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
The future of the Sinclair School of Nursing
Alumni Dick and Donna Otto's gift is helping create the new Sinclair School of Nursing facility and inspire the next generation of nurses.
Mizzou ROTC members volunteer to prepare service dogs to assist veterans with PTSD and children with autism.
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Mizzou musicians play "Construction"
The song was composed by student Niko Schroeder to celebrate the opening of the Sinquefield Music Center.
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Former scholarship recipient gives back
Jean Whitley shares the impact a scholarship had on him as a Mizzou student — and how he's paying it forward.
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