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.

Donor Support Expands UMKC Teacher Education Programs

SchoolSmartKC funding accelerates student recruitment and program development

Passion for Research Furthered by Mentor

Student, professor share focus, outlook

UMKC, Boys and Girls Clubs Announce Partnership

The new agreement provides opportunities for club participants in Greater Kansas City

GEHA Solutions invests $250,000 into oral health equity partnership with UMKC, focused on diversifying dentistry and dental hygiene

Partnerships with the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s School of Dentistry; BrownGirl, RDH; and Chiefs Flag Football, Powered By GEHA address health inequities.

This Environmental Science Alumna is Committed to Fighting Climate Change

Amanda Pierce has dedicated her adult life to making more sustainable communities, on the ground and in the lab

Students, Teachers Lead Winning Efforts for Powell Gardens Exhibit

UMKC School of Education students and children at the Berkley Center create winning entries for Fortopia

“I admire everyone’s goal for excellence here at UMKC. When I talk to other students and faculty, everyone seems to have something big that they are working toward.”

Symone Franks '25

B.S. Environmental Science