Registration for Summer Orientation 2019 is closed. Please check back in Spring 2019 for updates.


Freshman Orientation

College is a new experience for you, and the entire UMKC family wants you to succeed. The information shared at Orientation will be critical for getting a strong start at UMKC, which is why Orientation is mandatory for freshmen/first time college students. Transfer students with less than 24 transferable credit hours are strongly encouraged to attend a Freshman Orientation to have the best transition experience possible.

Invite the Family

We strongly recommend that your parents, family members, guardians, and/or significant others also attend Orientation with you. We plan activities just for them so they will know how to help you transition smoothly into college. There is a limit of 3 guests maximum per registered Orientation student.


June/July Orientation Dates

Summer 2019 Orientation dates will be released in Spring 2019.

Some academic units including School of Nursing and Health Studies, Conservatory of Music and Dance, Six Year Medicine, and Pharmacy (includes pre-pharmacy majors) attend a limited number of dates. When you log in to register for Orientation, you will be given the dates that are available for your Academic Unit/major. Once an Orientation reaches capacity, it will close and not show as an option for you to register. Students can make changes to their registration up to 5 calendar days before their selected date. However, please note that no refunds will be given after a student registers for Orientation.

Plan to be at your Orientation program all day from 8:00am-5:00pm. You must attend the entire freshmen Orientation program to be able to attend Fall Semester.


August Orientation

If you are unable to attend an Orientation summer program during our mandatory dates, we offer a Makeup Orientation program just before the academic year begins. Orientation is mandatory for all incoming freshmen. If a freshman student does not attend Summer Orientation, they will be be removed from their Fall 2019 classes. Note that academic advising will not occur during this August program; the focus is on introducing UMKC's student services. To enroll in classes, schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor as soon as possible.


How Much Does Orientation Cost?

The student fee for Summer Orientation is $50.


The fee for each family member or guest is $25 per person. There is a limit of 3 guests maximum per registered Orientation student.


These nonrefundable fees support Orientation and other activities that help acclimate students to UMKC. The Office of Admissions will bill the Orientation fee(s) to a student's UMKC student account. Due to federal regulations, Orientation guest registration fees cannot be paid with federal financial aid and/or scholarships. Students must check their UMKC student account to be sure they meet all payment deadlines (if applicable).

If a student needs to make changes to their Summer Orientation registration, they can do so by logging back into the Orientation registration system. All Orientation registration changes must be made no later than 5 calendar days prior to the Orientation program. Please note: all Orientation fees are nonrefundable. Therefore, UMKC will issue no refunds if a student cancels their Orientation registration, does not attend UMKC, and/or reduces guest count.


Before Registering

To register for Orientation, you will need your UMKC Username/Single Sign On (SSO) which was included in your UMKC admission letter. Set up your information by visiting the Information Services Homepage, click on the New User Activation button, and follow the prompts. If you do not know your UMKC Username/SSO or need assistance, contact the UMKC Call Center by phone at (816) 235-2000 (Monday-Friday, 7:30am-5:00pm CT) or by email at


Need More Information?

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page. You may also contact a staff member in the UMKC Admissions Office by email.

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