Stress Less at Stress Less Fest!

By , April 28, 2021 8:58 am

The Office of Student Involvement is collaborating with a variety of offices and student organizations in order to ease your mind during finals.  Stress Less Fest will take place from May 3 – May 11 with an assortment of activities for all Roos to attend.  Signature events include Shrink Your Stress, Sun Salutation Yoga, Pause for Paws, Late Night Breakfast, and more!  

Visit to view the complete schedule.

2020 and 2021 Commencement Ceremonies will be In-Person

By , April 2, 2021 10:24 am

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is pleased to announce that in-person ceremonies honoring its 2020 and 2021 graduates will be hosted on Saturday, May 15, and Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Kauffman Stadium. 

“During the pandemic, we celebrated the milestone of graduating from our university with all of the pomp and circumstance we could safely create,” said UMKC Chancellor Mauli Agrawal. “We are happy that now we can return to an in-person event that is more like the traditional ceremony we’ve come to expect – and at the home of our beloved Kansas City Royals. We are grateful that the organization could accommodate our 2020 and 2021 graduates.”

UMKC will host four ceremonies in Kauffman Stadium, three dedicated to the class of 2021 and one dedicated to graduates from 2020 who return for the ceremony. Graduates will be able to cross the stage, with COVID-19 restrictions in place. Each graduate will be limited to two guests who can attend the ceremony, so UMKC can observe the city and the stadium’s social distancing guidelines for keeping the public safe during a pandemic. The event also will be livestreamed.

UMKC is working diligently with groups across campus to plan this in-person Commencement celebration, including External Relations, Student Affairs and the Student Government Association.

Story by: Stacy Downs, Strategic Marketing and Communications

Welcome Roos!

By , January 19, 2021 4:14 pm

Welcome to Spring 2021! Connect with your fellow Roos and kick of the new semester with Welcome events through the next several weeks.

Check the schedule out here:

UMKC Gallery of Art presents Real Black: a spectrum of the Black present

By , October 5, 2020 12:41 pm
From right to left, works by:  Danielle Randle, Makayla Booker, William Toney, Kat Looney

Real Black: a spectrum of the Black present illustrates both the experiences of living Black artists and visions of the future.  This show delineates current history and a new era of civil unrest. As a display of the living, Real Black presents a glimpse of the beauty of daily life while depicting an auspicious equitable future. 

The eleven Black Kansas City artists selected use a variety of mediums to explore a spectrum of the present in a conceptual, realistic and futuristic manner. These works include imagery of the Queer domiciliary, sculptings of the Black body, photographs of local protests, contemporary portraiture, fantastical layered collage, and abstracted explorations of early 21st century Black culture. 

Featuring works by: Phil Shafer, Jada Patterson, William Toney, Ari Bonner, Evan Jackson, Kat Looney, Frank Norfleet, Danielle Randle, Makayla Booker, Aaron Cecil, and JT Daniels

Real Black is open until 11 December 2020 in the UMKC Gallery of Art, Fine Arts Building, room 203. Hours: M-R 10am-4pm. 816.235.1502. 

Family Week is October 4-10, 2020

By , September 24, 2020 10:03 am

Constitution Day 2020

By , September 14, 2020 4:01 pm

UMKC will celebrate Constitution Day with a special recording:

“Studying Constitutional Procedure” — a virtual visit to Professor Edward Cantu’s class at the UMKC School of Law.

Click for the link to the live recording!

Constitution Day became a recognized federal holiday in 2004, when legislation authored by Senator Robert Byrd was signed into law.  The Act mandates that all educational institutions that receive public funding provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on or near September 17th each year.

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