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I am a graduate student. What are my visit options?

All graduate students interested in admission into any of our numerous graduate programs will need to meet with an academic advisor in their area of graduate studies interest. If you are interested in graduate studies and would still like to take a campus tour only, please contact the Welcome Center at 816-235-8652.


I am an international student. Do I come to the Office of Admissions to visit campus?

International students will want to meet with the International Student Affairs Office to schedule a visit to campus. Those with permanent residence status can schedule a visit through the Office of Admissions Welcome Center.


How long is the campus tour?

The campus tour is a 60 minute long walking tour of the Volker campus.


I have special needs. Whom do I notify about my visit and any arrangements I may need?

Please contact the UMKC Welcome Center at 816-235-1210 or welcome@umkc.edu to arrange any special needs you may need accommodated during your time on campus.


I am an admitted student. Can I enroll in classes while at a weekday visit?

Classes are not scheduled during weekday visits. For first time college students entering for the fall, you are required to attend orientation prior to setting up your classes. Transfer students can attend orientation or contact their advisor directly. Learn more about what happens at new student Orientation.


How do I get information about financial aid or housing?

During your visit, financial aid, scholarships, as well as housing information are all covered in the UMKC Admissions overview.

Transfer students, this information is not covered if you meet directly with your academic area. Please attend a weekday visit or UMKC Preview Day.


I am coming from out of town. Where can I stay prior to my visit?

There are several hotels in the area that have a UMKC discount that can be applied to the room. Visit the area hotel page to find links and information about lodging in the area.


Do you offer Saturday visits?

We do not currently offer weekday visits or Academic Open Houses on Saturdays. For the spring 2016 semester, we have a UMKC Preview Day event on Saturday, March 12, 2016. Please visit the Welcome Center page for more information about UMKC Preview Days.


How far is the Hospital Hill campus from the Volker campus?

The Hospital Hill campus and the Volker campus are approximately 5 miles apart. For more information about the campus, please visit our campus maps page.