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February 19 – 29, 2024

Homecoming is a tradition as old as UMSL itself. Join us for a week of celebrating UMSL students and alumni, show your Triton pride, and watch the fun of Homecoming unfold.

Highlighted Events:

Homecoming Service Project - February 20-27

Celebrate the spirit of giving during this year's Homecoming by participating in our Can Food Drive! Embrace the joy of coming together as a community to make a positive impact. Bring canned goods and non-perishable items to contribute to those in need, creating a ripple of kindness that echoes the true essence of homecoming. Each donation will go to support the Homecoming Royalty Candidates and all canned goods will be donated to Triton Pantry! Donations can be delivered to the Millennium Student Center - Room 366 (the Penthouse)!

Chili Feed - February 22

Join our Homecoming festivities with a bowl of homemade chili with recipes created by our very own UMSL faculty. You will have the opportunity to sample 5 chili recipes. Taste carefully! You must vote for your favorite chili entry to select the winner of the Golden Ladle Award. The event is $5 for students and $6 for Faculty/Staff/Alumni.

Triton's Got Talent - February 26

Dive into a sea of talent at Triton's Got Talent, where the spotlight shines on the extraordinary skills and creativity within our community! We will have 10 acts and a few special performances! The event is free to all Students, Faculty, Staff and Community Guests!

Unity Homecoming Social - February 28

Calling all students of color and allies to join us for a Homecoming Mixer! Join us as alumni take a journey back to their roots and foretell stories as former UMSL students and provide advice to future community leaders. Food, music, and good vibes will be provided. Be sure to stick around for the giveaways!

Pack the Stands/Basketball Game - February 29

Cheer on the UMSL Tritons basketball teams as they take on Indianapolis. UMSL students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends are encouraged to attend not only the basketball games but also our Homecoming activities in the Mark Twain balcony. We will have free food, activities, a raffle, and fun! There will be plenty of kid-friendly activities, so feel free to bring the family!

Visit Triton Connect or the Homecoming LinkTree for all the 2024 Event Schedule details!
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Elijah McCoy, Homecoming Advisor

Elijah will be serving as our point of contact for all things Homecoming. He is UMSL’s Coordinator of Student Activities and excited to spearhead homecoming this year!

Yuli Perez, Homecoming Co-Chair

Yuli will be serving as our point of contact for all things Homecoming Royalty. She is our homecoming co-chair and ready to bring out the royalty at UMSL!

Jalen Walker-Wright, Homecoming Co-Chair

Jalen will be serving as our point of contact for all Marketing, Programs, and Events. He is our homecoming co-chair and ready to market a successful homecoming!

The following committees have been integral to the success for Homecoming 2024!
The Office of Student Involvement & Homecoming Staff thank you all for your work and dedication to this experience!


Student Committee:
Abi Linton, Annie Kempf, Avery Pierce, Carly Williams, Latrice Wilson, Meredith Stroud, Michelle Harris, Nina Nguyen, Niyah Brown, Olivia Tittel, Rashmika Srivastava, Steven Burns, Jay Gaskin and Joshua Thompson


Faculty/Staff Committee:
Mindy Dilley, Office of Student Involvement
Michaela Wells, Office of Student Involvement
Blain McVey, Office of Student Involvement
Lester Stewart, MSC/Event Services
Dr. Jessica Long-Pease, Division of Student Affairs
Mary Bosnick, Office of Alumni Engagement
Aaron Poelker, Office of Alumni Engagement
Alex Langella, Athletics
Traci Moore, Office of University Marketing & Communications
Allison Belew, Faculty Senate/University Assembly
Jamel Jones, Sodexo
Erin Sullivan, New Student Programs
Homecoming Royalty is a student who serves as a role model of and for the University's diverse student body. The expectation is that they exhibit qualities such as leadership and upstanding character, a commitment to academic and extracurricular success, and a drive to make a contribution to or have a positive impact on the campus.

The following students have been selected/chosen to represent on the 2024 Homecoming Court:

Joe Bacal, Sophomore
Nicholas Michael Clark, Senior
Elizabeth Keyster, Senior
Jaiyana "Jay" King, Senior
Cole McWilliams, Junior
Shaniyah Sparkling, Sophomore
Logan Taylor, Senior
Traymon Thomas, Junior
Annika Tiede, Junior 

The winner(s) for the title of "UMSL Homecoming Royalty" are Nicholas Michael Clark and Jaiyana "Jay" King!

The following students/departments demonstrated school spirit by actively participating in a Homecoming event and were honored with an award:

Chili Feed: Southwest Chili by the College of Nursing and Optometry

Office Door Decorating: Graduate School - 121 Woods Hall

Triton's Got Talent: Christian Girma (1st), Hannah Gale (2nd), Mason Stimpson (3rd), Rachelle Martin (Audience Choice)

Bridge Window Painting: Harriet Potts