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Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Missouri

Life at Mizzou

NROTC Cadets

Life as a Mizzou Tiger

If school spirit is important to you, you couldn’t pick a better place than the University of Missouri, where students are full of Tiger Pride! With a sea of black and gold, the Columns, Tiger Stripe Ice Cream and chants of MIZ – ZOU, the University of Missouri and passion for tradition go hand-in-hand.

A member of the Southeastern Conference, Mizzou’s NCAA Division I athletic program features 20 intercollegiate sports, many ranked in the top 25 nationally. As part of the NROTC program, you will have opportunities to see the Tigers in action while supporting the NROTC color guard and shooting the canon during Mizzou football games.

Mizzou’s NROTC students have unique opportunities to enhance their college experience:

– Midshipmen are encouraged to participate in organized athletic events. The NROTC Company has fielded intramural soccer, hockey, football, softball and basketball teams.

– Midshipmen participate in Regional Drill Competitions against other NROTC units. In 2018, Mizzou NROTC placed first and second in regional drill competitions.

– MU’s NROTC program has a wardroom dedicated solely to Midshipmen use. This wardroom has computers for class or personal use, a study room, a television, ping pool table and pull-up station.

Military Friendly School

The University of Missouri has received multiple designations for its support of military students and veterans, including: Purple Heart University, Green Zone Veteran & Military Friendly Campus, Military Advanced Education & Transition Top Colleges & Universities, Military Friendly School and Best Online Programs for Veterans in Graduate Education by U.S. News & World Report. The university is committed to helping military students succeed in the classroom and after graduation.

MU offers a 10 percent tuition award to veterans, active duty service members, Reservists, National Guardsmen, military spouses and dependents who choose to purse a degree through Mizzou Online. In addition, The Missouri Returning Heroes Education Act requires Missouri public postsecondary institutions to limit eligible combat veterans’ tuition to $50 per credit hour.

The university also provides resources for military personnel and their families to transition between service and academia at the MU Veterans Center. Visit Mizzou’s Veterans Center for additional information.

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