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Residential Life

Residential Life Business Office
Oak Street Residence Hall, Room 2004
5051 Oak Street
(816) 235-8840
Fax: (816) 235-8114

Mailing Address
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Residential Life
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
Director: Kristen AbellContact Information

All of UMKC's residential facilities are conveniently located on the west side of campus, near the Student Union, Student Success Center (cafeteria), Swinney Recreation Center and within easy walking distance to all other Volker campus buildings. UMKC residence halls house approximately 880 students and are both less than eight years old. Both Oak Street Residence Hall and Herman and Dorothy Johnson Residence Hall feature semi-private bathrooms, social and quiet study lounges, music practice rooms, kitchenettes on every floor, large indoor and outdoor recreation and lounging areas and a high-tech classroom. UMKC's Oak Place Apartments is a 500 bed apartment complex serving the needs of second year students through graduate students. The apartments are fully furnished with all utilities paid in 1, 2 and 4 bedroom units. All UMKC Residential Life facilities have wireless and Ethernet hook-ups for every student, cable television hook-ups and microwave/refrigerator units all in student rooms.

Research has shown that over 50% of all learning that takes place at the University occurs outside the classroom. Studies also show that students who live on campus have a higher rate of academic success than those who live off campus. The average GPA for on-campus students is 3.10, compared to 2.68 for students living off-campus. The location of our facilities encourages student participation in campus events and activities, and our staff are trained to provide support and resources for all students living there. Residential Life at UMKC invites you to participate in the learning experience that it can offer to you – become one of our 1500 diverse learners from all over the world!