Moving In

Moving onto campus at UMKC? Welcome to your new home away from home!

We know you’ll enjoy your Residential Life experience in one of our four facilities. Move-in is a fun and exciting time – you have the chance to make new friends and create a strong foundation for your academic year. We’ll have staff available around the clock to ensure you get settled into your space and to help you connect to campus through the numerous Welcome Week events offered before the start of classes. While this time is exciting, it can also be a bit stressful if you do not plan ahead. To help you best prepare for your journey to campus, a few helpful pieces of information are listed below.

Before Move-In


Are you wondering what to bring and what to leave at home? Download our list of suggested and prohibited items. And don’t forget to talk to your roommate, suitemates, or apartment-mates! You may find you were planning on bringing duplicate items and can instead leave those behind.

Required Vaccination

Beginning in the fall of 2015, all college students living on campus at public universities in Missouri will be required to have the meningitis vaccination. The mandate was a provision of Senate Bill 716, signed into law July 10, 2014. Students that fail to provide proof of the vaccine or an acceptable medical or religious waiver will not be allowed to occupy a residential space on campus. We recommend working with your physician or health care provider to discuss next steps.

Move-In Day

Apartment Move-In Day (Hospital Hill and UMKC Homes Rockhill Apartments): Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Medical School Move-In Day (Oak Street Hall): Thursday, August 20, 2020

Residence Hall Move-In Day (Oak Street Hall, Johnson Hall): Friday, August 21, 2020

Move-In Times

In order to make your move-in process as smooth as possible, we recommend adhering to the move-in dates listed above. Any early arrival requests should be submitted by August 1 and will be accepted on a limited basis for an additional charge. Additionally, in order to alleviate any traffic congestion during your move-in day, we suggest observing the proposed timeframes below for your arrival.

If your last name begins with:You should arrive between:
E, M, O, V, X, Y, Z8 - 9 a.m.
A, F, R, T, U9 - 10 a.m.
G, J, K, N, Q, W10 - 11 a.m.
H or S11 a.m. - noon
C, D, I, Pnoon - 1 p.m.
B or L1 - 2 p.m.

On move-in day, we will have plenty of staff on hand to make your transition as smooth as possible. You will be directed to either an unloading zone or long-term parking, and our staff can instruct you on how to acquire your room keys. Please make sure your photo ID is ready to go!

Moving Your Items

Worried about how your belongings will get from your vehicle to your room? Don’t! Each residential facility has a number of rolling carts that can be checked out with a valid photo ID. Furthermore, student organizations may be available for additional assistance during both the medical school move-in and the residence hall move-in.

After Move-In

Whether you’re new to campus or returning for your final year, there’s always a lot of information to take in and numerous errands to run before classes begin. Our staff will be on hand to assist in your transition. All students will be asked to attend a wing meeting or town hall meeting to discuss the general expectations of the facility, as well as outline any events that may be occurring during Welcome Week.

There’s a lot going on once you get to campus. Check out everything happening during Welcome Week.