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Discover what it is like to be a UMKC Roo! Experience UMKC is a free opportunity for admitted students and their families to meet current Roos, learn about life on campus and explore UMKC and all it has to offer.
Experience UMKC is for admitted undergraduate students and their families in all academic units except School of Medicine and Conservatory of Music and Dance. The event is highly recommended for students who have yet to visit UMKC's campus and/or who are still considering where they want to attend college.

Friday, March 8, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Friday, April 5, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.



Pick your Student Interest Sessions!
Learn about the sessions available below, and then select your top three when you register.

Academic Support and Mentoring

UMKC's Academic Support and Mentoring (ASM) department provides a wide range of services, including Supplemental Instruction (SI), to help students meet their academic goals. Developed at UMKC, SI is an innovative peer-led study method program that is now used at universities worldwide. Come to this fun, interactive session to learn more!

Career Services

What are you going to do with that major? Join Career Services in an interactive session to discuss choosing your major, what jobs are out there for various degrees, how to develop your resume, and other tips to land your dream job.

Discover your Scholar Style with UMKC Libraries

Unlock your productivity potential and receive a roadmap for success in college and beyond. This session will cover strategies for effective research, time management, and paper-writing hacks. It will conclude by exploring the library's spaces, services, relics, and robot (yep, we said robot!). Discover the best kept secrets on campus for working smarter, not harder!

Financial Aid 101

Soon you'll be awarded financial aid. What happens next? This session will discuss important timelines, how to understand your financial aid package, and the next steps needed to ensure your aid is ready for the upcoming semester.

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

Though there are many different fraternities and sororities, they all share common founding principles that may be of interest to any student! Join current fraternity and sorority leaders and the Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Affairs for a discussion on the Greek experience at UMKC and learn more about our 14 social and cultural fraternities and sororities on campus!

Honors College

Expand your scholarly horizons through the Honors College, which offers a challenging academic environment while cultivating a tight-knit community. Join a panel of current Honors College students to learn how you can get the most out of your education.

Office of Study Abroad

A diverse and global community, UMKC is home to international students from more than 80 countries and offers study abroad options in over 60 countries. In this session, learn about the many international opportunities at UMKC including semester exchange, study abroad, and service-learning!

Life at UMKC

Get the scoop on what it is really like at UMKC. In two separate sessions, one for students and one for families, you will have an opportunity to ask questions and hear candid answers from current students and their families on life and learning at UMKC.

Residential Life

Living on campus is a unique and rewarding experience. In this session, current residents will discuss their involvement with UMKC Residential Life, including the benefits of living on campus, how to share space with a roommate, and how to get involved in hall leadership positions.

Let's Get Connected

Join the Office of Student Involvement (OSI) and Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) to learn more about how you can get involved at UMKC in student organizations and other programs! Hear from our student leaders in organizations such as Student Government Association, Multicultural Student Organization Council, and the Union Programming Board on getting involved on campus and within the greater Kansas City community.

Swinney Recreation Center

Are you into playing intramurals or staying fit? UMKC students have full access to the campus recreation center ranging from basketball courts to indoor/outdoor pool to group fitness classes. Choose this session for an insider's tour of the Swinney Recreation Center facility.

UMKC Kangaroo Athletics

Did you know that UMKC students get into Athletics games free? Did you know that UMKC is an NCAA Division 1 member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), with 16 athletic teams? What is exactly is a Roo? At this session, learn more about UMKC Athletics, and the important traditions that will help you become a spirited member of our Roo family.

Women's Center

The Women's Center offers healing arts workshops as a tool for building and maintaining a healthy campus environment. Join us as we facilitate an interactive and fun workshop, helping you learn more about managing your emotional and psychological well-being through creativity and self-expression.



No pre-registration needed. These are optional activities taking place during the afternoon of Experience UMKC.

Campus Tours

A perfect option for first-time visitors, this walking tour will feature the UMKC Student Union, Atterbury Student Success Center, Miller Nichols Library and more. Tours are led by current UMKC students who will help you explore UMKC and its great resources and facilities.

On-Campus Housing

Check out Johnson Residence Hall for an informal tour. Learn about on-campus apartment options. To live on campus, complete a contract online or complete one on the spot at the event.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Get answers to questions that are specific to your financial and billing situations. For general information about financing college or UMKC billing questions, sign up for the "Financial Aid 101" interest session offered earlier in the day.




If you have any further questions about this event, please feel free to contact the UMKC Office of Admissions at (816) 235-8652.