Welcome to UMKC, Roos!

Convocation, Roo Welcome and soccer headlined the first week of the semester
students cheer in the student section at Durwood Stadium

The University of Missouri-Kansas City welcomed new and returning students, faculty and staff with a series of special events and activities. From move-in to the first Roo Blue Friday, here’s a look at highlights from the first week on campus.

A student pushes a bin during move in at Oak Street Residence Hall
A student pushes a bin during move in at Oak Street Residence Hall
Roommates stand in their room smiling as they unpack at the Hospital Hill Apartments
Students move in to the Hospital Hill Apartments
Chancellor Agrawal speaks to parents during move in
Chancellor Agrawal was there to greet families and lend a hand as students moved in
Students fill the walkway behind the Atterbury Student Success Center with the sun setting in the background at Late Night with the Greeks
Late Night with the Greeks is one of the first events of the weekend
Students smile in front of an ice cream truck at Late Night with the Greeks
The annual tradition is a chance for students to learn about Greek Life organizations at UMKC
students smile at late night with the Greeks
UMKC is home to 13 Greek letter organizations
A student rides a bull at Late Night with the Greeks
The event has a variety of activities and food vendors
A student paints a green dinosaur
The Paint a Pig event introduces students to services available through the Financial Wellness Center
students sit in rows singing the alma mater at Convocation
Convocation was held on Saturday afternoon
two students smile at Convocation
New students learned UMKC traditions such as the fight song and the alma mater
students fill university walkway at the welcome block party
Following Convocation, students attended the Welcome Block Party
two people play checkers on a large checkers cloth outside
Students enjoyed food, games and caricatures
A student smiles with a large bubble in front of her
the men's soccer team plays rockhurst with the stands of Durwood in the background and a sunset
The men's soccer team won the Battle of Rockhill 2-1
a dance team member embraces a friend at Durwood Stadium
The exhibition match is a tradition where the Roos face off against neighboring Rockhurst University
three students with Roo stickers on their arms take a selfie
a group of fans smiles in the stands at the men's soccer game
A student watches the soccer match smiling with a roo sticker on her cheek
two students smile holding donuts
Donuts with the Dean is an opportunity for students to get to know Dean of Students Michele Smith
A student stands with arms out as people toss color powder on their shirt
Students used color powder to decorate shirts ahead of the women's soccer match
Women's soccer players wear pink jerseys
Roo News journalists smile holding their latest issue of Roo News
Union Fest is an opportunity for students to learn about campus resources and activities
A bloch professor addresses a class
The first day of class was Aug. 22
A dancer sits on the floor doing the splits writing with her chin resting in her hand
A conservatory professor sits on a stage with his feet dangling addressing students sitting in an auditorium. Nearly all of them have their hand raised.
A student sits at a desk smiling
pharmacy students organizations fair
Pharmacy students learned about opportunities at the student organization fair 
A student smiles with a roo up gesture
Students don their blue on Roo Blue Friday


Published: Aug 26, 2022

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