MU Tap Day ceremony moved indoors due to rain

Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 3:26 p.m. CDT; updated 7:13 p.m. CDT, Thursday, April 18, 2013

COLUMBIA — Frequent rain over the past week has led MU to move its Tap Day ceremony indoors for the second year in a row.

The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Jesse Auditorium. Like many student traditions, the event is usually held on Francis Quadrangle.

Stormy weather and muddy ground are the causes for the move, according to a news release from Nick Evans, a coordinator of student organizations at MU. 

On Tap Day, an 86-year-old tradition, MU's six secret honor societies reveal their new members to the public. The selected students are "tapped," or chosen, during the week preceding the ceremony.

The secret  societies are QEBH, Mystical Seven, LSV, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa and the Rollins Society.

The societies usually induct juniors who will spend their senior year involved with the group. Sometimes, involvement in Tap Day is just a formal recognition of students who have been involved throughout their junior years. 

There will be free parking in the Conley and Turner garages on Friday afternoon for those attending the ceremony.

Supervising editor is Richard Webner.

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