Timeless Tritons: Snapshots from homecoming 2020

by | Mar 2, 2020

The week-long UMSL tradition united students, faculty, staff and alumni as they showcased their Triton pride.
Homecoming Lip Sync Competition

The Lip Sync Competition challenged student groups to show their Triton pride through choreography. (Photos by August Jennewein and Mona Sabau)

University of Missouri–St. Louis students, faculty, staff and alumni joined together last week to carry on a beloved homecoming tradition nearly as old as UMSL itself.

Photographers August Jennewein and Mona Sabau captured all the action – from basketball to food to choreography. Take a look at homecoming week through their lens.


Louie at Pack the Stands

Louie, UMSL’s mascot, greets fans during Pack the Stands on Thursday night. The annual basketball game serves as a prominent homecoming week event.


Pack the Stands basketball

Forward Jason Towery lines up a 3-pointer during the men’s basketball team’s 73-61 victory over Lewis. The women’s team also reigned victorious, ending their game 71-58 over Lewis.


Pack the Stands attendees

Cheering fans fill the bleachers and spur the Tritons to victory during Pack the Stands.


Students at Pack the Stands

Pack the Stands attendees were treated to food, face painting, balloon animals, giveaways and activities during the basketball games.


Homecoming window painting

Students decked out the Millennium Student Center bridge with bright drawings to represent UMSL and their organizations. First-place winners included the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in the gold division and Women Empowering Women in the red division. Divisions were based on organization size, with larger groups in the gold division.


Dan Gerth at the Chili Feed

Honors College faculty member Dan Gerth serves samples of Cerulo Cincinnati Chili during Thursday’s Chili Feed. Chocolate was used as an ingredient in the unique dish.


Mona Sabau at the Chili Feed

Mona Sabau snaps an Instagram photo during the Chili Feed. The event raised $1,800 for Beyond Housing’s Pagedale Family Support Center, and the College of Arts and Sciences was awarded the Golden Ladle for its Four Beans & a Beer Chili.


Chili Feed mug

In addition to five kinds of chili, commemorative UMSL mugs were given away to the first few hundred Chili Feed attendees.


Alpha Xi Delta at CANstruction

Alpha Xi Delta members build a structure from nonperishable food items during CANstruction. Their design took second in the gold division. First-place winners included Zeta Tau Alpha in the gold division and Women Empowering Women in the red division.



UMSL students try to balance mustard at the top of a food tower during CANstruction. After being displayed on the third floor of the MSC, the items were donated to benefit the Triton Pantry and Beyond Housing’s Pagedale Family Support Center.


Lip Sync Competition

Students show off their choreography skills during Friday’s Lip Sync Competition at the Lee Theater in the Touhill Performing Arts Center. The event functioned like the popular TV show “Lip Sync Battle.” The KHAOS K-Pop Dance Group took first place in the gold division, and Alpha Phi Omega took first in the red division.


Adrian Lessing at the Lip Sync Competition

Homecoming royalty candidate Adrian Lessing is lifted in a Triton-themed performance during the Lip Sync Competition.


Tiny Tritons Pancake Breakfast

A Dancakes team member creates artistic pancakes at the Tiny Tritons Pancake Breakfast on Saturday morning in the MSC. The event was geared toward children from kindergarten to fifth grade, along with their families.


Homecoming Dinner & Dance

Alumni, faculty and staff packed the ballroom as Homecoming week concluded with the Dinner & Dance at Hilton at the Ballpark. At the center stands Jasmin Williams, who was elected homecoming royalty.


Louie at the homecoming Dinner & Dance

Homecoming candidate Alivia Hall dances with Louie during the homecoming Dinner & Dance.

Karen Holman

Karen Holman