We are #RooReady for fall semester classes. Learn more about the UMKC response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and get the latest updates and safety information from the CDC.

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.

Henry Bloch’s Legacy: Free Tuition to Aid Recovery from Pandemic Recession

Local, national media outlets share details about the new scholarship

Tenacity Pays Off for Bloch Student Who Landed a Competitive Internship

New York investment firm adds UMKC student to its Ivy League lineup

Another Helping Hand from the Bloch Family: Free Tuition

New scholarship provides first-semester grad school tuition for adults hit by COVID-19 recession

Making a Difference in Women’s Global Health

Physician mentor David John helps med student Faith Mueller toward her goal

7 Campus Living and Dining Changes This Fall

Residential Life and Dining Services take extra precautions due to the pandemic

Future UMKC Student Interviewed by KCUR

KCUR shares the sentiments of college bound students

"I want my future students to see that I did this, that I’m fighting for them. We have to fight for things to be better for future generations."

Daishanae Crittenden

Elementary Education '21