UMKC Student Union
5100 Cherry Street
Fax: (816) 235-1419
Director: Jody Jeffries Contact Information
The UMKC Student Union, opened in August of 2010, provides a welcoming and sustainable environment that values the diversity of all UMKC students. The 109,742 square foot, LEED certified student facility serves as the campus living room and the central hub for student programming and engagement. Conveniently located at the corner of 51st Street and Cherry Street, the facility was designed “by UMKC Students, for UMKC Students.”
The Student Union features student event and activity areas, including a 6,400 square foot multipurpose room, 329-seat movie theater, coffeehouse performance stage, additional large, medium, and small meeting rooms, and student lounge spaces. The facility also hosts an IS Computer Lounge and electronic workroom, Office of Student Involvement, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, LGBTQIA Rainbow Lounge, UMKC Bookstore, One Card Office, Student Government Association Chambers and office, and Student Organization spaces. In addition, the Union offers a dynamic retail dining experience with Jazzman's Café and Bakery, Chick-Fil-A Express, Baja Fresh Express, and Mein Bowl as part of the Union Marketplace.
With WI-FI coverage throughout, the Student Union becomes the place to be for relaxation and co-curricular activity. Billiards, table tennis, foosball, and gaming, including Play Station 4, XBOX 360, and Wii stations, are available in the Jazzman’s Café and Bakery coffee house. Daily locker use and locker rentals are available, including power stations to charge laptops and other electronics.
Natural daylight, reclaimed wood, a recycling and composting program, storm water management design, and low-emitting materials on the interior are all a part of the Student Union’s sustainable design. The Garden Roof Terrace offers breathtaking views of the city that UMKC calls home.