Plus Stress Less Fest, Commencement at The K and more
Plus Stress Less Fest, Commencement at The K and more
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Roo Connection

A graphic for Roochella listing the vendors, Mission Taco Joint, Pizza 51, Crumbl Cookies, Auntie Anne's and Mr. D's Donuts, Acrobat Show, baby kangaroos, trampoline jump, inflatables and face painting

What's Happening


Join us for Roochella Saturday, April 23, from 5-9 p.m. Grab some food and enjoy an acrobat show, inflatables and baby kangaroos. This event is weather permitting.
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Stress Less Fest

Take some time to de-stress ahead of finals week through Stress Less Fest. Events include roller skating, chair massages, Pause for Paws, water balloon games, a dive-in movie at Swinney pool and more!
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Proud to be a Roo 

Commencement at The K

We can't wait to celebrate our graduates at Kauffman Stadium! There are two commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 15, and no limit on guests, but you do need to sign up for guest seating using the link below.
Commencement details


Undergraduate Research Day at the State Capitol

A group of 10 undergraduate students traveled to Jefferson City last week to present their research at the annual Undergraduate Research Day. It was the first time in two years that the event was held in person. Research topics ranged from jazz to earthquakes.
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Celebrating Opening Day

MLB and the Kansas City Royals were on campus ahead of Opening Day to celebrate the new season. Students hung out with Sluggerrr, KC Roo and former Royals while enjoying ballpark snacks and MLB swag.
Get a look at the fun
Chancellor Mauli Agrawal addresses a crowd with streetcar construction in the background

Heard around campus: 

“The extension of the Kansas City Streetcar to our doorstep will take things to another level entirely. As the new southern destination for this ultra-modern system of free public transportation, UMKC sees endless possibilities for the university, and the community it serves." - UMKC Chancellor Mauli Agrawal

Learn more about the streetcar extension

Resources and Opportunities:

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
Financial Wellness Center: Navigating finances is an important part of university life, but it can be overwhelming. The Financial Wellness Center offers free, confidential financial coaching so that you can take charge of your finances and be confident in your financial future. 
Schedule a session
The Writing Studio: Need an extra set of eyes on your final papers? Don't forget about The Writing Studio. This free resource offers peer consultants to help you organize the content and ideas in your essay. You can also find quick reference guides on their website to help you with common writing issues.
Schedule a consultation
UMKC RISE:  UMKC Resources, Intervention, Support & Education (RISE) offers confidential support services to UMKC students and employees who are victims and survivors of sexual assault and sexual violence, gender-based violence, stalking and relationship abuse. RISE also provides information and assistance to family members, friends, colleagues and allies of all victims and survivors.
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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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