PHOTO GALLERY: Incoming freshmen, their families tour MU

Saturday, July 10, 2010 | 8:15 p.m. CDT
Robin Jenkins, left, speaks with Nathan Stephens, director of the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center, at the Mizzou & You dinner during Summer Welcome on Tuesday. "I want to make sure, as a parent, that my son is doing things for the right reasons," Jenkins said of her attendance.

COLUMBIA — Summer Welcome, which orients freshmen and their parents to MU, ended Thursday. Since June, about 5,600 students and 9,200 parents and guests have visited the campus for two days of touring and information.


Xavier Wegmann, left, Tim Gray, center, and Brendan Giljum take a break from their hectic Summer Welcome schedule in the second floor lounge of Hatch Hall. "We're getting the partying out of our systems now," Gray said with a laugh.
Senior Cole Donelson leads a morning tour of incoming freshmen and their guests Tuesday across the Carnahan Quadrangle during the 19th session of Summer Welcome. According to Jeff Luker, the New Student Programs graduate assistant, 295 students and 400 guests signed in for Tuesday's Summer Welcome session.
Summer Welcome leaders perform for incoming freshman at the Summer Welcome Revue on Tuesday in Jesse Auditorium. The revue introduces freshman to MU traditions and the college experience through song, dance and humor.
Senior Kenny Wiley directs Summer Welcome traffic into the Virginia Avenue Garage on Tuesday morning. "We dress up in costumes to try to put a smile on their face at 8 a.m.," Wiley said about the incoming students and their guests. Approximately 5,500 freshmen have attended the Summer Welcome program this year.
Incoming MU freshmen attend the College of Arts and Science's divisional orientation on Tuesday at Conservation Hall during Summer Welcome.

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