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.

UMKC Announces New Bachelor of Architecture Program

First public university in Missouri to offer a Bachelor of Architecture degree

UMKC Awarded $5 Million from Mellon Foundation

Grant will fund local internships in the humanities to prepare students in their chosen field

Three UMKC Graduate School Programs Ranked Among Nation’s Top 40

Programs are Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Pharmacy and legal writing

Five UMKC State of the University 2024 Highlights

Chancellor announces research achievements, student-success milestones and major building initiatives

UMKC Law Student Scores with Sporting Kansas City Internship

UMKC connections were a perfect match for Annmarie Orlando to pursue sports law

UMKC Bloch School Executive MBA Shifts to Saturday-Only Classes, Plus Residencies

New schedule will offer greater work-week flexibility

“We came in to work on swamp monkeys. It's something I'm never going to forget."

Macila Arnold

B.S.D.H. '23