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175 Years


A Year of Traditions

Tigers honor their shared pride of place.


CoMo’s ABCs

Our roundup of the most unexpected things Columbia has to offer.

jefferson tombstone mizzou

Jeffersonian Restoration

Mizzou and the Smithsonian Institution restore Jefferson’s marble epitaph.


University’s Uncovered Past

Kansas City alumni chapter will sponsor Mizzou 175 event.


Ceremony and Vision

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin is installed as 22nd CEO of the University of Missouri.


The Making of a Mace

Mizzou employees and students create a ceremonial mace.

Mizzou Land Grant Panel

Innovation Deficit Defined

Panelists discuss insufficient funding for university research.

Mizzou trees

Living Legacies

Mizzou Botanic Garden plants 175 trees for 175 years.

Mizzou paisley

Mizzou Paisley

Art professor designs signature Mizzou paisley for 175th anniversary.

Dudley McCarter

Heart for Mizzou

Mizzou Alumni Association volunteer president has long loved the university.

Todd McCubbin, M Ed ’95

Celebrating Mizzou’s 175th

MU’s statewide role benefits all Missourians.

MU Extension historical tractor

MU Extension Celebrates 100 Years

Smith-Lever Act established Cooperative Extension Service in 1914.

P. Allen Smith at Mizzou

Planting the Seed

Gardening expert P. Allen Smith plants herbs with children during Mizzou's 175th anniversary event.

academic hall, university of missouri

M-I-Z, B-O-O-K

175th anniversary history book to be published.

Charlie Digges

Digging MU’s Past

Charlie Digges, BS BA ’40, has celebrated MU’s birthdays since the 100th.


Happy Birthday, Mizzou

The University of Missouri celebrates its 175th birthday at the MU Student Center.

Academic Hall fire

The Burning of the University

An English professor recounts the night Academic Hall burned.

Academic Hall, ca. 1872

The Heart of Mizzou

See what campus looked like pre-1900s.

Conley painting

Roll of Honor: By the Numbers

Here's more information about the 904 donors who helped bring Mizzou to Boone County.

Cindy Mustard

Take a Ride on the Tiger Trolley

Cindy Mustard uses her Mizzou childhood roots to share the history of CoMo and MU.

Francis Quadrangle

175 years, from 1839 to 2014

The University of Missouri will celebrate its 175th anniversary in 2014.


The Making of a University

Mizzou celebrates 175 years as a global leader in teaching and research.


A Timeline of Mizzou Achievements

MU faculty, students and alumni make strides throughout 175 years.


Humble Families, Humble Beginnings

The donations of 900 Boone County residents 175 years ago keep paying dividends.