UMKC Self-Guided Tour

Welcome to the University of Missouri - Kansas City!

UMKC Self-Guided Tour

Kansas City, Missouri 64105, United States

Created By: University of Missouri - Kansas City

Tour Information

Listen to our Ambassadors as they lead you through our beautiful Volker campus!

This is a self-guided tour, choose-your-own-adventure! Walk or drive around campus to visit the stops that interest you. On some stops, you can listen to an audio description or even watch a short video clip for an inside look.

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What You'll See on the Tour

The Atterbury Student Success Center is located at the end of the University Walkway. The building consists of a basement and two floors. The basement includes our UMKC barbershop and the International Student Affairs Office (ISAO) - an ent... Read more
The Fine Arts Building was originally built as the Chemistry-Biology Building in 1942. This is where many of our studio art and art history classes are held. On the ground floor, you can find The UMKC Gallery of Art, showcasing student and ... Read more
This sculpture was donated to UMKC in 2018 by Flávio Cerqueira, a Brazilian sculptor who studied at The Kansas City Art Institute. It represents the power of education to create a better future. Read more about the sculpture here!   ...
Swinney Center houses Campus Recreation and KC Roos’ Athletics facilities! The original building, now nicknamed “Old Swinney,” was built in 1941. Inside the Swinney Center, students can access our combined indoor-outdoor pool, indoor ... Read more
Here you’ll see the Miller Nichols Learning Center attached to the library! The MNLC has a variety of large lecture halls and open seating located throughout. 
The Miller Nichols Library is the largest library on campus, with four floors and a basement. On the ground floor, students can access the Marr Sound Archives and our Music/Media Library, often used by Conservatory and History students!  M... Read more
Through this giant window, you’ll see our book-retrieving robot, lovingly referred to as the “Roo-bot.” It houses over a million books, magazines, and articles that students can check out from the main Miller Nichols Library help desk... Read more
People often wonder what this structure in the middle of campus is all about! The University Playhouse was the outdoor lobby for the university’s original theater. That theater was located where the awning connected to our Miller Nichols ... Read more
These two sculptures located at the entrance to our University Walkway were a gift from cubist sculptor Alexander Archipenko, an artist in residence at the university from 1949 to 1950. The Archipenko sculptures are actually identical but t... Read more
This is one of our students’ favorite spots! On nice days, these black window panels open up, and our indoor pool in the Swinney Center becomes an outdoor pool! We get the best of both worlds, whether it’s a searing-hot day or the dead ... Read more
Durwood Soccer Stadium is UMKC’s stadium for our men’s and women’s soccer teams! You’ll also see our outdoor track here. It all opened up in 2010, thanks to a $6 million gift from the Stanley Durwood Family Foundation. UMKC has 14 D... Read more
Take a look at the James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, better known as the PAC. The PAC houses performance and practice spaces for our Conservatory students in music, dance, and theatre. It’s also one location for the Kansas City Reper... Read more
This sculpture was created by artist and UMKC alum Rita Blitt. Dancing was gifted to UMKC in 2008, purposefully installed next to the PAC to celebrate UMKC’s performing arts. Read more about the sculpture here! ...
Welcome to the Roo Patio! This is a popular location on KC Roos game days. Stop by for pre-game festivities, free food, t-shirts, and prizes!
The Cherry Street Parking Garage is one of two parking garages on campus. There are six floors, offering ample parking to our students. This garage has two walkways on the fifth floor. One leads to the Performing Arts Center and the other l... Read more
The UMKC Police Department patrols and monitors our campuses 24/7 to ensure student safety! They offer a variety of services, including vehicle lockout assistance, fingerprinting, and police escorts. You can see our blue emergency poles acr... Read more
Johnson Residence Hall was completed in 2009 as UMKC’s first LEED-certified green building. The building was named in honor of Herman and Dorothy Johnson, legends in Kansas City’s African American community and long-time university bene... Read more
Oak Street Residence Hall is a suite-style co-ed residence hall with a beautiful courtyard! It was built in 2004. Oak Street also includes the three-tier security system, individual mailboxes, a full kitchen and student lounge area, and fre... Read more
Visit the Administrative Center (AC) to access the following offices: Office of Admissions Processing and Communications Centers, Financial Aid & Scholarships Office, Records & Registration, UMKC Central, Human Resources, Parking Op... Read more
Welcome to the Student Union! Similar to the University Walkway, there is always something fun going on in the Student Union. On the first floor, we have a full-size theater that hosts everything from guest lectures and town halls to movie ... Read more
Bloch Executive Hall (BEH) is one of the two buildings home to the Bloch School of Management. It was built in 2013 thanks to a $32 million donation from Henry W. Bloch. Inside of BEH, you can find the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship... Read more
The Henry W. Bloch and Marion Bloch sculpture is an eight-foot-tall piece installed between Bloch Executive Hall and Bloch Heritage Hall. It was made by Eugene Daub who selected the space to install the sculpture along with the Bloch family... Read more
Bloch Heritage Hall, often dubbed “Old Bloch,” is one of the two buildings that houses our Bloch School of Management. In addition to faculty and staff offices and classroom space, BHH offers lab space and a student lounge. The Marion a... Read more
Inside of this building, you’ll find the UMKC School of Law! Walking through, you can see the faculty and advanced-student offices are clustered into suites that simulate the organization of law firms. There’s also a moot courtroom used... Read more
The Linda Hall Library of Science and Technology is not officially connected with UMKC, though since its founding in 1946, it has served as a resource for our students! UMKC students often use the library for studying, science and technolog... Read more
This building is home to our School of Education! In addition to classroom space and advising offices, there is a lounge and study space for Education students. Our School of Education also supports the Institute for Urban Education. This i... Read more
Grant Hall provides additional practice and performance spaces for our Conservatory students studying music, dance, and theatre! 
The Rockhill Parking Garage is one of two parking garages on campus. It’s conveniently located next to the Quad, and the fourth floor attaches directly to Royall Hall by skywalk. Any student with a permit can park in this garage as well a... Read more
Cockefair Hall was originally home to the School of Law. Today, you can find the Departments of English, History, and Philosophy inside. It was renamed in 1980 to honor Carolyn Benton Cockefair, a former faculty member instrumental in devel... Read more
Haag Hall provides classroom and study space to students in all different majors. This is where you’ll find the Women’s Center, a fantastic resource for all students at UMKC to support women’s equity! On the second and third floors, ... Read more
Royall Hall provides classroom and study space to students in all different majors, including the largest lecture hall on campus. Walking in, you can smell coffee and bagels instantly from Einstein Bros Bagels serving Caribou Coffee! This i... Read more
Manheim Hall was renamed in 1999 in honor of Ernest Manheim, a professor of sociology at the university of 54 years. Today, it primarily houses faculty offices. Stop by for your professors’ office hours! Manheim is connected directly to R... Read more
Here you can see our on-campus World War I memorial, dedicated in memory of UMKC students who joined the war effort. 
Newcomb Hall currently supports The State Historical Society of Missouri. This is a great resource for student research!
Scofield Hall was the first building on campus with everything from classrooms to the cafeteria and a swimming pool inside! Today, it provides classroom space and services for the College of Arts and Sciences, our largest academic unit at U... Read more
The Quad is a collection of six buildings surrounding an open courtyard space for students. Four of the six buildings are conveniently connected to one another as well as the Rockhill Parking Garage. This is where students can expect to hav... Read more
View UMKC's tribute to Robert Flarsheim, a UMKC benefactor who resided for over 40 years in a house at 50thand Cherry, where the Student Union sits today. When Mr. Flarsheim passed away in 1995, he left a $9 million endowment to UMKC for c... Read more
Flarsheim Hall is home to UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering and the Departments of Geosciences and Physics. It is the largest building on campus with study space, lab space, and classrooms. Flarsheim connects directly to Haag Hal... Read more
The Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise and Research Center, or Plaster Hall, is a new $32 million addition to Flarsheim Hall. Inside, you’ll find the renewable energy lab and roof deck, a nanomaterials clean room, the two-story unmanned sy... Read more
The Biological Sciences Building and the Spencer Chemistry Building are technically two separate structures, but they were designed as an interrelated pair. Together, they house the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences and include bra... Read more
Katz Hall offers more classroom space and supports the Department of Architecture and Urban Design.


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