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The Other Quad

Carnahan Quadrangle is a central-campus haven for Mizzou spirit.

elderly couple dancing on traditions plaza

Alumni celebrate Homecoming on Traditions Plaza. Photo by Nicholas Benner.

Originally referred to as the South Quadrangle for its position relative to Jesse Hall, the area between Cornell Hall and Hulston Hall was dedicated as the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle in 2003 to honor the late Missouri governor, who graduated from MU with a law degree in 1959. The area includes six gardens, two sites sponsored by the Mizzou Alumni Association and a monument to Carnahan.

Traditions Plaza

Developed by the Mizzou Alumni Association and dedicated at Homecoming 2014, Traditions Plaza already has proven a popular spot for plays, concerts, spirit rallies, press conferences, marriage proposals, outdoor classes and commencement exercises.

Personalized Pavers

The association has sold more than 2,247 paver dedications to raise money for its scholarship endowment funds, Homecoming events and other programs. More than 13,000 pavers remain available for donor inscriptions.

Tiger Plaza

The names of 2,225 Mizzou Alumni Association life members grace bronze plaques on two pillars framing the front of Tiger Plaza. Their membership fees helped fund the plaza’s hardscape.

tiger statue

A bronze tiger and a water feature form the centerpiece of Tiger Plaza. Photo by Mary Fama.

Tiger Statue

A bronze tiger weighing 1,200 pounds, created by sculptor Forest Hart, was unveiled the Friday afternoon of Homecoming 2002, which featured a football game against Kansas. The previous night, members of the Alumni Association Student Board camped at Tiger Plaza to ensure no mischief befell the statue.