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.

Alumnus Endows Two New Scholarships

2010 UMKC Alumnus of the Year Douglas Enderle honors two longtime friends while supporting students

Sunderland Foundation Gives $30 Million to UMKC Health Sciences District Project

New cutting-edge educational facility will serve as a catalyst for growth and position the district to become a premier academic medical district

UMKC Celebrates Transfer Students

National Transfer Student Week is October 17-22, but resources are available year round

UMKC Announces Scholarships, Early College Program to Help KC Kids Access College

Participating students could save thousands on a college degree

Celebrating a Decade of Bridge to the Stars

Program looks to increase underrepresented students getting STEM degrees

Latinx Leader Builds Future in Hometown

Lauren Orozco decided to attend UMKC for the vibrant community

"UMKC is the perfect distance that allows for independence and a college experience."

Calvin Flemons

PharmD '25