2018 Missouri Scholars Academy

Sunday, June 10 – Saturday, June 30, 2018 on the campus of the University of Missouri

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Events from 2018 MSA


Alumni Day 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, June 23th

2:00 pm – Alumni arrive at Middlebush Auditorium

3:00 pm – Big Group in Middlebush Auditorium

3:45-4:45 pm Afternoon Programming

  • Green Energy – Steve Keller (Middlebush Auditorium)
  • Math Stuff – Frank Corley (207 Middlebush)
  • Adventures in AI – Joel Jeffries (132 Middlebush)
  • Taking it Home: Lessons from PSD (In Remembrance of Haran Kumar) – Jordan Henson & Marjorie Perkins (12 Middlebush)

4:45-6:00 pm  Dinner on own

6:00 pm  Taiko Drummers Performance and Workshop (Conservation Auditorium)

7:15 pm Alumni Dance (Lowry Mall)


Family Day 2018 is this Sunday, June 24th.  Scholars may be checked out as early as 8:00 AM.  Simply come to the Mark Twain Lobby and the RAs will help ensure your scholars are ready to go!  Scholars must be signed out before leaving.

If you plan to have your scholar leave with anyone other than a parent or legal guardian, you must email msacoordreslife@gmail.com to give permission.  Many scholars will spend the day with a family friend or roommate’s family if their parents aren’t available.

We will have some optional afternoon programming on Sunday as well:

  • 1:30 – Meet the Faculty!  Visit teachers in their classrooms
  • 2:30 – Informational Session on The MU Honors College &  “How the Heck to Pay for College”: Middlebush Auditorium
  • 3:30 – Trivia Contest – Scholars and Families compete in Naka Auditorium

All scholars must be returned to Mark Twain to sign themselves in no later than 5:00 PM.


Every year scholars are asked to nominate a teacher who made a difference in their lives. Teachers are then invited to visit the Academy, attend afternoon sessions, have dinner with their student, and participate in evening programs. TAD 2018 is Monday, June 25th, and we are looking forward to recognizing all the fabulous teachers out there!

2018 Nominated Teachers: please check in at the Mark Twain desk when you arrive. If you have not RSVP’d yet, please email Dr. Rachel Harper right away: harperrp@missouri.edu


Scholars may be checked out as early as 7:30 AM on Saturday, June 30th.  Breakfast will be the last meal served at the Academy for Scholars.

The Closing Ceremony for MSA 2018 will be held from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM in Jesse Auditorium.  All scholars should check out with their RA, turn in their room key, and have their belongings moved out of Mark Twain before the Closing Ceremony Begins.  Unlike Opening Day, move out is the responsibility of scholars and their families. It is expected that all scholars attend Closing Ceremony.

Scholars and Families will NOT be allowed back in the Mark Twain Residence Hall after the Closing Ceremony ends.

If you have any questions about Family Day or Closing Day, please don’t hesitate to contact us at MOScholarsAcademy@missouri.edu