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UCM Traditions Keeper


What does it mean to be a Mule or Jennie? You are part of a community that takes pride in hard work, innovation, diversity and a spirit of service.

For 150 years students have embraced the culture and spirit of the University of Central Missouri. Each generation of students upholds UCM's time-tested traditions, modernizes others and creates their own. We invite you to become an official UCM Traditions Keeper!



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Download the free UCM Traditions Keeper App on your mobile device.

You will find dozens of things to do and places to visit around campus. Check out the traditions that interest you, then check them off on the app.

Three ways to get the app:

  1. Open up your device's web browser and visit
  2. Scan the QR code below with your phone's camera/QR scanner
  3. Search for 'Guidebook' in the Apple, Google, or Amazon app stores


Quick response (QR) code for Guidebook


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Visit the Smiser Alumni Center in Elliott Student Union to collect a token of appreciation for each Traditions Keeper milestone you reach on the app:
25 traditions = small gift
50 traditions = free T-shirt
75 traditions = medallion that can be worn at commencement and alumni events

When you visit Smiser, you will be welcomed into the MuleNation Student Chapter as an official UCM Traditions Keeper with benefits like networking opportunities across MuleNation, discounted tickets to events, career connections and guidance, access to mentors in your field of study and a variety of scholarship offerings.

Get instructions for using the app to become a Traditions Keeper.






Earn Points on the App for Keeping Traditions Like These:


Engaged Learning

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  • Go to an Involvement Fair
  • Visit the Success Advising Center
  • Meet the dean of your college
  • Join the MuleNation Student Chapter
  • Vote in a Student Government Association election


Future-Focused Academics

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  • Visit the Career Services Center
  • Participate in Mock Interview Week
  • Do an internship
  • Apply for a scholarship
  • Create a memory book of your time at UCM



Culture of Service

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  • Participate in a service learning trip or project
  • Donate time or food at the Campus Cupboard
  • Take part in an Out of Darkness Walk
  • Volunteer during MLK Service Day or MuleNation Gives Back
  • Participate in a campus blood drive


Worldly Perspective

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  • Go to an International Student Organization event
  • Read the inscriptions on the Friendship Tower
  • Visit the McClure Archives and University Museum
  • Connect with UCM alumni around the world on social media
  • Travel (virtually or physically) with a class or student club


  • facebook
  • twitter
  • youtube
  • linkedin
  • instagram