Setting up a bank account

You will want to set up your bank account soon after you arrive in Springfield, Missouri. To open an account, most banks will require:

  • Your full name, home address, home telephone number, local address, and local telephone number
  • Two pieces of identification (acceptable ID includes your passport, Missouri State University BearPass card, Missouri driver's license, and at some banks, your birth certificate)
  • A letter from your home bank confirming that you have good banking history can be helpful

There are many banks in the Springfield area, including:

Commerce Bank has a location in Plaster Student Union and ATMs around campus. Others are located off campus.


Postal Mail

A post office is located in Plaster Student Union. You may also visit the U.S. Postal Service website for information on their locations in Springfield.

Cellular Telephone Providers

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Internet and Cable Television Providers

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Bus (City Utilities Transit)

  • For information about City Utilities Transit, including bus routes and fees, visit the website:
  • You may pick up a bus route map either at 1505 N. Boonville, on website, or from a bus driver.
  • Buses pick up passengers at points along the route that are designated with "Bus Stop" signs.

Taxi Cab Companies

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