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First Gen Roo

Join our vibrant first generation community of students, alumni, staff, and faculty at UMKC!

What is First Gen Roo?

The First Gen Roo program is launching in Fall 2019 for our incoming, first generation students! Together with the program’s Peer Mentors, and First Gen Proud faculty and staff across campus, students selected for the First Gen Roo program will contribute to cultivating and celebrating UMKC’s supportive, energetic, and inclusive first generation community while receiving direct and regular attention to their goals and needs.

Starting on Monday, August 12 and running through the Fall 2019 semester, up to 45 incoming, first generation students will be selected to be a part of the program.

What is a first generation student?

The definition used at UMKC is that neither parent/guardian completed a degree at a four-year university. We also understand that the answer can be complicated and confusing. Let us know if you aren’t sure about your inclusion.

How can I be a part?

  • Apply to be considered for the First Gen Roo program using the “Apply for Program” button on the left (priority deadline is July 1, 2019)
  • Use the contact form below, or email us at firstgenroo@umkc.edu, to let us know you are interested in knowing more about the first generation community at UMKC

Let us hear from you!

Have questions about First Gen Roo? Want to share with us your interest in being involved? Or have an idea about how we can make this program amazing? Contact us using this form or by email at firstgenroo@umkc.edu.