Residential Life

Summer conferences

Oak Street Hall courtyard

From the moment you arrive at UMKC, you will enjoy a campus that offers a beautiful and accommodating setting for your summer conferences

Our lovely historic buildings make the campus a pleasure to traverse under foliage in full bloom.

We offer campus-wide opportunities for meeting rooms and event spaces. Availability varies within the University Center, the Administrative Center and other campus spaces.

Conference spaces with state of the art technology, including classrooms for 40 people in Oak Street and Johnson Residence Halls with full electronic and information technology which may be reserved for meeting spaces. The University Center also has some audio-visual and media equipment available for its users. A UMKC Exchange Account is required for use of the tech classrooms. Contact the UMKC IS Department for more information.

Lodging in our Oak Street Residence Hall or Johnson Residence Hall will make you feel right at home. Both halls are air-conditioned, furnished and have full kitchens. There are also laundry rooms located in the basement of each hall.

University Dining Services will work with you to tailor a conference package to your group's needs and budget.

Swinney Recreation Center has everything you need to keep up with your fitness routine or plan a large event: five gymnasiums; four racquetball courts; one squash court; 25m indoor/outdoor pool; 1/8 and 1/4 mile jogging tracks; fitness training center; aerobic exercise area; outdoor playing fields; and wellness center. Swinney is only available to individuals who are 18 years or older. Younger conference attendees may attend planned group functions/events there.

Enjoy the use of UMKC's Miller Nichols Library all summer long with library privileges. Library privileges are limited to on-site use for people who are not UMKC students. Local public libraries with inter-library loan services may be used to check out materials.

Treat yourself to a night (or day) on the town – Kansas City is known for its great restaurants and shopping, as well as a multitude of cultural and social attractions. The Jazz District, Royals baseball, Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun and the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art are just a few options.

How do I get started?

Additional detailed information may be obtained by calling 816-235-1416 or sending an e-mail to

Contact us

Travis Dixon
Summer Conferences Coordinator
Phone: 816-235-1416