Founders' Week

Founders’ Week is a week hosted by the UMKC Alumni Association as a way to honor and reconnect with the university’s heritage and traditions. Built around our anniversary date of October 1, events throughout the week celebrate UMKC as Kansas City’s university and bring together students, alumni, and the campus and Kansas City communities. There's something for everyone to enjoy! This year, Founders’ Week was be held from Friday, September 23, through Saturday, October 1, 2016.


View photos and highlights from Founders' Week and beyond.

Friday, Sept. 23
Bloch Executive MBA Alumni Weekend (Sept. 22-25)
Black Alumni Weekend (Sept. 23-24)
Saturday, Sept. 24
Regalia Run Packet Pickup
Food and Fund Drive
| Bring protein items to the Regalia Run Packet Pickup to support the UMKC Kangaroo Pantry
Nelson-Atkins Luxury Exhibit | Guided tours with free admission for alumni and their families
Sunday, Sept. 25

Regalia Run 5K and kids' Kangaroo Hop
UMKC Women's Soccer Game | $15 ticket and Founders' Week t-shirt package
Tuesday, Sept. 27
Cuban Bookmaking Lecture | Jeanne Drewes, alumna and Chief of Binding & Collections Care Division at Library of Congress
Wednesday, Sept. 28
UMKC History Presentation & Book Signing | Chris Wolff, alumnus and author of upcoming UMKC historical book
Friday, Sept. 30
BLUE ROO DAY | Show your UMKC pride and wear your Roo gear wherever you are! Click here to stock up on UMKC apparel.
UMKC Family Weekend (Sept. 30-Oct. 2)
Throughout the Entire Week
KC Repertory Theatre | Alumni receive 20% off tickets to Evita
UMKC Gallery of Art | Exhibit features alumni artists