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MU Welcomes Incoming, Returning and Transfer Students with Back to School Events

Story Contact(s):
Christian Basi,, 573-882-4430

WHAT: University of Missouri officials will welcome new and returning students with several Fall Welcome activities, including Paint the M, Tiger Walk and a concert featuring folk artist Ben Kweller. The activities begin Wednesday, Aug. 15.

WHO: New, transfer and returning MU students.

Wednesday, Aug. 15
Midnight BBQ
10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Rollins Street in front of the MU Student Center

Thursday, Aug. 16
Campus Picnic and Spirit Rally
5 to 6:30 p.m., Mizzou Rec Center

Friday, Aug. 17
Paint the M
9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Faurot Field. New students will paint the “M” on the north side of Farout Field, taking part in a Mizzou tradition that dates back to 1927. Participants must wear closed-toed shoes.

Saturday, Aug. 18
Step Forward Day
8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tiger Plaza on Carnahan Quadrangle. Step Forward Day is a service event where students volunteer at local service agencies and participate in community service projects. Students should meet at Tiger Plaza to check in for the event that morning.

Fall Welcome Concert featuring folk artist Ben Kweller
8 p.m., Tiger Plaza on Carnahan Quad

Sunday, Aug. 19
Tiger Walk
6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Francis Quadrangle. Incoming students will walk through the Columns toward Jesse Hall to symbolically mark their entrance into Mizzou. Tiger Stripe ice cream will be served.

Concert on the Quad featuring Marching Mizzou
7 p.m., Francis Quadrangle. The public is invited to attend.

NOTE: For more “Fall Welcome” activities please visit