Scenes of celebration as UMSL comes back together for homecoming

by | Feb 28, 2022

Students, faculty, staff and alumni had their minds bent by a mentalist, packed the stands, feasted on chili and danced the night away at a '20s-themed dance.

One of the highlights of the UMSL Homecoming events was the ‘Roaring Back into the ’20s” themed dance. (Photo by Katie Gertler)

University of Missouri–St. Louis students and other members of the campus community came together to celebrate homecoming last week after last year, when all the events were held virtually. They had their minds bent by a mentalist, packed the stands to support the UMSL men’s and women’s basketball teams, feasted on chili, dined on pancakes and danced the night away at the “Roaring Back into the ’20s” dance. A Thursday ice storm interrupted some of fun, but the week still brought plenty of joy and spirit. Check out some of our favorite photos of the festivities!

 

Mentalist show with Sean Bott

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Mentalist Sean Bott demonstrated his mind reading, telepathy and telekinesis skills in front of a virtual crowd on Wednesday.

 

Pack the Stands

(Photo by August Jennewein)

Despite an ice storm that necessitated a virtual learning day on Thursday, students still turned out in the evening to support the men’s and women’s basketball team in “Pack the Stands.”

 

(Photo by August Jennewein)

Yaakema Rose Jr. and the UMSL men’s basketball team pulled out a 76-68 homecoming victory over Southern Indiana at the Mark Twain Athletic Center.

 

Annual Chili Feed

(Photo by Katie Gertler)

Hungry chili fans waited to get a taste of the annual Chili Feed, which was moved from Thursday to Friday because of the weather.

 

(Photo by August Jennewein)

The Sodexo crew helped make the Chili Feed a success.

 

(Photo by August Jennewein)

College of Business Administration faculty and staff members (from left) Assistant Professor Timothy Dombrowski, Professor Gerald Gao, Dean Joan Phillips, Professor Steve Moehrle and Director of Graduate Business Programs Francesca Ferrari,  enjoyed their chili together. The College of Business Administration’s cream cheese and chicken chili was the winning entry in the Chili Feed competition.

 

Tiny Tritons Pancake Breakfast

(Photo by Wendy Todd)

An alumna shares an UMSL-themed pancake with her little one.

 

(Photo by Wendy Todd)

The event wasn’t just about food. Kids also got a chance to see balloon making.

 

(Photo by Wendy Todd)

A pancake artist from Dancakes creates one of her tasty treats.

 

(Photo by Wendy Todd)

A Minnie Mouse fan got her favorite pancake!

 

‘Roaring Back into the ’20s’ homecoming dance

(Photo by Katie Gertler)

Party-goers embraced the Roaring ’20s theme.

 

(Photo by Katie Gertler)

 

(Photo by Katie Gertler)

 

(Photo by Katie Gertler)

Everyone got in on the fun.

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Eye on UMSL: The flavor of homecoming
Eye on UMSL: The flavor of homecoming

Senior business major Jalen Walker-Wright gets a cup of southwest chili from Vanessa Loyd and Erin Schaeffer during last Thursday’s homecoming Chili Feed.

Eye on UMSL: The flavor of homecoming

Senior business major Jalen Walker-Wright gets a cup of southwest chili from Vanessa Loyd and Erin Schaeffer during last Thursday’s homecoming Chili Feed.

Eye on UMSL: The flavor of homecoming

Senior business major Jalen Walker-Wright gets a cup of southwest chili from Vanessa Loyd and Erin Schaeffer during last Thursday’s homecoming Chili Feed.