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.

Celebrating Our First Gen Roos

Connections and resources for first-generation students at UMKC

UMKC Med Student Vaccinates Underserved Kansas Citians

Six-year M.D. program provides UMKC student Demi Elmore the opportunity to learn while serving the community

'Boy Erased' Author's Pride Lecture Discusses Meeting Hate With Compassion

Garrard Conley shares life story of overcoming the trauma of conversion therapy

At Ease Zone Ready for Action

At Ease Zone resource for military veterans on UMKC campus.

Biology Student Featured in KCBJ

Emily Wesley was recently in The Kansas City Business Journal

Bloch Professor Finds Love of the Profession Keeps Nurses Going

Bloch assistant professor Karen Landay recently led a study to see how passion helps fight stress and burnout amid COVID-19

“Over the past year and a half, I have learned so much about the world of science and medicine. I cannot wait to learn even more in the upcoming years.”

Demi Elrod '26

B.A./M.D. School of Medicine