We’re here to help you, from orientation to graduation.

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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Who is my advisor?

Bloch School Undergraduate Advising Staff:

Bloch School undergraduate students are advised by professional advising staff in Roo Advising. You can schedule with them by calling 816-235-1148 or email In your email request, include your name, UMKC ID number and degree program. You can also schedule through UMKC Connect.

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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? Call Roo Advising at 816-235-1148 or email

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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 816-235-1148.

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 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 Financial Wellness Center: Supports students as they navigate a wide range of personal finance topics. Through one-on-one financial coaching, workshops, and digital resources, they help answer student questions about how to pay for college, budget, and manage credit and debt. Their services are free to all UMKC students.

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.