Virtual Orientation FAQs

For the health and safety of our entire UMKC community, Orientation is moving online for Summer 2020.
This transition understandably brings a lot of questions. We're here to help you answer them and make your experience as smooth as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Freshmen

Orientation is mandatory for all incoming first-time college/freshmen students entering in the Fall Semester. The college experience is new for these students, and the information shared at Orientation will be critical to getting a strong start at UMKC.

Register for Freshman Orientation

Transfers

Orientation is also mandatory for transfer students with 24 or fewer credit hours entering in the Fall Semester. Transfer students with more than 24 credits are not required to attend Orientation, though it is highly encouraged. All transfer students are required to meet directly with their academic advisor(s) before scheduling their first semester of classes. For more information about Summer Transfer Orientation, visit our Transfer Orientation page.

Register for Transfer Orientation

New students will register for a specific Orientation date as usual. Prior to your registered Orientation date, you will be asked to complete several Pre-Orientation Modules. Then, on your scheduled Orientation day, you will attend a morning session with your Orientation Leader and then attend your academic advising session. We'll email you with more information about the schedule and how to connect in May.

After your Orientation day, you will participate in a 1:1 Invest in You session with a Financial Aid counselor.

Freshman Orientation dates for Summer 2020 are:

  • Monday, June 1
  • Tuesday, June 2
  • Tuesday, June 9
  • Friday, June 12
  • Saturday, June 13
  • Friday, June 19
  • Tuesday, June 23
  • Saturday, June 27

Transfer Orientation dates for Summer 2020 are:

  • Wednesday, June 10
  • Tuesday, June 16
  • Saturday, June 20
  • Friday, June 26

Virtual orientation modules will be completed in advance of, the day of and after your scheduled orientation date.

Before registering for Orientation, students must accept their admission to UMKC by paying the confirmation fee — $150 for freshmen and $50 for transfer students.

Once you have paid your confirmation fee, you may register for Orientation online. Please note that some Orientation dates will fill quickly, so register early to ensure you can attend on your preferred date.

Register for June Orientation (Freshmen)

Register for June Orientation (Transfers)

Nothing! You will keep the Orientation date you've already chosen and complete the Pre-Orientation Modules before your registered date.

Students can make changes to their registration up to 10 calendar days before their scheduled date, as long as their preferred Orientation session is not full.

To reschedule your Orientation session, please contact us at 816-235-8652 or umkcorientation@umkc.edu.

We will send Pre-Orientation Modules to all students registered for Orientation in late May. For students who register for orientation after May, the Pre-Orientation Module will be sent soon after registration.

We’re so glad you asked! There are a few key items you should take care of before Orientation to help your day go more smoothly. We’ve organized them into this checklist to make things simple for you.

Review your Pre-Orientation checklist

Yes, we will provide resources for family members and supporters on our website. We will also share Orientation videos for families and supporters on our webcast platform. The Orientation team will email information to the family member/supporter you have registered as a guest. 

*New students, remember to register your parent/supporter so they can receive information on family/supporter orientation.

No, the confirmation fee covers your enrollment fee to attend UMKC, as well as Orientation programming. If you registered a guest for Orientation, we have not charged your account and will remove all guest fees from your registration.

Yes! We will give out t-shirts to our new students when campus reopens.

Contact us at umkcorientation@umkc.edu or by calling 816-235-UMKC (8652) and an Orientation staff member will assist you.