UMKC's campus has a wide variety of resources for students beyond the classroom.
The UMKC Art Gallery is located in the Fine Arts Building, room 203. The Art Gallery curates several shows a year featuring student artwork and guest artists as well as guest lecturers. The Gallery actively accepts submissions and proposals for exhibitions from artists and curators.
Find out more about the UMKC Art Gallery.
Located in the University Center, the barber shop is a professionally licensed and privately owned service that offers haircuts, styling and professional products. Walk-ins welcome or call for an appointment. Cash and check only. Gift certificates are also available.
Hours: 8am to 6pm Tuesday-Friday
8am to 4pm Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday
The Berkley Center is part of UMKC's School of Education and serves as a learning laboratory for early childhood education students. Berkley enrolls children of UMKC employees, students, and the community as space allows. The Center's philosophy is to build a relationship between family, child, and teacher.
Find out more about the Berkley Center.
The UMKC Bookstores are wholly owned and operated auxiliaries of the University of Missouri. We operate the UMKC Bookstores to ensure that our students and faculty receive the best possible course materials, service and support. 100% of the revenue derived from the UMKC Bookstore operations are utilized to provide educational, social and recreational opportunities for UMKC students.
Bookstores are located at the Student Union and the Hospital Hill Campus, where students can find a wide array of educational materials, including textbooks, office supplies, reference materials, and UMKC items. Other services include: textbook reservations, textbook buy-backs, graduation fairs, RooTech technology packages, and convenient payment options.
Visit the Student Union Bookstore.
Visit the Health Sciences Bookstore.
Information Services (IS) provides and supports extensive computer resources for students, faculty, and staff to enhance the learning environment on- and off-campus. Every student enrolled at UMKC is assigned a Single-Sign-On (SSO) username with provides access to campus computer resources, e-mail, and Pathway. Each student also receives an @mail.umkc.edu e-mail account--please note that official university communications will only be sent to this e-mail account and students are responsible for checking their UMKC account for important notices and information.
Student computer labs are located throughout campus. IS-managed labs are staffed by student assistants who can answer questions about e-mail and other basic computing issues.
For technology-related questions, call or e-mail the UMKC Call Center (computer helpdesk). Technicians are available to help resolve computer and e-mail issues anytime Monday-Friday from 7am-7pm and Friday 7am-5pm. They can be reached at 816-235-2000 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chapter 110 of the UM Collected Rules and Regulations governs the acceptable use of technology, facilities, and equipment, including computer resources. All students, faculty, staff, and guests must adhere to the Acceptable Use policy.
Find out more about Computer Resources for students.
Read the Acceptable Use Policy.
Read the Student E-Mail Policy.
UMKC Dining Services and Catering provides the campus community with 10 dining and retail venues, including: the University Center Cafeteria, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Baja Fresh Express, Jazzman's Cafe and Bakery, Robot Cafe, Chick-fil-A Express, SubConnection, Health Sciences Building Cafe, Smart Market, and UMKC Cafe.
A wide variety of meal plan options are available for residential students (required) and for non-residential students, faculty, and staff. Catering Services are available for campus meetings and events, with special menu options for student organizations.
Find out more about Dining Services and Catering.
The Geosciences Museum, opened in 1973, contains about 2,400 rocks, minerals, and fossil specimens from all over the world, including many rare and unusual items. Anyone can visit for free during regular museum hours, and guided tours are available for groups.
Learn more about the Geosciences Museum.
The UMKC HelpLine is the informational resource for our campus community. Staff focus on problem-solving and assist students with understanding campus policies, procedures, and information about the University. The HelpLine can be reached at 816-235-2222 where you can speak with a representative (for computer and technology-related questions, please contact the Computer HelpDesk call center at 816-235-2000).
Connect with the UMKC HelpLine.
Kansas City Repertory Theatre is the professional theatre in residence at UMKC and is one of the nation’s leading resident professional theatres. The Rep was founded in 1964 and values its close partnership with the University, its theatre training programs, and its role in preparing talent for the future of American Theatre. Kansas City Rep produces up to seven main stage plays each season, employs more than 250 professional artists, technicians and administrators, and serves approximately 100,000 patrons annually. The Rep recently expanded with a second location, Copaken Stage, in downtown Kansas City.
Attend a show at the KC Rep.
The newly renovated Student Success Center (formerly known as the University Center) has been completely redesigned as an entire building devoted to students' success. Its mission is to provide high-quality, integrated, and responsive services that promote students’ academic and personal success in support of our retention and graduation goals. The renovated space provides for a more collaborative and effective delivery of academic advising, tutoring, career counseling, and other services to meet the diverse needs of our students now and in the future. The Student Success Center will be integral to achieving the University’s Strategic Goal 1 to place student success at the center of all we do by supporting students as they achieve their academic and life goals.
One of the key areas in the Student Success Center is UMKC Central, a single location students can go to for answers about Admissions, Cashiers and Collections, Financial Aid and Scholarships, and Registration and Records.
Other offices and services at the Student Success Center include: UMKC Welcome Center, International Student Affairs, Academic Support and Mentoring, Career Services, MindBody Connection, University College, SEARCH, Writing Studio, International Academic Programs, School of Medicine Advising for Students in Years 1 and 2, UMKC Dining Services, and the Barbershop.
Visit the Student Success Center.
Contact UMKC Central.
Built by students, for students, the Union features 10,000 sq. ft. of space exclusively for student organizations. The Union also houses the Student Government Senate chambers, Office of Student Involvement, Multicultural Student Affairs, University Bookstore, computer lab, lounge areas, coffee-shop performance stage, retail food court, meeting spaces, roof-top terrace, 329-seat theater, and a 6,300 sq. ft. multi-purpose room. The facility is LEED Gold Certified and makes innovative use of reclaimed materials, natural lighting, and sustainability initiatives.
Visit the Student Union.
Students have several options regarding transportation around campus and around the city. Options include the UMKC Campus Shuttle, Clean Commute Bike Rental program, and free access (with Student ID) to the entire Kansas City Metro Bus System. New to campus is the ZipCar--a short-term car rental program.
Find out more about Transportation options.
University Archives is the official repository for the records of the University. These materials include official records, faculty publications and papers, photographs, student materials, University publications, films, photographs and negatives, scrapbooks, yearbooks, artworks, and an array of interesting and unusual items relating to the history of our University.
Learn more about the University Archives.
BkMk Press (pronounced bookmark) is a 40 year-old literary publisher based at UMKC’s College of Arts and Sciences and distributed nationally. The press annually publishes about five books, principally poetry and fiction. BkMk Press welcomes a limited number of students each semester for its book-publishing internship program, for credit or noncredit. Interns gain experience in editing, design, management, and publicity.
Perspectives is the alumni magazine of UMKC. Its articles feature news and events of interest to the entire UMKC community--including new faculty research, student activities, staff highlights, and alumni notes and interviews.
USucceed is a blog for all students produced by the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, sharing study tips, campus announcements, resources, and other information of interest to the student body. The goal is to provide information that will help students be successful at UMKC as well as give students the opportunity to share their feedback.
Visit the USucceed Blog.
UMKC welcomes student veterans and recognizes their contributions to the campus community as students and leaders. UMKC provides a comprehensive virtual resource center to assist veterans as well as an active Student Veterans Organization.
The UMKC VA certifying official in the Records and Registration Office provides veterans with forms to apply for educational benefits. Forms are also available to veterans who wish to transfer benefits from one educational program or institution to another. The certifying official's primary responsibility is to certify enrollment status of veterans to the Veterans Administration. Please call 1-888-GI-BILL1 or visit www.gibill.va.gov to determine your eligibility or inquire about benefits.
Visit the Student Veterans Virtual Resource Center.
Read more about using your VA Educational Benefits at UMKC.