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Kansas City Lights Up the Night for UMKC Grads

Union Station, City Hall, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and other landmarks brandish blue and gold to honor graduates of Kansas City’s university
Union Station and other Kansas City landmarks

The city of Kansas City will be ablaze in Roo Blue and Gold beginning the evening of Thursday, May 14, in honor of the Class of 2020 of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Buildings to be lit in UMKC colors for the Roo Blue KC celebration include Union Station, City Hall, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Downtown Marriott Hotel.

Downtown Marriott Hotel
The Downtown Marriott's animated lights featured a bouncing Roo and words of congratulations.

Festivities will not be confined to the evening hours. By day, multiple fountains across the city will flow in bright blue to honor UMKC grads, courtesy of the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department.

More than 2,000 UMKC students will receive degrees through a series of online commencement ceremonies, organized through individual academic units, Friday, May 15 through Monday, May 18.

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts featured blue and gold lights.
Power and Light Building and City Hall
The Art Deco Power and Light building in the foreground and City Hall at right.
Illuminated Landmarks

Union Station

City Hall

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Downtown Marriott

Durwood Stadium on the UMKC Campus

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Our neighbor, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Fountains and Parks Dyed or Lit Blue

Concourse Fountain

Northland Fountain 

Waldo Water Tower

Meyer Circle Sea Horse Fountain

A Kansas City fountain dyed blue
The Northland Fountain was dyed Roo blue.
Published: May 13, 2020

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