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Oct. 23, 2014 Volume 36, No. 9

Friday and Saturday packed with Homecoming activities

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Last year's Homecoming Parade drew hundreds of people. Photo by Rob Hill.

Traditions Plaza will be dedicated at 3 p.m. Friday

The Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA) invites the campus and Columbia community to “Celebrating Our Stripes” during the University of Missouri’s 103rd Homecoming celebration.

This year, in honor of MU’s 175th anniversary, descendants of people in Boone County who gave land, money or other resources to help ensure the founding of MU in 1839 will serve as honorary grand marshals in the Homecoming Parade. MAA expects more than 50 families descended from the original donors to attend the homecoming festivities.

Everyone is invited to attend.


Noon–5 p.m. Homecoming Headquarters

Visitors can check in and get information for the Homecoming weekend, meet with friends and purchase Homecoming merchandise at Carnahan Quad on the corner of Tiger and Conley avenues.

3 p.m. Traditions Plaza Dedication

MAA and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin will dedicate Mizzou’s newest landmark on Carnahan Quad. The plaza is an outdoor amphitheater that will provide a gathering and programming space for use by students, faculty, staff, visitors and alumni. More details can be found here

6–9:30 p.m. Campus Decorations

Students and alumni can gather in Greek Town to view skits performed by the MU Greek community.

Jazz band the Mike Neu Quartet will perform at Traditions Plaza, on the north end of Carnahan Quad. Free refreshments for Mizzou Alumni Association members will be provided.


9 a.m. Homecoming Parade

The parade will start on campus and make its way through downtown Columbia. A map of the parade route can be found here

3 p.m. Missouri vs. Vanderbilt kickoff

The Missouri Tigers will play the Vanderbilt Commodores at Memorial Stadium. At halftime, results of the student vote will be announced at the MU Homecoming king and queen will be crowned. Single game tickets are on sale at or 1-800-CAT-PAWS.