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.

UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies Ranks in Top 30 for Eighth Year in a Row

U.S. News & World Report ranks online graduate programs

Winter Break Reduced Operating Schedule

Hours and services limited during break

Helix Prize for Architecture Students Shows Dedication to Details

Winner Alexa Radley thrives in challenging program

Satellite Campus Feels Less Remote When You Have a Sense of Home

Third-year pharmacy student Raeann Kilgore discusses her passion for community pharmacy and why she chose to attend the UMKC School of Pharmacy at MU in Columbia

Education Major Went from English Language Learner to Soon-To-Be Teacher

Astrid Vega’s career aspirations are inspired by her life experiences

Favorite Photos of 2019

Images capture memorable moments of campus life

"At UMKC, I learned that I was holding myself back from becoming a writer."

Anne Kniggendorf

MFA '14