How did the Columns become a symbol of MU? When was the university founded? What famous U.S. president's tombstone is a feature of the Quad? Find out the answers to these (and more) topics below!

Want to see a Traditions Presentation?
Alumni Association Student Board traditions presentations provide students, faculty and staff with an entertaining opportunity to learn more about the unique traditions of MU. If you'd like to sign up your organization for a presentation, please complete the Traditions Presentations Application. Contact Henry Gentle with any further questions.

If you love to learn about MU, explore our pride of place features including:

MU nostalgia
Mizzou Wayback Machine Portal Page

Mizzou Traditions Video

MizzouRah Poster

The Quad Project

Mizzou Trivia Contests

Campus Traditions

Mizzou Lore

MU’s Beginnings 
Saving the Columns 

Then and Now
MAA History 
Tiger Plaza  
Tigers Through Time 
MAA Homes 
MIZZOU Magazine 
Female Orator  
MU-KU Rivalry  
Jean Madden

MAA Presidents


Want more nostalgia? Explore:

Pride of Place Campus Heritage Network

University Archives

MU in Brick and Mortar

Digitized Savitar Yearbooks

The State Historical Society of Missouri