A great place to keep track of what is going on at UCM is through our university calendar found at www.ucmo.edu/calendar/. A few of the many important dates for the spring semester include the following:
|March 4||Healthcare Career Expo from 1-3 p.m. at MIC Lee’s Summit|
|March 8||End of first half semester classes|
|March 11||Second half semester classes begin|
|March 11||Education and Human Services Career Expo from 1-3 p.m. at the Multipurpose Building|
|March 13||Last day to add a second half semester class|
|March 13||Grades available for first half semester classes|
|March 15||Residence Halls close, 6 p.m.|
|March 18-22||Spring Break (residence halls close March 15 at 6 p.m. and reopen March 24 at noon)|
|March 24||Residence Halls reopen, noon|
|March 25||Enrollment period opens for summer and fall classes. Visit to see when your student is eligible to enroll.|
|March 29||Last day to drop a full semester class with a W|
|April 1||Priority application deadline for the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid ()|
|April 3||Last day to change second half semester to/from pass/fail grade|
Do you have trouble remembering all of those campus dates and deadlines? Add "UCM
MoInfo" to the Facebook pages that you "like" and you will receive updates from the
Office of the Registrar. These announcements will include information regarding course
enrollment, graduation, refund dates and other important deadlines. The Registrar's
Office also tweets. Check out their Twitter account at "UCMRegistrar". If your student
receives campus announcements via text, encourage them to join the 'UCM Registrar'
March 4 & 5 – Motivating Yourself
March 11 & 12 – Managing Difficult Emotions
March 25 & 26 – Better Sleep
April 1 & 2 - Healthy Relationships
Mondays and Tuesdays (same content both days)
3:30-4:45 p.m. – Rec Center Classroom
To track the latest news and events at UCM link to www.ucmo.edu/news/index.php.
Schedule Planner is available to students in under the Student Services/Student Home tab. The application will provide all possible combinations of schedules based on the specific courses and break times (work, athletic practice, etc.) chosen. Use of Schedule Planner is optional. Learn more about Schedule Planner at and spread the word to your students about this great planning tool!
Beginning at noon Tuesday, February 26th students had access to their Student Progress Report grades. Students may access their grades in the MyCentral student portal. UCM offers several resources on campus to assist students with improving their grades:
Taking courses during the summer is a great way to stay on track and reduce time to
Central Missouri offers over 1,000 summer courses in varying lengths to meet the demands of students' busy schedules and to keep students on track for timely degree completion. Many courses are offered completely online, permitting students to spend the summer at home, while making additional progress towards their degree. Our online instructors are the same professors teaching on campus, so they bring the same high quality instruction to you on your computer as they bring to the students in their classrooms. Students can also complete traditional face-to-face courses in as little as six weeks. Approximately 4,500 students attend summer sessions to raise their GPA, graduate early or on time, retake a course previously withdrawn from or lessen a Fall or Spring course load. Summer sessions begin Monday, May 20. For more information, please visit .
Details about financial assistance for the 2019 Summer Session are located at . The 2018-2019 FAFSA is used for Summer 2019 awarding.
IMPORTANT: Enrollment begins March 25th for both Summer and Fall semesters.
Students who are considering taking courses at OTHER institutions this summer to have this credit applied to their UCM degree should consider these items first:
For the Summer 2019 term, if eligible, your student can receive an additional Pell
Grant disbursement equal to a full semester amount (if enrolled in 12 credit hours)
or half (if enrolled in 6 hours). If enrolled in less than 6 credit hours in the Summer,
the student can only use his/her remaining eligibility (if any) from 2018-2019. The
awarded amount will be based on either their 2018-19 FAFSA or 2019-20 FAFSA, whichever
is greater. This additional Pell Grant disbursement will count against their lifetime
limit of 600% (Or the equivalent of 6 years of full time Pell Grant).
Be sure to file your 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) soon.
To be considered for the most beneficial 'package' that includes the federal Supplemental
Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG) and Federal Work-Study employment, you will need
to file the 2019-20 FAFSA by the priority deadline of April 15. Apply online at and be sure to enter the University of Central Missouri's FAFSA code (002454).
If you have questions or need additional clarification about any aspect of applying for financial aid for the 2019-20 year, contact the UCM Office of Student Financial Services by telephone (660-543-8266) or in person (1100 Ward Edwards Bldg.). In addition, complete details about the financial aid application process may be reviewed at .
As part of the Contract for Completion, this is a quick reminder that the UCM Board
of Governor's has a two year on-campus residency policy. Students under the age of
21 or who have less than 60 UCM accepted credit hours are required to reside on campus
for two years. Students are able to complete their online residence hall agreement
or their apartment application via their MyCentral account. There are limited single
rooms available for students in the residence halls and there are limited apartments
available for sophomores. Those who complete the residence hall agreement will be
afforded access to our online room assignment system and they will be able to pick
their own bed space for next year. Those who submit an apartment application will
be contacted should an apartment be offered to them.
It is important to encourage your student to keep moving forward in the process of
deciding on an academic program that fits them.
A hold has been placed on all Open Option students' account. Action must be taken to remove the hold before enrolling in classes for next semester. The following options are available to assist your student in moving forward with making their major decision and removing the hold on their account:
Call our office at 660-543-4721 with any questions.
The Success Advising Center staff looks forward to helping your student.
Anxiety is a normal response to stressful situations. A certain amount of anxiety
is essential for performing at our best. It is only when we have too much anxiety
that it interferes with functioning.
The anxiety expresses itself through emotions, physical symptoms, thoughts, and behaviors. If your student is experiencing levels of anxiety that is causing significant distress or is interfering with functioning, encourage your student to seek help from the Counseling Center. Our services are free to UCM students. Call 660-543-4060 or visit our website at for more information.
The Career Service Center will be hosting an Education Career Expo on Monday, March
11, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Building Arena. This is a great time for
students to network with school districts who are recruiting for full-time positions
within the field of education for the 2019-20 school year. It is also a great opportunity
for students to network with employers in the human services field, too. Students
should dress professionally and bring multiple copies of their resumes. For more information
regarding this event please visit our website at .
Students can also attend Career Services Walk-in Hours Monday-Thursday from 1:00-3:00 p.m. to have the resume reviewed or to have any career related questions answered.
Every student is encouraged to develop an individualized job search strategy that
uses all of their available resources. While the Career Services Center should be
considered as a major resource, it should not be seen as the only source. Your student
will begin to develop a network of other sources such as faculty, alumni, fellow students,
friends and their families, etc. These contacts can be vital links to successful employment.
Students should visit with their Career Advisor (CA) to learn about the hiring process
and time lines in the field that interests them. The CA can also lead students in
finding resources to search for positions as well as create networking opportunities
with professionals in the student's field of interest.
Parents and family members have a great wealth of knowledge to offer students related to careers. We would like to encourage you to partner with us in support of all the students at Central. Please consider sharing your time, career, and expertise and knowledge in a collaborative effort to expand Central students' knowledge regarding the many different career options available to them. You can accomplish this by providing students "Job Shadow" experiences, developing "Internship" programs and sharing your professional experiences by participating in "Career Panels".
Offering full-time job leads to Central students is an excellent way to increase the number of available opportunities for students while securing outstanding candidates within your organization. You can also visit for additional details and to discover the ways in which employers can utilize our office. The Career Services Center is dedicated to assist students in their preparation for success..