Court Warming

We can’t wait for Court Warming 2022 this Spring! 

COURT WARMING 2021: April 18-April 24

We are so excited for Court Warming 2021, Kangaroo Carnival! Court Warming is an important UMKC Tradition that celebrates university pride and spirit. The week is filled with exciting events, including Trivia, Grocery Bingo, Yell Like Hell, and more!

Learn More About Court Warming 2021

Court Warming Schedule

Court Warming Schedule

Court Warming Tabling

April 12-April 23 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Student Union

Stop by the second floor of the Student Union each day from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm to learn more about Roo Royalty candidates and Court Warming events!

Can Construction 

April 18-April 21 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm, Student Union

Visit the Student Union to view the construction of canned artwork by the Roo Royalty candidates! Artwork will be available for viewing until Friday, April 23 at 3:00 pm.

Social Media Costume Contest

April 18-April 21

Wear your best carnival-themed or circus-themed costumes and post pictures on social media! Candidates will participate in the costume contest to contribute to their overall point totals. However, all UMKC students are invited to participate in this event! Tag @umkcupb in your posts with the hashtag #KangarooCarnival to enter.

Trivia Night 

Monday, April 19 at 7:00 pm

Test your knowledge at Trivia Night hosted by Laugh Out Loud Trivia! Bring yourself and your friends to a night full of trivia and fun for a chance to win prizes. Register at

Grocery Bingo

Tuesday, April 20 at 6:00 pm

Did someone say free groceries? Join us as we play Bingo. Each winner will receive grocery items to overcome that Court Warming-induced hunger! Register at

Caricature Speed Sketcher

Wednesday. April 21 from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what your face looks like as a cartoon? Get your face drawn by a Caricature artist during this fun, carnival-themed event. Stop by any time from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm to participate! Visit the link to register for the Zoom!

Outdoor Laser Tag

Thursday, April 22 from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm, UMKC Quad

Participate in a socially distant game of Outdoor Laser Tag! Make sure you bring some friends to join your team and compete in a friendly, socially distant game of outdoor laser tag. You’re it!

Yell Like Hell and Coronation 

Friday, April 23 at 7:00 pm

We are so excited to host Yell Like Hell and Coronation in Royall Hall Room 111. Watch your favorite candidates as they compete in a skit and dance contest based on the Kangaroo Carnival theme. After Yell Like Hell is complete, students can witness the crowning of our newest Roo Royalty during Coronation. There will be various opportunities for UMKC students to earn prizes, including a raffle of a new TV! (NOTE: Social Distancing and Masks will be required).

If you can’t attend in-person, the Yell Like Hell video will be shared via Facebook and YouTube at 9:00 pm following the event. The Coronation video will be shared on Saturday 4/24 at 12:00 pm.

Coronation Premiere 

Saturday, April 24th at 12:00 pm

The 2021 Roo Royalty winners will be announced at Yell Like Hell on Friday. We will share the Coronation video on 12:00 pm via Facebook and YouTube on Saturday 4/24 to celebrate our crowned Roo Royalty.

Changes or additions can be made to this schedule by the Court Warming Committee at any time and event details may be modified as needed. COVID-19 Precautions outlined by UMKC will be followed at all events.



UMKC Students can vote for a Roo Royalty Candidate by visiting Students must login using their SSO Information. Voting begins at 8:00 am on Monday, April 19 and ends at 5:00 pm on Friday, April 23.

About the Event

About the Event

During Court Warming, Union Programming Board and the Office of Student Involvement host various events for UMKC students to celebrate UMKC pride. Highlighted events include Trivia, Outdoor Laser Tag, and Yell Like Hell. In addition, Roo Royalty candidates 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 Sarah Amos at