In keeping with a Mizzou tradition, new Tigers arrived on campus a week before the start of the semester and immersed themselves in Fall Welcome events. They painted the rock M on Faurot Field. They heard the band Never Shout Never perform on Carnahan Quad. They watched a step show. They joined sororities. They refueled at a midnight barbecue, a picnic/spirit rally and a campus pizza party. And they topped off the week with Sunday evening's Tiger Walk, a mass run through the Columns. Remember to go to class today, new Tigers! The fun is just getting started.
Mizzou began its 2016 fall semester with an accomplished freshman class. Of the university's 4,799 freshmen, 134 were high school valedictorians, and the class's mean ACT score ties a Mizzou record high at 26. And last year's freshmen have returned in droves. This year's retention rate, 85.4 percent, is the third-highest in the history of the university and remains higher than the state average (78 percent) and the national average (80.8 percent). Welcome back, Tigers!
Painting the M
Fall Welcome Concert
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Picture what’s next
We’re proud of the determination, creativity and grit our Tigers have shown in the face of extraordinary circumstances. We may not wear a mask or social distance in a post-pandemic world, but you will change our world.
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Mizzou Artist in Residence: Marc McKee
Poet Marc McKee narrates an excerpt from his poem, "Blooper Real," as part of the fall 2020 Artist in Residence installment.
Patriot Day 2020
To commemorate the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, UM System President and MU Chancellor Mun Choi joined first responders and others for a short wreath-laying tribute.
Projections bring poetry to new heights
MU’s Artist in Residence program returns with "In Focus: Poetry." The six-day event uses work by Mizzou Made creatives to illuminate walls around campus.
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