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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Welcomes Incoming, Returning Students with Concerts, Tiger Walk and Midnight BBQ

August 21st, 2011

Story Contact: Christian Basi, 573-882-4430,

UPDATE: Due to possible threatening weather, the Jason Derulo concert (Saturday, Aug. 20), will be held inside the Hearnes Field House. MU students will need to have their ID to enter the concert, and backpacks, large purses and coolers will not be permitted inside.

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 popular music sensation, Jason Derulo. The activities begin Wednesday, Aug. 17.

 WHO:  New, transfer and returning MU students         

Wednesday, Aug. 17
          Midnight BBQ

          10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Rollins Street in front of the MU Student Center

Thursday, Aug. 18
          Campus Picnic and Spirit Rally

          5 to 6:30 pm, Mizzou Rec Center

Friday, Aug. 19
         Paint the M

         9 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. 20
         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 popular music sensation, Jason Derulo
         8 p.m., Rollins Street in front of the MU Student Center, Hearnes Field House
Sunday, Aug. 21 (rain date is Sunday, Aug. 28)
         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