Each year, the College of Arts and Science sets aside a week to celebrate everything that makes A&S so special. We host a variety of celebrations and activities for our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the general community. We hope you'll join us this year!

A&S Week Celebration


Tiger Pantry Donations throughout the week

Bins located in Arts and Science Building, Lowry Hall, Physics Building, and Strickland Hall.

Most needed items include hygiene products, dry pasta, rice, pasta sauce, mac 'n cheese, canned tuna, canned chicken boxed meals, and canned beans. 

A&S Week Events List by Day

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Student Organization Fair MU Student Center, Undergrad Research, Internship Coordinator, Study Abroad included  If you are involved in a student organization and would like to be represented at the fair, sign up here.

7:30 p.m. Esterhazy Quartet & Friends Sinquefield Music Center School of Music Faculty Recital

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Lloyd B. Thomas Lecture, Peter Hessler Jesse Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union South


Peter Hessler, an award-winning novelist and New Yorker staff writer, returns to his hometown of Columbia, Missouri as the Lloyd B. Thomas Lecture Series featured speaker.

He plans to discuss the many changes he witnessed in China when he returned after 25 years.

Mark your calendar and join us for this compelling event. It is free and open to the public.

RSVP here. 

12:00 p.m. GIVING DAY

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Donuts with the Deans 3rd Floor, Lowry Hall RSVP here 

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Career Fair | partnered with CAFNR MU Rec Center

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. State of the College Address Jesse Wrench Auditorium RSVP here

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. A&S 4 Success Virtual Panel Discussion, International Programs Zoom Link 

6:00 p.m. Middleton Center Event Dr. Martha Jones Book Talk Virtual - Register here

7:30 p.m. War of the Worlds Studio 4 MU Theatre Theatre Department Event Purchase tickets here

12:00 p.m. GIVING DAY ENDS

7:30 p.m. War of the Worlds Studio 4 MU Theatre Theatre Department Event Purchase tickets here

1:00 p.m. Leading a Global Fashion Brand During a Pandemic, Terri Speiser, President of DKNY Sportswear Leadership Auditorium, Student Center Textile & Apparel Management Event

5:00 p.m. A&S Week Alumni Awards Celebration Jesse Hall Auditorium Alumni Celebration Event

7:30 p.m. War of the Worlds Studio 4 MU Theatre Theatre Department Event Purchase tickets here 

9:00 a.m. A&S and Engineering 5k, Lafferre Hall, $20 proceeds donated to Habitat for Humanity sign up