University of Missouri-Kansas City
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
Director: Sean Grube contact information
UMKC operates four residential facilities on the Volker and Hospital Hill campuses. UMKC residence halls on the Volker campus house approximately 880 students and are modern, suite-style facilities. Both Oak Street Residence Hall (2004) and Herman and Dorothy Johnson Residence Hall (2009) feature semi-private bathrooms, social and quiet study lounges, music practice rooms, kitchenettes on every floor, large indoor and outdoor recreation and lounging areas and a high-tech classroom. UMKC's Oak Place Apartments (2008) on the Volker campus and Hospital Hill Apartments (2014) are fully furnished (including washer/dryer) with all utilities paid in 1, 2 and 4 bedroom units. All UMKC Residential Life facilities have wireless and Ethernet hook-ups for every student, cable television hook-ups and microwave/refrigerator units in student rooms.
Research has shown that over 50% of all learning that takes place at the University occurs outside the classroom. Studies also show that students who live on campus are more likely to be academically successful. At UMKC, the average GPA for on-campus students is 3.10, compared to 2.68 for students living off-campus. Additionally, students that live on campus have a higher retention rate, and are more likely to graduate on time. The location of our facilities encourages student participation in campus events and activities, and our staff members are trained to provide support and resources for all students living on campus. Residential Life at UMKC invites you to participate in the learning experience that it can offer to you – become one of our 1600 diverse learners from all over the world!