Plus new student resource center, student honors and summer intersession
Plus new student resource center, student honors and summer intersession
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Roo Connection

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What's Happening

Another Home Run For UMKC at The K

More than 2,300 students became alumni in double-header commencement ceremonies at Kauffman Stadium.
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Dr. Raj Bala Agrawal Care Center Opening

The new Dr. Raj Bala Agrawal Care Center opened earlier this month on the first floor of the Student Union. The Kangaroo Pantry was relocated to the Care Center. In addition to the Roo Pantry, the Care Center also offers enhanced support services to connect students to resources that help with housing insecurity, financial wellness and mental health. The Roo Pantry is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the summer. 
See summer hours
Chiekezie Anikwe smiles at the camera

Proud to be a Roo 

Connection Key to Student Success

Chiekezie Anikwe is a junior in biology with a pre-med emphasis. The Kansas City native says his program can be challenging, but he still finds time to connect with friends and take leadership roles in extracurricular activities.
Meet Chiekezie


2022 Dean of Students Honor Recipients

Each semester, exceptional graduating students are recognized as Dean of Students Honors Recipients. This semester, 22 students received the honor, which recognizes excellence in academic performance, community leadership and service. 
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New Alumna Pens Op-Ed on Lessons Learned

Alumna Leah Maass just graduated with her bachelor of arts in criminal justice and criminology. Prior to her graduation, she penned an op-ed for Her Campus, an online publication curated for colleges across the United States. In it, Maass reflected on lessons she has learned outside the classroom in college.
Read the article
Chancellor Mauli Agrawal stands at a podium on the field of Kauffman Stadium. Behind him, you can see attendees in the stands.

Heard around campus: 

“Through your experiences, you have acquired the knowledge, confidence and skills you'll need to navigate an ever-shifting landscape." - UMKC Chancellor Mauli Agrawal

More moments from Commencement at The K

Resources and Opportunities:

12Twenty survey: UMKC Career Services is collecting information regarding internship and career outcomes. If you had a Spring 2022 internship or graduated this month, please fill out the survey to tell us about your experience and future plans. No identifying information will be used. 
Participate in the survey
Roo Advising: Now is the time to register for summer and fall classes. Your advisor will help you understand your degree requirements and path to graduation. 
Schedule an appointment with your advisor
Fall Housing: Don't delay in securing your housing contract for the Fall 2022 semester. Visit Residential Life to learn more about on-campus housing options and secure your housing contract for next semester.
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Summer Intersession: Looking to finish your degree faster or take a challenging class without worrying about other courses at the same time? Check out the summer intersession offerings. The deadline to register for summer classes without a late fee is June 8.
Summer intersession deadlines
Mental Health Resources: Summer can be a fun, exciting time for students, but it can also be difficult to be out of your normal routine and away from your support system. Even though school is out of session, mental health resources are available. UMKC Student Health has a list of UMKC and national resources to help you stay healthy this summer.
Mental health resources
Still need help? If you're struggling, contact Dean of Students Dr. Michele Smith (, 816-235-1141) and she'll work to connect you with resources to help you succeed. 
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