Week of Welcome

Week of Welcome 2019

August 16-23

Mark your calendar for Week of Welcome – the official kickoff to your UMKC experience! This is your opportunity to get to know UMKC, make new friends and learn what it means to be a Roo. (Plus get a lot of free stuff!)

The complete Week of Welcome schedule will be released in early August. In the meantime, check out some of our most popular events!


The official welcome to UMKC, where new students meet Kasey the Kangaroo, learn about UMKC traditions and practice our alma mater.


Learn about all the ways you can get involved at UMKC (plus get free stuff and meet your new classmates!)

Help with majors, advising and academic success

Week of Welcome gives you lots of opportunities to talk to advisors, deans and fellow classmates in your academic unit.

Men’s and Women’s soccer games (plus tailgate!)

Grab dinner and play games at our pre-game tailgate, then cheer on the Roos in Durwood Stadium.

Goat yoga

Do we really need to explain this one? You won’t want to miss it.

Late Night with the Greeks

Learn more about fraternities and sororities at UMKC and hang out with other new Roos.

Check back in August to see the full schedule, including pick-up basketball games, free donuts and pizza, residence hall activities and more!

Download the Roo Mobile app on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store today to find out more about resources and events at UMKC.

You can also browse RooGroups for additional information on events and student organizations at UMKC.