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. Transfer students with less than 24 credit hours are strongly encouraged to attend a Freshman Orientation in order to have the best transition experience possible.


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

Registration for Orientation will open at the end of March 2015. Email and mail will be sent to admitted students informing them that registration has begun.

Orientation dates are May 2, June 13, June 19, June 26, June 27, July 18, July 24, and July 25. Note that some academic advisors including Six Year Medicine, Conservatory of Music and Dance, and Education attend a limited number of dates. When you log in to register, you will be given the dates that are available for your major.

Plan to be at your Orientation program all day from 8:00am-5:00pm. A tip: if you have prom on May 2, don’t sign up for that date!

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.

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.