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.

Childhood Dream of Medicine Inspired by Family and the Farm

While Marlena Long grew up caring for livestock, her lifelong plan has been curing patients

Focusing on Mental Health

Chancellor Agrawal and UM System launch initiatives to improve wellness

Flatland Features Epperson House

Kansas City religious leaders grapple with the notion of ghosts

This Publicist Prides Herself on Being a Voice for the Culture

How positivity and creative thinking are making Kiarra's dreams come true

UMKC School of Dentistry Unveils State-of-the-Art Training Lab

Simulation lab is the newest in the U.S. — and among the largest

Helpful Resources for Hispanic and Latinx Students

Celebrating beyond National Hispanic Heritage Month

“I’m going to be a doctor, but I don’t think I’ll ever stop showing pigs.”

Marlena Long

Six-Year B.A./M.D. '25