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Summer Welcome is more than a summer job. Summer Welcome is an opportunity to interact with new Mizzou students. During your time as a leader, you’ll gain valuable experience in public speaking, group facilitation and problem solving. Leaders also have the opportunity to expand their professional network on and off campus by working with other student leaders and Summer Welcome alumni. Our leaders are a small representation of Mizzou, so anybody and everybody should apply!

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Avoiding Procrastion and Managing Your Time

Learning how to manage your time is crucial to ensure success not only in college, but throughout the rest of your life. The new-found independence and responsibility you will come to experience when you first arrive at Mizzou can definitely be overwhelming. YOU are now in complete control of your life and free to spend your time whichever way you please. And while this may even seem terrifying to some, if you take the time to figure out what strategies or methods allow you to manage your...

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Top 3 places to nap on campus!

College is very different from high school. Your schedule can vary. Sometimes you might be in class for 2 hours straight, a 3 hour break between classes, and you may even be done with classes by 10 am. Regardless of your circumstance, everyone needs a good nap every now and then. So here are 3 of the best places to catch some ZZZZ's in between those long classes.   3. The Quad - If it's a nice day and your looking to get some rays of sun this is the place for you. Bring a blanket and...

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Living in a Residence Hall at MU

Some of my best Mizzou memories come from living in my residence hall my freshman year. Living in a residence hall as a freshman is an experience unlike any other and one that you will only ever get to have once! So it is imperative that you make the most of it. The people you live with on your floor are going to be people you are with 24/7. You’ll eat together, have giant sleepovers together, and if you’re in Freshman Interest Group, or FIG, you’ll be taking some of the same classes...

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Getting the MOST out of your Advising Appointment

The first semester of my freshman year was coming to an end, and I still hadn’t registered for next semester’s classes. I had no idea how to register for classes or contact my advisor. This is a great example of what not to do.

Scheduling a meeting with your advisor is easy! Students can schedule an appointment with their academic advisor by using MU Connect, which is conveniently located on Blackboard. Students can log into MU Connect and choose an available meting time.

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Weather in Missouri

Going to school in Missouri may be a change in scenery for some students. There are people coming from all over and from different weather conditions. For example, California weather is not quite the same as it is here in Missouri. My first piece of advice: always check the weather in the morning before going to class. This is because weather at the University of Missouri is ever changing. Second piece of advice: if you do not own a winter coat, buy one. It get really cold here and those...

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Tiffany L Torrence

Basically be prepared for anything. Missouri has crazy weather.

Student Charge vs EZ Charge

One of the biggest worries Parents and Students may have when coming to Mizzou is the concept of Student Charge and EZ Charge. However, have no fear, it is not as bad as it seems.

            A great example of Student Charge is when, lets say, you and your friends go out to dinner one night at a fancy restaurant. You get your food, chitchat and talk about life you know, the usual. Although wait a second, you forgot your debit card to pay! You have a credit card though to save you...

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Time + Options = Success

There will come a time when a family member, friend or even a fellow classmate will ask “how's school going?” “What is your major?” My first year of college I would respond by saying school is going well and I am a dual major, majoring in Education and international studies. My dream job was to be able to teach English in foreign countries. After taking prerequisite classes for the international studies degree, I realized I didn't particularly enjoy the classes and it overall wasn't the...

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Getting to Know Your Professors (Attending Office Hours)

College professors.

Popular culture has influenced our ideas of what they do, say, look and sound like, and how mean/cool/nice they are. Examples such as Indiana Jones, Professor X, and Albus Dumbledore give us a certain fictional idea.

When I came to Mizzou, I had been told by upperclassmen that professors would be nicer to you and potentially raise your grade if you ask them for help and go to office hours. This advice has influenced me to try to make the best possible...

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Navigating through Blackboard for Classes

So it’s your first semester at Mizzou and you’re wondering to yourself, “Man… that’s a lot of classes I need to take… with SO many people… how do I keep track of it all?” Or you may be wondering how you’ll be able to contact your advisor to change those classes (or add to them) so you can keep track of THOSE classes as well. Such a large quantity of things to do – if only there were some way to keep track of them all!

Well, luckily for MU students, there is, and its name is...

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Top 5 Freshman Year Traditions!

PAINT THE M! – During Welcome Week, on the Friday morning before classes begin students have the opportunity to help whitewash the stone “M” that guards the north end zone of Faurot Field in Memorial Stadium. This tradition began in 1927 when a few freshman students created it during a pre-game stunt following a victory against the Kansas State Wildcats. The tradition became very popular on the night prior to a 1950s game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers when a few Nebraska fans snuck onto...

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Always Here to Help.

The Disability Center is a great resource to have on our campus for various reasons. They provide the best accommodations to help me and other students succeed inside and out of the classroom. When visiting colleges, I knew that it was important to get qualified accommodations. For example, there was one University that would only provide the cheapest type of accommodations, but probably was not the best fit for me. Mizzou’s Disability Center is quite well known around the country and sets...

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How to Prepare for First Round Exams

If you hear the words “first rounds”, prepare yourself for long nights full of caffeine runs and cramming as much information into your brain in the least amount of time as possible.  The term “first rounds” refers to the first go of exams in semester classes that always seem to fall in the same unfortunate week.  But never fear, Mizzou has prepped their students with many studying options to optimize productivity and ace those exams. Try out different methods and locations to figure out...

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Join us at Mizzou After Dark!

“The tigers come out when the sun goes down.” Mizzou After Dark is a fun, alcohol-free party for all Mizzou students. It is a great alternative to the typical college night life.

Mizzou After Dark is ALWAYS FREE for students! Some of the events open to the public are usually $5 for individuals over the age of 17. A typical Mizzou After Dark event includes free food, video games, crafts and prizes. The goal is to have something for everyone. Most of Mizzou After Dark events are...

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Mental Health Support at Mizzou

Mental health has always been something I take very seriously. Being someone who deals with anxiety and depression, things like self-care and seeking help through counseling are two things I feel very passionate about. Ever since I was a young child I have dealt with anxiety. At first my parents couldn’t quite figure out exactly what was wrong. I would have these moments where I would be completely terrified but couldn’t quite articulate what I was feeling or why I was so scared. I would...

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Exploring Downtown Columbia!

One of the best parts of attending Mizzou is living in Columbia, Missouri. More specifically, one of the best parts is downtown Columbia, which if you’re by the Journalism school, is one step away!

Downtown Columbia is home to a plethora of venues, shops, and restaurants that help to really create the lively and artistic scene that makes up Downtown Columbia. The list following is just a highlight of some of the best places to visit in downtown Columbia, but it is by no means an...

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Working Through Roommate Conflict

The summer before your freshman year of college, a lot of people are worried about their prospective roommates. They could be super compulsive or really messy. They could have weird sleeping habits or have strange friends that always hang out in your room. Here is a piece of advice: It is always the things you don't worry about that become the actual problems. So don't spend the summer before college fretting about your roommate. Instead, follow this game-plan to avoid roommate...

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Join a break with Mizzou Alternative Breaks!

Here at Mizzou we hold a lot of records, and one of those is because of Mizzou Alternative Breaks! Mizzou Alternative Breaks (MAB) is the largest student-led service program in the country, and every year it gets bigger and bigger. MAB sends groups of students all across the country during fall, winter, spring, summer, and weekend breaks to work on various service focuses as they gain invaluable leadership skills and experience.

In the past year, students involved with MAB have...

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Coming Out at Mizzou

Coming out dominated my high school experience. Not everyone in my small, rural, conservative hometown was accepting and I found that even some of my best friends were homophobic. I felt obligated to keep my first relationship with a woman secret from everyone around me. My mental health suffered while I felt forced to hide not just this relationship, but also one of my most salient identities.

When I came to Mizzou, I didn't think my experience would be any different. We're in...

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Why did I choose Mizzou?

I still can’t help but to chuckle when people react to where I’m from, as if I’ve never realized the distance. I don’t think they understand the countless hours I’ve spent in airports fitting all my stuff in suitcases, rather than the trunk of a car. There’s a long answer and a short answer to why I came to school so far away from home. Without hesitation, I can say that Mizzou is my home away from home.

My interest in Mizzou started my sophomore year of high school when an older...

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Homecoming: Mizzou Traditions. Go Tigers!

Homecoming. Ten letters, three syllables and after going through three of them, more memories than I can count. Every year it rolls around come October. This is just a game I remind myself. It is just another game. But it is so much more.

When I first came to Mizzou, I was determined to be the student that was front row, painted-up and an absolute riot. Even though I was that in the team’s official student cheering section Tiger’s Lair, I still wasn’t happy.

Flashback with...

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Staying Open-Minded: Give yourself time to adjust!

My freshman year was memorable but not in the way most would think. After my first semester at Mizzou, I was ready to transfer and start my college experience elsewhere. I was lonely but most importantly I was not happy.

Coming to Mizzou, six hours away from Chicago, I was leaving so much behind. But I knew growing up that I wanted to leave, not because I hated it, but because I knew it was how I was going to branch out and grow. But I overestimated my strength when I got into the...

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Kenya D Liddell

beautiful story :'')

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