Convocation marks the start of your academic journey at UMKC. This special tradition acts as the official welcoming ceremony for new and transfer students where they learn about university traditions, listen to welcoming words from the university chancellor, and participate in the UMKC pinning ceremony one of our favorite and longest-standing traditions. Students also receive a unique UMKC t-shirt, specific to your incoming class. All incoming students should plan to attend Convocation. 

When: Saturday August 17, 2024 @ 1:00 P.M. 

Where: Swinney Recreation Center

Watch: Watch Fall 2023 Convocation below