Welcome to UMKC! We are excited for your student to join our welcoming and diverse community of UMKC Kangaroos.

Transitioning to college is a big step in your student's journey. And we want you to feel comfortable and confident in their decision to attend UMKC.

Our faculty and staff are focused on your student's success, both inside and outside the classroom. We provide several resources, like Academic Support and Mentoring, to empower students to accomplish their goals. Their success is our success. Partnering together, we hope to empower our students with the knowledge and skills they need to craft the career of their dreams.

As you help your student to prepare for life at college, please don't hesitate to reach out to our offices with any questions you may have.

Perks of Being a Roo

There are a lot of reasons our students love UMKC, and we've compiled a list of the perks they mention the most.

Kangaroo Pantry Opens Satellite Locations

Student Union and Health Sciences Campus now feature smaller food pantries

At Ease Zone Ready for Action

At Ease Zone resource for military veterans on UMKC campus.

Connection and Focus Define Student’s Year

Junior Jennifer Rangel reaps benefits of KC Scholars despite challenges

5 Tips To Help Students Filing the FAFSA

Best way to save time is to be prepared

Scholarships and Financial Aid for Hispanic and Latinx Students

Everything you need to know about how to get started

Spotlight on Latinx Culture at UMKC

Students and alumni share their stories about the Latinx community and UMKC resources available

“This award is a reminder that my hard work and dedication to entrepreneurship has not gone unnoticed and is paying off.”

Jonaie Johnson

Student Entrepreneur of the Year, Business Administration '22, Basketball