Step Forward Day

Step Forward Day is a tradition on the MU campus. It is a one day service event geared toward first-year students, freshmen and transfers. New students have the opportunity to learn about and participate in community service projects through the Columbia community. Students meet at Tiger Plaza for registration in the morning, are then bused to a local service agency, volunteer for a few hours, and then are bused back to Tiger Plaza.

Step Forward Day will be Saturday, August 20, 2016
All students receive a free t-shirt* and complimentary breakfast! The event is free and open to all first-year and new transfer students. This is a wonderful way to become familiar with the City of Columbia and to expose one’s self to volunteerism in one’s community. Some agencies which have benefited from Step Forward Day include: Columbia Second Chance, Columbia Public Works, Food Bank, and Boys and Girls Club. Community service is valued at MU and Step Forward Day upholds that value.*While supplies last

Step Forward Day Site Leaders
We are looking for 20-30 enthusiastic individuals to serve as Site Leaders for groups of first-year students at Step Forward Day 2016. Our Site Leaders are in charge of their group and ensure that they have a safe and enjoyable service experience. It is important that our SFD Site Leaders are passionate members of the Mizzou community to provide a great first-impression to our new students and help kick-off their semester, instilling values of service and active citizenship.

Applications for SFD 2016 Site Leaders are open April 25-May 8 at midnight.
Apply to be a SFD 2016 Site Leader

Tentative Schedule

8:30-9:15 am – Check in & Breakfast

9:15-9:30 am – Opening Remarks

9:30-10:00 am – Depart campus

10:00 am – Arrive at service site

10:00-12:30 pm – Serve

12:30-1:00 pm – Travel back to campus

1:00 pm – Check out

Since I am a freshman, Step Forward Day was a wonderful opportunity to get involved even before the school year officially started. I was one of two people from my graduating class to come to Mizzou, so it was nice to get to know other first year Mizzou students and upperclassmen!Taylor Warren
SFD 2016 agency registration opens May 10