The MizzouRec Jungle Gym is pictured without equipment.
During summer renovations, the Jungle Gym at the MizzouRec receives new performance flooring on Tuesday Aug. 6, 2019 after the exercise equipment was removed the week before. Julia Hansen/University of Missouri


Dr. Stackman carries a box down the hallway for a student.
Dr. William Stackman, Vice Provost of Student Affairs, helps Kimberly Glickel move into Bluford Hall on Saturday Aug. 10, 2019. Julia Hansen/University of Missouri
A group of sorority members cheer with their hands raised as they chant together
Members of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority lead their new sisters in a chant at MizzouRec as part of the Panhellenic Association Bid Day on Saturday Aug. 17, 2019. Julia Hansen/University of Missouri
Students huddle in a group for a photographer to make their photo
Students pose for a photo outside the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center during an ice cream social as part of the Welcome Week activities on Thursday Aug. 15, 2019. Sam O’Keefe/University of Missouri
A student jumps to catch a frisbee while another watches
Lucas Frola (left), a mechanical engineering major from Ingleside, Il., and Siler Wehrmann, a history major from St. Peters, Mo., play KanJam during Interfraternity Council recruiting at Alpha Gamma Sigma on Friday Aug. 16, 2019. Sam O’Keefe/University of Missouri
Students practice yoga as colorful swirls of glowsticks fill the photo
Corinne Baum, a journalism major from Fairfax, Va., participates in the Welcome Week glow yoga activity at Traditions Plaza on Thursday Aug. 15, 2019. Sam O’Keefe/University of Missouri
Mizzou Marching band students run through the columns at Mizzou
Led by Marching Mizzou, the freshman class of 2023 run through the columns during Tiger Walk at the Francis Quadrangle on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. The participants received a pint of Tiger Stripe ice cream afterwards. Monique Woo/University of Missouri
Five women dressed in work uniforms pose for a group photo in the MU Student Center.
Campus Dining Services full-time employees at the MU Student Center pose for a group photo on Thursday Aug. 22, 2019. Front row (left to right) Yun Yang and Kaylona Schmidt. Back row (left to right) Demetria Pittman, Morgan Mehr and Karen Coats. Sam O’Keefe/University of Missouri


Truman the Tiger poses with a Mizzou student.

Moving in, Tiger Style

Mizzou welcomes a new class of Tigers.

William Stackman

Feels Like Home

Bill Stackman returns to his alma mater as Mizzou’s first vice provost for Student Affairs.

Ymbar and Andew fist-bump while sitting in their room.

Doubts, Nerves, Friendship

After moving in as strangers, Andrew and Ymbar found friendship through food, music and games.