Optional Activities

Tiger Climb

This optional activity runs from 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. on day two of Summer Welcome. The purpose of Tiger Climb is to meet your fellow incoming students in a fun environment. Students will climb the Alpine Tower, which is a 60-foot climbing tower. This isn’t a climbing wall or indoor rock gym. The Alpine Tower is designed to provide a fun time for people of all climbing backgrounds. Never climbed before? That’s OK, the Tower has a route for you. Are you an experienced climber? Great, it’s got a challenge for you too. For more information about the Tower visit: https://ventureout.missouri.edu/programs/alpine-climbing-tower/.

Space is limited and an additional $20 fee is required for your Alpine Tower experience. Participation in Tiger Climb is limited to students only. Parents and guests are welcome to watch under our pavilion but climbing is limited only to students.

If you are interested in attending Tiger Climb, check session 2, 7, 12, or 17 on the online registration form and complete the section on Tiger Climb. Attendees should bring a water bottle and come dressed for an afternoon of exciting mental and physical challenges. If you have any questions regarding Tiger Climb, contact Venture Out at 573-882-8585 or ventureout.missouri.edu.

Interfraternity Council – Fraternity Recruitment

Fraternities are one of the best ways to shrink a large campus like Mizzou, by providing brotherhood, networking, service, academic support and social events. Participation in formal recruitment will give you the opportunity to meet men from each of the 30 Interfraternity Council (IFC) fraternities. Formal recruitment is a three-day mutual-selection process in which male students will have the opportunity to meet with chapter members, ask questions, and meet other prospective members interested in Greek Life.

To register for formal recruitment, go to greeklife.missouri.edu and follow the appropriate links. Formal recruitment costs $175, which includes meals and lodging (only during the formal recruitment program) and will open after Spring Break. This additional fee is payable directly to Greek Life via the recruitment links on greeklife.missouri.edu. DEADLINE to register will be at capacity total or Friday, June 16th, which ever comes first (NO exceptions).

OPTIONAL: If you are interested in attending IFC Formal Recruit and Summer Welcome at the same time, Sessions 12, 13 or 15 are available. This is especially helpful for students from out-of-state who want to minimize travel expenses. If you are unable to attend these sessions, you can still attend any Summer Welcome Session you would like and return to Columbia again to participate in formal recruitment. (It is not mandatory that you come to Sessions 12, 13 or 15, it is a travel saving option for out-of-state students.)

If you have any questions regarding formal recruitment, contact the Office of Greek Life at greeklife@missouri.edu or IFCrecruitment@missouri.edu. If you would like your Summer Welcome session to be scheduled in conjunction with formal recruitment, notify the Summer Welcome office at 573-884-9868, or e-mail SummerWelcome@missouri.edu.

Panhellenic Association – Sorority Recruitment

Information regarding formal recruitment will be coming at a later date.  Please contact the Office of Greek Life greeklife.missouri.edu for questions.

  • Registration Opens:  June 1, 2017
  • Registration Closes:  July 21, 2017
  • Move-In/Registration:  August 13, 2017
  • Recruitment:  August 14-20, 2017

National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC)

The National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC) consists of historically Black Fraternities & Sororities.  Currently, Mizzou has 6 active chapters on campus.  Throughout the year, NPHC hosts a variety of events including: NPHC Week, Homecoming Step Show, Community Service, & Study Halls.  In addition,  each chapter provides programming to the Mizzou community throughout the year.  Please visit the NPHC Website for more information relating to each chapter and upcoming events.

Please note:  NPHC does not hosts events during the summer when school is not in session.