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.

Nursing Research Mentor Knows: Horses Are Good for You

Sharon White-Lewis oversees a rare nursing doctoral research program in equine therapy.

New City Beautiful Movement: Restoring KC’s Parks and Boulevards

Flatland KC wrote about a study that pushes for more a equitable investment citywide

Pat Tillman Scholar and Veteran Aims To Become School Administrator

Roberto Diaz advocates for underserved and underrepresented children

What Are You Most Excited About in Returning to Campus?

Roos share what they’re looking forward to this fall

PPE Sold in Campus Vending Machines

Local media cover safety measures taken at UMKC.

UMKC Statement on International Student Visa Issue

Statement from University of Missouri-Kansas City Chancellor Mauli Agrawal and Provost Jenny Lundgren

“Sometimes change doesn’t happen immediately. It can take a long time, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t any less worthwhile to continue the effort.”

Aly Hernandez

B.A. '19