Fall 2017 Success Seminars

By , August 23, 2017 9:15 am

Have questions about how to manage your time, note taking strategies, or preparing for exams?  Need help developing your resume or using library resources?

Join us during for Success Seminar workshops presented by Academic Support and Mentoring, Career Services, UMKC Central, UMKC Libraries, MindBody Connection, and the Writing Studio.

All seminars held in the Atterbury Student Success Center (ASSC), unless otherwise noted.

UMKC Dining Services to Open Aug. 18

By , August 16, 2017 4:57 pm

UMKC Dining Services at the UMKC Student Union will be available on Friday, Aug. 18 as we welcome our new residents into the university community.

The hours and venues are as follows:

 

  • Jazzman’s Café and Bakery will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Baja Fresh Express will be open from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Chick-fil-A will be open from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Mein Bowl will be open from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • The Dining Hall, located in the Atterbury Student Success Center, will also begin operation Friday, Aug. 18 on a brunch/dinner schedule from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Smart Market, located in Oak Street Hall, will be open Friday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Student Union is currently operating on the regular schedule of Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Exception for Sunday, Aug. 20: The Student Union will open at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20 to accommodate the UMKC Bookstore operation and Convocation/Union Fest activities.

The UMKC Bookstore located in the Student Union, will be open from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19; and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20.

All other retail venues (Einstein Brothers Bagels, UMKC Café featuring Starbucks, The Robot Café and the Hospital Hill Café) will begin operating on Monday, Aug. 21.

Get Ready for a New Semester

By , August 15, 2017 2:33 pm

Ready for the start of a new semester?

As we prepare for the start of a new school year, here are some things to check off your list:

  • Parking Permits.  Remember, permits can only be purchased on-line and will be mailed to you. at the end of the application process, a temp tag is available to print—simply place this on your dash until you receive the hang-tag in the mail.  Again—you will not be able to purchase permits in person.  For more information, see Parking Operations.
  • Books and Supplies.  You can print your book list, compare prices, and purchase your books all on the UMKC Bookstores website.  Select in-store pick-up to save on shipping costs.  The UMKC Bookstores also have computers, computer accessories, and any supplies you might need.
  • Solar Eclipse.  UMKC will be open on the first day of classes, which also happens to be the date of a once-in-a-lifetime event, the solar eclipse!  Be sure to step outside (with proper safety glasses!) to take a peek as this phenom passes us by.  We’re not in the path of totality, but it’ll be a close one!  For more information, check out this website.
  • Welcome Week!  For great ideas on fun activities to meet your fellow students, check out the events hosted during Welcome Week and more during the first 40 days of the semester.

Wishing everyone a successful and productive Fall semester!

Welcome Week Fall 2017

By , August 15, 2017 2:14 pm

Welcome, Roos!  We’ve gathered a list of Welcome Week activities…but this is just the start of a great new semester!

  • Aug. 19.
    • Roos Give Back 2017 from 1 to 5 p.m. Volunteers will support clean-up and school prep on the East High School campus. To volunteer, complete the registration form online.
    • Casino Night, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Pierson Auditorium.
  • Aug. 19
    • Honors College Welcome BBQ, Oak Street Residence Hall Courtyard, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 20
    • New Student Convocation, Swinney Recreation Center, 1 to 2 p.m.
    • Union Fest, UMKC Student Union, 2 to 5 p.m.
    • Roos Block Party, Kangaroo Court (located outside of Durwood ticket booth across from Student Union).
    • UMKC Men’s Soccer Game vs. Rockhurst (Exhibition), 5 p.m. at Durwood Soccer Stadium. There will be interactive games, a DJ, Hiland Dairy ice cream, cold brew coffee from The Roasterie, and Sporting KC will offer chances for free tickets to a Sporting game.  Students will also drop off their passports from Union Fest at the game and will be entered into a drawing for prizes that will be given out at halftime.
  • Aug. 21
    • Good Morning Roos, (Free Breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m.), Oak Street Resident hall (In front by staircase).
    • Chill Out with the UMKC Women’s Center, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., stop by 105 Haag Hall, 5120 Rockhill Road for a cool drink and cookie and find out why the Women’s Center is a great place to relax, meet friends and get involved.
      • Miller Nichols Library Welcome Table (Volker Campus), 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., library staff will have tables set up both entrances with snacks and information.
      • Miller Nichols Library Welcome Table (Health Sciences and Dental Library), 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., library staff will be available with snacks and information.
  • Aug 22
    • Miller Nichols Library Welcome Table (Volker Campus), 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., library staff will have tables set up both entrances with snacks and information;
    • Miller Nichols Library Welcome Table (Health Sciences and Dental Library), 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., library staff will be available with snacks and information.
  • Aug 23
    • Big Bingo, UMKC Student Union Theater, 7 p.m. to  9 p.m.
  • Aug 24
    • Atterbury Student Success Center Welcome Week Open House, 10 a.m. – noon, Atterbury Student Success Center, Second Floor Lobby, all students are welcome and invited to stop by the Atterbury Student Success Center (ASSC) during our open house. Find out more about the offices housed in the ASSC and what they can do for your success at UMKC. While you’re here, enjoy some snacks and make sure you enter the raffle to win a prize. Welcome to your success at the Atterbury Student Success Center! Participating Offices: Academic Support and Mentoring, Career Services, Coaching Program, International Academic Programs, International Student Affairs, MindBody Connection, SEARCH, UMKC Central, Welcome Center, Writing Studio
    • LGBTQIA Ice Cream Social, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., University Walkway between Swinney Recreation Center and Miller Nichols Library.

UMKC Alert TEST on Aug 10, 2017

By , August 7, 2017 4:46 pm

An annual test of the UMKC Emergency Alert system is required by federal law.  We will conduct this year’s test Thursday, Aug. 10 at 1 p.m.  The message will go out to all faculty, staff, and students in the Rave system database (via phone message, text message, and/or email).  Recipients will be notified that this is a test of the system, and not an actual emergency.

Email Message

Subject: UMKC Alert: This is a TEST.

UMKC Alert: This is a TEST of the UMKC Emergency Alert System. There is no actual emergency. An annual test of the system is required by federal law.

To update your emergency contact information:

Faculty and staff can proceed directly to the registration site via myHR. Use your UMKC User ID and Password to access the registration page.

Students update their information via Pathway.

 

Town Hall with Congressman Cleaver

By , July 31, 2017 4:56 pm

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II will be hosting a town hall about an issue that many Americans are struggling with and that is student loan debt. The town hall will be held at The Roasterie Factory and Café on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Students can grab a cup of coffee and share their stories. The Congressman wants to hear from those whose lives have been impacted by the difficulties of student loan debt.

The Roasterie Café is located at 1204 W 27th St, Kansas City, Missouri, 64108.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office of Emanuel Cleaver, II at 816-842-4545.

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