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Tour the iconic campus architecture that makes Mizzou Mizzou.


Francis Quadrangle is at the heart of the University of Missouri.


The trademark brick walkway has seen a lot of Tiger tracks through the years.


Healthy living is popular in Columbia.

MIZZOU WELCOMES YOU This is HOW COLLEGE SHOULD BE. Welcome to the University of Missouri, home to 33,805 students on 1,250 acres in the heart of the Midwest. Our classic red- and white-brick architecture, lush and shady green space, and smiling faces will make you feel at home the moment you arrive. Speaking of homes, we have a new one, too. Mizzou became a proud member of the Southeastern Conference in 2012, the nation’s premier athletic league. Just walk around Columbia and you’ll witness the black-and-gold pride our fans and alumni display, and we can’t wait to show our stripes in the SEC! Use this guide to explore the sights, sounds and tastes of this culturally diverse and lively community MU has called home since 1839. From Francis Quadrangle’s verdant lawn to the elegant yet ultra-modern MU Student Center to the piercing roar emanating from Memorial Stadium on game day, Tiger spirit abounds. And it doesn’t stop there. Walk straight from the Quad into Columbia’s inviting downtown district, where specialty shops, live music venues, art galleries and restaurants line every block. If you get lost and need directions, just stop someone and ask. In CoMo (as we like to call it), Midwestern hospitality isn’t just an expression; it’s a way of life.

On the cover: The statue at Tiger Plaza welcomes visitors to campus just south of Jesse Hall on the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle, named after the former Missouri governor. The 2012 Visitor’s Guide was produced by MU Publications for the MU Office of Visitor Relations, 104 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO 65211, 800-856-2181. To view a digital version of this guide, visit To advertise in next year’s edition, contact Scott Reeter, 573-882-7358,


Check out the view from the lush lawn south of Jesse Hall.


Expand your mind and take in a variety of art, facts and artifacts.


Come see where the Tigers dunk, tackle, swing, sprint and spike.


Columbia will win you over with its style, energy, warmth and great food.


Buy that perfect gift and see a show.


Celebrate art, film, music, food and culture at these annual0 CoMo events.

24. Beyond campus and downtown

Enjoy these fun and exciting locations minutes from MU.

27. Mizzou at a glance Mizzou is an impressive,

world-class institution, and these facts back that up.

28. business index 29. MU Contacts

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CAMPUS Brick and mortar, black and gold Mizzou is the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the flagship institution of the state of Missouri. MU has 345 buildings, with scenic Francis Quadrangle at its heart.

Tour Mizzou’s attractions at your own pace. Visit any of the sites with this symbol and call 573-629-1364. Enter the site number followed by the # sign and listen as an expert fills you in about the rich history of people, places and things at Mizzou. It’s free except for your minutes and you can call as many times as you like.

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1 Jesse Hall

Mizzou’s main administrative building, Jesse Hall, boasts a gleaming-white dome that stands nine stories above ground and can be seen from several vantage points throughout Columbia.

2 Francis Quadrangle

Named after David R. Francis, the Missouri governor who oversaw MU’s reconstruction after Academic Hall burned in 1892, the Quad is often called Red Campus because of the classic brick architecture.

3 The Columns

The six Ionic columns that stripe Francis Quadrangle are all that remain where Academic Hall burned in 1892. In 1893, board members wanted to remove the Columns, which were considered unsafe and unsightly. But after supporters rallied to the Columns’ defense, and inspection proved the foundations were safe, the Board of Curators voted to retain them.

Tiger Walk is a tradition in which students new to Mizzou walk (or run!) as a group through the Columns toward Jesse Hall to be welcomed to the university. Tiger Prowl is the corresponding event in the opposite direction upon graduation, symbolizing entrance into the alumni family. The Mizzou Alumni Association sponsors both events. University of Missouri 3

Around The Quad 4 Hill and Townsend halls

14 Swallow Hall


College of Education

15 Bust of David r. Francis

5 Lafferre Hall and

The former governor’s nose is buffed because passing students rub it before tests for good luck.

engineering shamrock

The original Engineering Building was built in 1892 and has been renovated and expanded several times, including a 2011 addition to the west.

16 Uehling Monument

6 Switzler Hall

Mizzou’s oldest classroom building. Once upon a time, the Switzler bell signaled the beginning and end of class periods, but now it rings to celebrate special occasions, such as Tap Day, and to honor the passing of MU family members.

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Once known as McAlester Park, the picturesque oasis northwest of Francis Quadrangle along Elm Street was renamed Peace Park in 1970 after the tragic shootings at Kent State University in Ohio. On a happier note, legend says that if you walk across the bridge with your sweetheart, you’ll someday marry.

8 historic avenue of the columns

Though both buildings were destroyed by fire, the columns of the former Boone County courthouse and the Columns of Academic Hall align perfectly along Eighth Street. The avenue connects the two landmarks and symbolizes the dynamic relationship between community and university.

9 Journalism School and the Reynolds Journalism Institute

The world’s first journalism school anchors the northeast edge of the Quad. RJI, a stateof-the-art facility that opened in 2008, strives to develop and test ways to advance journalism through new technology and improved processes.

10 Stone Lions

A gift from the Chinese government in 1931, the lions guard the archway tunnel in the northeast corner of the Quad. Tradition says students should speak in a whisper in their presence, lest they fail their next exam.

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Art History and Archaeology

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12 Residence on Francis Quadrangle

Home to Chancellor Brady J. Deaton and his wife, Anne.

13 Thomas Jefferson statue and tombstone

The nation’s third president signed the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, and the University of Missouri was the first public university to be established on the territory.

The first woman to lead a U.S. land-grant university in 1978, Chancellor Barbara Uehling promoted the beautification of Mizzou’s campus.


18 Ellis Library

Named after former University of Missouri President Elmer Ellis, it is the largest research library in the state.

Botanic Garden

17 Memorial Union

At 140 feet tall, this memorial stands in tribute to MU students and alumni lost in all U.S. wars and conflicts. Those who walk beneath the neo-gothic archway are to speak in hushed tones, and gentlemen are to tip their hats or salute out of respect for fallen troops.

The Botanic Garden covers campus with 11 thematic plots, three tree trails and seven special plant collections marked by placards. Campus Facilities staff choose the plants for their beauty, adaptability to Missouri’s climate, and educational value to students and visitors. Find garden descriptions and maps for a walking tour at

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Get pumped, get fit & get moving at Mizzou

19 Student Center

With nearly 230,000 square feet of space, this campus gem opened to rave reviews in 2010. It’s a great place to grab a slice, a sandwich or sushi. You can even shoot some pool or just do some studying. The building is also home to student-run media such as The Maneater newspaper and the KCOU radio station, as well as the University Bookstore. There’s Mort’s Grill, named for MU alumnus and Beetle Bailey creator Mort Walker, BA ’48, and decked with vintage comic strips. And be sure to check out the Traditions Lounge, which features a limestone fireplace and artifacts from the university’s history.

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20 Student Recreation Complex

Renovated and expanded in 2005, the complex combines 100 years’ worth of buildings, including the original home of the Missouri Tigers basketball team, Brewer Fieldhouse. There are four pools — which include a lazy river and the breathtaking Tiger Grotto — a spa, a bouldering wall and more than 14,000 pounds of free weights.

21 Stankowski Field

The contributions of MU athlete Anton Stankowski were memorialized in 1996 with the construction of the Stankowski Outdoor Recreation Complex. The facility includes volleyball and basketball courts, a jogging track and synthetic-turf football/ soccer fields. University of Missouri 7

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Where purchases support your Mizzou campus.

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CARNAHAN QUADRANGLE Mizzou’s other quad — Mel Carnahan Quadrangle — extends south of Jesse Hall and is named after the former governor of Missouri and MU alumnus. To the east sits Hulston Hall, home of the MU School of Law. Mizzou is one of only six public universities in the country with medicine, veterinary medicine and law on one campus. To the west is Cornell Hall, which was built in 1999 and houses the Trulaske College of Business. The northwest segment is formed by the Reynolds Alumni Center, home of the Mizzou Alumni Association.

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School of Law

24 Tiger Plaza

A bronze Bengal tiger, created by sculptor Forest Hart, proudly stands atop a waterfall cascading over a plaque inscribed with the Mizzou alma mater at the south end of the Carnahan Quad.

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Trulaske College of Business

26 Donald w. Reynolds Alumni Center 27 Beetle Bailey statue

In another tribute to Beetle Bailey creator Mort Walker, BA ’48, Beetle is seen loafing in a booth modeled after those found in The Shack, a once popular campus hangout that burned in 1988. The sculpture sits in front of the Reynolds Alumni Center, near the burger joint’s former location. Elements of The Shack have been reincarnated at Mort’s Grill in the Student Center, where you can still grab a Shack Burger.

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Museums, Attractions and best-kept secrets Higher education meets art meets community

As the Show-Me State’s hub of higher learning, Mizzou offers a treasure trove of art, literature, architecture and scientific discoveries. Indulge your intellectual curiosity!

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Open 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, this library of books, pamphlets and official state publications totals more than 460,000 items. There are also 500,000-plus manuscript items, 800 reels of microfilm, 150,000-plus state archival records and more than 2,900 maps.

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Anthropology (Swallow)

West of Ellis Library, the circle is a tribute to the First Amendment where free speech is encouraged and encountered.

Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Shop for fair-trade gifts!

30 Museum of Art and Archaeology (Pickard)

32 George Caleb Bingham Gallery

Missouri’s third largest art collection is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Thursday until 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Great gift shop!

Located on the main floor of the Fine Arts Building, this gallery features the work of Mizzou students, faculty, alumni and other artists. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the summer).

33 Reptile exhibit (Stewart)

Open from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; stop by for the Friday feeding at 9:30.

34 Enns Entomology Exhibit (Agriculture)

View more than 6 million specimens of insects, arachnids and fossils from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

35 Laws Observatory (Physics)

Open on clear Wednesday nights from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

36 Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center

Built in 2004, this facility nurtures interdisciplinary study, housing researchers from 12 departments and schools/ colleges. The atrium showcases artist-architect Kenneth vonRoenn’s Joy of Discovery, a contemporary sculpture.

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Sports Park at Mizzou Fight, Tigers. Fight for Old Mizzou!

In 1911, the Tiger football team hosted rival Kansas in what would become one of the nation’s first Homecomings. Director of Athletics Chester Brewer wanted a large crowd, so he called upon Mizzou alumni: Come home to Columbia for the annual football game, cheer on your Tigers and soak up the nostalgia. A new era begins in 2012 when Tigers begin play in the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

37 Memorial Stadium / faurot field (football)

Opened in 1926, renovated in 1978 and 2000; capacity 71,004

M-I-Z, Z-O-U! Although the University of Missouri’s nickname, Mizzou, goes back to the early 1900s, the signature chant that spells it aloud came along much later. Now it’s used as a rallying cry at sporting events. Here’s how it works: One side of the stadium shouts “M-I-Z.” The opposite side answers “Z-O-U,” and it’s repeated until the crowd is whipped into a frenzy. The chant can even be used as a verbal secret handshake. Think someone is a Tiger? Say “M-I-Z,” and see if they answer back. 12 University of Missouri

38 Hearnes Center (volleyball, wrestling, gymnastics)

Opened in 1972; capacity 13,611

39 Mizzou Arena (basketball)

Opened in 2004; capacity 15,061

If you’ve watched a Mizzou game on TV or in person, chances are you’ve seen Truman the Tiger bouncing around on the sidelines. Students named the friendly black-and-gold mascot in 1986 after our nation’s 34th president and Missouri native, Harry S Truman. University of Missouri 13

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Sports Park at Mizzou

Take the Mizzou audio tour by calling 573-629-1364. Enter the site number followed by the # sign and listen as an expert fills you in about the rich history of people, places and things at Mizzou.


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1 Jesse Hall

14 Swallow Hall

27 Beetle Bailey Statue

2 Francis Quadrangle

15 Bust of David R. Francis

28 State Historical Society

3 The Columns

16 Uehling Monument

29 Speakers Circle

4 Hill & Townsend Halls

17 Memorial Union

30 Museum of Art & Archaeology

5 Lafferre Hall

18 Ellis Library

31 Museum of Anthropology

19 Student Center & Bookstore

32 Bingham Gallery

20 Student Rec Complex

33 Reptile Exhibit (Stewart)

21 Stankowski Field

34 Enns Entomology Exhibit

22 Carnahan Quad

35 Laws Observatory

10 Stone Lions

23 Hulston hall

36 Bond Life Sciences Center

11 Pickard Hall

24 Tiger Plaza

37 Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field

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25 Cornell Hall

38 Hearnes Center

13 Jefferson Statue

26 Reynolds Alumni Center

39 Mizzou Arena

6 Switzler Hall 7 Peace Park 8 Avenue of the Columns 9 J-School & Reynolds journalism institute

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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI: COLLEGETOWN USA In 2011, Southern Living called CoMo one of the country’s best college towns. You don’t have to walk far to realize Columbia and Mizzou are as intertwined as a city and university can be. Just east of the Quad, head north on Ninth Street into the heart of Columbia (population 108,500), where restaurants, ice cream shops, art galleries, clothing boutiques and concert venues abound. It’s a great place to pick up some black-and-gold Tiger gear, peep into store windows or just people-watch.

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GRAB A BITE Do we hear a Tiger? Or is that your stomach growling?

Downtown Columbia has dining options for every craving, whether you want a quick snack, a college hangout or a fine dining experience. Shakespeare’s Pizza

225 S. Ninth St. 573-449-2454 “Shake’s” has personality baked right into the crust. One of Columbia’s most popular meeting places, it also won the Good Morning America “Best Bites Challenge: College Edition” in 2010.

The Heidelberg

410 S. Ninth St. 573-449-6927 Atmosphere, a sunny patio and great happy hour specials have made this an old campus favorite. And its location just across the street from the J-School makes it convenient, too.

Flat Branch Pub & Brewing

115 S. Fifth St. 573-499-0400 With award-winning handcrafted beers on tap and a trendy, seasonal menu, this brewpub was named one of America’s Best Bars by Esquire magazine.


21 S. Ninth St. 573-443-7400 Walk in and try constantly updated ice cream flavors including Rice Krispie treat and carrot cake. Look for the lifelike bulldog greeting customers out front.

El Rancho

The Broadway Diner

22 S. Fourth St. 573-875-1173 This cozy café offers greasy spoon fare and late-night hours for hungry students. Try the signature dish, The Stretch: hash browns topped with scrambled eggs, chili, cheddar cheese, green peppers and onions.


110 S. Ninth St. 573-874-9519 Best burger in town? Many Columbians think it can only be found at this comfortable pub and pool hall, a civic institution since 1884.

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International cafÉ

26 S. Ninth St. 573-449-4560 One of CoMo’s favorite places for Greek, Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern food moved to its new location in 2011. Try the gyro with hummus and tabbouleh.


709 Cherry St. 573-256-1995 An urban atmosphere and unexpected yet traditional menu items make this a popular lunch, dinner and happy hour location.

1014 E. Broadway 573-875-2121 On some late nights, the line for this homemade Mexican cuisine stretches down the block. Chimichangas, nachos and enormous burritos are among the student favorites.

Bangkok Gardens

811 Cherry St. 573-874-3284 Consistently rated CoMo’s best Thai food, this two-story date destination is known for its traditional Phat Thai.

Main Squeeze

28 S. Ninth St. 573-817-5616 Fresh, creative and committed to sustainability, this café offers wholesome smoothies, soups, sandwiches and salads made with local produce, when possible.

Bambino’s Italian Café

929 E. Broadway 573-443-4473 The slogan may be “Use Your Noodle, Eat Some Pasta,” but The Bam’ has some great sandwiches and salads, too. Try the chicken and artichoke sub or the massive antipasto salad.

Broadway Brewery

816 E. Broadway 573-449-2337 Opened in September 2009, this underground pub offers a local-foods menu, several house-made microbrews and international beers.

Kampai Alley Sushi Bar

907 Alley A 573-442-2239 Sushi steals center stage at this urban-themed restaurant tucked off Alley A between Ninth and 10th streets. If you prefer your food hot, try a noodle dish.

Sub Shop

209 South Eighth St. 866-475-6735 Since 1975, Sub Shop has been a sandwich haven for hungry Tigers. The fresh-baked bread aromas fill the dining room, and the atmosphere couldn’t be more laid back.

Buck’s Ice Cream

Eckles Hall 573-882-1088 We all scream for Tiger Stripe! Unique to Mizzou, the French vanilla ice cream rippled with dark Dutch chocolate was invented here and is now made and served from MU’s Eckles Hall.

Café Berlin

220 N. Tenth 573-441-0400 One of Columbia’s favorite breakfast locations offers dozens of vegetarian menu items, occasional live music and an Early Bird special on weekdays from 7 to 8:30 a.m.

Tellers Gallery & Bar

820 E. Broadway 573-441-8355 The corner location provides a great view of downtown Columbia. The view inside is unique, too, with local artwork on display and available for purchase. Try the blackened salmon creole salad.


811 E. Walnut St. 573-442-8220 A sophisticated menu makes this a great place to enjoy big-city style in a college town setting. With reservations, the chef will personally select your meal from the day’s finest. (Located at the old Boone Tavern building.)


800 E. Broadway 573-874-8090 The eclectic menu featuring locally produced ingredients and an elegant but comfortable setting make this a popular choice. Great microbrew beer selection on tap!

Coffee shops

There’s no coffee shortage in any college town, and Columbia has a variety of cozy shops perfect for group study sessions or some quality alone time in a booth with a paperback and a steamy mug.

Coffee Zone

11 N. Ninth St. | 573-449-8215 Townies love this unique Mediterranean and Middle Eastern-themed café.


29 S. Ninth St. | 573-874-2566 Find your own nook (or cranny) in this contemporary coffee house.


24 S. Ninth St. | 573-874-2852 Lodge-like décor and panini sandwiches set this popular shop apart.


102 S. Ninth St. | 573-442-4455 Hot bagels, bread, soup and coffee battle for best aroma at this bakery housed in historic Hall Theatre.


Memorial Union | 573-882-6603 304 S. Ninth St. | 573-442-5802 With two locations on campus, you’re never far from this familiar favorite. University of Missouri 19

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Gift Shops, Art Stops and venues “Art is the proper task of life.” — Nietzsche

No town in mid-Missouri can match Columbia’s love of art and artists. You’ll find colorful storefronts, classy galleries and hip artwork around every corner.

Ragtag Cinema

10 Hitt St. 573-443-4359 This one-of-a-kind movie experience shares a building with Uprise Bakery and 9th Street Video, and it features two theaters with a hodgepodge of comfortable couches and chairs. You can grab a bite to eat at the café and take your beverage with you to view the always thought-provoking films.


13 S. Ninth St. 573-442-0211 Featuring the work of more than 300 artists from Missouri and its eight neighboring states, Bluestem carries only handmade products, from delicate blown glass to intricate metal sculptures.

The Blue Note

17 N. Ninth St. 573-874-1944 Columbia’s premier live music venue is a great place to see a show. Its historic balcony has witnessed acts such as Wilco, Girl Talk and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.


1013 Park Ave. 573-875-0588 Another intimate venue to hear local, regional and national music acts. The tunes are loud, and the expansive deck out front is a crowd pleaser.

Orr Street Studios

106 Orr St. 573-875-4370 What was once the Watkins Roofing building now contains 21 visually stunning studios with gallery space for nearly 30 local artists.

Artlandish gallery

1019 E. Walnut St. 573-442-2999 Enter this original and kaleidoscopic realm of art, crafts, antiques and a modest selection of art supplies. Be sure to explore the “catacombs” under the building where artists work and sell their wares.


25 S. Ninth St. 573-449-6166 A self-proclaimed “locally planted” nonprofit organization, the Seed sells handcrafted goods that are purchased from fair trade organizations.


920 E. Broadway 573-442-3223 Featuring the clay, fiber, metal, wood and glasswork of artisans across the country, Poppy adheres to its philosophy, “art is for everyone.” University of Missouri 21

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EVENTS Festivals and gatherings are a way of life in Columbia. Music, art, film — you name it — this college town’s tastes are as eclectic as the population. Art in the Park

June 2 and 3, 2012 On the shores of Stephens Lake, you’ll find Art in the Park, the oldest and largest fine arts festival in mid-Missouri.


Hosted by the Blue Note, Columbia’s most popular downtown music venue, Summerfest brings national music acts to town for a huge block party on Wednesday evenings starting in May. From Broadway to Walnut, Ninth Street is closed to automobile traffic while acts such as Wilco, the Wallflowers and Willie Nelson fill the mid-Missouri night sky with music.

Roots N Blues N BBQ

Sept. 21 and 22, 2012 The Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival features award-winning music acts from around the country and smokin’ barbecue of all types.

True/False Film FEST

Feb. 28–March 3, 2013 The True/False documentary film festival runs annually in late February and/or early March, and celebrates some of the world’s best nonfiction cinema.

University Concert Series 409 Jesse Hall, 573-882-3781 With its mission of bringing affordable and entertaining performances to Columbia, the series has hosted acts such as Kathy Griffin, David Sedaris and musicals including In the Heights, Beauty and the Beast and My Fair Lady.

Citizen Jane Film Festival

Oct. 19–21, 2012 True/False’s “sister” film festival, Citizen Jane, showcases films produced and directed by women.

Earth Day Festival

April 2013 The Earth Day Festival, held each April on the Sunday closest to the holiday, features performers, educational exhibits, a street fair and children’s activities to celebrate the planet. University of Missouri 23

Beyond Campus and downtown Mere minutes from Mizzou, you can further explore the beauty of mid-Missouri. Shelter Gardens

1817 W. Broadway The Shelter Gardens, part of Shelter Insurance’s corporate office, is open to the public for relaxation, a picnic or a quiet stroll. The five acres contain many soothing features, including waterfalls and a garden for the blind. In June and July, the park hosts free concerts Sunday evenings.

MKT Nature and Fitness Trail

501 S. Providence Road Built over the old rail bed of the MKT (Missouri-Kansas-Texas) Railroad, the gravel MKT Trail is 10 feet wide and stretches across Boone County. There are five points of access in Columbia, including a gateway on the west edge of campus at Stewart and Providence roads. The trail also connects to Missouri’s Katy Trail, which extends more than 200 miles across the state.

Perche Creek

5500 W. Van Horn Tavern Road No matter the occasion, there’s always time for go-carts, batting cages and miniature golf. It’s just a four-minute cruise from the Columbia Mall west on I-70. For the big golfers, there’s a par-3 course and a driving range.

Rock bridge State Park

5901 S. Highway 163 Fifteen miles of trails span the 2,273-acre park south of Columbia, with spectacular views to be enjoyed from horseback, mountain bike or hiking boots.

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Stephens Lake Park

2001 E. Broadway With 116 acres of lawn, hills, ponds, trees, paths and, of course, the lake, this is a great place to toss a Frisbee or have a picnic. There’s even a swimming beach, and fishing is allowed on the east side of the boardwalk. It’s located at East Broadway and Old Highway 63, east of the MU campus and downtown Columbia.

Hazel Kinder’s Lighthouse Theater

3078 Lighthouse Lane A great place to see live family entertainment at its best, the theater showcases regional and national talent. Located east of Columbia on I-70 off of Exit 137. Call to reserve tickets: 573-474-4040.

Les Bourgeois Vineyards

14020 W. Highway BB Rocheport, Mo. The Les Bourgeois Vineyards in Rocheport, Mo., just west of Columbia on I-70, sits on a rocky bluff with scenic views of the Missouri River. Opened in 1974, the family-owned winery is the third largest in the state. The company’s 35-acre property includes an outdoor wine garden, fishing pond, A-frame restaurant and six acres of vineyards.

Shryocks Callaway Farms

2927 County Road 253 Located 20 minutes east of Columbia on I-70 in Callaway County, this fun getaway features a 17-acre corn maze with a different pattern every year. Take a hayride across the scenic mid-Missouri countryside, and afterward enjoy refreshments inside the iconic red and green barn. There’s also a souvenir shop and a three-story gumball coaster.

Warm Springs Ranch

25270 Highway 98 Boonville, Mo. Come visit the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales at this state-ofthe-art breeding facility located west of Columbia in Cooper County (near Boonville). The ranch features a mare, stallion and foaling barn, a veterinary lab and 10 pastures, each with a customized walk-in shelter. Reserve a tour to take you behind the scenes of the 25,000 square-foot facility and across 300 acres of pastures. University of Missouri 25

One Medicine for All People and their canine companions suffer from many of the same diseases. The good news for labradoodle Bentley, a cancer patient, is that MU researchers like veterinary oncologist Dr. Carolyn Henry offer new treatments through the Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium managed by the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Henry leads the One Health/One Medicine area at MU, which expands groundbreaking collaborations between veterinarians, physicians and other scientists to understand and conquer diseases. At Mizzou, novel therapies for dogs like Bentley benefit humans. At the same time, veterinarians use medical innovations developed for humans to help animals. For more information, contact Dr. Henry at 573-884-9457 or email

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MIZZOU AT A GLANCE • As one of only six public universities in the country with medicine, veterinary medicine and law on one campus, Mizzou has a significant role in professional education.

• Mizzou is one of only 35 public U.S. universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities.

• Columbia was included in Southern Living magazine’s list of best college towns.

• With 33,805 students from every county in Missouri, every

• The 2011 freshman class boasts an ACT average of 25.7, compared with the national average of 21.1 and the state average of 21.6. One in four come from the top 10 percent of their high school classes.

• Mizzou finished 14th among 363 colleges nationwide in RecycleMania’s Gorilla Prize, a competition in which colleges and universities compete to collect the highest gross tonnage of recyclables. In the eight-week collection period (Feb. 6–April 2, 2011), Mizzou’s cumulative recyclable total was 602,147 pounds.

state and more than 100 nations, Mizzou celebrates its largest and most diverse enrollment since it was founded in 1839.


1839, Columbia, Mo., first public university west of the Mississippi


345 buildings on 1,250 acres, main campus; 19,425 acres statewide

Enrollment, fall 2011 Total: 33,805 In-state: 25,502 (75.4%) Out-of-state: 8,303 (24.6%) Undergraduate: 26,024 (77%) Graduate and professional: 7,781 (23%) Minority: 4,549 (13.5%) International: 1,943 (5.7%)  hina (896), Republic of Korea C (208) and India (195) send the most students.

Full-time employees, 2011–12 Total: 13,380 MU Health Care: 4,768 Faculty & instructors: 2,087 (includes 318 international visiting scholars)

Research and related expenditures, FY 2011 $425.6 million

Annual undergraduate costs, 2012–13*

Missouri resident total: $21,874 $8,989 (tuition) $8,643 (room & board) Nonresident total: $34,669 $21,784 (tuition) $8,643 (room & board) * Costs assume 14-hour enrollment each semester. Totals do not include fees, supplies or personal expenses. Visit for more information.

Financial aid

MU provides about $100 million in financial aid from its own budget, including endowed scholarships and grants, graduate tuition and fee waivers and merit- and need-based scholarships (does not include loans). Mizzou spends an additional $51.8 million on more than 10,000 student employees. Those receiving some form of need-based assistance (excluding loans): 11,752 undergraduates (average package $7,065) 3,288 graduate students (average package $8,326)

Academic Units

College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources School of Natural Resources College of Arts and Science School of Music  Trulaske College of Business School of Accountancy College of Education School of Information Science and Learning Technologies College of Engineering Graduate School School of Health Professions College of Human Environmental Sciences School of Social Work School of Journalism School of Law School of Medicine Sinclair School of Nursing Truman School of Public Affairs College of Veterinary Medicine University of Missouri Extension University of Missouri 27


IN OUR CAMPUS The University of Missouri will become smoke-free in 2014. Until then, smoking is limited to designated areas. Learn more about MU’s smoking policy and view a map of designated areas at

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BUSINESS INDEX City of columbia

Hotels & Motels


City of Columbia Utilities 701 E. Broadway 573-874-7380 (See our ad on page 20)

Financial Institutions

The Gathering Place Bed and Breakfast 606 S. College Ave. 573-443-4301 thegatheringplacebedand (See our ad on page 10)

Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau 300 S. Providence Road 573-875-1231 800-662-0987 (Toll Free) (See our ad on page 16)

Boone County National Bank 720 E. Broadway 573-874-8535 (See our ad on page 8)

Stoney Creek Inn 2601 S. Providence Road 573-442-6400 (See our ad on back cover)

University Departments

Tigers Credit Union N17 Memorial Union 573-443-8462 (See our ad on page 10)

Restaurants & Wineries

US Bank 911 E. Rollins St. 573-441-0809 (See our ad on page 22)

Golf Course A.L. Gustin Golf Course 18 Stadium Blvd. 573-882-6016 (See our ad on page 20)

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Jack’s Gourmet Restaurant 1903 Business Loop 70 East 573-449-3927 (See our ad on page 22) Les Bourgeois Winery 14020 W. Highway BB, Rocheport, Mo. 800-690-1830 (See our ad on page 20) Serenity Valley Winery 1888 County 342, Fulton, Mo. 636-300-9960 (See our ad on page 22)

Bond Life Sciences Center (See our ad on page 10) Mizzou Advantage (See our ad on page 26) MU Healthcare (See our ad on inside front cover)

Smoke Free Mizzou (See our ad on page 28) University Bookstore 911 E. Rollins 573-882-7611 800-UBS-TIGR (Toll Free) (See our ad on page 8) University of Missouri Licensing and Trademarks 319 Jesse Hall 573-882-7256 (See our ad on page 29) University of Missouri Veterinary Teaching Hospital 900 E. Campus Drive 573-882-7821 (See our ad on page 22)

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MU CONTACTS Main website



Campus events: Academics: academic-calendar Student events:



573-882-7506 or 800-225-6075 (Call toll free in Illinois, Kansas and Missouri)

Class registration & records

573-882-6511 or 877-738-6108

Directory assistance


Campus map

Prospective student visits to campus: 573-882-2456 or 800-225-6075 (Call toll free in Illinois, Kansas and Missouri)



Disability Services

573-882-6501 800-CAT-PAWS (tickets)


573-882-4696 TTY: 573-882-8054




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Financial aid & scholarships

Giving to Mizzou

Graduate School

573-882-6311 or 800-877-6312



Mizzou Alumni Association


573-882-5539 or 888-631-1098

Parking and Transportation Services

573-882-6611 or 800-372-6822


Mizzou Online

Student Affairs


MU Extension

MU Health Care


MU Police Department

Non-emergency: 573-882-7201

News & social networks


University Bookstore

573-882-7611 or 800-827-8447

Veterans center


Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital 573-882-7821


General public visits to campus: 573-882-6333 or 800-856-2181 University of Missouri 29

Mizzou Visitor Guide (2012-13)