The Serendipity Sendoff began in Fall 2014 with the signed Trident image above, and continues at UMSL as a Triton Tradition. UMSL's Serendipity Sendoff welcomes new students to the Triton family and officially kicks off the new academic year. The event includes a ceremonial passing of the torch to the incoming class.

Current students, faculty, staff, and alumni line the pathway leading from the Millennium Student Center to the Alumni Circle just south of the Thomas Jefferson Library as new students proceed down the hill to the Wayne Goode Statue where they sign the wooden Trident and rub the statue for good luck on their UMSL journey!

welcome student mosiac poster

 2020 Serendipity Sendoff Virtual Triton Mosaic Picture


2019 Serendipity Sendoff Picture




2018 Serendipity Sendoff Picture

2017 Serendipity Sendoff Picture 


2016 Serendipity Sendoff Picture 


2015 Serendipity Sendoff Picture