Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, spring semester is now online. Please take health and safety precautions. Learn more about the UMKC response and the latest information from the CDC.

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.

International Student Ambassador Shares His Experiences in Self-Quarantine

Engineering major Joshua Koni is coping with the challenges

Nominations Open for Annual Pride Awards

Awards recognize individuals who have contributed to the betterment of the UMKC LGBTQIA+ community

UMKC School of Education Launches Major Expansion and Fundraising Efforts

The Institute for Urban Education kicked off a $15 million capital campaign to help support enrollment growth and programming additions for students and partners

UMKC Cited for Commitment to First-Generation College Students

First-gen Forward designation recognizes universities that improve experiences and advance outcomes of first-gen students

‘The CEO’ Leads On and Off the Court With Her Own Business

Jonaie Johnson juggles the demands of college basketball and the rigorous Entrepreneurship Scholars program

Interest in Helping Native Americans Leads Student to Dental School

Shanon Black, mother of three, pursues healthcare field to work on reservations

"I think we need to remember that we are in this together.”

Joshua Koni

Computer Science '21 and international student ambassador