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 Medicine Featured in U.S. News and World Report

What to know about baccalaureate-M.D. programs

Mock Disaster Very Real for UMKC Nursing Students

Large-scale emergency preparedness event held in Missouri

5 Top Instagrammable Spots on the UMKC Volker Campus

Student ambassadors take you on a quick tour

Childhood Dream of Medicine Inspired by Family and the Farm

While Marlena Long grew up caring for livestock, her lifelong plan has been curing patients

Focusing on Mental Health

Chancellor Agrawal and UM System launch initiatives to improve wellness

“I just know she’s there, that I have someone to go to to ask for guidance and advice. I know I have someone to talk to.”

Aricela Guadalupe about her mentor, Clara Irazabal-Zurita

Avanzando program for Latino students