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Our next order deadline is March 1, 2018.

Installation by May 2018 Commencement.

About Traditions Plaza

In honor of MU's landmark 175th anniversary, the Mizzou Alumni Association made possible MU's newest campus landmark, Traditions Plaza.

The plaza is an outdoor gathering and programming space that bookends Tiger Plaza on the Carnahan Quad. Daytime or evening, Traditions Plaza serves as a beautiful setting to enjoy a concert, spirit rally, outdoor class, summer movie or other function (the audience faces Jesse Hall).

Located in the heart of campus on the Carnahan Quadrangle, Traditions Plaza is across the street from Jesse Hall along Conley Avenue.Traditions Plaza's convenient and central location is within steps of Reynolds Alumni Center, visitor parking and other attractions such as Beetle Bailey, Mizzou Legacy Walk, Jesse Hall and Francis Quadrangle.

Find Your Paver

Project Donors, use the paver locator maps to find your paver(s).

Map keys are located at the top - use Command F to search for the donor's name for each paver.



4x8 Paver Pricing

Constituent Membership Status
Current Students
Current Students
No $200
First Year Graduates
Yes $175
First Year Graduates
No $215
Alumni and Friends
Yes $375
Alumni and Friends
No $425

8x8 Paver Pricing

Constituent Membership Status
Alumni and Friends
Yes $500
Alumni and Friends
No $550

  • Current MAA members purchasing a paver as a gift to a student or first year grad receive the $175 pricing.
  • All non-member pricing includes one year of MAA membership with purchase.

All purchases are 100 percent tax-deductible. Net revenues from paver and tile sales will help support the cherished traditions of Mizzou, which include the alumni association’s student scholarship endowment, Homecoming, Tiger Walk and more. 

For more information, contact the MAA at, call 800-372-6822 or stop by the MAA office at 123 Reynolds Alumni Center Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (CST). Planning an event on Traditions Plaza?
Read the guidelines.

Honoring Our Shared Pride of Place

Traditions Plaza has a variety of features honoring MU’s history and heritage. MU traditions along with notable quotations are etched in the bricks and tiles that create the stage and pillars making the plaza one of the most cherished and hallowed locations on central campus.

All alumni, students, fans, friends, faculty and staff are invited to take part in this special project by marking their names in MU history with an inscribed 4-by-8-inch or 8-by-8-inch paver. Inscribed pavers are available in two locations: on the main stage and on the Mizzou Legacy Circle. Learn more about paver options or read our inscription guidelines.

In Gratitude to Our Mizzou Legacies

The circular brick landing at the top of the hill is named the Mizzou Legacy Circle. This premium location is reserved for 4-by-8-inch pavers purchased exclusively by MU legacies and their families. MU legacies and legacy families have the option of placing their paver on the Mizzou Legacy Circle or on the main stage of the Traditions Plaza.

What is a legacy?

If anyone in your immediate family graduated from MU before you, then you are a legacy; this includes siblings, parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. If a family has two or more generations of Mizzou Tigers, they are considered a legacy family.

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Learn how to correctly list or abbreviate your degree.


Now Available:

Purchase a paver on the plaza and order a replica of your 4x8 paver for your home or office. Replicas are printed using layers of gypsum in a 3D color printing process. Learn more.

To place an order for a replica over the phone please call our vendor at 803-764-0353 or mail your inscription and $75 check to: ZVerse, 1601 Shop Rd, Suite K. Columbia, SC 29201.

All checks for replica bricks should be made payable to ZVerse Inc.

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