Campus Resources

UMKC’s campus has a wide variety of resources for students beyond the classroom.

Admissions

All inquiries about admission of domestic students to the University are directed to the Admissions Office; International students should contact International Student Affairs for all admissions questionsRead More

Admissions Office services include:

  • Undergraduate recruitment and admissions activities
  • New student orientation programs
  • Determination of residency for tuition purposes
  • Referrals to other academic and support services, especially for those students who have not declared a major

Art Gallery

The UMKC Art Gallery is located in the Fine Arts Building, room 203. The Art Gallery curates several shows a year featuring student artwork and guest artists as well as guest lecturers. The Gallery actively accepts submissions and proposals for exhibitions from artists and curators.

Banking Services

A local branch of U.S. Bank is located in the UMKC Student Union, room 212, and provides students and employees access to U.S. Bank’s wide range of banking services including checking and savings accounts, loans, credit cards, mortgages, and investments.  Branch hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pmRead More

Check cashing services:  UMKC students and employees can cash personal checks made out to UMKC for up to $25 at the UMKC Cashiers and Collections Office in the Administrative Center.  For more information, call the Cashiers at 235-1365.

ATMs are available at the following locations:  Administrative Center 1st floor lobby (accepts Visa, MasterCard, and bank cards that belong to the Cirrus, Bank/Mate and Plus systems); Oak Street Residence Hall Lobby (Bank of America); and the Student Union outside room 212 (U.S. Bank).

Barber Shop

Located in the Student Success Center, the barber shop is a professionally licensed and privately owned service that offers haircuts, styling and professional productsRead More

Walk-ins welcome or call for an appointment. Cash and check only. Gift certificates are also available.
Hours: 8am to 6pm Tuesday-Friday
8am to 4pm Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday

Phone: 816-363-2242

Berkley Child and Family Development Center

The Berkley Center is part of UMKC’s School of Education and serves as a learning laboratory for early childhood education students.  Berkley enrolls children of UMKC employees, students, and the community as space allows.  The Center’s philosophy is to build a relationship between family, child, and teacher.

Bookstores

The UMKC Bookstores are wholly owned and operated auxiliaries of the University of MissouriRead More

We operate the UMKC Bookstores to ensure that our students and faculty receive the best possible course materials, service and support. 100% of the revenue derived from the UMKC Bookstore operations are utilized to provide educational, social and recreational opportunities for UMKC students.

Bookstores are located at the Student Union and the Hospital Hill Campus, where students can find a wide array of educational materials, including textbooks, office supplies, reference materials, and UMKC items. Other services include: textbook reservations, textbook sell-backs, graduation fairs, RooTech technology packages, and convenient payment options.

Student Union Bookstore

Health Sciences Bookstore

Campus Mail

UMKC’s Mail Services delivers internal campus mail, courier, and US mail to all departments on campus as well as processes outgoing and bulk mail.  There are 13 campus mail-boxes across campus for pick-up services.

Campus Phones

All extensions within the University begin with 816-235-xxxx. When dialing an extension from a campus phone, only the last four digits need to be entered. Every building on campus contains at least one campus phone. There are no pay phones on campus.

Career Services

The mission of UMKC’s Career Services is to empower students and others to successfully develop, evaluate, and initiate career planning and professional development within a constantly changing work environment. Students may make an appointment with a career counselor to discuss your career interests and goals, review your resume and cover letter, conduct a mock interview, or job search assistance. Career Services provides these resources through the on-line service, Handshake.

Cashiers and Collections Office

The Cashiers and Collections Office is responsible for the billing, collection, and deposit of all student fees. This includes student fees, housing, bookstore, and other special charges.

Central Ticket Office

The Central Ticket Office handles tickets for all UMKC events, including concerts, lectures, theatre programs, and sporting events. The office is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Wednesday and Saturday hours vary. Always ask about special rates for UMKC students and student rush tickets.

Computer Resources

Information Services (IS) provides and supports extensive computer resources for students, faculty, and staff to enhance the learning environment on- and off-campusRead More

Every student enrolled at UMKC is assigned a Single-Sign-On (SSO) username with provides access to campus computer resources, e-mail, and Pathway. Each student also receives an @mail.umkc.edu e-mail account–please note that official university communications will only be sent to this e-mail account and students are responsible for checking their UMKC account for important notices and information.

Student computer labs are located throughout campus. IS-managed labs are staffed by student assistants who can answer questions about e-mail and other basic computing issues.

For technology-related questions, call or e-mail the UMKC Call Center (computer help desk). Technicians are available to help resolve computer and e-mail issues anytime Monday-Friday from 7am-7pm and Friday 7am-5pm. They can be reached at 816-235-2000 or e-mail them at callcenter@umkc.edu.

Chapter 110 of the UM Collected Rules and Regulations governs the acceptable use of technology, facilities, and equipment, including computer resources. All students, faculty, staff, and guests must adhere to the Acceptable Use policy.

Read the UMKC Information Services policies.

Find out more about Computer Resources for students.

Dining Services and Catering

UMKC Dining Services and Catering provides the campus community with 10 dining and retail venues, including:  the Student Success Center Dining Hall and UMKC Café, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Jazzman’s Café and Bakery, Baja Fresh Express, Chick-fil-A Express, Mein Bowl, Robot Café, Hospital Hill Café, and Smart Market in Oak Street Residence Hall.Read More

A wide variety of meal plan options are available for residential students and for non-residential students, faculty, and staff.  Catering Services are available for campus meetings and events, with special menu options for student organizations.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office (FASO) have many options available to assist students, including scholarships, grants, loans, and work opportunities available to qualified students.

Most programs require completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is important for students interested in financial aid apply as soon as possible:  February 1 of the preceding academic year is the priority deadline.

FASO administers all UMKC-sponsored scholarship programs and coordinates the awarding of most academic unit scholarships. The office also functions as a resource center for many outside local, national and international scholarship opportunities. In addition, the office is responsible for monitoring financial aid regulations, including Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

Geosciences Museum

The Geosciences Museum, opened in 1973, contains about 2,400 rocks, minerals, and fossil specimens from all over the world, including many rare and unusual items.  Anyone can visit for free during regular museum hours, and guided tours are available for groups.

Identification Cards

The One Card Office provides campus IDs to faculty, students, staff and special programs on campus. UMKC One Cards can be used to attend UMKC sporting events, eat at dining service locations, make purchases at the Smart Market, check out materials at the campus library, charge books to your student account from the University Bookstore, enter secure campus buildings and residence halls, and get discounts at local and national merchants.  Your One Card also stores RooBucks to use at select local merchants, campus dining venues, and printing at computer labs.

Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Kansas City Repertory Theatre is the professional theatre in residence at UMKC and is one of the nation’s leading resident professional theatres. The Rep was founded in 1964 and values its close partnership with the University, its theatre training programs, and its role in preparing talent for the future of American Theatre. Kansas City Rep produces up to seven main stage plays each season, employs more than 250 professional artists, technicians and administrators, and serves approximately 100,000 patrons annually. The Rep recently expanded with a second location, Copaken Stage, in downtown Kansas City.

Lost and Found

The point of contact for Lost and Found on campus is the Student Union Welcome Desk. Items turned in are logged and placed in secure storage.  Additionally, individuals may contact the UMKC Police or individual offices to inquire whether their missing items have been turned in.

Parking Operations

Students, faculty, and staff must purchase permits for parking on campus; short-term parking is available at metered lots.  There is no free parking on campus, day or night.  Information about parking regulations, permits, meters, tickets, and traffic regulations can be found on their website.

Pathway

Pathway is the system of record for UMKC, providing real-time access to student records, financial aid, cashiering, and other functions.  Students utilize Pathway to register for classes, view holds, accept financial aid awards, request transcripts, update contact information, and access QuickPay.  In order to conduct business on-line, students must first provide e-consent, which is requested when a student first accesses Pathway.

Registration and Records

The Registration and Records Office is responsible for maintaining student records, enforcing academic policies, evaluating transfer courses, scheduling classrooms, maintaining the Pathway student module, and processing student degrees.

Registration QuickGuide

Pathway Help

Relay Missouri

Individuals with speech or hearing impairments may contact the University by using Relay Missouri at 800-735-2966 (TT) or 800-735-2466 (voice).

Student HelpLine

The UMKC Student HelpLine is the informational resource for our campus community.  Staff focus on problem-solving and assist students with understanding campus policies, procedures, and information about the University.  The Student HelpLine can be reached at 816-235-2222 where you can speak with a representative (for computer and technology-related questions, please contact the Computer HelpDesk call center at 816-235-2000).

Student Success Center

The Atterbury Student Success Center has been completely redesigned as an entire building devoted to students’ successRead More

Its mission is to provide high-quality, integrated, and responsive services that promote students’ academic and personal success in support of our retention and graduation goals.  The renovated space provides for a more collaborative and effective delivery of academic advising, tutoring, career counseling, and other services to meet the diverse needs of our students now and in the future.  The Student Success Center will be integral to achieving the University’s Strategic Goal 1 to place student success at the center of all we do by supporting students as they achieve their academic and life goals.

Offices and services at the Student Success Center include:  UMKC Welcome Center, International Student Affairs, Academic Support and Mentoring, Career Services, MindBody Connection, University College, Writing Studio, International Academic Programs, School of Medicine Advising for Students in Years 1 and 2, UMKC Dining Services, and the Barbershop.

Student Union

Built by students, for students, the Union features 10,000 sq. ft. of space exclusively for student organizations.  The Union also houses the Student Government Senate chambers, Office of Student Involvement, Multicultural Student Affairs, University Bookstore, computer lab, lounge areas, coffee-shop performance stage, retail food court, meeting spaces, roof-top terrace, 329-seat theater, and a 6,300 sq. ft. multi-purpose room.  The facility is LEED Gold Certified and makes innovative use of reclaimed materials, natural lighting, and sustainability initiatives.

Transportation

Students have several options regarding transportation around campus and around the city.  Options include the UMKC Campus Shuttle and free access (with Student ID) to the entire Kansas City Metro Bus System (access paid for by a student fee).  Other options include ZipCar short-term car rental program and the Bike Share KC program.

UMKC Central

UMKC Central is your one-stop location to get answers to your questions about Admissions, Cashiers and Collections, Financial Aid and Scholarships, and Registration and Records. It’s everything you need, all in one place!

University News

University News is UMKC’s independent student newspaper reporting on campus news, events, performances, sports, and other items of interest to our community.

University Publications

New Letters is an international literary magazine of fine prose, poetry, essays, interviews, translations, reviews, and artRead More

Volunteers assist the New Letters staff with clerical and editorial work. New Letters also produces the nationally syndicated radio program “New Letters on the Air” heard on NPR stations coast to coast and around the world. New Letters coordinates two creative writing workshops, The Mark Twain Creative Writing Workshop and the New LettersWeekend Writers Conference, both held annually in June. Student internships are available for credit on a competitive basis for New Letters operations. Both the intern and work study program is designed to assist the graduate and undergraduate students in all venues of writing, editing, and publishing.

BkMk Press  (pronounced bookmark) is a 40 year-old literary publisher based at UMKC’s College of Arts and Sciences and distributed nationally. The press annually publishes about five books, principally poetry and fiction. BkMk Press welcomes a limited number of students each semester for its book-publishing internship program, for credit or noncredit. Interns gain experience in editing, design, management, and publicity.

Perspectives is the alumni magazine of UMKC. Its articles feature news and events of interest to the entire UMKC community–including new faculty research, student activities, staff highlights, and alumni notes and interviews.

USucceed Blog

USucceed is a blog for all students produced by the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, sharing study tips, campus announcements, resources, and other information  of interest to the student body. The goal is to provide information that will help students be successful at UMKC as well as give students the opportunity to share their feedback. 

Veterans Services and Resources

UMKC welcomes student veterans and recognizes their contributions to the campus community as students and leaders.  UMKC provides a comprehensive virtual resource center to assist veterans as well as an active Student Veterans OrganizationRead More

UMKC’s newest resource is the “At Ease Zone” located in Cherry Hall Room 239. The “At Ease Zone” is staffed by student-veterans and provides resources, referrals and a place to connect for UMKC student veterans and military connected students.

The UMKC VA certifying official in the Records and Registration Office provides veterans with forms to apply for educational benefits. Forms are also available to veterans who wish to transfer benefits from one educational program or institution to another. The certifying official’s primary responsibility is to certify enrollment status of veterans to the Veterans Administration.  Please call 1-888-GI-BILL1 or visit www.gibill.va.gov to determine your eligibility or inquire about benefits.

Voter Registration

All members of the UMKC community are encouraged to participate in the democratic process.  Missouri residents who are US citizens and at least 18 are eligible to vote in Missouri.

Warkoczewski Observatory

The Warkoczewski Observatory (fondly called the “Varko”) is located on the roof of Royall Hall and is open most Friday evenings from May through October when the weather is clear.