More than 5,300 students will receive their degrees from MU this weekend. Saturday's ceremonies began with the Honors Convocation, and the College of Engineering, School of Heath Professions, School of Medicine, School of Natural Resources and the College of Arts and Science held ceremonies later in the day.
More than 5,300 students will be graduating from MU this semester, many of whom will walk in the 17 commencement ceremonies that take place through Sunday.
MU will hold 17 graduation ceremonies this weekend, the first of which was the College of Veterinary Medicine's ceremony Friday.
Celebrated since the 12th century, commencement ceremonies are an important part of American culture.
While some step into the workforce and others continue into a master's program, graduating seniors of MU share their uncertain feelings about the future.
University Student Apartments staff had hoped to be able to reinforce the existing decks with new supports, but an engineering report recommended that they be removed instead.
The Republican-led legislature has fought against the standards and argued that lawmakers should have been consulted on the decision when state education officials adopted the new benchmarks.
Drivers heading north on U.S. 63 into Columbia this weekend should expect delays. MoDOT officials suggest drivers take the Grindstone exit to avoid congestion.
Other speakers at this weekend's commencement include Jim Held, founder of Stone Hill Winery; Don Walsworth, CEO of Walsworth Publishing; and University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe.
Now in its second year, Mizzou Wishmakers on Campus has more than 70 student members.
Columbia College held two commencement ceremonies for the 2014 class Saturday. The college's new president, Scott Dalrymple, conferred degrees to the graduates for the first time.
Undergraduates of the 2014 Stephens College class walked across the stage at Missouri Theatre to receive degrees on Saturday. Patrika Brown, one of the graduates, urged her classmates to "go out there and be bold" and to not forget their Stephens roots.
The Senior Sendoff begins with the Tiger Prowl, when students run through the MU Columns away from Jesse Hall to symbolize their exit into the world.
In a letter sent to MU's director of campus facilities, the firm said its engineers noticed that the supporting beams of the decks had "lost some of their original capacity due to age and exposure to the elements."
The employees will be given eight weeks to find other employment at the university.
Under the legislation, students participating in dual-credit high school courses could use some scholarship funds to pay off student fees charged as a result of those classes.
Some 300,000 of the 600,000 books affected by mold last fall are on their way to Texas to be repaired by Belfor, a property restoration company. The books will be stored in a facility off Interstate 70.
Green Dot and similar bystander intervention programs are being promoted on campuses nationwide. But researchers have suggested that efforts to change the societal messages that form beliefs about sexual behavior and alcohol are needed, as well.
The second annual MU Guitar Day event allowed participants from around the town, state and beyond to play together and learn from one another.
It's possible to be both pregnant and a student at the same time, but it presents unique challenges.