COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
For the first holiday weekend since the return to learn, the University of Missouri is asking students to stay in Columbia.
In an email to students Thursday, the vice chancellor for student affairs said on of the key ways to stay safe is not to travel, but the university understands the importance of socializing and building relationships on campus.
To help keep students engaged over the weekend, Mizzou will host several events including the "Paint the M" tradition for first-year students and "Flicks on Faurot."
Students interested in painting the rock M in the north end zone at Memorial Stadium have to sign up for a time slot between 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday. The university said groups of 20 students at a time will be allowed for 20 minute intervals to stay in line with the "Show Me Renewal" plan.
For "Flicks on Faurot," gate one at the stadium will open at 6 p.m. before the movies start at 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday. MU's Incident Command team will be there to make sure everyone is staying safe because the university is expecting more than 20 people will attend.
MU also reminded students to wear face coverings, social distance and stay home if they are sick during the holiday weekend.