Roo Welcome: Faculty, Staff, and Campus Partners

We encourage UMKC faculty and staff, departments, offices and community partners to get involved in our Roo Welcome programming. Help us welcome new and returning Roos to campus!


Roo Welcome is a time for our new and returning students to build relationships with faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping them succeed.

All UMKC faculty and staff serve a vital role in the Roo Welcome experience. UMKC faculty and staff are essential in creating a positive and welcoming experience for our new campus community members. 

Fall Roo Welcome 2024 takes place August 16 - September 6. 

How You Can Help

  • RSVP to Convocation
    • Priority RSVP to secure your t-shirt is Friday, May 10, 2024. 
    • Your participation is a testament to our new and returning students that they are joining an engaged and supportive community. 
  • Register your unit/department/office for the Resource Fair. 
  • Encourage any student organizations you advise to register for the Student Organization Fair. 
  • Staff a Roo Welcome event. Be sure to note the date and times associated with each role as listed on the sign up. Roles include:
    • Roo Welcome Programs & Events: 
    • Welcome Tabling: 
  • Encourage your office/department to plan a Roo Welcome event during the first three weeks of the semester. Be sure to submit your event on Roo Groups. 
  • Wear UMKC gear during the first weeks of school.

Questions? Contact Drake Summers, Assistant Director for New Student & Family Programs at