UMKC Catalog


Student Union

UMKC Student Union
5100 Cherry Street
(816) 235-1406
Fax: (816) 235-1419

Director: Jody Jeffries Contact Information

The UMKC Student Union, opened in August of 2010, provides a welcoming and sustainable environment that values the diversity of all UMKC students. The 109,742 square foot, LEED certified student facility serves as the campus living room and the central hub for student programming and engagement. Conveniently located at the corner of 51st Street and Cherry Street, the facility was designed “by UMKC Students, for UMKC Students.”

The Student Union features student event and activity areas, including a 6400 square foot multipurpose room, 329 seat movie theater, coffeehouse performance stage, additional large, medium, and small meeting rooms, and student lounge spaces. The facility also hosts an IS Computer Lounge and electronic workroom, the Office of Student Involvement, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, LGBTQIA Rainbow Lounge, the UMKC Bookstore, the one-card office, the Student Government Association Chamber and offices, and the Student Organization spaces. In addition, the Union offers a dynamic retail dining experience with Jazzman's Café and Bakery, Chick-Fil-A Express, Baja Fresh Express, and SubConnection as part of the Union Marketplace.

With WI-FI coverage throughout, the Student Union becomes the place to be for relaxation and co-curricular activity. Billiards and gaming, including both XBOX 360 and Wii stations, are available in the Jazzman’s Café and Bakery coffee house. Daily locker use and locker rentals are available, including powerstations to charge laptops and other electronics. RedBox automated DVD rental is available to students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Natural daylight, reclaimed wood, a recycling and composting program, storm water management design, and low-emitting materials on the interior are all a part of the Student Union’s sustainable design. The Garden Roof Terrace, located on the fourth level, offers breathtaking views of the city that UMKC calls home.

University Bookstores

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. More information on the UMKC Bookstores can be found in th UMKC Catalog Appendix.