At UMSL, people make the difference.

To kick-off the spring 2017 semester, we asked the campus community to help us get to the core of who our people are by taking a brief, one word survey. We simply asked for one word to describe the people who choose UMSL. We heard from nearly 1,200 of you! And, the results are awesome:

Word Cloud

Choose Your Word


From Jan. 18-Feb. 13, nearly 1,000 online survey responses were collected.

On Jan. 18, University Marketing and Communications hosted a photo booth at the Winter Expo where Tritons shared their spirit and their one word. Check out the pictures on the right.

The week of Jan. 23, the UMSL community was invited to post their one word - written on sticky notes - on the glass of the MSC bridge for all to see. Campus photographer August Jennewein captured the fun.

On Feb. 10, MarComm participated in the Homecoming Office Decorating contest, which featured an interactive Choose Your Word display in 60 JCP.

At each activity, participants could enter their email for a chance to win prizes including one (1) $100 Visa gift card and five (5) $50 Visa gift cards. No purchase was necessary and entries were limited to one entry per email address. Please visit the UM System Business Policy Manual-216 for more information on awards, gifts and prizes.

Congratulations to our gift card winners!
    Daisha Pickens, freshman, business admin. ($100)
    Christina Rombotis, junior, educational studies ($50)
    Skyler Clark, freshman, nursing ($50)
    Melissa Estevez, junior, nursing ($50)
    Anthony Marturana, junior, computer science ($50)
    John Holzer, junior, physics ($50)

Choose Your Word