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.

Man on a Mission: Connecting Latinx Students

Personal experience enhances mentorship role

Scholarships and Financial Aid for Hispanic and Latinx Students

Everything you need to know about how to get started

Mayor Discusses Policing in Kansas City

UMKC Critical Conversation also features student leader and criminology professor

Spotlight on Latinx Culture at UMKC

Students and alumni share their stories about the Latinx community and UMKC resources available

UMKC Trustees’ Scholar Connection Leads to Mentorship and Friendship

Dynamic duo share passion for giving back to community

Avanzando Provides Support, Mentoring and Community for UMKC Latinx Students

Program serves 250 UMKC students, many of them first-generation students

“The biggest advantage is having that person’s insight of, ‘Yes, you can do this. I've done it, and this is how I've done it.'”

Ruby Rios

Computer Science '21