This week in the Office of Student Involvement at the University of Missouri-St. Louis:

  • Apply to be an MLK Day of Service Site Leader. Students and staff or faculty are paired with each other to serve as a liaison to the UMSL Students of Service board by working with a community organization to design the service project (if necessary), assessing the needs, and leading volunteers through the day of service. This is an awesome, short-term leadership opportunity. Apply at


  • Register to participate in HolidayFest, the campus-wide food drive. Each year, our entire campus comes together to serve the community and families in need for HolidayFest. We collect non-perishable food and hygiene items to support the Pagedale Beyond Housing Family Support Center, school uniforms (or cash donations for them), and winter accessories for the Normandy School Collaborative. Registration to participate is open October 30 to November 22. Register your organization or department at Donations will be collected November 27 through December 1. Individuals may drop off donations in OSI (366 Millennium Student Center) during that same time.


  • Tiny Tritons and the St. Louis Science Center present Icky Sticky Science, happening November 11 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the J.C. Penney Summit Lounge. ┬áThe event is fun for the whole family. Hands on activities for our Tiny Tritons include learn about material science, create your own slime, make your own silly putty, and so much more. Coffee will be provided for the parents.


  • You are invited to attend the Fall 2017 UMSL Day, an open house event where prospective students, along with their families and friends, explore all that UMSL has to offer. Visit the Recreation and Wellness Center, talk with admissions, tour residence halls, learn about financial aid, and more. UMSL day is November 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center and the MSC.

The Office of Student Involvement can be contacted at 314-516-5291 or