New students set to learn Triton traditions through weekend festivities

by | Aug 12, 2019

The extended orientation program known as Triton Take-Off Weekend runs Friday through Sunday.
Triton Take-Off Weekend

The 2019 Triton Take-Off Weekend runs Friday through Sunday. The programming helps new students adjust to UMSL life and learn campus traditions. (Photo by August Jennewein)

The welcome signs are back up at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, which can only mean one thing: Students will be on campus soon.

To help greet the incoming class, the Office of New Student Programs has prepared a schedule full of exciting events Friday-Sunday. The extended orientation program known as Triton Take-Off Weekend will help new students develop connections with their classmates, navigate their transitions to UMSL and introduce them to campus traditions.

The weekend begins Friday with new student Move-In Day. Once they are settled in, Tritons then head to the Kick-Off Welcome from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Millennium Student Center. The event includes giveaways, a keynote address and breakout sessions focused on success strategies.

Saturday’s events range from Donuts with the Deans to Serendipity Sendoff, a ceremonial welcome for all incoming students. The Welcome Picnic from 6-8 p.m. on the Recreation and Wellness Center lawn is also a favorite campus tradition. Music, food and inflatables will all be available for students to enjoy.

Sunday is packed with a selection of faith-based events, a tour of St. Louis using the MetroLink and residential community meetings.

For additional student support, units across campus will have extended office hours Aug. 10-23. A list of the revised schedules can be found here.

Sara Bell

Sara Bell