Annual Notice of Student Consumer Information

By , September 30, 2014 10:15 am

UMKC LOGOVarious state and federal laws, specifically the Higher Education Opportunity Act, require that universities provide information to students on a variety of topics.  In addition to the requirements outlined in the Act, UMKC occasionally develops statements or policies on important matters and distributes them to all students.  University policies and other information can be found in the Academic Catalog and the Student Handbook.

In an effort to provide our students with easily accessible and useful information, the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management has compiled the information into one website, Student Consumer Information, and includes information on the following topics:

  • Campus Security Statistics (Clery Act)
  • Alcohol and Drug Policies
  • Cost of Attendance
  • Financial Aid policies
  • Net Price Calculator
  • Educational records access
  • Copyright policies
  • Graduation and Retention Rates
  • Other required consumer information

UMKC Poet-in-Residence Public Reading

By , September 16, 2014 1:36 pm

Writer-in-ResidenceAcclaimed poet Ellen Bryant Voigt is the 2014 Cockefair Chair writer-in-residence for the UMKC’s Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program.  She will give public readings and teach master classes at UMKC this month.

Come experience poetry the way it’s meant to be.  UMKC Friends of the Library invite you to a public reading with Ms. Voigt on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7:30pm in room 451 of the Miller Nichols Learning Center.

The evening is part of a series celebrating the inspiration of the UMKC Carolyn Benton Cockefair Chair in Continuing Education and includes a book signing and reception sponsored by UMKC Friends of the Library.

The author of eight collections of poetry, Voigt makes her home in rural Vermont, where she teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.  In addition to her poetry, she is well regarded for her writing on the art of verse.  A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, she has received the O. B. Hardison, Jr. Prize from the Folger Library, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Merrill Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets.  Her poems often appear in The New Yorker and The Atlantic, and her work is included in “The Best American Poetry.”

Kick-off Founders’ Week with UMKC Family Weekend

By , September 16, 2014 1:35 pm

UMKC family weekendWe are excited to welcome families back to campus this Fall!  Family Weekend is a wonderful opportunity for families to connect with their students, experience UMKC campus life, and explore the Kansas City community.

No formal agenda is set for Family Weekend, but there are events occurring both on and off campus that suit a variety of family interests, including a KC Sporting game, community service event, Block Party, Regalia Run (and Kangaroo Kids’ Hop!), campus tours, and UMKC Volleyball game.

Register online at the Family Programs Website!  Enjoy a great weekend at UMKC–and don’t forget the celebration continues with UMKC Founders’ Week!

For more information, questions, or comments about Family Weekend, please contact  Visitors with special needs or requests can write ahead to to make arrangements.  Some events require pre-registration and tickets (visit the website to register and purchase tickets).


Career Fest 2014

By , September 16, 2014 1:34 pm

Career FestJoin UMKC Career Services for a 2-day Career Fest in the Student Union, room 401, 9am – 1pm:

*  Monday, September 29th is for all Majors

*  Tuesday, September 30th is for STEM Majors

This is a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with a variety of employers–see which companies are participating by logging-in to your Roo Career Network account!

Tips and suggestions:

  • Bring multiple copies of your resume
  • Dress professionally–conservative dark suits and dress shoes are ideal for this setting
  • Prepare a 30-60 second “values statement” to concisely–yet definitively–stand out from the crowd
  • Meet with as many of the employers as you can–you may be surprised at a potential fit you hadn’t thought of before
  • Don’t miss out!

Questions?  Contact UMKC Career Services at 235-1636, stop by their office at the Atterbury Student Success Center (2nd floor), or visit


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