Join the Mizzou family during a special

175th Anniversary Commemorative
Week of Activities

And on the occasion of the Inauguration of MU’s 22nd
Chief Executive Officer R. Bowen Loftin

Sept. 15 – 19, 2014

Read more about R. Bowen Loftin.


Sept.15, 7 p.m.

An Evening with Jon Meacham

Missouri Theatre

Jon Meacham, author of Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, will begin the week by speaking about Jefferson’s influence on the history of higher education. Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author; his other books include American Lion, Franklin and Winston and American Gospel. He is a contributing editor to Time magazine, a former editor of Newsweek and has written for The New York Times and The Washington Post, among other publications. He is a regular contributor on Meet the Press, Morning Joe and Charlie Rose. A book signing will immediately follow the program. Doors open at 6 p.m., and books will be available for purchase.

Sept. 15 - 19


As MU celebrates 175 years of academic excellence, symposia catering to a vast range of interests will be presented on campus.

View the full schedule

Sept. 18, 12:30 p.m.


Reynolds Alumni Center, Columns Ballroom

The private luncheon is in honor of the visiting delegates who will attend the installation ceremony.

(Invitation only)

Sept. 18, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Processional Check–in

Reynolds Alumni Center, Great Room

Individuals who have been invited and plan to participate in the inauguration processional will meet at the Reynolds Alumni Center Great Room at 1:30 p.m. Delegates will be required to wear regalia, which will be provided by participants. Delegates will begin lining up with assistance at 2:30 p.m.; the processional will begin at 3 p.m. from the Alumni Center to Missouri Theatre. Refreshments will be provided.

Sept. 18, 3:30 p.m.

Installation Ceremony

Missouri Theatre

Join us for the installation of R. Bowen Loftin as the 22nd chief executive officer of the University of Missouri.

Inauguration Traditions

Sept.18, 5:00 – 7 p.m.


Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union

The reception will immediately follow the installation ceremony.

Sept. 19, 8 p.m.

Mizzou on the Quad

Francis Quadrangle

Student Life’s annual Family Weekend event, “Mizzou on the Mall” is moving to the Francis Quadrangle this year for MU’s 175th Anniversary. Students and their families are invited to gather on the Quad for plenty of treats and activities.”

Sept. 19, 9:30 p.m.

Columns Lighting Ceremony

Francis Quadrangle

Join the Mizzou community for a special ceremony illuminating the Columns as we commemorate MU’s 175th history and look to the future under the leadership of our newly inaugurated Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin.

Lodging & Parking


The Broadway 1111 East Broadway
Columbia, MO 65203
Room rates beginning at $149/night.
Room block deadline: Aug. 15, 2014

Please mention group code “CIR” when calling to make a reservation. To book online, go to, select “Reserve Your Room,” and then enter “CIR” as the “Group code” for the Special Accounts and Rates.

To book online:

  • Go to
  • Select “Reserve Your Room.”
  • Enter “CIR” as the Group Code for the Special Accounts and Rates.

Hampton Inn & Suites 1225 Fellows Place
Columbia, MO 65201
Rooms rates beginning at $109/night.
Room block deadline: Aug. 22, 2014

Visit Hampton Inn & Suites to make online reservations within the room block. To make reservations over the phone, call 1-800-HILTONS and reference the group code “CLI.”

Stoney Creek Inn 2601 S. Providence Road
Columbia, MO 65203

Please call 1–800–659–2220 for reservations and mention the “Loftin Inauguration” room block for the special rate. Special rates are unavailable with online booking.

The Tiger Hotel 23 South Eighth Street
Columbia, Missouri 65203
Room rates beginning at $119/night.
Room block deadline: Aug. 16, 2014

Please mention block code “1409 UMC” when calling to make a reservation. Special rates are unavailable with online booking.

Additional lodging options


Parking is available in the Research Commons lot (RP-10), located at the intersection of S. Providence Road & Mick Deaver Memorial Drive.

Shuttle transportation will be provided from RP-10 beginning at 12 p.m. on Sept. 18 for those attending the luncheon in Reynolds Alumni Center (invitation only). Shuttle service will run continuously until 7:30 p.m. The shuttle service will take guests to all three venues holding Inauguration events: Reynolds Alumni Center, Missouri Theatre and Memorial Union.

If you prefer to park in walking distance to Missouri Theatre, parking is available at metered spots along the street.

Research Commons lot (RP-10)

Delegate Information

All MU faculty are encouraged to attend the ceremony and join the procession in academic regalia.

MU Faculty must register for the processional online. Check-in for the event will be at Reynolds Alumni Center beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 18. Delegates will begin lining up at 2:30 p.m. with the processional exiting at approximately 3:00 p.m.

For delegates from visiting institutions, please return the reply card enclosed with your mailed invitation or contact University Events at 573-882-1989 or

Register Online


To rent or purchase regalia, please call Susan Bubach or Levi Young at 573-884-2224 in the lower level of the Mizzou Store by Aug. 1.


The academic processional will go from Reynolds Alumni Center to Missouri Theatre; if you have any accessibility concerns, please contact University Events at 573-882-1989 or at