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Getting Started

Please Check This List

Here's a checklist to make sure you're ready for classes on August 19. If you are taking classes online, be sure to review the information at UCM Online.


  • Pay or establish a payment plan for charges by August 26.

  • Ensure all financial aid eligibility procedures have been completed. Check your MyCentral portal and UCM email account regularly.

  • Complete the Sexual Assault Prevention Program - required for all new students (transfer, first-year, and graduate)

  • Complete AlcoholEdu - required for all new first-year students age 23 and under

  • Request all high school/college final transcripts be sent to the Office of Admissions.

  • Move in to University Housing. Students signed up for the Freshmen Kickoff can check in between 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, August 15.  Otherwise, check in is Sunday, August 18, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. See UCM's important move-in information to prepare for move-in day.

  • Obtain a UCM ID card (Mule Card) Students who don't already have a UCM Mule Card should visit the ID Center in Elliott Union 207A. (660-543-8443) (A photo ID and class schedule are required.)

  • Adjust class schedule (if necessary). If you need assistance, or have any questions regarding your class schedule, please check-in with your Academic Advisor before making changes.

  • Buy or rent textbooks at the University Bookstore. (UCM ID card and book list/class schedule needed. Book list available at If paying with financial aid, student ID also required.)

  • Turn in immunization records to the University Health Center. (The State of Missouri requires that all students living in University Housing must receive the meningococcal vaccine after their 16th birthday. Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious/philosophical reasons. Please fill out exemption form along with immunization form if it applies to you.)

  • Sign up for Textcaster to get important alerts and notifications, and add 660-543-4123 to your cell phone contacts to reach campus police.

  • Apply for a parking permit. If you plan to park on campus you will need to purchase a parking permit.

  • Know your computer IDs and passwords. If you need assistance, contact the Technology Support Center at 660-543-4357 or

  • 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.

Hours of Operation: Sunday Aug 18

Student Financial Services Ward Edwards 1-3 p.m.
Admissions Ward Edwards 1-3 p.m.
Office of the Registrar Ward Edwards 1-3 p.m.
University Store The Crossing 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Technology Support Clinic Ward Edwards Walk-in support: 1-3 p.m.
Phone Support: noon-7 p.m.
Success Advising
1-3 p.m.
University Housing Ellis L23 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Parking Services Public Safety 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
JCK Library JCKL 1 p.m.-Midnight

Campus Resources

Academic Support Services


How UCM Will Communicate with You

The official means of communication from campus (faculty, advisers, etc.) to students is via the UCM email account ( All notices regarding enrollment, disenrollment, holds, advising, graduation, and more will be sent to your UCM email account. Please check this account regularly. In addition, messages may be sent to students in MyCentral. Log in to MyCentral at least weekly to check both campus announcements and personal announcements.


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