Experience UMKC


Experience firsthand what it is like to be a UMKC Roo! Explore your academic major. Meet current students and alumni. Tour classrooms, residence halls and the recreation center. Discover clubs, organizations, services and more!


Friday, March 10, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Friday, April 7, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.



Learn about the sessions available below, and then select your top three when you register.

Academic Support and Mentoring

Developed at UMKC, Supplemental Instruction is an innovative peer-mentoring program that is now used at universities around the world. Come to this fun, informative session to learn more about this key to academic success.

Career Services

What are you going to do with that major? Join Career Services in this interactive session to discuss choosing your major, what jobs are out there for various degrees, and get some tips to eventually land your dream job. You'll also get to hear from current UMKC students and alumni about their work experiences before and after graduation.

Financial Aid 101

Soon you'll be awarded financial aid. What happens next? We'll discuss important timelines, how to understand your financial aid package, and the next steps needed to ensure your aid is ready for the upcoming semester.

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Want to know more about UMKC's 18 social fraternities and sororities? Speak with fraternity and sorority leaders about getting involved and how Greek life has shaped their experience at UMKC.

Honors College

Expand your scholarly horizons through the Honors College, which offers a challenging academic environment while cultivating a tight-knit community. Join a panel of current Honors College students to learn how you can get the most out of your education.

International Programs

A diverse and global community, UMKC is home to international students from more than 80 countries. Students can study abroad in over 60 countries. Join us to see life from a different cultural perspective, and meet new friends by playing games with current students and staff.

Life at UMKC

Get the scoop on what it's really like at UMKC. In two separate sessions, one for student and one for families, you will have an opportunity to ask questions and hear candid answers from current students and their families on life and learning at UMKC.

Residential Life

Living on campus is a unique and rewarding experience. Current residents will discuss their involvement with Residential Life, including the benefits of living on campus, how to share space with a roommate, and how to get involved in hall leadership positions.

Student Involvement and UMKC History

Join the Offices of Student Involvement and Multicultural Student Affairs and learn about being a Roo on UMKC's campus and in the Kansas City community. Also hear from our Student Government Association, Multicultural Student Organization Council, and Union Programming Board on being engaged on campus.

Swinney Recreation Center

Are you into playing intramurals or staying fit? Students have full access to the campus recreation center ranging from basketball courts to indoor/outdoor pool to group fitness classes. Choose this session for an insider's tour of the facility.

UMKC Central

Explore how UMKC Central supports students in navigating registration, financial aid, cashiers, and admissions. The session will include videos, trivia games, and an interactive walk-through to educate you on "doing business" at UMKC.

Women's Center

The Women's Center offers healing arts workshops as a tool for building and maintaining a healthy campus environment. Join us as we facilitate an interactive and fun workshop, helping you learn more about managing your emotional and psychological well-being through creativity and self-expression.



No pre-registration needed. These are optional activities on the day of the event.

Campus Tours

A perfect option for first-time visitors, this walking tour will feature the Student Union, Atterbury Student Success Center, Miller Nichols Library and more. Tours are led by current students who will help you get a feel for what campus has to offer.

On-Campus Housing

Stop by Oak Street Residence Hall and Oak Place Apartments for an informal tour. To live on campus, complete a contract online or complete one on the spot at the event.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Drop in to get answers to questions that are specific to your situation. For general information about financing college, sign up for the "Financial Aid 101" session above.




Office of Admissions
Kim Kushner
Events and New Student Programs Coordinator