Feel the spirit: Snapshots of 2023 homecoming

Students fill the dance floor in the Terrace Lobby at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center

Students fill the dance floor in the Terrace Lobby at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. (Photo courtesy of Katie Basler)

University of Missouri–St. Louis students, faculty, staff and alumni joined together last week to celebrate homecoming. They filled their plates at the annual Chili Feed, packed the stands to support the men’s and women’s basketball teams, and got glammed up to dance the night away at a Hollywood themed homecoming dance. The festivities also included a luncheon to celebrate students and parents from multigenerational UMSL families.

Photographer August Jennewein was on hand to capture much of the action, and others also contributed snapshots of the week’s festivities. Take a look at homecoming week through their lenses.


Chili Feed

Chancellor Kristin Sobolik stops by Thursday’s Chili Feed at the Millennium Student Center.


Students sample five chili recipes from across campus and catch up with each other.


Members of the UMSL community get a hearty helping of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Mildly Spicy Beef Chili.


Professor Joe Pickard from the School of Social Work serves up a Vegetarian Quinoa Chili.


George Zsidisin from the College of Business Administration entices attendees with a classic Chunky Chili.


The Office of Student Involvement reminds everyone to vote on their favorite chili to select the winner of the Golden Ladle Award.


Pack the Stands

Freshman guard Morgan Ramthun shoots over Indianapolis defenders in the women’s game on “Pack the Stands” night at the Mark Twain Athletic Center.


Friends enjoy the festivities from the stands.


Senior guard Victor Nwagbaraocha brings the ball up the court against fourth-ranked Indianapolis.


The men’s team upset fourth-ranked Indianapolis 64-57, snapping the Greyhounds’ 18-game winning streak.


Fans cheer on the Tritons to victory.


Fans try their luck at a half-court shot during halftime.


This student is all smiles as she makes use of the photo booth set up for fans to enjoy.


Another student proudly showcases a caricature drawing done at Pack the Stands.

Homecoming Dance

Attendees take to the dance floor at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center

Students cut loose during Friday night’s homecoming dance held in the Terrace Lobby at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. (Photos courtesy of Katie Basler)


Students in formal dress for homecoming dance

Students appreciated the chance to get dressed up for Friday night’s festivities.


Two young women take advantage of a photo booth at the homecoming dance

Two young women took advantage of a makeshift photo both set up at the homecoming dance.


Smiling students at homecoming dance

There were no shortage of smiling faces throughout the evening.


Legacy Family Lunch & Pinning Ceremony

Kalynn Clinton pins her mother, Kimberly Clinton

Alumna Kalynn Clinton puts a pin on her mother, doctoral candidate Kimberly Clinton, during the inaugural Legacy Family Lunch and Pinning Ceremony, held Saturday afternoon at the ED Collabitat. (Photo by Wendy Todd)


Sophie Heinz and Stephen Heinz

Sociology major Sophie Heinz and her father, Stephen, attended the luncheon. (Photos courtesy of Aaron Poelker)


Members of the Clinton family sit around the table in the ED Collabitat

Members of the Clinton family enjoyed lunch together in the ED Collabitat.


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