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!

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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 2023 takes place August 18-September 8. 

How You Can Help

This year, we are providing even more ways for faculty and staff to support Roo Welcome. Here's how you can help:

  • Save the Date for Convocation, taking place August 19 in Swinney Center. Convocation is our UMKC official welcome for our new students. You will have a special role in this ceremony and have opportunities to meet students.
  • Staff a signature Roo Welcome event. Sign-ups will take place in July and August for Fall Roo Welcome. Roles include:
    • Residential Life move-In support
    • Parent and Family Lounge minglers
    • Late Night with the Greeks staffing
    • Convocation staffing and participation
    • Unionfest support and office/department tabling
    • Welcome Table staffing
  • Encourage your office/department to plan a Roo Welcome event during the first three weeks of the semester. Submit your event to RooGroups by July 31.
  • Wear UMKC gear during the first weeks of school.

Questions? Contact Anthony Maly, Senior Program Manager, at

For questions about Residential Life Move-In Support, contact Katie Garey at