Welcome to a new year

Fall semester officially launches Monday, Aug. 20, but colleges will take several weeks to officially observe the start of a new academic year. Below is a list of college opening events for faculty and staff, as well as three university-wide events.

College opening events

  • Agriculture and Life Sciences, convocation, Tuesday, Sept. 4 (4:10 p.m.), MU Sun Room, reception follows
  • Business, welcome back picnic for faculty and staff families, Friday, Aug. 24 (5:30 p.m.), Big Bluestem Shelter, Moore Memorial Park
  • Design, welcome reception for faculty and staff, Monday, Aug. 20 (6-8 p.m., short program at 6:30 p.m.), Beckman Forum, College of Design
  • Engineering, convocation and awards presentation, Thursday, Sept. 13 (3 p.m.), Howe Hall auditorium
  • Human Sciences, welcome back event for faculty and staff, Thursday, Aug. 16 (8-11 a.m.), Reiman Ballroom, Alumni Center
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, fall convocation, awards presentation and reception, Wednesday, Sept. 12 (3:30-5:30 p.m.), MU Sun Room
  • Veterinary Medicine, convocation and awards presentation, Wednesday, Aug. 29 (8-9 a.m., breakfast served at 7:30 a.m.), 2226 Vet Med

All-university events

  • Fanfare concert, music faculty members, Sunday, Aug. 26 (3-4:30 p.m., free admission), Tye Hall, Music Hall
  • University awards ceremony, Friday, Sept. 14 (3:30 p.m.), MU Great Hall
  • Presidential installation, Friday, Sept. 21 (10:15 a.m.), Stephens Auditorium, reception follows