By Nathan Watson, Opinions Editor

Homecoming has been a tradition at the University of Missouri-St. Louis since its earliest days in the 1960s. In one of the week’s most celebrated traditions, the Homecoming Court will reveal the Homecoming King and Queen, each the winner of a student-wide polling process of nine candidates—four candidates for King and five for Queen. The winners will be announced at the dinner and dance at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel at 6:00 p.m. on February 6.

Voting for Homecoming Court will begin February 1 and continue through February 5. Students can vote by going to, using the Campus Life portal on UMSL’s Mobile App, or on the Homecoming website

Individual, couple, and student organization/department tickets to the dinner and dance will be available for purchase at the Office of Student Life, 366 MSC. Tickets cost $30 per individual, $55 per couple, and $275 for a table of 10. For more information on tickets, visit

All photos are courtesy of the Office of Student Life.

Homecoming01Andrea Bryant, Senior, Business Administration

Homecoming02Braxton Perry, Junior, PK-12 Physical Education

Homecoming03Erica Runge, Senior, Educational Studies

Homecoming04Geddy Trebus, Senior, Biology

Homecoming05Lavell Monger, Senior, Anthropology

Homecoming06Matt McCoy, Senior, Biology

Homecoming07Melissa Roth, Senior, Criminal Justice and Criminology

Homecoming08Riann Rikard, Junior, Nursing

Homecoming09Samantha Risius, Sophomore, Psychology