August 16–20, 2023

Welcome Week 2023

Welcome to Mizzou!

Welcome Week is a campus-wide event that welcomes new Tigers into the family and celebrates the return of students to Mizzou. Between the time you move in and the time you start classes, your days will be packed with signature events and group activities designed to help you get connected and feel at home.

Two young women at First Roar, a Welcome Week tradition

Become a Welcome Week Leader

Help welcome incoming Mizzou students to Mizzou. A great opportunity for new and experienced leaders, serving as a Welcome Week Leader gives you a chance to learn about campus and expand your Mizzou network. Join us to learn more about becoming a Welcome Week Leader at the following information sessions:


Jan. 23 | 5–6 p.m. | Strickland Hall

Jan. 24 | 9–10 a.m. | Zoom Meeting

Jan. 25 | 1–2 p.m. | Strickland Hall

Jan. 26 | 5–6 p.m. | Strickland Hall


Welcome Week Small Groups

For new students, you and a few dozen of your neighbors will be assigned to a Welcome Week group and your very own Welcome Week guide – your personal ambassador and concierge for your first few days on campus. If you’re a new student living in a residence hall, you will be automatically assigned to a Welcome Week group when you move in!

Transfer & Off-Campus Students

Welcome Week is a great way to meet your fellow Tigers and get to know campus. If you are transferring to Mizzou or are a new student living off-campus, sign up to be assigned to a Welcome Week small group.

Sign Up
Mizzou students take part in Glow Yoga, a Welcome Week tradition


Welcome Week features dozens of social events designed to help you meet other students as well as academic and informational programs to help you find your way on campus. More than 80 student organizations, academic units and departments put on more than 200 programs every year so there is something for everyone.

Tiger Walk

New students start their MU careers by passing through the Columns, a symbolic entry to the university. This is an event you’ll remember for years to come!

Tiger Walk through the columns

First Roar

A giant pep rally welcoming all new Tigers to campus. Learn Mizzou traditions and join in the massive class photo!

First Roar at Mizzou

Academic Day

Friday, Aug. 18 is Academic Day. Colleges, schools and departments will host open houses and other opportunities for students to meet faculty and one another.

Paint the M

In 1927, Nebraska fans thought they were funny by making the rock M in the football stadium a rock N. Mizzou students quickly fixed it, and a new tradition was born.

Mizzou students paint the M at Faurot Field

Midnight BBQ

Open to all students. A live DJ, great food, and the biggest block party of the year. A great chance to meet and connect with new friends. Need we say more?

Midnight BBQ on Rollins Street