Roo Visits are offered throughout the week for all prospective students interested in learning about UMKC. There are three options for Roo Visits:

Roo Visit only

Learn about campus through our UMKC overview presentation, then take a walking tour of campus and optional housing tour.

Roo Visit and Academic unit visits

Choose either a combined Roo Visit and academic unit visit to learn more about UMKC and spend time with academic staff and/or faculty to find out more about your major or an academic unit visit only if you've already attended a Roo Visit.


College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is UMKC's largest academic unit. In addition to 18 departments, students have 21 choices for interdisciplinary study and minors.

Undergraduate Departments:

Architecture, Urban Planning + Design
Art and Art History
Communication Studies
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Criminal Justice and Criminology
Political Science
Social Work
Mathematics and Statistics
Physics and Astronomy


Register for a combined Roo Visit and Arts and Sciences visit now:

Tuesday, June 18, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, July 17, 1 p.m.


Conservatory of Music and Dance

The Conservatory of Music and Dance is recognized as a center for artistic excellence. In rehearsals, in class and on stage, gifted faculty and visiting artists help students find their creative voices.

Undergraduate Degrees:

Jazz Studies
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Theory


Register for a combined Roo Visit and Conservatory visit now:

Monday, June 3, 9 a.m.

Thursday, June 27, 9 a.m.

Tuesday, July 9, 9 a.m.

Tuesday, July 30, 9 a.m.

Henry W. Bloch School of Management

The Bloch School connects business and public administration in a holistic experience that is unusual among business schools. Entrepreneurship and innovation are cornerstones of the curriculum. Emphasis areas include finance, marketing, real estate and entrepreneurship.

Undergraduate Degrees:

Business Administration


Register for a combined Roo Visit and Bloch School visit now:

Monday, May 20, 9 a.m.

Friday, May 24, 9 a.m.

Tuesday, June 4, 9 a.m.

Wednesday, July 24, 9 a.m.


Honors College

The UMKC Honors College is designed to enrich the collegiate experience of the most outstanding students. Traditional and non-traditional undergraduates from every school and college at the university are provided with the opportunity to develop their academic and leadership skills within the context of a broad, interdisciplinary education, which will ultimately prepare them for graduate studies and professional careers.

This visit will provide a general overview of admission into UMKC and, specifically, the Honors College. Additionally, guests will sit in on an actual Honors course, eat lunch with Honors faculty and students and take a tour of campus with a Student Ambassador. This visit will last most of the day.


For visit information, contact us at or 816-235-5569.

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

From conservation to medicine, a degree in biology lays a solid foundation for success. UMKC's curriculum emphasizes critical thinking and the principles of scientific discovery to prepare students for professional careers in medicine and dentistry, or for graduate-level work.

Undergraduate Degrees:



Register for a combined Roo Visit and Biological and Chemical Sciences visit now:

Tuesday, June 4, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, June 25, 1 p.m.

Thursday, July 11, 1 p.m.

School of Computing and Engineering

If you like to create, design, build and problem-solve, you'll feel right at home at the School of Computing and Engineering. Kansas City is home to hundreds of engineering and computing firms of all sizes, which means lots of opportunities for internships and employment after graduation.

Undergraduate Degrees:

Civil Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Information Technology
Mechanical Engineering


Register for a combined Roo Visit and Computing and Engineering visit now:

Friday, May 10, 2 p.m.

Thursday, June 13, 9 a.m.

Friday, June 28, 9 a.m.

Monday, July 29, 9 a.m.

School of Dentistry

The School of Dentistry educates exceptionally qualified and caring oral health-care providers through a curriculum that combines the best of the classroom and clinic. It is the only public dental school in Missouri and Kansas.

Intended for aspiring dental hygienists and dentists, you may register for the Dental School visit date below. As an additional option, we suggest attending a visit by the College of Arts and Sciences or the School of Biological Sciences.

Undergraduate Degrees:

Dental Hygiene


For visit information, please email us at

School of Education

The School of Education prepares exemplary teachers to serve in schools in all settings. Working in diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic settings among nine partner school districts prepares UMKC's future teachers to meet the needs of students anywhere.

Undergraduate Degrees:

Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Middle School Education
Secondary Education

For visit information, please email us at


School of Law

Undergraduates can pursue a traditional pre-law track, in which they earn a bachelor's degree and then attend law school. These students explore their future in law with help from pre-law advisors and participate in activities hosted by the UMKC School of Law.

Since pre-law students are guided by advisors in the College of Arts and Sciences, we encourage attending one of their visits as an alternative.

Find more visit information on the School of Law website.

School of Medicine (specific to Six Year BA/MD Program)

The School of Medicine partners with six top area hospitals to provide students with early patient interaction and high-quality medical training. High school students who are highly motivated and well-qualified may be eligible for the unique B.A./M.D. Program, which allows you to earn a medical degree in just six years. Other graduate medical programs are also available.


Register for a combined Roo Visit and School of Medicine visit now:

Wednesday, June 5, 11 a.m.

Tuesday, June 18, 11 a.m.

Tuesday, June 25, 11 a.m.

Tuesday, July 16, 11 a.m.

Thursday, July 18, 11 a.m.

Tuesday, July 23, 11 a.m.

School of Nursing and Health Studies


UMKC offers the pre-licensure B.S.N. nursing track, designed for students who want to pursue licensure as a registered nurse (R.N.).

There is a direct high school admission program, which allows qualified, high-achieving students who are admitted to UMKC directly from high school and meeting set standards, the ability to assure a seat in the competitive B.S.N. program.


Register for a combined Roo Visit and Pre-Licensure (traditional track) Nursing visit now:

Tuesday, May 21, 9 a.m.

Wednesday, June 19, 9 a.m.

Wednesday, July 17, 9 a.m.


Register for an Accelerated Nursing only visit now (must have prior bachelor's degree):

Tuesday, June 4, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, July 10, 2 p.m.


Health Sciences and Public Health

The Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHS) is part of the School of Nursing and Health Studies, but it is not a nursing degree. The BHS degree blends coursework with service learning, volunteerism and a senior internship which prepares students for a variety of careers in health or for a post-graduate education.

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) is also part of the School of Nursing and Health Studies and also not a nursing degree. The BSPH degree offers a comprehensive science-based curriculum that includes the physical, biological, behavioral and social aspects of health, preparing students for a wide variety of careers in public health or to pursue post-graduate education.


Register for a combined Roo Visit and Health Sciences visit now:

Thursday, June 27, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, July 24, 1 p.m.


School of Pharmacy

Graduates of UMKC's Pharm.D. program have the training needed to successfully complete national and state licensure exams and work as a pharmacist. The Pharm.D. degree requires at least six years of college – two years of prerequisite courses and four years of professional study. Incoming freshmen typically start as pre-pharmacy and apply to the Pharm.D. program while in college.

An additional option is the Early Assurance (EA) Program, which allows qualified, high-achieving students who are admitted to UMKC directly from high school and meeting set standards, the ability to assure a seat in the competitive Pharm.D. program.

The UMKC Pharmacy School has campuses in Kansas City, Columbia and Springfield.


Register for a combined Roo Visit and Pharmacy visit now:

Monday, June 3, 1 p.m.

Thursday, June 20, 9 a.m.

Wednesday, June 26, 1 p.m.

Friday, July 12, 1 p.m.

Monday, July 29, 1 p.m.



University College is a unique opportunity to explore majors at UMKC through engagement with faculty and staff, the development of educational plans and the clarification of career and life goals. Exploratory students will experience a wide array of academic possibilities and disciplines through a series of seminars that focus on critical inquiry and information literacy. Students progress in their degree by taking courses that satisfy UMKC General Education Core requirements while exploring topics of special interest to make purposeful decisions about academic plans and career goals.

If you are considering UMKC and exploring different academic programs and want to learn more about University College, we encourage you to attend a Roo Visit.