Roo Welcome

Kick off your new semester with Roo Welcome! A chance to connect with new and returning Roos, Roo Welcome lets you explore campus resources, make new friends, learn about involvement opportunities, and get connected to your Roo community.

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Spring 2023 Roo Welcome

Tuesday, January 17 through Saturday, February 4

Welcome home new Roos, and welcome back returning Roos!

Roo Welcome unites new and returning students to celebrate UMKC's vibrant campus life, while also energizing them as they transition to the new semester ahead.

The schedule below highlights Spring Roo Welcome signature events. More information will be posted soon, and below events are subject to change.

Questions? Contact the Office of Student Involvement (OSI) at (816) 235-1407 or

Roo Welcome Schedule of Events

Roo Welcome Signature Events

Roo Welcome takes place the first three weeks of the semester. Explore the Spring Roo Welcome calendar of events. We will be updating this schedule throughout November/December/early January.

Spring 2023 Roo Welcome signature events include:

Spring Roo Welcome: Welcome Tables

  • Date: January 17, 19, 20
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Student Union, Floor 2
  • Details: Welcome tables will be located on the 2nd Floor Student Union during the first week of the Spring Semester. New students and returning Roos are encouraged to stop by and spin the prize wheel. Welcome home Roos, and best wishes for a wonderful semester ahead. 

Spring Roo Welcome Kickoff Event

  • Date: Tuesday, January 17
  • Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Student Union, Jazzman’s Café and Bakery
  • Details: Join the Financial Wellness Center and the Office of Student Involvement (OSI) for our Spring Kickoff Event! Put your competitive nature to the test with board games and card games. We’ll have all the money classics, including Game of Life, Monopoly, and PayDay! Not interested in games? Paint and decorate your own ceramic bank to store loose change. Spend your first night of the semester enjoying snacks, games, and crafts. Bring your friends or meet new ones at this fun Roo Welcome Week event. Spring Roo Welcome Kickoff Event RooGroups Link

UMKC Campus Resource Fair

  • Date: Wednesday, January 18
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Student Union, Floor 2
  • Details: It's never too soon – or too late – to take full advantage of the free support services and resources UMKC offers. Drop by the UMKC Campus Resource Fair, chat with campus offices/ departments, and get the information, connections, and answers you need to succeed! Also, enjoy a world-famous speed caricaturist and other treats. UMKC Campus Resource Fair RooGroups Link

Student Organization Fair

  • Date: Thursday, January 26
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Student Union, Floor 3
  • Details: With 300+ registered student organizations at UMKC, it’s easy to get involved.
    The Spring Roo Welcome Student Organization Fair is open to both new and returning Roos. Meet registered student organizations from across UMKC to help you get involved and get connected. Enjoy food, festivities, friends, and fun! Student Organization Fair RooGroups Link

Spring Into Success

  • Date: Thursday, February 2
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Atterbury Student Success Center (ASSC), Floor 2
  • Details: Help us spring you into success this Spring Semester. Enjoy hot cocoa, games, and prizes with Academic Support and Mentoring (ASM), Roo Advising, Career Services, Peer Academic Leadership (PAL), and more. Meet staff and explore resources dedicated to helping you succeed. Whether this is your first semester, last, or somewhere in between, the offices located on the ASSC are here to help you. Spring Into Success RooGroups Link

Faculty, Staff, and Community 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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