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A Year of Traditions

Tigers honor their shared pride of place.

crowd watching a capella group

MU’s a capella group, Mizzou Forte, sings before community members leave Traditions Plaza to march in Take Back the Night, an annual event seeking to empower sexual assault survivors and end sexual violence on the Mizzou campus.

Traditions Plaza might be only a year old, but it is already home to new Mizzou traditions. Developed by the Mizzou Alumni Association in honor of MU’s 175th anniversary, Traditions Plaza is located in the heart of campus on Carnahan Quadrangle — a perfect location for marriage proposals, spirit rallies, outdoor classes and concerts. More than 2,000 Tigers have marked their names in MU history by purchasing inscribed pavers. The proceeds — $682,000 to date — go toward the alumni association’s scholarship endowment, Homecoming, Tiger Walk and other programs. To learn more about Traditions Plaza and paver options, visit

These photos illustrate a year in the life of Traditions Plaza, where Tigers honor their shared pride of place.