University buildings and grounds are intended for use by students, faculty and staff in support of the University’s mission of research, instruction and extension.

In accordance with the UM System Collected Rules and Regulations, UMKC values our community relationships and we are proud to host many community events, summer camps, and conferences. We are home to some of the most cost efficient and customer service friendly facilities in the Kansas City Metro. With numerous options for meetings and events, we can accommodate various conference and meeting sizes with AV capabilities and in-house dining services to encompass a full range of event and conference needs.

Please review the event spaces below. For reservation availability please contact the office of Conference and Event Resources.

Conference and Event Resources
Phone: (816) 235-1416
Fax: (816) 235-1419

Pierson Auditorium

Maximum Capacity: 600
Room Setup: Theater, Rounds, Classroom
Amenities: Full AV


Chancellor’s Dining Room

Maximum Capacity: 16
Room Setup: Fixed Box
Amenities: Smart Board

West Lobby

Maximum Capacity: N/A
Room Setup: Reception Area
Complimentary with Pierson Auditorium Reservation

Classroom 236

Maximum Capacity: 20
Room Setup: Box
Amenities: Hybrid ILE

Classroom 237

Maximum Capacity: 24
Room Setup: Classroom
Amenities: Hybrid ILE

Classroom 238

Maximum Capacity: 24
Room Setup: Classroom
Amenities: Hybrid ILE