16 photos from UMSL Homecoming 2016

Homecoming 2016 at the University of Missouri–St. Louis proved a busy, fun-filled week for members of the campus community, including UMSL photographer August Jennewein. The nearly 200 photos included in a Flickr gallery showcasing the festivities bear that out, capturing a wide range of the many memorable moments from the annual celebration Feb. 1 to 6.

UMSL Daily settled on 16 favorites from Homecoming 2016 to share below. Explore more of Jennewein’s work on Flickr.

Homecoming2016-11. Red & Gold Regatta boat captain Lindsey Nolan takes the plunge Feb. 1 in the UMSL Recreation and Wellness Center natatorium as onlookers cheer her on.

Homecoming2016-22. Senior anthropology major LaVell Monger and a teammate share a laugh after their cardboard seacraft sinks.

Homecoming2016-3Student Life staff member Colleen Pace tallies up the 10,086 canned goods UMSL students donated as part of CANstruction.

Homecoming2016-44. The CANstruction creation by the University Singers decorates Fireside Lounge alongside eight other unique canned-good construction projects Feb. 4.

Homecoming2016-55. A chili feed-goer displays a handful of recipes submitted and served by UMSL faculty and administrators who participated in the Feb. 3 competition. The Golden Ladle Award ultimately went to “Tom’s Traditional & Easy Garlic Crock Pot Chili,” entered by the College of Arts & Sciences.

Homecoming2016-66. UMSL students enjoy the traditional Big Man on Campus event Feb. 2, which proved a hit with the large crowd that gathered in the Millennium Student Center to cheer on the contestants.

Homecoming2016-77. Homecoming king candidate Braxton Perry and fellow UMSL students perform a somewhat prophetic number during the Feb. 3 Lip Sync Competition. Three days later, Perry was in fact crowned king.

Homecoming2016-88. Lip Sync Competition judges (from left) Beth Eckelkamp, Curt Coonrod, Yvette Kell and Miriam Roccia, along with Director of Student Life Jessica Long-Pease, react to the creativity and showmanship on stage during the event.

Homecoming2016-99. A handful of student leaders and homecoming candidates, and even a member of the UMSL Police, entertain the crowd with a rock ‘n’ roll medley during the judges’ deliberations.

Homecoming2016-1010. UMSL students lace up their skates for a little ice skating under the stars beside the Millennium Student Center Feb. 2.

Homecoming2016-1111. The drum section of Triton Sound helps get the crowd pumped up at Pack the Stands Feb. 4 in the Mark Twain gymnasium.

Homecoming2016-1212. Pint-sized Triton Lylah Kimberlin cheers on the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Homecoming2016-1313. Junior Robneisha Lee helps the Tritons to a 56-40 victory over McKendree.

Homecoming2016-1414. Junior Hunter Reine (No. 42) and his teammates sail past McKendree to an 86-82 final score – the perfect finish to Pack the Stands.

Homecoming2016-1515. While putting in a day of volunteer service in the local community alongside fellow UMSL students Feb. 5, nursing major Samantha Tran ties a shoe at Patch Center (part of Grace Hill).

Homecoming2016-1616. Sophomore Armela Subasic takes a spin down the slide with Freddy while lending a hand Feb. 5 during the Homecoming Service Projects.

For even more photos, see the Flickr gallery.

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