We had a great day in Columbia yesterday for Meet Mizzou Day. As steelerfan513 says, the campus is impressive--especially the rec complex, the dining facilities, and the ongoing dorm renovations. The journalism school is even more than I expected it would be, and it's only going to get better when the new building opens next fall. My son found answers to all his questions, ranging from whether it's a good idea to live in a FIG (yes) to what the honors college is like (great). We met a terrific freshman who is a student admissions rep and also a good match with my son's interests: out of state, lives in a FIG, is a Journalism Scholar in the honors college, etc. She was so helpful, as were all the other people we met during the day. I feel confident that he'll find both intellectual challenge and a social niche. I'm betting that he's headed to Mizzou next fall. Though Mizzou will be different for a politically liberal city kid from the East Coast, he seems ready.