Frequently Asked Questions
Orientation programs will take place in the Student Union, 5100 Cherry St., on the Volker campus in Kansas City, Mo. Park in the Cherry Street Parking Garage on the corner of 50th and Oak streets. Visitor parking is on Level 5, and there is a walkway from the garage to the Student Union.
Orientation map (PDF)
No. Parking passes will be mailed to pre-registered guests who are attending a weekday event. No parking pass is required for Saturday Orientation programs.
Orientation map (PDF)
View the Orientation Checklist (PDF) for all new students. It includes various tasks such as activating your student account and taking an online Math Placement Test.
We recommend that you dress casually and appropriately for the weather. Many activities involve walking around campus, so comfortable shoes are highly recommended.
Orientation is meant to ensure that students feel ready to start college at UMKC. You have the opportunity to make connections with other students, learn about campus resources and pose for your student ID photo.
Prices are based on a one-night stay, two adults, standard rates.
The InterContinental Hotel Kansas City
401 Ward Parkway
Rates: Start at $139
Hampton Inn & Suites-Country Club Plaza
4600 Summit St.
Rates: Start at $122.40
Holiday Inn at the Plaza
1 E. 45th St.
Rates: Start at $106.99
Best Western Seville Plaza
4309 Main St.
Phone: 816-561-9600, 1-800-780-7234
Rates: Start at $94
560 Westport Road
Phone: 816-931-0001, 1-800-942-4233
Rates: Start at $110.40
Extended Stay America
4535 Main St.
Rates: Start at $84.99
770 W. 47th St.
Phone: 816-931-4400, 1-800-325-3535
Rates: Start at $209
The Raphael Hotel
325 Ward Parkway
Phone: 816-756-3800, 1-800-821-5343
Rates: Start at $179
Residence Inn by Marriott-Country Club Plaza
Rates: Start at $169
Holiday Inn Express
801 Westport Road
Phone: 816-931-1000, 1-888-HOLIDAY
Rates: Start at $91.00
Residence Inn by Marriott Union Hill
2975 Main St.
Rates: Start at $149.00
Fairfield Inn-Union Hill
3001 Main St.
Rates: Start at $99.00
If you have questions or would like to register, contact the Office of Admissions by email or at 816-235-1206.
There is no fee for students or guests for spring Orientation.