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Weekend Highlights

Triton Take-Off Weekend

The images below are from 2017 Triton Take-Off Weekend, updated 2018 images will be coming soon in summer 2018.


New Student Move-In Day

8:00 AM to 3:00 PM On Campus Living Locations

Kick-Off Welcome and Keynote: Ryan Penneau

7:00 PM |  Millennium Student Center Century Rooms, 3rd Floor

Are you ready to officially kick-off Triton Take-Off Weekend? Join us in the Millennium Student Center for a fun-filled evening of activities. Triton Connections is totally unlike anything you have ever experienced. It’s entertainment. It’s fun. It’s the perfect way to make new friends. Ryan Penneau will have our minds spinning as we conceptualize this idea of college and get us motivated to pursue our ultimate dreams and be a ninja!  Kickoff Speaker- Ryan Penneau

Greek Freeze

9:30 PM Millennium Student Center Patio

Join us for a late night tradition of enjoying a full ice cream buffet, dancing, music and mingling with sorority and fraternity life members. This is open to all new students.  **Sponsored by Fraternity & Sorority Life


Donuts with the Deans

10:30 AM I Check the UMSL Mobile App for Locations

A great opportunity to meet your College’s Deans, Faculty, Advisor, and other students.  Stop by grab a donut to kick-off your day.  Please visit online the UMSL Mobile App for locations for Academic College Locations. 

You. Me. We. 

10:30 AM |  Millennium Student Center Century Rooms, 3rd Floor

Is an interactive program on racism, sexism, and homophobia especially for college students. This session explores the realities of being in a diverse student community and sets the stage for a lively discussion of diversity, building new relationships with others different from one’s self, learning from one’s mistakes, the cost to exclusion and how one can take small steps in their daily lives to enhance inclusion as being a member of the UMSL community.

STL Scavenger Hunt on the Metro and/or UMSL Shopping Shuttle

1:30 PM I Meet in fron to Provincial House Metro Station

Grab your friends and join a Crew leader to form a team to win a prize! You will travel on the Metro to various locations around the St. Louis area to become familiar with the Metro and hot spots in your new city. Locations will include Downtown Arch, Galleria Mall, and Delmar Loop. The UMSL Shopping Shuttle will also be in service to go shopping to grab last minute items for your room or grocery shopping.

Town Hall Meeting required for Oak, Villa, and Villa North Residents

7:00 PM Provincial House Chapel

All residents are required to attend this official welcome from the current professional and paraprofessional staff in Residential Life and Housing. Announcements, updates, security and policy reminders will be presented. 

UPB Welcome Party at Oak Hall

8:00 PM I Oak Residence Hall, Patio

Join the University Programming Board for a night of games, prizes, food, and fun!


SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017 

Morning Motivation

10:00 AM Recreation and Wellness Center

Start your day off right with a morning workout. Come break a sweat and join us for some fun from yoga, Zumba class, Whole U fun, and so much more. These activities are sure to help you reduce the stress associated with the transition to your UMSL experience. Bring your TritonCard to activate your Recreation and Wellness Center Membership, and begin swiping in to use the facility.

Pinterest Party 

10:00 AM  Oak Hall Kitchen

Decorating and organizing tips for your room at home or in your residence hall room.  Come relax and get creative on how to add a touch of Triton Spirit to your style. Add some creative touches to your new living space and get a jump start to bleeding Red and Gold Triton pride. 


Serendipity Sendoff & Welcome Picnic

4:30 PM Meet in front of TJ Library

Serendipity Sendoff is an annual UMSL tradition that officially welcomes you to the University. Hear from current student leaders and alumni as you become a true member of the UMSL community during this formal ceremony to celebrate the incoming class. All incoming students and their families are encouraged to attend and wear their “UMSL red and gold”.  Come grab some food, enjoy games, and bring your class schedule for class tours! You will not want to miss out on this campus tradition!