Category: Announcements

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.

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.

Campus Construction Updates

By , June 26, 2017 1:22 pm

Brookside 51

The Brookside 51 construction project has reached the stage where the remaining street work can be finished. The new curbs along the south side of 51st Street are nearing completion and the next step is the asphalt overlay, which will require 51st Street to be closed. Kansas City Missouri Water Services will also conduct repairs and maintenance during this time. The fence will remain in the current position to allow clearance to the North Façade. Patronage of all the shops and businesses (Pride Cleaners, Crows Coffee, Subway, Kin Lin, Sahara and Pizza 51) who will be affected is encouraged. Gift cards will be issued to the first 50 people who respond to this email address:

Below is the work schedule:

  • Week of June 26 – Water Services will close the west bound land of 51st Street. Access will remain open between Colonial Shops and Pizza 51. With good weather, this work is anticipated to take four or five days.
  • Week of July 3 – All streets will be open for the holiday week.
  • Week of July 10 – 51st Street between Oak Street and Brookside Boulevard will be closed to mill and overlay the asphalt. With good weather, this work is anticipated to take two to five days.
  • Weeks of July 17 and July 24 – All streets will be open.
  • Week of July 31 – Water Services will complete repairs on 51st Street west of Brookside Boulevard. This will require the closure of 51st Street west of Brookside Boulevard only. With good weather, this work is expected to last three or four days.
  • All work will be completed by Aug. 4 in advance of classes resuming at UMKC.


Rockhill and Hospital Hill Parking Garages

Miscellaneous repairs to these parking structures are scheduled to begin during the last week of June and will be complete by Aug. 10. Specific repairs include replacement of the low slope, flat roofs on all three stair towers at the Rockhill Parking Garage (52nd and Rockhill Road). At the Hospital Hill Parking Garage (24th Street and Charlotte Street), sealant, flashing and metal closure panels will be installed in the areas where the two stair towers interface with the garage. Work will be performed during normal business hours at each site. At the Rockhill structure, the top level will be cordoned off at the ramp and interior stairs from the fourth to fifth levels for the duration of project, except to allow access to the top level for scheduled class activity on Friday evenings from 6 p.m. to midnight. At Hospital Hill, access from the garage to the elevator in stair #1 (south), as well as stair #2 (north), may be obstructed at one level at a time only. Signage will be posted at the garage entry and the level affected to communicate closures on a daily basis.


Construction on Holmes Road 

New campus road construction will run through Monday, July 24 to modify Holmes Road.

The new work involves the closure of 51st Street from the east side of the south driveway at Swinney Recreation Center to west of the driveway into the Old Maintenance Building, 801 E. 51st St. The addition of a new temporary sidewalk across the Miller Nichols Learning Center south lawn will provide a pedestrian detour route around the construction project area that will be clearly identified with fluorescent orange signage. The sidewalk along the north side of 51st Street will remain open only until this new sidewalk is installed during the first full week of June. Holmes Road will be closed between 51st and 52nd Streets for the entire project. Sidewalks that lead to crosswalks traversing the project area will be closed for the duration of the project. Click on the map below for details.

The intersection of 51st Street and Holmes Road will be rebuilt to address ADA and vehicle/pedestrian sightlines issues (it will basically become “flatter”) and Holmes Road between 51st and 52nd Street will become wider (by moving the UMKC parking east to adjoin the sidewalk) which will address both fire department access along the road and damages to vehicles from delivery vehicles that use the road.  The project is being jointly funded by Maintenance and Repair and Parking.


Congratulations to the Spring 2017 Honor Recipients

By , April 24, 2017 3:00 pm

UMKC LOGOGraduating students who have excelled in both academic achievement and service may be nominated as a Vice Chancellor’s Honor Recipient. This program recognizes the exceptional students who maintain high scholastic performance while actively participating in University and community leadership and service activities outside of the classroom.

Congratulations to the Spring 2017 Honor Recipients!

  • Aqdas Afzal, School of Graduate Studies, nominated by Denis Medeiros
  • Jordan Allen, College of Arts & Sciences, nominated by Marc Garcelon
  • Daniel Bean, College of Arts & Sciences, nominated by Angela Elam, Peter Morello, and Kevin Mullin
  • Kristen Bilgere, School of Computing & Engineering, nominated by Laura Bauer and Debby Dilks
  • Audrey Buxton, School of Dentistry, nominated by Rebeca Weisleder Urow
  • Maris Calvert, School of Biological Sciences, nominated by Kathleen Kilway and Tammy Welchert
  • LeAnna Cates, School of Biological Sciences, nominated by Gayle Levy
  • Justice Collins, College of Arts & Sciences, nominated by Jason Martin and Carla Wilson
  • Amanda Fletcher, School of Medicine, nominated by Marge Weimer
  • Maria Gentry, School of Biological Sciences, nominated by Jessica Elam and Kathleen Kilway
  • Andrea Herron, College of Arts & Sciences, nominated by James McKusick
  • Ofure Musa-Agboneni, College of Arts & Sciences, nominated by LaNee’ Bridewell, Angela Elam, Roland Hemmings, Peter Morello, and Ye Wang
  • Carly Owens, School of Pharmacy, nominated by Roger Sommi
  • John Roberts, Conservatory of Music & Dance, nominated by Katherine Garey
  • Dayne Voelker, School of Medicine, nominated by Gary Salzman

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