Welcome to UMKC! We are excited for your student to join our welcoming and diverse community of UMKC Kangaroos.

Transitioning to college is a big step in your student's journey. And we want you to feel comfortable and confident in their decision to attend UMKC.

Our faculty and staff are focused on your student's success, both inside and outside the classroom. We provide several resources, like Academic Support and Mentoring, to empower students to accomplish their goals. Their success is our success. Partnering together, we hope to empower our students with the knowledge and skills they need to craft the career of their dreams.

As you help your student to prepare for life at college, please don't hesitate to reach out to our offices with any questions you may have.

Perks of Being a Roo

There are a lot of reasons our students love UMKC, and we've compiled a list of the perks they mention the most.

Volunteers Needed for Scholarship Application Review

UMKC employee volunteers are needed to review student scholarship applications.

Five Questions with Dean Alexander Norbash

Meet the UMKC alumnus as he takes on a new role as dean of the School of Medicine

UMKC Student Receives Nationally Competitive Boren Awards Scholarship

Liberty Gladden heads to South Korea, thanks to her award

UMKC Featured in Wall Street Journal Article on College Investment

One alumnus was featured in the article discussing the return on investment of a bachelor's degree

UMKC Connections on Display at Disney 100 Exhibit

UMKC is a supporting sponsor of exhibit at Union Station

UMKC Alumnus Is Helping First-Generation Students Achieve Their Dreams

Kansas City’s very own civil rights hero shares his feelings about UMKC and giving back

“We came in to work on swamp monkeys. It's something I'm never going to forget."

Macila Arnold

B.S.D.H. '23