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.

The Great Admissions and Enrollment Reset

Inside Higher Ed publication highlights UMKC work with prospective Latinx students

Take a Campus History Tour

Chris Wolff shares his research on UMKC through the decades

Bloch Launchpad, Hispanic Development Fund Create College Entrance Pathway

Hispanic high school students offered special programming, up to $10,000 in scholarships

Environmental Science Student Gains Perspective with NASA

Grant Verhulst shares his internship experience

6 Tips to Start the Semester Strong

From how to meet people to getting help with coursework

Updates on Parking, Library Availability

Parking app is a no-touch system

“Science students like to talk science, but there’s not always a space to do that. I was talking about this with some of my friends one day and thought, ‘Someone should start a podcast.’ And then I thought, ‘Why not me?’”

Alynah Adams

Biology '20