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Collegetown 2014

COLLEGETOWN: Your guide to navigating life at MU and in Columbia

Truman the Tiger greets fans before the Missouri football against Georgia at Faurot Field in September 2012.

Start the semester off right with the Missourian's annual guide for incoming freshmen and transfer students. Here's a list of what you'll find in the 2014 Collegetown edition.

 

Know your student loans

Choosing the right student loans can save you time, money and peace of mind.

Buy a planner and get organized from day one

College is about to begin, and getting in the habit of being organized this year will not only help this semester's grades, but next year's, too.

Libraries, Residence Halls, coffee shops all offer good options for studying

The perfect study location is hard to find, but maybe this will help. We've included coffee shops, classrooms, cafes and university study rooms, all of which provide students with access to specific features such as charging stations, peace and quiet and refreshments.

The 3-exam strategy for a stack-up of finals

There are different strategies for success when attacking a full day of exams. Until you figure out what works for you, check out the outline of this plan for taking more than three exams in one day.

A short guide to obtaining residency for out-of-state students

Obtaining residency can save you thousands of dollars over the course of your academic career.

Four tips for getting the books you need for class

Learn how to navigate the Mizzou Store's bookstore and where to find cheapest textbooks for your classes.

Tips for achieving academic success in college

Here you'll find advice to help you get acclimated to the first weeks of school.

Theater and music are still options in college

The School of Music and Department of Theatre can provide non-majors with a creative outlet and dozens of ways to get involved on campus.

5 MU students share their most embarrassing stories

These MU students prove that those embarrassing moments that don't kill you only make you stronger.

8 quick food fixes to make in the residence hall

After you memorize the pattern of the menu in the dining hall, it might be time to consider more creative options.

Stressed about school? Go running

Running can be a good way to reduce your stress and keep fit. There are clubs for all levels of runners and plenty of upcoming races.

Five things your professor wants you to know

Ever wondered what your professor was thinking, or why he or she was so unhelpful? Get some advice from a graduate student who also teaches a class at MU.

Keep up with campus news and activities on Twitter

Use your Twitter feed to get ahead of the game even before you start your first day of classes.

5 unexpected but great classes to add to your schedule

Taking one of these classes is all but guaranteed to put some fun into your schedule. 

MU's Wellness Resource Center sets facts straight

MU students are not drinking as much as their peers think. The university's Wellness Resource Center is working to break down those misperceptions and educate students, so they won't feel as pressured to over-consume alcohol and drugs.

Daytime naps recharge, refresh

Naps are an inevitable part of college. Whether they are on purpose or accidental, naps will happen, senior Charlie Koors said. Current MU students suggest finding a comfortable couch in the MU Student Center or one of the many lounges on campus.

Where to have fun when you're under 21

Under 21? No problem. There are still plenty of fun on- and off-campus activities that you can enjoy on Friday and Saturday nights.

Make your room your own without spending a lot at these secondhand stores

Looking for some cheap and interesting additions for your new space? Go out and check out these cool secondhand stores.

Tips for navigating MU's online registration system

Registering for classes? Making a payment? Finding your schedule? At MU, it's all done on myZou. Take a tour of the website to get a leg up on other incoming students.

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