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Bloch Student Services helps you select classes, organize your schedule, explore program options, and keeps you on track for graduation. Your Bloch Advisor is your partner—we are here to help you navigate your undergraduate journey.

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Undergraduate Advising

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On campus and have a quick advising question? Drop-in our office, BHH 115, from 12:30-3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. We ask that you please wear a mask and social distancing will be observed. While most advising appointments will be over Zoom or by phone, we have a limited number of on-campus appointments available. Please make sure to schedule your appointment through UMKC Connect.

Who is my advisor?

We assigned undergraduate students to one of four advisors by the first letter of your last name:

A-G Advising LAST NAME STARTING WITH A THROUGH G
CHEREE EDWARDS, Sr. Academic Advisor
Email: edwardsche@umkc.edu
Phone: 816-235-5314
H-O Advising LAST NAME STARTING WITH H THROUGH O
FRANK GARCIA-ORNELAS, Academic Advisor
Email: frank.garcia-ornelas@umkc.edu
Phone: 816-235-2253
P-Z Advising LAST NAME STARTING WITH P THROUGH Z
CINDY THOMPSON, Sr. Academic Advisor
Email: catk2h@umkc.edu
Phone: 816-235-2216

To confirm your assigned academic advisor, log into UMKC Connect, select the menu in the top left corner, select “My Success Network”. Your advisor should be your first option under “Your Connections”, with “Assigned Academic Advisor” list under their name.

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How do I schedule an appointment?

You can schedule appointments through UMKC Connect by going to “My Success Network”.

Learn more about scheduling an advising appointment through UMKC Connect.

Having trouble with UMKC Connect? Give us a call at 816-235-2215 or send us an email at blochadvising@umkc.edu.

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When do I have to meet with an advisor?

We encourage you to meet with your advisor regularly—once a semester is a good goal—to check in on your degree progress, make sure that you are on-track for graduation, and to get up to speed on the latest course offerings from the Bloch School. Depending on your undergraduate level and degree program you may also have required advising appointments:

Degree or Level Advising Required? How Often?
Freshman Yes Required each semester before registration
Sophomore No
Junior Yes Required each semester before registration
Senior No
Business Minor Yes
Entrepreneurship Minor Yes
New Student Yes Required prior to registration of first semester at the Bloch School (regardless of undergrad level)
Launchpad Scholar Yes Required once per academic year until graduation
What if I’m running late or need to cancel my appointment?

If you need to make a last-minute appointment cancellation, please call us at 816-235-2215.

If you are running late for a scheduled appointment, please let your advisor know. If you are more than 15 minutes late, and do not confirm that your advisor will still be able to meet with you despite your delay, your appointment will be cancelled and you will need to reschedule.

Let Us Know How We Are Doing!

We always want to know how we are doing, and how we can get better. Have some feedback for us? Contact Nancy Wilkinson, Bloch Student Services Director, at wilkinsonn@umkc.edu or 816-235-2217.

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Mailing Address
Bloch Student Services Office
University of Missouri – Kansas City
115 Bloch Heritage Hall
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499

Phone: 816-235-2215
Fax: 816-235-2708
blochadvising@umkc.edu

Location: Bloch Heritage Hall, room 115
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Parking
Visitor parking is available on Cherry Street, east of our building; on 52nd Street, south of our building; and on the fifth level of the Cherry Street Parking Structure at 50th and Cherry Streets.

Let Us Know How We Are Doing!

We always want to know how we are doing, and how we can get better. Have some feedback for us? Contact Nancy Wilkinson, Bloch Student Services Director, at wilkinsonn@umkc.edu or 816-235-2217.

Campus Services and Support

UMKC offers many support services to help you succeed.

Counseling Center: Offers short-term counseling for students to manage their personal mental health.

Financial Aid & Scholarships: Offers help with everything related to aid and awards.

LGBTQIA Programs & Services: Provides LGBTQIA students with resources and supports on campus.

Roo Up Seminars: Online and in-person workshops offered on a variety of subjects to help students become better, more effective students. Topics include study skills, stress management, healthy living, and career preparation.

Student Disability Services: Works with students to establish accommodation plans for documented disabilities.

Student Health & Wellness: Offers evaluation and treatment of acute illness and stable chronic illness for UMKC students.

Supplemental Instruction: Provides regularly scheduled, peer-led review and study sessions for certain courses.

UMKC Multicultural Student Affairs: Provides support for the advancement of students of color on campus.

UMKC Tutoring: Offers tutoring in a variety of courses outside the Bloch School.

UMKC Women’s Center: Provides support services for the advancement of women’s equity on campus.

Veteran & Military Resources: A listing of the campus resources for student veterans and active duty military.