First Year Experience at UCM
We're glad you decied to Choose Red! We're looking forward to move-in day on August 11, and we hope you are, too. For early freshman move-in, check out UCM Experience kickoff.
At UCM, your education stretches beyond the classroom. From challenging yourself on our rock-climbing wall to competing with the Talking Mules in England, you'll have the opportunity to expand your world. Here are a few places to you get started.
The IMPACT Freshmen Leadership Retreat is a three-day retreat in July for first year incoming students.
The retreat provides students with an opportunity to meet more than 200 other incoming students, 42 upper class students, faculty and staff. During the retreat students will participate in:
- Team-building activities
- Information sessions
- Special presentations
- Ice breakers
- Getting to know the University of Central Missouri and Warrensburg
The Retreat is limited to 225 students.
This week starts with us helping you move in during Mule Haul on Sunday, Aug. 16 and continues through Saturday, Aug. 23. It's filled with various activities to help you get acclimated to life at UCM, meet new friends and learn your way around campus.
The common reading program at UCM serves to engage all of our students and campus community in a shared, academically-driven experience. This initiative is intended to bring meaningful conversations on relevant, complex subjects beyond the classroom and into students' daily lives. The common reading program will culminate in a visit by the book's author to our campus in November.
Throughout the First 40 days (six weeks) of school, attend at least seven events, one from each track, and two additional events. Each track, denoted by a color, represents a category.
At First 40 events, students:
- Meet new friends.
- Learn about campus and the Warrensburg community.
- Create a new hobby or interest.
Academic Advising at UCM is housed within each of the four academic colleges and the Gateway Center for undecided students.
Academic advisors assist students with course selection, short and long term academic planning, understanding curriculum and academic policies, aligning goals and interests with courses and majors, and tips on time management and study skills. The primary goal of academic advising is to help students develop personal, academic and career goals that are challenging, worthwhile and realistic. Academic advising is an ongoing interactive process involving students, advisors, faculty and staff.