The University of Missouri campus is the state’s flagship university. By combining the resources of a comprehensive research institution and a state land-grant university coupled with a statewide mission to improve public welfare equals a strong University Extension program. Every year, more than one million Missourians turn to MU and its extension programs to help them continue their education, solve problems, and make informed decisions.
Designated as a botanic garden, MU’s 1,250 acre main campus features more than 5,000 trees and 650 varieties of plants. One “must see” campus landmark is the Quadrangle or “Quad” where several of the 18 campus buildings that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places are located. Also found on the Quad are 600 year old Chinese stone lions and Thomas Jefferson’s original tombstone.