Become a Traditions Keeper by completing the Traditions Challenge. Complete a list of campus activities before you graduate while making memories of your time here.

UMKC Traditions

An important part of attending UMKC is creating memories that will unite you with UMKC Roos all over the world. Our traditions — part of UMKC's continually evolving history — connect you to your fellow students and alumni through shared experiences.

Some UMKC traditions

Disney version of Kasey Roo

Learn about more UMKC events through RooGroups, the UMKC events calendar and Alumni events.

Take the Traditions Challenge

  1. Sign up for the Traditions Challenge in RooGroups
  2. Take photos of yourself while completing items on the Traditions Challenge list (PDF)
  3. Track your progress and submit photos in RooGroups
  4. Email us to let us know when you've completed the challenge

Sign up for the challenge   Download the Traditions Challenge list (PDF)

Traditions Challenge Rewards

  • Complete 25 traditions to receive a lapel pin
  • Complete 45 traditions to receive a medallion to wear at graduation

View pin and medal designs (PDF)

Become a Traditions Keeper

Graduating students who complete the Traditions Challenge are invited to a celebratory ceremony each year. Friends and family will know you are a Traditions Keeper, helping keep the Roo spirit alive at UMKC!

You'll also have a great collection of photos and memories to remember your years at UMKC and all the wonderful people you met and exciting things you did.


  • Spring graduation - complete the challenge by March 31 in the semester you plan to graduate
  • Fall graduation - complete the challenge by October 31 in the semester you plan to graduate


Email us

Traditions Challenge Sponsor