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 a Decade of Bridge to the Stars

Program looks to increase underrepresented students getting STEM degrees

Latinx Leader Builds Future in Hometown

Lauren Orozco decided to attend UMKC for the vibrant community

Welcome to UMKC, Roos!

Convocation, Roo Welcome and soccer headlined the first week of the semester

Reinvigorating LGBTQIA Life on Campus

A look forward to this year with LGBTQIA Programs & Services.

Victor E. Dominguez, M.D. Memorial Scholarship Continues Alumnus Legacy

Awardees from southwest Missouri demonstrate academic excellence and financial need

To Make the Most of College, Build Relationships with Faculty

Office hours, coffee breaks, campus strolls are all ways to forge valuable connections with professors

"I was thinking about going further away, but I decided to stay close to home. UMKC allowed me to have a secure place in the community that’s so vibrant. That was a big draw."

Lauren Orozco '22

B.A. business, marketing; minor Latin American Studies