Week of Welcome

Kick off your new semester with Week of Welcome! Connect with new and returning Roos. Week of Welcome is a chance to explore campus resources, make new friends, and learn what it takes to succeed at UMKC. All UMKC students are encouraged to attend Week of Welcome events.


Welcome home new Roos, and welcome back returning Roo students!

Week of Welcome unites new and returning students to celebrate UMKC’s vibrant, university life, while also energizing them as they transition to the new semester ahead.

Monday, August 24 through Friday, September 11

We encourage you to browse RooGroups, UMKC’s virtual hub of student involvement and engagement, to learn more about Week of Welcome activities throughout the first 3 weeks of the Fall Semester.Contact the Office of Student Involvement at or 816-235-1407 with any questions.

Virtual History Tour

UMKC History Tour hosted by Chris Wolff

Location: Virtual, Visit UMKC History Tour hosted by Chris Wolff YouTube Playlist
Details:Since its founding in 1929 and start of classes in 1933, the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) has been on a mission to serve the people of Kansas City. Along the way we have grown from a small private liberal arts college with 266 students to a comprehensive public research university with over 15,000. The unique events of our history have shaped us and made us into what we are today. The story of our past is all around UMKC’s Volker Campus in the buildings, monuments and named places that help us to remember our legacy. These videos will help to give a little background to UMKC’s history and help you to see the Volker Campus in a new light. Once you know the history behind it, you’ll never be able to look at it the same way again.

UMKC Parent and Family Programs Week of Welcome

UMKC Parent and Family Programs Week of Welcome

Welcome Roo parents, families, and supporters! UMKC Parent and Family Programs is so excited to welcome you to our Fall 2020 semester.

We revamped our UMKC Parent and Family Programs Welcome into a virtual format this year! Check out our welcomes made just for you, from

  • Dr. C. Mauli Agrawal, Chancellor
  • Dr. Jenny Lundgren, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
  • Todd Wells and Keichanda Dees-Burnett, Co-Interim Deans of Students
  • Kim Kushner, Assistant Director of New Student and Family Programs

You are also welcome to join us for one of UMKC’s most cherished traditions, Convocation, taking place Saturday, August 21 at 1:00 p.m. CST. Convocation is the official welcome to UMKC, where new students learn about UMKC traditions, and practice our alma mater and fight song. Watch with your new student and take part in the UMKC Pinning Ceremony. The link will be shared here as we get closer to the event.

For more information about UMKC Parent and Family Programs, check out our website. There, you’ll see lots of fantastic ways to support your student as they start their Roo career, or continue along their journey towards graduation.


Learn more about UMKC Week of Welcome events and more! Browse RooGroups for additional information on events and student organizations at UMKC. RooGroups serves as UMKC’s virtual hub of student activities and engagement.

To stay updated on events on campus during Week of Welcome, follow the Office of Student Involvement on social media:

Instagram: @umkcosi

Twitter: @umkcosi 

Facebook: UMKC Office of Student Involvement


We encourage UMKC departments, offices, and community partners to get involved in our Week of Welcome programming. Your role is so important in welcoming our new Roos!

Faculty/Staff Involvement