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Getting Started

Review this page to make sure you're ready for classes on August 14!

  • If you're taking classes online, be sure to also review the information at UCM Online.
  • For students at our Lee's Summit campus, also check out all that's available there!
  • For information about how to get the Mobile Mule card, click here.

Provide Your Transcripts

Finances, Housing, and Parking

Classes, Books, and Deadlines

  • Validate your enrollment in each class by attending the first day of all face-to-face classes and by clicking the Enrollment Validation box in Blackboard for all online/hybrid classes.
    • If you can't attend class on the first day, you MUST contact EACH class instructor BEFORE the first day to tell them you still want to be in their class. The names of your instructors are on your class schedule, and their contact information can be found in your course Blackboard pages or the Campus Directory.
    • Students are responsible for ensuring their enrollments/disenrollment from classes.  If you fail to drop a class that you do not want, you are still financially responsible for the class and the grade earned.  Do not assume that you will be dropped for non-attendance.
  • Check your class schedule in MyCentral (not Blackboard): MyCentral shows the official record of your enrollment. If you need to add or drop classes be sure to do so before the 100% refund period ends.  Undergraduate students can get assistance from their Success Advisor and graduate students from their faculty advisor.
  • Buy or rent textbooks at the University Bookstore.  A UCM ID card/Mobile Mule card and a course materials list are needed. For more information about textbooks and acquiring your course materials list CLICK HERE
  • Dates and Deadlines: Review them so you know refund periods, when you can sign up for classes, deadlines to drop a class, when your finals are, and more.  You can find the 2023-24 Academic Calendar here.

Get Connected

  • First-time/first-year students: Sign up for UCM Kickoff!  Check the UCM Kickoff page for all the details and times.
  • Sign up for Textcaster to get important alerts and notifications.
  • Add 660-543-4123 to your contacts for the UCM Police.  Then, add their text line too: 660-422-2632.
  • Opt in to receive important texts from the University Health Center:  Log in here, then click on forms.
  • Know your computer IDs and passwords. For help, contact the Technology Support Center at 660-543-4357 or

Health and Wellness

  • Submit your immunization records online: visit the Immunization Information page for detailed instructions on submitting your documentation. The State of Missouri requires that all students living in University Housing must receive at least one MCV4/MPSV4 meningococcal vaccine after their 16th birthday.
  • Take your required online Health Promotion courses through MyCentral: click on Student then Health Services, then follow the links in the Office of Health Promotion block.  
    • Year 1 College Behavior Profile: assigned to new first-time/first-year undergraduate students 23 and under.
    • Alcohol and Other Drugs: assigned to new undergraduate students 23 and under.
    • Ask. Listen. Refer.: assigned to all new students.
    • Sexual Violence Prevention: assigned to all new students. NOTE: completion of this course is required to enroll in Spring 2024 classes.
  • Check out what Campus Community Health can provide, through the University Health Center, the Counseling Center, and the Office of Health Promotion.

Know Your Rights, Responsibilities & Resources

  • Read the UCM Student Handbook for guidance and information on UCM policies and procedures, as well as the many support resources available to you.

Look for Communications from UCM

  • Your UCM student email ( is the official means of communication from campus (faculty, advisers, etc.) to you. All notices regarding enrollment, disenrollment, holds, advising, graduation, and more will be sent to your UCM student email account. Please check this account regularly!

  • In addition, you might get messages in your MyCentral accountLog in to MyCentral at least weekly to check both campus announcements and personal announcements.

More Campus Resources

Hours of Operation, Sunday Aug. 13


Elliott Student Union

511 S. Holden St.

 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Campus Card Center (ID office)

Union 119

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Dining Hall Meal Options









Ellis & Todd


9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

JCK Library JCKL  1 p.m. - midnight
Parking Services Dept. of Public Safety, 306 Broad St.


9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Student Recreation and Wellness Center

500 S. Maguire St.

1 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Student Success Advising

Union 128

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Student Financial Services  WDE 1100 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Technology Support Center 660-543-HELP

Noon -  3 p.m.

University Health Center Clark and College (south of the Union)


11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

University Housing Ellis L23  9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
University Store The Crossing

 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

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