New Student Photo Project

Whether you use a digital camera, smart phone, or even a disposable camera, taking pictures can help make your memories last. The New Student Photo Project is a way for new students to share what they experience during their first semester at UMSL. Starting with move-in day and continuing through the first six weeks of programming during Weeks of Welcome. The Office of New Student Programs will announce a new theme for the Photo Project through our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. Photos will be printed and displayed in Gallery Visio located in the Millennium Student Center in October. Students who submit one picture for each theme, will have an opportunity to win a grand prize that will be announced at the Art Opening Event. Must be present at Art Opening in order to win the grand prize.

How to Submit Your Pictures

We will begin accepting submissions on August 22, 2014 – Saturday, October 4, 2014.

Follow us on:

Instagram: UMSL_NSP

Facebook: UMSL New Student Programs

Twitter: UMSL New Student

To submit your pictures, please post pictures on our Facebook page, Instagram or Twitter making sure to add:  #umslphotoproject2014 and what theme your picture is submitted.

Weekly Themes for Photo Submissions

Below are the weekly themes and topics for students to submit photos. In an effort to assist in taking the photos, we have also added questions to help you reflect and provide ideas to capture through pictures.

August 22-30, 2014 Theme 1: Who You Are  (#whouare)

August 31-September 6, 2014 Theme 2: First Days (#firstdays)

September 7-September 13, 2014 Theme 3: Confidence and Anxiety (#confidence)

September 14-September 20, 2014 Theme 4: Show your Triton Spirit  (#Tritonspirit)

September 21-September 27, 2014 Theme 5: Selfie with UMSL staff or faculty member  (#selfie)

September 28-October 4, 2014 Theme 6: UMSL Experience Reflection (#umslexperience)


Keep in mind when submitting pictures:

¨ You don’t need any special skills or experience to take great pictures. This is your opportunity to tell a story about your time at UMSL.

¨ Your pictures should adhere to the current theme or topic or a previous theme. Specify the theme for which you would like your submission to be considered.

¨ If possible, submit images that are high quality so that they can be reproduced easily. Pictures copied from Facebook and other online sources are typically of lower quality and tend to appear pixelated or blurry when printed.

¨ By submitting your pictures, you are consenting the Office of New Student Programs, Gallery Visio, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis can potentially use or edit the images for future publications, media, and other means at their discretion without additional notice or consent.

¨ While we want you to submit pictures that represent various aspects of your life at UMSL, we will not display any pictures that depict illegal activities including, but not limited to, underage drinking, illegal drug use, vandalism, or other criminal behaviors. Additionally, we cannot accept pictures for which you do not own the rights and permissions.