registration form can be found at ucmo.edu/gtro. Anyone who has questions prior to the day of the event should please contact the Office of Integrated Marketing and Communications at (660) 543-4640 or email jtart@ucmo.edu.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve, and the impact on UCM is being monitored continually by the university. The well-being of all UCM faculty, staff, students and visitors is a priority, and the institution will make any adjustments as necessary to respond to evolving circumstances. We will continue to keep you informed of any new developments. For the most updated information on Get the Red Out, visit ucmo.edu/gtro.