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PHOTO GALLERY: Incoming freshmen make their debuts at Tiger Walk

Sunday, August 22, 2010 | 8:02 p.m. CDT; updated 4:44 p.m. CDT, Monday, August 23, 2010
Incoming freshmen run across the Francis Quadrangle as part of the annual Tiger Walk ceremony on Sunday. Tradition has new freshmen walk - and run - through the Columns toward Jesse Hall to signify the start of their careers at MU.

COLUMBIA — Incoming freshmen strode through the Columns, then enjoyed some Tiger Stripe ice cream, marking the ceremonial start of their college careers at MU at the annual Tiger Walk on Sunday.

Incoming freshmen run, walk and jump through the columns toward Jesse Hall as part of the traditional Tiger Walk on Sunday on the Francis Quadrangle. At the end of quad, the students were greeted with tables full of Tiger Stripe ice cream, another MU tradition.
Members of the Class of 2014 crowd Francis Quadrangle in front of Jesse Hall during the annual Tiger Walk on Sunday. The class is a record size for MU, exceeding last year's freshmen enrollment of 5,589 students.
From left, MU seniors Cyreia Sandlin, Camila Gumati and Kelsey Mirando greet incoming freshmen as they head through the Columns on Sunday as part of the annual Tiger Walk. While the first students ran across the quadrangle, the back of the large crowd could only manage to walk through.

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