UMKC Campus Information

Those wishing to stay close to camp events may want to register for on-campus housing. This $300 fee includes five nights in a UMKC dormitory room. Rooms in UMKC residence halls are set up suite-style, with either two or four rooms connected to a shared bathroom. During registration, participants will be able to indicate their preference for room style, but due to limited availability, we cannot guarantee that preferences will be honored. Participants will be housed in either the Oak Street or the Johnson Residence Halls. Diagrams of room styles are available below.


2022 Housing Dates:
Check in: June 5, 2022
Check out: June 10, 2022

Housing Staff:
All programs that offer on-campus housing will have one male and one female staff member staying on the same floor as our participants and will be available to participants 24/7 in case of an emergency.

During registration, students will have the option to request suitemates. In order for a request to be granted, both students must have requested each other. Students may make multiple requests in case they are placed in a four-room suite.

All programs will follow health guidelines mandated by the city, state, and federal government. For more information, please see UMKC’s Coronavirus page: UMKC Coronavirus

There are two optional meal plans available to participants.

  • Lunch-only:  $70
    Recommended for those commuting to campus. Lunch vouchers will be applicable to all lunch provided during the camp. Meals will occur on the UMKC campus. Breakfast and dinner are not included in this option.
  • Full day:  $175
    Recommended for those staying in the dorms. Meals will occur on the UMKC campus. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided in this option.

Students with special dietary restrictions should note this in their registration. Students must stay with the group, as students are not allowed to leave the campus without a chaperone. Students are welcome to bring snacks and water bottles. There are also vending machines and water fountains available in campus buildings. For those staying in dorms, each room contains a mini-fridge should students need to store food in them. 

Students who will be providing their own meals: Students wishing to bring their own lunch and eat in the lobby will be provided a chaperone.

All participants will eat with a chaperoned group. Participants may not leave the group to eat elsewhere, unless a parent/guardian has put in a special request to pick-up their child. No food is allowed during rehearsals or concert events.

Important Peanut Allergy Note: Please refrain from bringing peanuts or items with peanuts to the camp. We appreciate your cooperation in this regard.

Parking on the UMKC campus is limited. If you will be driving to campus each day or keeping a car on campus during the workshop, we recommend purchasing a UMKC parking permit. Parking permits are available for $25 and will allow the participant to park in designated UMKC student parking lots. Permits must be purchased by May 23, 2022.

Please note: Parking permits are good for UMKC STUDENT LOTS only, and your permit must be displayed at all times when parked in Student lots. Parking in UMKC Faculty/Staff or Metered Parking lots may result in a ticket, even if your student permit is displayed. Please read all signs carefully! UMKC Conservatory Summer Programs are not responsible for tickets issued.

All UMKC buildings are equipped with wireless internet. We will provide all participants with a guest username and password which will allow access to unsecured campus internet at no cost. UMKC Residence Halls are equipped with special secure Internet access that requires a unique username and password. Access to the Residence Hall WiFi will be given during dorm check-in.

The nearest airport to UMKC is Kansas City International Airport (MCI). This airport is located approximately 25 miles from UMKC, and there are a number of shuttles and taxi services available to transport travelers to campus for a fee. UMKC does not arrange transportation to or from the airport; we recommend visiting to plan your trip to campus.