Freshman Orientation

College is a new experience for you, and the entire UMKC family wants you to succeed. The information shared at Orientation will be critical to getting a strong start at UMKC, which is why Orientation is mandatory for freshmen.


Invite the Family

We strongly recommend that your parents, guardians or significant others also attend Orientation. We plan activities just for them so they will know how to help you transition smoothly into college.

Orientation Dates

Multiple sessions are offered this summer — May 3; June 13, 14, 20 and 21; and July 18, 25 and 26 — so you can choose the date that is most convenient for your family. A great deal of important information will be shared at Orientation, so plan to be on campus a full day, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

How Much Does It Cost?

Students pay $45 for Orientation; the fee for each family member or guest is $25. These nonrefundable fees support Orientation and other activities that help acclimate you to UMKC. The fees are billed directly to each student's UMKC account and will be reflected on the first billing statement.

Before Registering

You will need your UMKC Single Sign On (SSO) and password, which were included in the packet announcing your admission to UMKC. If you are not sure of your SSO and/or password, visit the UMKC Central website for instructions.

Ready to register for Orientation?

Need More Information?

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page. You may also contact a staff member in the Office of Admissions by email or at 816-235-6028.

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