Founders’ Day Celebration & Silent Auction

Help us celebrate Mizzou’s 182nd birthday! We’ll be kicking off our Founders’ Day event by hosting a MizZoom before the Mizzou Hoops takes on Ole Miss on Wednesday, February 10. Join us for Mizzou trivia and fun prizes thirty minutes before tip-off (6:30 p.m. MT).

Even though we won’t be meeting in person for our Founders’ Day celebration, we will still have a silent auction to support the RMT Scholarship Endowment, and BIDDING IS NOW OPEN!!

Get your bidding fingers going, there are special items up for auction, including a Colorado Avalanche team-signed jersey and a Michael Porter Jr. signed Nuggets jersey! Many other exciting items are also available.

The auction closes at 7:00 p.m. MT on Wednesday, February 10.

#MizzouMade Talk With J’den Cox

Join us for an evening with #MizzouMade Olympic wrestler, and Mizzou Male Athlete of the Decade, J’den Cox, moderated by Mizzou alumnus and CBS4 Sports Anchor Michael Spencer!

This is a free event with a suggested donation of $10 to the Rocky Mountain Tigers Scholarship Endowment.

Mizzou Alumni Association members who attend will be entered to win a J’den Cox autographed item.

Log-on details will be sent to registrants prior to the event.

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Mizzou Online Programs Rise in Rankings

Online degrees at Mizzou recognized among the best in nation.

January 26, 2021
Contact: Sara Diedrich, 573-882-3243, diedrichs@missouri.eduIn the midst of a worldwide pandemic that has forced much of higher education to pivot to remote learning, online programs at the University of Missouri are being recognized among the best in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2021 Best Online Programs Rankings.

That includes Mizzou’s online bachelor’s programs, which climbed 85 spots to No. 14 out of 337 public and private institutions. MU — which offers 16 online bachelor’s degrees — tied with Illinois State University, North Carolina State University, University of Central Florida and University of Oklahoma. For the fourth consecutive year, Mizzou’s online master of education programs ranked higher than any other institution in Missouri, climbing 45 spots to No. 15. MU tied CUNY-Hunter College, Portland State University, Texas Tech University, University of North Texas and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Additionally, MU’s online graduate business degrees — in a category that excludes MBA programs — also climbed in the rankings, rising 86 spots to No. 34 out of 164 institutions, tying with Colorado State University, University of South Dakota and West Texas A&M University. Online programs at Mizzou also ranked well in a category that U.S. News calls “Best for Veterans.” MU’s online graduate education programs rank No. 5 for veterans and its online bachelor’s programs ranked No. 9 for veterans.

“It was an unprecedented year for higher education, but our dedicated team of professionals continued to provide our online students with the same high quality of education that has long been recognized among the best in the nation, this year we worked hard to enhance our digital platform and student experience while working to grow enrollment” said Matthew Gunkel, chief of eLearning for UM System. “Our online programs are developed by the same faculty who teach on campus and provide participating students with a degree that truly means something.”

The new rankings are included in the 2021 edition of the Best Online Programs rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report and are based on data from 2020.

Increased access to quality online education is a strategic goal for the UM System, which now promotes more than 260 online offerings from its four universities through Missouri Online. Efforts are paying off with enrollment of distance students growing 41% systemwide over the past five academic years. This is growth in fully online programs and doesn’t include enrollment in courses that may have been moved online due to the pandemic.

U.S. News ranked schools with online graduate programs in five general categories: engagement; expert opinion; faculty credentials and training; services and technologies; and student excellence.

According to U.S. News & World Report, the vast majority of students enrolled in the ranked bachelor’s online programs have earned at least some college credit. Rather than first-time college students, they are more likely to be working professionals in their 20s to 40s looking to advance in or change their careers. Consequently, the factors U.S. News selected to make comparisons between programs did not include measures only applicable to teenage applicants, such as high school grades and standardized test scores. Instead, it chose factors that weigh how online programs are being delivered and their effectiveness at awarding affordable degrees in a reasonable amount of time.

Mizzou Accepts Bid to Music City Bowl to Play Iowa

Music City Bowl

No. 15 Iowa Nashville, Tenn. Nissan Stadium Wednesday, Dec. 30 3 p.m. CT ESPN



(Mizzou seating sections – East Stands lower level, sections of 101-115)

Due to COVID-19 protocols, tickets can only be purchased through the TransPerfect Music City Bowl.

Disclaimer: COVID-19: Full refunds will be available if a game is canceled and cannot be replayed, or if it is played under conditions that prevent fans from attending. Adjustments will be made by the bowl as it pertains to COVID-19 guidelines. 


After a thrilling 2020 Mizzou Football season, Coach Eli Drinkwitz and the Tigers are headed to the TransPerfect Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 3 p.m. CT on ESPN. This marks Mizzou’s 34th all-time bowl appearance, and third in the last four seasons. Like so much in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s trip will look much different than previous ones. In order to keep everyone healthy and safe, there will be no University-sponsored fan events at the bowl site this year, which would include spirit rallies, tailgates and a team send-off. After careful thought, neither Mizzou Athletics nor the Mizzou Alumni Association will offer any fan travel packages to this year’s bowl game. While we realize this is a change from previous years, we believe that this in the best interest of our donors, fans, staff and student-athletes to not offer on-site events or travel packages this season. We deeply appreciate your understanding of this situation which has impacted everyone.


Mizzou will be headquartered at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.


For more information on the TransPerfect Music City Bowl, visit

MizZoom with Drew

Join us for an evening with MizzouMade Denver Broncos’ QB Drew Lock, moderated by Mizzou alumnus and CBS4 Sports Anchor Michael Spencer!

This is a free event with a suggested donation of $10 to the Rocky Mountain Tigers Scholarship Endowment.
Mizzou Alumni Association members who attend will be entered to win a Drew Lock autographed item.  Not an MAA member? JOIN TODAY to be entered into the drawing!

RMT Pumpkin & Carving Kit Pick-Up For Contest

It’s pumpkin carving season, Tigers! We’d like to make this fall festivity a little easier – and more fun – for you and your family this year. Register to reserve your pumpkin, carving kit, and exclusive Rocky Mountain Tigers stencil! Once reserved, Pumpkin Pick-Up is Oct. 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sloan’s Lake Park. You’ll then have access to our pumpkin carving contest!
The deadline to enter the carving contest is 5:00 p.m. on October 30. The winner will receive a Mizzou Store gift card.
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All proceeds go towards our Scholarship Endowment fund!


4 Colorado Freshmen Named Walter Williams Scholars

4 Colorado freshmen named Walter Williams Scholars

The award represents the highest level of student distinction at the Missouri School of Journalism.

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Sept. 16, 2020

This fall, the Missouri School of Journalism named 85 incoming freshman Walter Williams Scholars — the highest level of student distinction in the school.  Four hail from the state of Colorado, including two of our RMT scholarship recipients, Sara George and Molly Miller

To qualify, students must have been in the top 20 percent of their high school class, have maintained a GPA of 3.25 or above and have earned at least a 33 on the ACT or 1480 on the SAT.

“We are excited to have a stellar group of Walter Williams Scholars, and we are particularly excited to have the second highest number in our program’s history, said Brian Brooks, associate dean emeritus and Walter Williams Scholars program faculty lead. “They represent the future of American journalism, and we are thrilled to welcome them to Mizzou and the School of Journalism.”

The fall 2020 class of Walter Williams Scholars is:

  • Olivia Anderson, Spring, Texas
  • Mason Arneson, Golden Valley, Minn.
  • Cassie Beisheim, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Casey Bonds, Joplin, Mo.
  • Tommy Briner, Wentzville, Mo.
  • Audrey Brown, Wildwood, Mo.
  • Andreas Busse, Sammamish, Wash.
  • Tommy Carrico, Mount Prospect, Ill.
  • Quinn Coffman, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Ryan Cohen, Bolivar, Mo.
  • Jack Copeland, Brownsburg, Ind.
  • Maggie Courtney, Springfield, Mo.
  • Geoffrey Dean, Cary, NC
  • Ellie DeBeer, Highlands Ranch, Colo.
  • Elizabeth Derner, Washington, Mo.
  • Richard Deutsch, Chicago, Ill.
  • Lily Dozier, Camas, Wash.
  • Madelynn Draus, Weston, Ill.
  • Justin Dunbar, Millbrae, Calif.
  • Kara Ellis, Hendersonville, Tenn.
  • Ashley Faber, Memphis, Tenn.
  • Kiana Fernandes, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Merrick Foote, Antioch, Ill.
  • Sequoia Gallaway, Ozark, Mo.
  • Katie Gallaway, Plano, Texas
  • Sara George, Boulder, Colo.
  • Parker Gillam, Alpharetta, Ga.
  • Kirsten Godfrey, Southfield, Mich.
  • Joe Goodman, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Emily Anne Griffith, Decatur, Ala.
  • Hannah Gundlach, Waterloo, Ill.
  • Ella Haas, Oak Park, Ill.
  • Brennan Haralson, Austin, Texas
  • Jaclyn Harris, Argyle, Texas
  • Ben Henschel, Fairway, Kan.
  • Emily Hood, St. Charles, Mo.
  • Ava Horton, Little Rock, Ark.
  • Jonathan Jain, Kennett, Mo.
  • Emmet Jamieson, Rochester Mills, Pa.
  • Thomas Jamison, St. Charles, Mo.
  • Caitlin Kane, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Teagan King, Geneva, Ill.
  • Sam Kingery, Teutopolis, Ill.
  • Zoe Krause, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Danielle Laue, Lisle, Ill.
  • Patrick Leonard, Glenview Manor, Ky.
  • Gabe Levi, Chicago, Ill.
  • Claudia Linder, Eads, Tenn.
  • Lindsey Linkous, Thompsons Station, Tenn.
  • Caleb Logue, Santa Rosa, Calif.
  • Connor Manley, Crystal City, Mo.
  • Maddie Meyers, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Marta Mieze, Ballwin, Mo.
  • Molly Miller, Cherry Hill Village, Colo.
  • Mia Montgomery, Bolivar, Mo.
  • Ryan Moore, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Maya Morris, Memphis, Tenn.
  • Matthew Newkirk, Overland Park, Kan.
  • Nico Orantes, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
  • Maddie Orr, Columbia, Mo.
  • Ethan Peter, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Faith Quist, Minnetonka, Minn.
  • Emma Reiser, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Sigi Ris, The Woodlands, Texas
  • Gabby Rivera Kroenke, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Amy Schaffer, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Faith Schilmoeller, West Plains, Mo.
  • Bradford Siwak, Richmond Heights, Mo.
  • Elese Smith, Jerseyville, Ill.
  • Maren Stephens, Alpharetta, Ga.
  • Johnny Sterrett, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Bailey Stover, Columbia, Mo.
  • Emma Tacchia, Joliet, Ill.
  • Caitlin Tate, Memphis, Tenn.
  • Sarah Tierney, Lakeway, Texas
  • Cass Tobin, Springfield, Mo.
  • Jackson Valenti, Raymore, Mo.
  • Kortay Vincent, Tulsa, Ok.
  • Ian Wesselhoff, Plainfield, Ill.
  • Nick Winkelman, Plano, Ill.
  • Brynn Winkler, Prairie Village, Kan.
  • Shannon Worley, Wildwood, Mo.
  • Molly Wright, West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Cayli Yanagida, Olympia,  Wash.
  • Owen Ziliak, Chicago, Ill.

Mizzou Rise in rankings

Rise in rankings

Mizzou jumps 15 spots in the U.S. News & World Report list of top national universities and is recognized as a Best Value School and a Best College for Veterans.

  • This is a photo of MU's rankings.


September 14, 2020
Contact: Christian Basi, 573-882-4430,

On the heels of record retention and enrollment growth amidst unprecedented challenges facing higher education, the University of Missouri has jumped 15 spots in the U.S. News & World Report list of top national universities, rising to No. 124 in the publication’s newest rankings of more than 380 public and private institutions.

UM System President and MU Chancellor Mun Choi said the rise in rankings is a testament of the commitment to excellence by the entire Mizzou community.

“This level of improvement doesn’t happen without a dedicated team fulfilling our mission of education, research, outreach and economic development and telling our compelling story,” Choi said. “Every one of our more than 8,000 faculty and staff have been putting in their best effort as we meet our commitment to serving our students and providing them with the high-quality education that they have come to expect from Mizzou.”

MU also moved up five spots, from No. 90 last year to No. 85, among the Best Value Schools — a measure of colleges that offer the best value for students getting need-based financial aid. When compared to other public national universities identified by U.S. News & World Report, Mizzou ranked No. 12 for Best Value and No. 1 among public national universities in neighboring states (Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Illinois). Additionally, Mizzou climbed 13 spots to No. 86 among the Best Colleges for Veterans.

MU started this fall with a 4% increase in opening-day enrollment — a rise due, in part, to a record 90% retention rate — a measure of freshmen who return as sophomores. Preliminary increases from the previous fall also include 7.6% more underrepresented minority students, 5.3% more Missouri residents and a 12.9% increase in transfer students.

The new rankings are included in the 2021 edition of Best Colleges, which was released today by U.S News & World Report and are based on data from 2020. Rankings of National Universities include 389 schools that offer a full range of undergraduate majors, master’s and doctoral programs and show a commitment to producing groundbreaking research. The institutions are ranked on more than 15 measures of academic quality.

“We are pleased to see improvements in the rankings and believe that the investments we have made in student success will continue to be reflected in increased performance and measurable results,” said Maurice Gipson, vice chancellor of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity at MU. “The fact that we are experiencing a record retention rate indicates to me that our increased focus on retaining students is providing them with an atmosphere where they can thrive.”

In the 2021 edition, Mizzou registered improvements in the six-year graduation rate as well as peer evaluation, among others. Another student outcome that showed improvement was the average six-year graduation rate for students who receive Pell grants, which rose from 55% last year to 59%. In the category of student excellence, the percentage of MU freshmen, who entered in Fall 2019, in the top 10% of their high school class rose from 30% to 33%.

“These rankings are an important measure of institutional quality and excellence,” Provost Latha Ramchand said. “Our 15-point improvement reflects the hard work of our faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters, and shows Mizzou will continue to evolve and grow as a leading national research university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities.”

The Best Value Schools ranking is based on such factors as the average net price paid by undergraduates after receiving need-based grants and the percentage of undergraduates receiving need-based scholarships or grants — aid that students don’t have to pay back. From academic year 2018-19 to 2019-20, the percentage of students receiving scholarships increased from 50% to 58%. In addition, the Best Value ranking considers how well the institution performed in the overall U.S. News & World Report’s national universities ranking.

Plus, MU rose three spots to No. 60 among public national universities.

Robert Ross, director of the MU Student Veterans Resource and Support Center, said he is pleased that Mizzou continues to be recognized as one of the Best Colleges for Veterans and credits the university’s commitment to service members, veterans and their families.

“Campus leadership has created a veteran friendly environment that places a high premium on student veteran success, and we continue to enhance our veteran friendly toolkit,” he said.


Mizzou’s 109th Homecoming Announced

Mizzou’s 109th Homecoming will be Oct. 17 vs. Vanderbilt

The birthplace of Homecoming will celebrate the 109th installment on Oct. 17 vs. Commodores

COLUMBIA, Mo. – There is no Mizzou tradition quite like Homecoming, and despite the COVID-19 pandemic altering the 2020 Mizzou Football schedule, Mizzou and Mizzou Athletics both still plan to celebrate Homecoming this season. This year’s celebration will be the 109th Mizzou Homecoming and it will be held the weekend of Oct. 17 when Mizzou Football hosts Vanderbilt at Memorial Stadium.

In times like these, traditions are more important than ever, and Mizzou is committed to hosting a Homecoming experience. Homecoming will look different this year but the tradition will always be Timeless and True. All Homecoming activities will follow current campus safety guidelines and fun, new virtual experiences will bring Homecoming to you. Follow us on social { /} for updates.

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Mizzou Football 2020 Schedule Announced

SEC Announces Mizzou’s 2020 Football Schedule

Tigers open 10-game SEC slate in Columbia against No. 3 Alabama

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mizzou Football now has its full schedule of games for the 2020 season, as the Southeastern Conference unveiled its 10-game, SEC-only schedule live on SEC Network Monday evening (Aug. 17).  The Tigers will open their revamped schedule in Columbia on Saturday, Sept. 26, as they welcome No. 3 Alabama to Memorial Stadium. Below is the complete 2020 schedule:

Date                       Opponent
Sept. 26                 ALABAMA
Oct. 3                     at Tennessee
Oct. 10                   at LSU
Oct. 17                   VANDERBILT
Oct. 24                   at Florida
Oct. 31                   KENTUCKY
Nov. 7                    Open
Nov. 14                  GEORGIA
Nov. 21                  at South Carolina
Nov. 28                  ARKANSAS
Dec. 5                     at Mississippi State

The Tigers, under the direction of first-year head coach Eliah Drinkwitz, will welcome Alabama, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Georgia and Arkansas to Memorial Stadium with road games at Tennessee, LSU, Florida, South Carolina and Mississippi State.

Alabama will be making its first trip to Mizzou since the 2012 season, while Mizzou will head to LSU for the first time since the 2016 season. The Tigers will also face SEC west foe Mississippi State for the first time since 2015. The remaining seven games feature the other six teams in the SEC East, and the Tigers’ permanent cross-divisional rival in Arkansas.

Now that the schedule is complete, the Tigers are set to play games against the nation’s No. 3, No. 4, No. 5, No. 8 teams among their 10-game SEC slate.

Mizzou’s game with Arkansas, originally scheduled for Nov. 28 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, will now be played in Columbia at Memorial Stadium on the same date. For customers that purchased tickets via Ticketmaster, refunds will automatically be refunded to your credit card. All other tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase. Contact the Kansas City Chiefs Fan Experience department at 816-920-4237 or e-mail with questions.

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