Register for the Honors College Visit Day!

Spend a day exploring UMKC’s campus and the Honors College! The Honors College Visit Day will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2017.

Your day will include opportunities to learn about the Honors College experience, discuss your academic interests with a UMKC representative, learn about the UMKC and Honors College admission process, and hear about the latest scholarships and financial aid available to you.

You will take a tour of campus, meet with current honors students, shadow an honors course, and eat lunch in the UMKC Student Union.


  • 8:30a.m. – Check in and enjoy a continental breakfast
  • 9:15a.m. – Welcome to the Honors College and UMKC Admissions
  • 10:30a.m. – Attend your academic appointment
  • 11:30a.m. – Shadow an honors course
  • 1:00p.m. – Have lunch with honors students, faculty, and staff
  • 2:00p.m. – Take a campus tour

Register here to reserve your spot!

Welcoming New Class of Honors Students

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, the Honors College welcomed a new class of nearly two hundred students – its largest and most diverse yet.

The 2017 Honors College Introduction featured activities such as icebreakers and a panel discussion, which allowed new freshman and transfer students to socialize and network with faculty and staff while receiving an overview of the honors experience at UMKC.

Representatives from the Academy of Integrated Arts, the Ewing Marion Kauffman School, and Enactus presented opportunities to get involved through the Honors College’s many community partnerships. Students also enjoyed tasty catering provided by Panera.


Honors College Student Assistant Work-Study Position Now Open for the Fall 2017 Semester!

The UMKC Honors College is accepting applications for the Honors College Student Assistant position for the Fall 2017 semester! The Student Assistant will be expected to work 15-28 hours a week in the office. The Student Assistant will report to the Executive Assistant of the Honors College.

Duties will be assigned by the supervisor. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain student records for the Honors College
  • Assist with maintaining databases for the Honors College
  • Assist with processing online applications
  • Assist with preparing materials for recruiting events and admissions
  • Staff an Honors College informational table at recruiting events
  • Manage the Honors College Email account
  • Maintain the Honors College Website
  • Maintain the Honors College Facebook account and assist with other social media
  • Send announcements via the Honors College List serve
  • Assist with maintaining the Honors College Bulletin Board in Haag Hall
  • Serve as editor of the Honors College Weekly e-Newsletter
  • Build surveys using Qualtrics for the Honors College
  • Assist with special projects, including the Lucerna Symposium, and the Honors College Banquet
  • Provide general administrative support – answer phones, greet customers, filing, photocopying, shipping, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • The Student Assistant must be an undergraduate student at UMKC with effective listening, writing, editing, proofreading, and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active member in good standing of the UMKC Honors College
  • Professional attitude
  • Flexibility and adaptability to new assignments and situations
  • Ability to multi-task and be highly productive in a fast-paced work environment
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Attention to detail
  • Superior writing, editing, and proofreading ability
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to meet critical deadlines
  • Ability to effectively handle constructive criticism
  • Ability to work well in a team and independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to communicate clearly and courteously with UMKC faculty, staff, students, parents, vendors, and community partners
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and apply sensitivity and sound judgement to all situations
  • Intermediate or advanced proficiency with all Microsoft Office Programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher
  • Intermediate or advanced proficiency with Outlook, Word Press, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn

This is a part-time student assistant position, which requires 15-28 hours a week in the Honors College Office, Monday through Friday.

Hourly pay rate: $10.50/hour

Apply online at, and send a resume (in PDF or Microsoft Word format) to

Equal Employment Opportunity:

UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The university will recruit and employ qualified personnel and will provide equal opportunities during employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information on Equal Employment Opportunity, call the Vice Chancellor – Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Affirmative Action at 816-235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

EEO is the Law English Version
EEO is the Law Spanish Version
EEO is the Law Chinese Version

Honors College Work Study Positions Available!


AFIA – Academy for Integrated Arts – Work Study Position

Kauffman School Work-Study Position