PHOTO GALLERY: Tiger Walk starts college careers for MU freshmen

Sunday, August 21, 2011 | 9:22 p.m. CDT; updated 8:08 a.m. CDT, Monday, August 22, 2011
Incoming MU freshmen squeeze their way through the center of Francis Quadrangle on Sunday as part of the annual Tiger Walk ceremony.

COLUMBIA — The annual Tiger Walk event Sunday brought out many freshmen, who made the symbolic walk (or run) through the MU Columns. The event represents freshmen beginning their college careers at MU.

MU freshmen walk, run and sprint through the Columns during Tiger Walk on Sunday, the day before classes for the fall 2011 semester begin.
Freshmen run through the MU Columns on Sunday to symbolize the beginning of their college careers during Tiger Walk.
The clarinet section of Marching Mizzou warms up Sunday before the band's annual Concert on the Quad after Tiger Walk. Marching Mizzou serenaded incoming freshmen and community members with both spirit tunes and popular songs.
The Tiger Walk tradition started in 1995 as a way to mark the start of freshmen's college careers and to welcome them into the Mizzou family. The tradition continues today as many freshmen passed through the Columns on Sunday.
MU freshmen run through the Columns on Sunday as part of Tiger Walk. This year's freshman class is the largest class in MU history.
An MU freshman eats her Tiger Stripe ice cream Sunday during the Tiger Walk event on Francis Quadrangle. The orange-colored and chocolate-swirled ice cream is made at MU at Buck's Ice Cream Place.

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