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, UMSL’s mascot, greets fans during Pack the Stands on Thursday night. The annual basketball game serves as a prominent homecoming week event.
Cheering fans fill the bleachers and spur the Tritons to victory during Pack the Stands.
Pack the Stands attendees were treated to food, face painting, balloon animals, giveaways and activities during the basketball games.
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.
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.
In addition to five kinds of chili, commemorative UMSL mugs were given away to the first few hundred Chili Feed attendees.
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.
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.
Homecoming royalty candidate Adrian Lessing is lifted in a Triton-themed performance during the Lip Sync Competition.
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.
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.
Homecoming candidate Alivia Hall dances with Louie during the homecoming Dinner & Dance.