Category: Announcements

November Mental Health Lunch-N-Learn

By , November 3, 2021 2:33 pm

For more information and to register, please visit:

September Mental Health Lunch-n-Learn

By , September 20, 2021 2:29 pm

Learn about suicide risk and prevalence, warning signs, how to talk about suicide, coping skills, safety planning, and resources.

Presenters: Londonne Ayers, PLPC & Isabella Tambone, PLPC with Heartland Therapy Connections and UMKC alumni.

Register at

Constitution Day 2021

By , September 10, 2021 10:08 am

Celebrate Constitution Day by learning more about famous trials through the ages that developed our understanding and interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.  Join Prof. Doug Linder as he recounts two of these famous trials.

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.

Roo Welcome Fall 2021

By , August 16, 2021 9:47 am

Kick off your new semester with Roo Welcome (formerly known as Week of Welcome)! Roo Welcome is a chance to explore campus resources, make new friends, and learn what it takes to succeed at UMKC.

To create your customized Roo Welcome schedule, visit!

Events are scheduled from August 20 through September 10. Check back often as more events are added!

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.

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