Parent & Family Programs
Stay involved. Get connected. Support your student’s success inside and outside of the classroom. Welcome to our Roo family!
UMKC Parent and Family Programs informs and connects parents and family members of current UMKC students to our university community with the goal of supporting your student’s personal and academic journey towards graduation. We value parents and family members as critical partners in student success and retention, collaborating to empower appropriate involvement in and advocacy for their student’s UMKC experience.
“Parent and family” includes, but is not limited to, biological parents, stepparents, extended family members, adoptive parents, foster parents, legal guardians, and/or anyone who serves as a primary or caring supporter of a UMKC student.
UMKC Parent and Family Programs is housed in the Office of Student Involvement (OSI) within the UMKC Division of Student Affairs. As a parent or family member, please feel free to connect with us via:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook: UMKC Parents and Families Facebook Group
- Phone: (816) 235-5579
- Join Our Mailing List: Subscribe to the monthly newsletter, and stay connected when UMKC sends out mailings to parents and families
We are committed to providing you the best support possible as a member of our Roo family!
Join Our Mailing List
UMKC Parent and Family Programs wants to keep our families well-connected to all UMKC has to offer, as well as the latest information and updates. We hope to inform you about services, events, and policies that have or will shape our campus communities. Please join our mailing list to receive our monthly newsletter, and other mailings regarding health and safety updates, campus life, and more.
UMKC Parent and Family Resource Hub
UMKC Parent and Family Programs connects parents and family members to resources that can support you and your student. Check out our compilation of frequently searched for campus and community resources. We continue to add to this list often, so check back for updates.
UMKC Parent and Family Newsletter:
Want to stay up-to-date on all things UMKC? Join our email newsletter. The UMKC Parent and Family Programs Newsletter provides updates on student life, support services, upcoming events and deadlines, family events, involvement opportunities, and more.
UMKC Parents and Families Facebook Group:
The UMKC Parents and Families Facebook Group is for parents and family members of current UMKC students. It is managed by the UMKC Strategic Marketing and Communications Department and the Office of Student Involvement (OSI). Facebook Groups are meant to bring people together. The UMKC Parents and Families Facebook Group’s goal is to provide a place where parents and family members can share experiences and advice with one another within a supportive community.
UMKC Taste of Home
Now more than ever, we’re flocking to our kitchens to enjoy the simple comforts of cooking. Whether you are a foodie influencer, or just want to showcase a favorite quick and easy meal, share your talents with us. We’re looking for:
- Your must-try dish
- Recipes that have been in your family for generations
- Your kitchen hacks
- Photos and videos of you, your friends, and your family sharing your favorites!
Select recipes, photos, and videos will be featured throughout UMKC social media channels. Share here or use #UMKCTasteOfHome.
Each fall, UMKC opens its doors to families and friends, and invites everyone to attend events around campus and throughout Kansas City. Family Weekend is a great opportunity for families to spend time with their student, visit campus, and take part in the UMKC student experience. While you’re here, you’ll meet other Roo families, faculty, staff, and UMKC leaders. We’re here to help you with getting around and finding great places to eat, sleep, and explore.
Family Weekend 2020 will take place September 25-27, 2020. Registration, schedule, and pricing details will be available in Summer 2020. In the meantime, check out our Family Weekend 2019 Schedule to see all of the fantastic family programming we facilitated!