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Court Warming

Each February, we host a spirit week full of events culminating in the crowning of Roo Royalty. Join us to celebrate UMKC pride & spirit!

Schedule of events

Saturday, February 8

  • 7 p.m. – Kansas City Roos Men’s Basketball vs. New Mexico State (Swinney Center) – FREE tickets for UMKC students

Sunday, February 9

  • Noon – UPB Roos in the City Ice Skating Trip (Crown Center)

Monday, February 10

  • 6 p.m. – Magician Nash Fung (Student Union Coffee Stage)

Tuesday, February 11

  • 6 p.m. – Salsa Fiesta Dance Party (Pierson Auditorium, Atterbury Student Success Center)

Wednesday, February 12

  • 7 p.m. – Bubble Soccer Tournament (Old Swinney)

Thursday, February 13

  • 6 p.m. – Kansas City Roos Women’s Basketball vs. Grand Canyon University (Swinney Center) – FREE tickets for UMKC students
  • 8 p.m. – Around the World Ball (Swinney Center)

Friday, February 14

  • 7 p.m. – Yell Like Hell (Student Union Theater)

Saturday, February 15

  • 2 p.m. – Kansas City Roos Women’s Basketball vs. CSU Bakersfield / Coronation Game (Swinney Center) – FREE tickets for UMKC students

Student Voting

Voting is open from 8 a.m. on February 10th until 10 p.m. on February 14th for UMKC Students on RooGroups

About the event

During Court Warming, students compete for the honor of being crowned Roo Royalty by participating in a week of events and campaigning. The winners are gender-neutrally crowned as the top two winners.


For more information, contact UPB at

Two female students wearing UMKC Roos clothes cheering on the basketball team