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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Photos and Videos
Snowball fight on the Quad
There’s no place like home, even in the snow 💛🖤 #MIZ
Tigers in bloom
Tiger Garden is a full-service, student-run floral shop on Mizzou’s campus. Meet some of the student employees and find out how the shop is preparing for Valentine’s Day.
Health care students give — and receive — COVID-19 vaccinations
Patient-facing students from the School of Health Professions, School of Medicine and School of Nursing headed to Faurot Field to help protect themselves, their patients and our community.
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