Frequently Asked Questions
The summer orientation programs will take place in the Student Union on the Volker Campus at 5110 Cherry St. Kansas City, MO 64111. Please park in the new Cherry Street Parking Garage on the corner of 50th Street and Oak Street (there is also an adjacent entrance to the garage on 50th St. and Cherry St). 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. Please note that many activities call for walking around campus so comfortable shoes are highly recommended.
Orientation is meant to ensure that students feel ready to start the fall semester. You have the opportunity to make connections at UMKC by interacting with other students, engaging with advisors and faculty, and learning about campus resources. You will enroll in classes, pose for yours student ID photo, and have opportunities to reserve textbooks, purchase a dining plan, and meet with various offices like Financial Aid and Scholarships and Residential Life.
Experience the true UMKC lifestyle by staying in one of our residence halls. Rooms can be reserved for only one night prior to your orientation date. The cost is $25 per person and student accounts will be billed for the charge after your orientation. If you are interested in spending the night in a residence hall, please mark the box on the online registration form and our staff will contact you directly with details. If you have any questions, please contact us at 816-235-1205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prices based on one night stay, 2 adults, standard rates.
The InterContinental Hotel Kansas City
401 Ward Parkway
Rates: Start at $139.00
Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City-Country Club Plaza
Rates: Start at $122.40
Holiday Inn at the Plaza
1 East 45th Street
Rates: Start at $106.99
Best Western Seville Plaza
4309 Main Street
Phone: 816-561-9600, 1-800-780-7234
Rates: Start at $94.00
560 Westport Road
Phone: 816-931-0001, 1-800-942-4233
Rates: Start at $110.40
4535 Main Street
Phone: 816-531-2212, 1-800-STAY-HSD
Rates: Start at $84.99
770 West 47th Street
Phone: 816-931-4400, 1-800-325-3535
Rates: Start at $209.00
The Raphael Hotel
325 Ward Parkway
Phone: 816-756-3800, 1-800-821-5343
Rates: Start at $179.00
Residence Inn by Marriott
Rates: Start at $169.00
Holiday Inn Express
801 Westport Road
Phone: 816-931-1000, 1-800-HOLIDAY
Rates: Start at $91.00
Residence Inn by Marriott Union Hill
Rates: Start at $149.00
Fairfield Inn Union Hill
3001 Main Street
Rates: Start at $99.00
If you have questions about orientation, or would like to register over the phone, contact the Office of Admissions by email or at 816-235-1205.
Student fee: $45
Guest fee: $25 per guest