Welcome Week 2020 continues tradition

Student leaders use Welcome Week to encourage new students to seek out opportunities for involvement.

Aug. 16, 2020

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Welcome Week, an MU tradition the week before fall classes begin, runs Aug. 16 through 23 this year.

As new students arrive on campus, welcome leaders will guide incoming Tigers through events designed to help students get to know each other and navigate campus and its resources.

“Welcome Week is a time to fall in love with the university, to engage with campus resources and organizations, and to make friendships and connections,” said new welcome leader, Key Banks of Chicago.

This semester, Welcome Week events have been modified to allow for social distancing. Students will still take part in Tiger Walk, an annual tradition in which new students walk through the Columns toward Jesse Hall to symbolize their entrance to the university. In past years, they passed through the Columns as one large crowd. This year’s new students will take their Tiger Walk in small groups starting Aug. 19 and finishing Aug. 23.

Other events will be virtual, including the Mizzou Fair, during which students can explore hundreds of organizations to determine what opportunities they may want to pursue.

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