Top Photos of 2021

Moments we'll remember from this last year
Soccer team plays at Durwood stadium at sunset with city skyline in silhouette

From wrapping up the online spring semester with Commencement at The K to much-anticipated return to campus in the fall, 2021 has definitely been a year to remember. 

Each year our campus photographers select some of their favorite images to share with us. Here are some of their favorites that highlight key moments this year. 

Brandon Henderson portrait
Some of our favorite images are portraits we get to take of students, here is one of former Student Government Association President Brandon Henderson, who shared the importance of self-care.
KC Roo mascot and Sluggerrr the Royals mascot at The K
Mascot bonding time: KC had a blast with Sluggerrr doing a photo shoot for our countdown to Commencement at The K this past May. 
graduates smiling under an umbrella at The K
Two days of multiple ceremonies, some with rain, didn't dampen these smiles. Grads were pumped to have in-person Commencement at The K. 
student jumping in front of I heart UMKC sign
Incoming freshmen swung by campus on Commitment Day this spring to take some photos. 
Corbin Roo statue at night with Miller Nichols Library in background
Students were excited for the dedication of our new Roo statue, designed by Kansas City artist Tom Corbin.
UMKC women's tennis player
We love creating promo images of our student-athletes. Go Roos!
Student gets colored powder thrown on her during mental health color mile
We got some great images from the Mental Health Mile color walk that Roos for Mental Health hosted on campus.
dancer spreads arms above other dancers bowing
This year our Conservatory students returned to Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts for their annual Crescendo gala performance. 
health sciences student administers vaccine
Not only has UMKC provided vaccine clinics for our employees and students, but many of our Roos have served in various roles in the vaccination rollout to our larger community across the city, state and region.


Published: Dec 16, 2021