Rise of the Red & Gold: Snapshots from UMSL Homecoming 2019

Students gather for to cheer on the Tritons at the Pack the Stands Basketball Game. (Photos by August Jennewein)

Students gathered to cheer on the Tritons at the Pack the Stands basketball game. (Photos by August Jennewein)

What’s red, gold and spirited all over?

Why, it’s the Triton community during the 2019 Homecoming week!

Campus photographer August Jennewein documented the extraordinary verve and talent of the University of Missouri–St. Louis community last week. Here are some of his favorite shots from this year’s celebration.

Homecoming week kicked off with the annual Chili Feed and Be Inspired Campaign event Thursday in the Millennium Student Center Century Rooms. The College of Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, College of Optometry, College of Education, College of Business Administration, School of Social Work and the Pierre Laclede Honors College submitted recipes.


After the aromatic steam settled, the College of Business Administration’s Best Chili on Earth and the School of Social Work’s Redemption Chili were named winners in a tie. The event raised $1,300, which Sodexo donated to Beyond Housing Pagedale Family Support Center.


Center Kiara Stewart and the UMSL women’s basketball team took on No. 1 Drury University Thursday during the Pack the Stands event in the Mark Twain Athletic Center. The men’s basketball team also faced Drury Thursday evening, falling 73-62.


The University Pep Band also known as the Triton Sound revved up the crowd with its performance during Pack the Stands.


Circus Kaput helped young Triton Maggie Williams get suited up and in the proper frame of mind before the games thanks to a bit of UMSL-themed face painting.


The UMSL Cheerleaders kept things lively during the basketball doubleheader.


On Feb. 15, the UMSL community spiced up the MSC Bridge with Triton spirit during the Window Painting competition.


The UMSL Cheerleaders took the top award for the Red Division, with the University Program Board in second and Catholic Newman Center in third. Zeta Tau Alpha won first in the gold division. Epsilon Xi Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta claimed second and Delta Zeta-Iota took third.


The UMSL community collected 4,702 cans to be donated to the Triton Food Pantry and Pagedale Support Center during Friday’s CANstruction, in which students built structures reflecting the overall homecoming theme: Rise of the Red & Gold.


Ashley Johnson, BSW 2017 and case manager for Student Social Services, judged the entries. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee won the Gold Division and University Program Board won the Red Division.


The Lip Sync Competition took place on Friday. Students formed teams and choreographed a dance and skit of eight minutes or under.


The UPF (above) won the red division, and SAAC won the gold. Other events from the week included Service Saturday and the Tiny Tritons Pancake Breakfast. The festivities ended Saturday evening with the Homecoming Dinner and Dance held at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel.

Until next year, Tritons!


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