Sep 26, 2023  
2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Services and Facilities

Academic Success Advisement

Academic success advisors passionately support students as they seek the best possible education at UCM. As an ongoing interactive process, advisors will empower students to establish realistic goals, achieve academic success, and encourage lifelong learning.  The Center’s goal is to serve students equitably and holistically, building strong relationships to achieve academic success!

Academic success advising is an integral part of the 15-to-Finish program.  Degree seeking students are assigned an academic success advisor based on their major. As part of the Learning to a Greater Degree contract, new students are required to meet their assigned advisor several times during their first year.

Students will also be assigned an academic success coach as part of their success team.  Success coaches are peer mentors currently enrolled at the University, and pairs with the advisor to ensure all students are supported as they progress in their goals.

Students can find the name and email address of their assigned academic success advisor, , and other members of their success team such as Financial Aid Counselors in MyCentral (Student tab, Records and Registration, in the Student Profile block).  International students are also assigned an international advisor from the Graduate and International Student Services office.  As students successfully transition into their senior year, they will be assigned a faculty mentor in their major.  

Success Advising Center

Elliott Student Union 128


Accessibility Services (ADA/504)

Elliott Student Union 224; 660-543-4421; fax 660-543-4724;

The Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) provides students and visitors with disabilities with the services necessary to achieve equal opportunities while at UCM. At the student’s request, OAS will work with faculty, Housing, Facilities and other campus programs to provide opportunities for persons with disabilities. Examples of the disabilities included are learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, orthopedic and mobility issues, mental health, vision, hearing and health issues such as migraines, seizures, HIV, IBS, and diabetes.

Students seeking accommodations will need to provide OAS with recent professional documentation of the disability. The documentation will need to be on a professional letterhead and should provide the diagnosis, the nature of the impairment, if it is permanent or long term, and how it affects the student. Accommodations depend upon the disability and documentation, and may include testing services, text in alternative format, sign language interpreters, or other services. Each semester students must contact OAS if they want to utilize accommodations and have instructors notified of accommodations for the new semester. For more information see the OAS Web site or contact OAS.


Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport; 660-543-4921

UCM owns and operates the Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport, located three miles west of Warrensburg on Highway 50. It includes 402 acres of land, a 4,200-foot lighted runway with a full-length parallel taxiway; a 2,800-foot lighted runway; and buildings for administration, maintenance, and other uses. The airport is a teaching laboratory for the university and a community airport serving the Warrensburg area.


Ward Edwards 1908; 660-543-8855

Assessment is an integral part of the continuous process of learning and development, with the purpose of enhancing a student’s total university experience. Assessment uses well-defined outcomes and criteria, employing multiple measures. All students are required to participate in UCM’s assessment program. This assessment may include periodic measurements of student intellectual and personal growth through examinations/assessments in general education, intellectual skills or the major field of study, and various opinion surveys. A description of the major goals and components of Central Missouri’s Quality Improvement Program (CQIP) can be found at

General Education Assessment
Information regarding the university’s General Education Assessment Policy may be found in the General Education portion of this catalog.

Major Field Assessment
Each academic program establishes the conditions and requirements for assessment of its majors. All students are encouraged to contact faculty within their program to determine the policy, practice, and standards for assessment in their major field.

In addition to standardized and locally developed assessments in general education and the major field, Central Missouri utilizes a variety of opinion surveys designed to measure student perceptions of their experiences at UCM, both academic and non-academic. The information derived from assessment activities is used to facilitate student learning and development, to promote faculty and staff growth and to improve the quality of academic and non-academic programs, services and facilities.

Career Services Center

Ward Edwards 1200; 660-543-4985;

The Career Services Center provides assistance to students in developing a highly personalized career development plan. Each academic program has a designated Career Development Coordinator who is an expert on the job market and career options for that particular field of study. They are also highly skilled in coaching students to prepare them for the pursuit of their chosen profession.

Services in the Career Services Center include:

  • Individualized Career Development Coaching
  • Resume & Cover Letter Assistance
  • Practice Interviewing
  • Job Postings & Resume Referrals
  • Student Employment Assistance
  • Internship & Job Search Strategy Development
  • Career Workshops, Events, Expos, & other on-campus Recruiting Opportunities
  • Career Readiness Course

Career Services Center services are optional, but students are encouraged to use them for exploring and selecting major and career options, and for developing their personal career development plan. Please note that no course, program, certificate, and/or degree available at the UCM carries with it a promise, real or implied, of immediate or eventual employment within the specific areas covered, or in any other area. Although a comprehensive set of services is offered through the Career Servcies Center, taking advantage of these opportunities and gaining employment remain the student’s responsibility.

Center for Global Education

Elliott Student Union 302; 660-543-4195; fax 660-543-4201

The Center for Global Education consists of two areas, Study Abroad and the English Language Institute.

Study Abroad

UCM students who wish to study abroad and gain credit on short or long-term programs are encouraged to visit the Center for Global Education and inquire about UCM Study Abroad programs. Placement opportunities exist in institutions in more than 65 countries.  Students must work through the Study Abroad office in order to ensure credit transfer and apply financial aid to their study abroad experiences.

English Language Institute

UCM’s English Language Institute (ELI) offers an academic Intensive English Program and professional language training and short-term cultural programming for students at the University of Central Missouri. It is our goal to provide English language learners the skills they need to be successful at the university, in their careers, or in specialized language programs. The ELI is housed together with the  Center for Global Education  in Elliott Student Union 302. ELI is a unit of the School of English and Philosophy .

Center for Teaching and Learning

James C. Kirkpatrick Library 1340; 660-543-8528  Email:
Facebook: UCMCTL; Twitter: @UCM_CTL

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) advances the University’s mission by encouraging and supporting the advancement of instruction and the scholarship of teaching and learning.  Professional development for faculty is provided in many ways - both online and in-person.  CTL seeks to integrate sound teaching practices with current instructional technology to foster faculty growth and excellence.

Central Regional Professional Development Center

232 Foster-Knox; 800-762-4146;

The CRPDC is the primary operating agency of the Central Professional Development Consortium. The center’s mission is to provide information and resources in proven instructional and administrative practices which promote quality instruction in the classroom, overall school improvement and school-linked services for youth and their families. The center offers professional development opportunities, including inservices and workshops, to practicing teachers and administrators, designed to address needs in all areas, particularly in science, math, technology, reading, and writing.


The Alumni Memorial Chapel, funded by donations from individuals and organizations, was built in 1956 in memory of Central Missouri students who served in World War II and the Korean War. The chapel seats 200 in the sanctuary, has a meeting room for 20 people, and contains a complete kitchen/dining area in the undercroft. Private gifts funded the chapel’s refurbishment and establishment of the Earl A. Webb Sr. Study. Another gift funded the attached Danforth Chapel, which contains six kneeling benches and is open to the public during the day. In the fall of 1994, a bronze sculpture titled “Guardian,” which is a memorial to all men and women who have served the country in armed services, was placed near the entrance of the Danforth Chapel. The chapel is used by UCM students as a meeting place for social and religious organizations, choir practice, initiation ceremonies, group testing, parties, and weddings. Students also use it for individual or group meditation and communion. 

Child Care Centers

The university supports one child care center on campus. The center is located in the back of the Foster-Knox Apartment Building and is licensed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

The Child Care Center has adopted Creative Curriculum when planning activities and experiences for the children. Daily care routines are planned according to the age and development of the children within the classrooms.

The child care center provides care for children six weeks to 10 years old. Enrollment is determined from a waiting list. To place a child on a waiting list, schedule a tour, or to learn more about the Campus Child Care Center call 660-543-4605 for Foster-Knox.

The Counseling Center

Humphreys 131; 660-543-4060

The Counseling Center is committed to supporting UCM’s mission by helping students reach their full potential.  Students who are experiencing distress or other difficulties that are interfering with functioning may make an appointment to speak with one of the clinicians.  

We provide an initial consultation where we hear about your concerns and offer recommendations. These may include brief individual, couple, or group counseling; Mental Fitness workshops; or online resources.  If our services are not appropriate to your needs, we will direct you to services that are.

See the Counseling Center website for more information and resources, including ULifeline (self-screening instruments and information), Body U (interactive self-help), and Ask-Listen-Refer (suicide prevention training).  

The Counseling Center is dedicated to providing a safe atmosphere for all students regardless of age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, socioeconomic background, veteran status, or disability.

What to do if you believe another student is in danger of attempting suicide:

If you think someone is in immediate danger of attempting suicide, call Public Safety (911 or 660-543-4123).

Or if you believe someone you know may possibly be suicidal, talk to one of the following:

  • Dr. Corey Bowman, Associate Vice Provost for Student Services, at 660-543-4114 or Administration Building, Suite 214.

  • Counseling Center at 660-543-4060 or Humphreys Building, Suite 131.

  • Public Safety at 660-543-4123 or 306 Broad Street (available 24 hours a day).

  • A readily available university employee, such as Housing staff, a faculty member, student organization advisor, or any other University employee with whom you are familiar.

The national suicide prevention lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK, is available 24 hours daily to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.  The crisis text line is 741741.

Criminal Justice Institute

Humphreys 300; 660-543-4950; fax 660-543-8306; School of Public Services

The Criminal Justice Institute, housed within the School of Public Services , strives to bridge the gap between policy makers, academia, and the field of criminal justice on issues and concerns to the criminal justice profession and to influence criminal justice policy and practice by providing research, information, and assistance. The Institute accomplishes this through delivering information to the criminal justice community in the form of accurate, affordable, and pertinent training. Students benefit from the Institute’s work through unique educational opportunities that improve the quality of their degree. By interacting with experts students become effective, professional members of the criminal justice career field. Events sponsored by the Criminal Justice Institute include an on-campus symposium with varying topics from police worn body cameras to raising awareness about sexual assault to issues in juvenile justice as well as tailored training opportunities such as Warden Peer Training or Police Liability as requested by local agencies.

Dining Services

Facebook: Sodexo at University of Central Missouri
Twitter and Instagram: @DiningUCM

Dining by Sodexo is committed to providing an enjoyable, service-focused, nutritious, and innovative dining experiences that meet the ever-changing needs of the UCM campus community. Sodexo strives to provide customers with great menus, quality and the service they deserve. Sodexo offers both resident and retail dining.

Keep up to date with all Dining by Sodexo - menus, nutrition information, special events and notices by following us on social media or our mobile friendly website (see above).

Resident Dining. On the UCM campus we have two Resident Dining Centers,Westside Market in Todd Hall, and Ellis Dining Center, which both feature an all-you-can-eat format. Both Dining Centers accept meal plans, Dining Dollars, Central Cash, credit and debit cards, and cash.

Both resident dining centers offer Simple Servings, a concept that provides safe and appetizing food choices for those with food allergies, gluten intolerance, or those who prefer “simple” foods. Simple Servings eliminates the eight ingredients that account for 90% of all food allergy reactions, available in both dining centers seven days a week.

Retail Dining. We offer a variety of retail locations across campus. These establishments accept Dining Dollars, On Campus Dining Dollars, Central Cash, credit cards, debit cards, and cash. Options include:

The Crossing - Starbucks® and Spin Pizza®

The Elliott Student Union - Chick-fil-A®, Starbucks®, AFC Sushi, CRU5H™, The Grid™, and Taco Bell®

Einstein Bros Bagels® located in the James C. Kirkpatrick Library and the Student Recreation and Wellness Center

Traditions at Pertle Springs - Full service restaurant overlooking the final hole of Mules National Golf Club

Distance Learning

Humphreys 410; 660-543-4984

Distance Learning at the University of Central Missouri encompasses Internet-based, electronically-delivered education via online and interactive television (I-TV). The Office of Extended Studies manages, schedules, coordinates, and assists in marketing all distance education courses and degree programs. Appropriate student services, including library resources, financial assistance, an online writing lab, academic advising, and technical support are provided to meet the additional needs of the distance learner.

Elliott Student Union


Facebook,Twitter and Instagram @UCMElliott Union

The Elliott Student Union is centrally located on the main campus and serves as the “living room” for the campus community. The Elliott Student Union includes dining facilities, including Cru5h fun food & drink, Chick-fil-A®, Taco Bell™, SubConnection™, AFC Sushi®, and Starbucks™, meeting space, a computer lab, a DVD rental kiosk, a U.S. Bank branch, ATMs, student organization offices, study lounges, and quiet areas. It is often used for social functions, student activities, and other programs. The union also houses student services offices that include: the OneCard office, Dining Services/Catering, International Center, Student Government Association, Meeting and Conference Services, and the Office of Accessibility Services. The Elliott Student Union features an Information Desk that provides campus-wide information to students, staff, faculty and guests.

Extended Studies

Humphreys 401 & 410; 660-543-4984; fax 660-543-8333;

With the cooperation of Central Missouri’s academic schools, Extended Studies administers courses and degree programs off campus and online. Extended Studies also coordinates summer sessions, workforce development programs, workshops, non-credit courses, contract training, high school dual credit courses, continuing education units (CEUs), and entrepreneurial courses.

Graduate and International Student Services

Ward Edwards 1800; 660-543-4621; fax 660-543-4778;

The Graduate and International Student Services (GISS) office offers master’s programs, education specialist programs, cooperative doctorate programs and various graduate certificates. A separate catalog is available for the graduate-level programs.

Graduate Education and Research

The personnel in the Graduate Education and Research (GER) office seek to provide quality services to support graduate education and research at UCM.  In conjunction with other offices and committees this office coordinates the review of graduate curriculum and policies.  Additional functions of this office include providing scholarly funding through research grants and travel provisions, and promoting graduate student and program visibility.  The GER office handles all processes associated with Graduate Assistantships on campus including the orientation process for new GAs.  This office also reviews the following graduate student petitions: enrollment overloads, exceptions to the eight-year curriculum rule, and the reinstatement of academically ineligible students.  The GER office also administers thesis review and submittal and offers thesis workshops.  The GER office is located in Ward Edwards 1900.

Graduate Education and Research 660-543-4729
Graduate Education and Research (fax) 660-543-8874
Director, Graduate Education and Research 660-543-8678
Assistant Director, Graduate Education and Research 660-543-8579
Graduate Education Specialist 660-543-8314
Coordinator of Graduate Research 660-543-8860

Health and Wellness Promotion


Health and Wellness Promotion at UCM is part of the broader Campus Community Health (CCH) office, which incorporates the University Health Center and the Counseling Center. Find information about CCH at

Through a wide variety of support programs and services, Health and Wellness Promotion at UCM can help you stay safe and healthy.  We believe education, prevention, and engagement are powerful tools, and we’re here to help you use them. Some of our programs include:

Green Dot: A bystander intervention initiative that works to reduce power-based personal violence on campus and in our community, through trainings and other education, working to create a culture that doesn’t tolerate power-based personal violence.

Presentations: We offer in-person prevention education trainings about a variety of topics to classrooms, residence halls/floors, and student organizations.

Assistance with prevention-related research: We’re happy to help both undergraduate and graduate students with their research into violence prevention, alcohol and drug prevention, and other related topics.

AlcoholEdu: An online program that helps you make informed choices regarding alcohol and drugs and how to respond to the choices of those around you. To support student success and promote a safe and healthy environment at UCM, every freshman under the age of 24 must complete AlcoholEdu at the beginning of their college career.

Online Sexual Assault Prevention: We believe you should have the opportunity to learn in a safe and civil environment, free from sexual and interpersonal violence.  This engaging online program provides you with important prevention skills and strategies to help promote respectful relationships. All newly-admitted students are required to take this course.

Friendship Families: This program connects international students with local families and individuals to help build cultural awareness and appreciation, while providing students with a sense of connection to the Warrensburg community.

Off Campus Living: We coordinate workshops to help you know your rights and responsibilities as a renter before you move off campus, as well as a listing of some of the area’s landlord and property managers.

Institute for Public Safety

200 Ming Street; 660-543-4090
Facebook: Central Missouri Police Academy; Twitter: @ucmpa

The Institute for Public Safety (IPS), a division of the Missouri Safety Center, develops and sponsors select in-service training courses for public safety professionals including law enforcement, firefighters, safety and emergency medical service providers.

IPS is also home to the Central Missouri Police Academy (CMPA). The CMPA is licensed by the Missouri Department of Public Safety’s Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) program as a Licensed Basic Training Center that exceeds POST’s basic training requirements for a Class A Peace Officer License. Upon graduation from the academy, and passing the POST test, students are eligible to be licensed Peace Officers and may receive 15 hours of elective credit toward a bachelor’s degree.

Institute for Rural Emergency Management

Humphreys 200; 660-543-4971; fax 660-543-4482

The Institute for Rural Emergency Management (IREM), a division of the Missouri Safety Center (MSC), at the University of Central Missouri was established in June 2005. IREM meets a demonstrated need for technical assistance in rural communities, to include mitigating, preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies and disasters. UCM is the only university in the U.S. to create a community outreach center focused on the emergency management needs of rural America, which are distinct from the needs of urban and suburban communities.

IREM gathers best practices from successful rural projects and develops guidelines and targeted information to distribute to elected officials and community leaders. In rural areas human resources are often limited, so IREM provides supervised student interns and researchers to complete vital projects, implement new programs, and deliver training workshops and exercises.


University of Central Missouri’s Broadcasting Services, KMOSTV, serves close to one million residents in west and central Missouri.

The station is a working laboratory for scores of UCM students - providing employment opportunities and on-the-job experiences that augment a student’s academic achievements.

KMOS-TV is a member of the Public Broadcasting Service, presenting PBS national programming as well as producing a variety of local productions relevant to the needs and interests of central Missourians. The television station broadcasts four separate digital channels: 6.1 is a full schedule of nationally acclaimed PBS prime-time and children’s programming and award-winning local productions in High Definition; Channel 6.2 (Create) is lifestyle and how-to programs; 6.3 (MHz Worldview) features international news and drama; and channel 6.4 presents family-friendly PBS Kids programming around the clock.

Learning Commons

JCK Library 3160, 660-543-8972;

The Learning Commons, located on the third floor of the JCK Library, houses Tutoring Services, the Writing Center, Supplemental Instruction sessions, and the Test Prep Center. This collaborative learning environment offers students a comfortable place to work, study, and receive individualized assistance. Computer access is also available.

Tutoring Services
JCK Library 3160, 660-543-8972;

Tutoring Services, located in the Learning Commons, is the central location for free academic assistance and tutoring. The center offers individualized help for many courses including all levels of mathematics. The tutoring schedule is available online or by contacting the Learning Commons.

Writing Center
JCK Library 3160, 660-543-8972 or 660-543-4367;
OWL (Online Writing Lab):

The Writing Center, located in the Learning Commons, offers free one-on-one writing instruction and assistance with any paper or writing assignment from first-year courses through graduate theses. The Writing Center has walk-in hours and the availability of appointments. Students may also submit papers through OWL (Online Writing Lab), our online writing service and receive feedback through email.

Supplemental Instruction
JCK Library 3160, 660-543-8972

The Supplemental Instruction (SI) program, located in the Learning Commons, offers weekly structured group study sessions for challenging courses. SI sessions are facilitated by trained peer leaders who excelled in the course, and are open to all students enrolled in the supported course. Check with the course instructor to find out if SI is available for a specific course and section.

Test Preparation Center
JCK Library 3160, 660-543-8972;

The Test Prep Center provides electronic and print resources to help students prepare for most exams. Whether you need general suggestions about preparing for you next course exam or plan to take a standardized exam, the Test Prep Center can provide that support. Students can learn what to expect, how to prepare, and be able to practice sample questions for their upcoming exam.

Library Services

James C. Kirkpatrick Library; 660-543-4154
Facebook: JCKLibrary; Twitter: @JCKLibrary

Library Services supports the University’s instructional, research, and public service programs.

Library faculty and staff provide services to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff, and the local community. Assistance and instruction in library research skills and searching techniques are available both individually and via group sessions. Users may borrow most items from the library’s collections. Remote access to most of the library’s subscription databases is available to current members of the university community.

UCM’s distance learners are encouraged to communicate with the library regarding services that meet their special needs. Telephone, email, and chat services are all available options for communication if an individual cannot be in the Kirkpatrick Library. Librarian liaisons will arrange individual research appointments with any student or faculty member.

More than 200 computers are located throughout the library, along with a variety of study spaces appropriate for individual and group use. Harmon Computer Commons is an open computer lab with over 90 computers for student use. Wireless connectivity is available throughout the building. Einstein Bros. Bagels Express®, housed on the first floor of the building, offers beverages and snacks.

Meeting and Conference Services

Elliott Student Union 301; 660-543-4342; fax 660-543-8469

Students may reserve university space for student organization and personal use. Depending on the use of the space charges may or may not apply. All space rental requests must be submitted to Meeting and Conference Services. To reserve space, students should submit event requests 10 business days prior to the event at A confirmation will be sent by email which will include room assignment, event times, set-up requests, audio-visual equipment needs and any charges that apply.

Military and Veteran Services

Elliott Student Union 117; 660-543-8776; fax 660-543-8044

The Office of Military and Veteran Services is a part of the university’s presidential military and veterans’ service initiative to better serve our active duty service members, reservists, guardsmen, veterans and their dependents as students at UCM. UCM offers a Military Tuition Package to eligible students who utilize military tuition assistance and/or the GI Bill® for their tuition and are enrolled as degree-seeking-students. The Military and Veterans Success Center (MVSC) provides a one-stop, full-service resource center to assist military and veteran students and those utilizing the Military Tuition Package. The MVSC has computers with CAC readers for student use, individual and group study areas, as well as soft seating and dedicated staff to assist students with their educational pursuit. The Student Veterans Organization (SVO) provides an opportunity for active duty service members, reservists, guardsmen, veterans and their dependents to become involved with their student peers and participate in social and campus activities as one voice. The SVO assists its members with becoming acclimated to campus, providing guidance on campus resources as well as an interactive support system.

Missouri Safety Center

Humphreys 200; 660-543-4830; fax 660-543-4482; Facebook: MissouriSafetyCenter

Established July 1, 1967, the Missouri Safety Center (MSC) proves the benefits of combining an academic school with a training center, creating a hybrid unit dedicated to the safety and welfare of all citizens. As noted in its mission statement, “To promote safety in Missouri and the nation,” the MSC strives to prevent injury and death through education, training, research, public service, and publications. The MSC’s three distinct divisions are: The Division of Transportation Safety (DTS), The Institute for Public Safety (IPS) and the Institute for Rural Emergency Management (IREM).

Located just south of the main campus, the MSC’s Division of Transportation Safety is housed in the Highway Safety Instructional Park at 1200 South Holden Street. This unique 14-acre highway safety training facility hosts many of the center’s programs and features an advanced driving track, skid pad and off-road track for dirt bike and ATV training, as well as the Missouri breath alcohol training laboratory.

The MSC’s Institute for Public Safety is located at 200 Ming Street near the main campus. The IPS develops and sponsors select basic and in-service training courses for professionals in public safety. The IPS’s goal is to provide innovative, experiential learning opportunities tailored to the needs of regional public safety organizations. The IPS also manages the Central Missouri Police Academy (CMPA). The CMPA is licensed by the Missouri Department of Public Safety’s Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) program as a Licensed Basic Training Center that exceeds POST’s basic training requirements for a Class A Peace Officer License.

The MSC’s Institute for Rural and Emergency Management, located in Humphrey’s Building, Suite 200, was established in 2005 to assist rural communities with mitigating, preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies and disasters. The MSC also prepares graduates for the growing emergency management field through a Bachelor of Science degree in Crisis and Disaster Management or a specialized certificate available entirely online or on campus. Students who participate in this program may concentrate in the areas of emergency management, emergency services management, hazardous materials, or business continuity. This degree program addresses the need within the state of Missouri for technically educated emergency management professionals.

Non-Traditional Student Services

Elliott Student Union 217; 660-543-4007

Non-Traditional Student Services is a resource office for Central Missouri’s students who are age 24 and over, have a gap of five or more years since high school, are married, single, have children, or are a veteran. This office provides information, support, advocacy, and referrals to campus and community support services. The office has information about non-traditional scholarships, housing, child care, and tutoring or other skill enhancers.

Office of Sponsored Programs & Research Integrity

Administration 315; 660-543-4264
Sponsored Programs:

The Office of Sponsored Programs & Research Integrity oversees programs that guide UCM in its research, scholarly activity, and creative endeavors. The office disseminates information about funding opportunities, assists in proposal development/submission; and oversees award management, budgeting, reporting, and compliance.

Research Involving Human Subjects
To protect the health and safety of human subjects involved in research, all research projects involving the use of human subjects must be in compliance with federal regulations. All projects involving human subjects in research must be approved in advance by the UCM Human Subjects Review Committee which serves as the Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Research Involving Animals
Federal law requires that all research projects involving the use of selected mammals and birds be conducted in a manner that ensures humane treatment of animals. All such projects must be approved in advance by the UCM Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

Office of Technology

Ward Edwards 0101; 660-543-4357 (HELP);

The Office of Technology is comprised of five teams and an administrative staff that work together to support the technology needs and requirements of UCM’s students, faculty, and staff.

Application Systems 
The Application Systems (AS) team has core responsibilities for the Ellucian enterprise system and add-on modules that support the academic and business functions of UCM that include students, finance, human resources, payroll, financial aid, alumni, development, MyCentral portal, Blackboard, AdobeConnect, etc. The AS team works closely with functional offices and individuals to plan, coordinate, execute, support, and maintain the various applications core to the Ellucian environment in addition to those systems and applications that have a direct or indirect interface to the Ellucian database. The AS team services and supports the Oracle database engine, which is both the most important and largest database supported by this team and serves as the foundation of all official UCM data. The AS team also has a wide scope of responsibilities for the implementation and technical support of “non-Ellucian” enterprise and departmental systems and applications, also serving in an advisory capacity to those offices that want to maintain responsibility for their system or application.

Network Services
The primary duty of the Network Services (NS) team is oversight of UCM’s infrastructure (voice and data), which includes all the hardware, software, cabling, and services that make up the voice and data network infrastructure. NS has specific responsibilities for network connections at the core, building and workstation levels, Internet connectivity, switches, routers, telephones (land lines, VOIP, and cellular), Wi-Fi, access points, and the software utilized by each component.

Technical Services
Technical Services (TS) team is responsible for the server farm, storage environment, network operations center, and core applications associated with network connectivity and authentication. In addition, the TS team has responsibilities for data backups, active monitoring of systems, security, access, and the general well-being of servers. TS has oversight of enterprise servers as well as specifically identified departmental servers to include operating systems, hardware, patches, upgrades, permissions, access, and system defined availability.

Technology Support Services
The Technology Support Services (TSS) team is responsible for providing general and specific computer hardware and software support for end-user computing devices that includes  workstations, laptops, handheld devices, tablets, etc. TSS builds and deploys base images, conducts operating system updates and patches, provides acquisition assistance, and performs appropriate hardware repairs and replacement.

Technology Support Center
The Technology Support Center (TSC) team provides first-line support to the UCM user community. The TSC conducts basic trouble-shooting, processes user requests for services, and answers general questions about campus technology. The TSC is the first step in requesting assistance, reporting a problem, or requesting new services from the Office of Technology. Students can reach the Technology Support Center by calling 660-543-4357, visiting Ward Edwards 0800, or by email. Walk-in support is generally available in WDE 0800 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Appointments may be made for weekend support as needed. TSC phones are answered 24/7. When TSC staff members are not on site, an answering service representative may take a message for call back the next day. If immediate service is required, TSC personnel will be paged for immediate response.

Public Safety

660-543-4123 (or 911 for emergencies); fax 660-543-4163

The Department of Public Safety includes University Police, Access Control, Environmental Health and Safety, and Parking Services. It is located at 306 Broad St. and is open 24 hours daily, 365 days per year. For emergencies on campus, dialing 911 from the university phone system will reach the Department of Public Safety. Dialing 911 from a cell phone will connect the caller to Johnson County Central Dispatch.


The following publications are produced and distributed by the University of Central Missouri:

Registrar and Student Records

Ward Edwards 1000; 660-543-4900; fax 660-543-8400;
Facebook: UCM MoInfo; Twitter: @UCMRegistrar

The Office of the Registrar and Student Records maintains the official student records of UCM. The Registrar’s Office is responsible for maintaining accurate records of student enrollments and grades. The Registrar’s Office provides official transcripts, maintains degree audit reports, and evaluates students for graduation requirements. Enrollment and degree verification certificates are available in MyCentral through the National Student Clearinghouse.

There are two types of academic transcripts - unofficial and official. Holds on student accounts will prevent access to both types of transcripts. Students have access to unofficial transcripts in MyCentral. Official transcripts are provided for a fee and can be ordered in MyCentral (Student tab, Records and Registration section, in the Student Profile).

An academic transcript shows a history of all courses taken, grades received, and hours earned. If a UCM degree or certificate is earned the degree or certificate, date conferred, and majors and minors will be listed on the transcript. The UCM official transcript includes student legal name, UCM student number, and birth month and date. Social security number is not included on the transcript for security reasons.

Diplomas and Certificates
Upon graduation all students receive a diploma or certificate. Diplomas and certificates will not be released until all financial obligations to the university are paid. The cost of the diploma and/or certificate is included in the graduation fee billed to students during their last semester. Diplomas include the degree earned, major(s), and academic honors (if applicable). Minors are not listed on diplomas. Certificates include the name of the certificate earned. If the student earned a double degree (not double major) or more than one certificate, a diploma/certificate will be provided for each degree/ certificate. Students earning a double major will receive one diploma which lists both majors.

Student Experience and Engagement

Administration 214; 660-543-4114; fax 660-543-8114

The Office of Student Experience and Engagement coordinates a wide variety of student services and programs. These services and programs are designed to help students have a safe and supportive collegiate experience, develop a sense of personal responsibility and experience personal growth, acquire essential skills to thrive as emerging citizens and leaders, understand their role and responsibility within a larger community, identify personal values, appreciate differences, and adapt to a diverse society. The office assists students, their families and visitors to better understand and access these services as they apply to their needs and situation.

Student Financial Services

Ward Edwards 1100; 660-543-8266; fax 660-543-8080 (for email inquiries)

The Office of Student Financial Services administers a wide variety of federal, state, and UCM scholarship, grant, loan, and employment programs, all of which provide funds to help eligible students satisfy the educational and living expenses of attending UCM. Knowledgeable staff members are available to assist students and their families with all aspects of applying for financial assistance.

Testing Services

Humphreys 216; 660-543-4919; fax 660-543-8757;

Testing Services serves as the repository of official score reports, provides information and administers national, state, and locally developed tests, as well as supports and coordinates Central Missouri’s Quality Improvement Program (CQIP). Testing Services is a member of the National College Testing Association (NCTA) and the Consortium of College Testing Centers. Testing Services adheres to NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines.

Official Score Report Policy

  • Official score reports are required to be on file for a student to meet admission and/or other program requirements.
  • Only score reports that are sent from the test company directly to Testing Services are considered official.
  • The University of Central Missouri retains and uses scores obtained within the past 10 years. ACT scores accepted at the time of admission may be no older than five years.
  • To protect confidentiality and privacy, score reports are not available by telephone, fax, email, Internet, or proxy.
  • An official ID containing the candidate’s photo and signature is required for most services.

Test Registration
There are several ways to register for various tests:

  • Registration for some tests, including the general education assessment (GEA) and Accuplacer Placement test, is available via MyCentral; click on the “Student”, “Records and Registration” tab, then “Register for a Test” located in “Testing Services” section or go to  Select the test day and time, and complete the online registration process as directed.
  • Registration for some tests, including CLEP, MEGA, MoGEA (teacher education), and FAA exams, must be completed directly through the testing company.
  • Test fees and administration fees are automatically billed to the UCM student’s financial account unless paid directly to the testing company.
  • For candidates not enrolled at UCM, only cash,money order or credit/debit card payments can be accepted, except for test fees paid directly to the testing company.  Utilizing a credit/debit card incurs an additional $2.50 processing fee.
  • Test candidates are not fully registered until Testing Services confirms receipt of fees and seat availability.

Test Cancellation
Candidates are obligated to test on their scheduled date and time. To maintain reasonable test administration fees, a no-show fee of $15 may be applied to the UCM student’s financial account, unless Testing Services is notified of a change at least 24 hours in advance or proof of a university-approved absence is provided.

Test Accommodations                                                                                                                                                                                             In compliance with the American Disability Act, accommodated testing is provided upon completion of the procedures outlined by the test company or by following the steps below two weeks prior to your scheduled testing date:

  • Register with UCM’s Office of Accessibility Services (Union 222,
  • Contact OAS and authorize permission to share accommodations with Testing Services.
  • Follow up to ensure Testing Services has received your accommodations and that they can be met on the designated date/time.

TRIO Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair Scholars Program)

HUM 127, 660-543-8830; fax 660-543-4829

The McNair Scholars Program, a federally funded TRIO program, serves undergraduates in their junior and senior years to prepare for doctoral study. Students who meet government eligibility requirements and are selected for the program participate in activities including seminars, faculty mentoring, and the opportunity for a paid summer research internship.

TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO-SSS)

HUM 119, 660-543-4394;

SSS, a federally funded TRIO program, helps U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are first-generation, low-income, and/or disability-challenged persist through graduation. The program provides comprehensive advising, tutoring in high-risk courses, and select tuition-free courses. Additional benefits include accessible staff, early-enrollment for classes, scholarship access, and dedicated space to include a private lounge and computer lab for program students. 

UCM Alumni Foundation

Elliott Student Union, Smiser Alumni Center, 660-543-8000,;

The UCM Alumni Association and UCM Foundation joined together in 2015, combining their volunteer boards and developing new committees and strategies to reach more aggressive goals in terms of alumni engagement and financial support of the university’s mission.  The UCM Alumni Foundation now operates under the central mission “to cultivate, manage and distribute resources in support of the University of Central Missouri.” As the university’s official nonprofit organization, the UCM Alumni Foundation solicits and manages donors’ gifts to benefit both specific areas as well as the university’s greatest needs. Scholarships are one of the largest areas where gifts make an impact benefiting learning to a greater degree. Other areas where the organization makes an impact include reunions, Homecoming, Mule Nation alumni events, the UCM Magazine and Distinguished Alumni Awards.

UCM Lee’s Summit

660-543-8228; 816-347-1612; fax 816-347-9574;

The UCM Lee’s Summit location is an off-campus site whose mission is to serve adult learners in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. UCM Lee’s Summit is located within the Summit Technology Campus near the junction of Missouri highways 50 and 470. The 40,000 square foot facility features multi-use classrooms and seminar rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology, interactive television rooms, computer labs, and conference rooms. Offerings included undergraduate certificate programs, completion degrees, graduate certificate and degree programs. UCM Lee’s Summit also serves as a resource to the community for professional and workforce development.

University of Central Missouri Prussing Farm

The 260-acre University of Central Missouri Prussing Farm, a teaching unit of the Agriculture program that utilizes the latest in agriculture technology, provides laboratory experience for students in agriculture classes and work opportunities for students interested in hands-on experience. The newest additions to the farm are a two-classroom Agriculture and Conservation Building and a trapshooting range with skeet overlay funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation. Additional teaching/research facilities are a mature orchard, greenhouse complex with dwarf orchard, and research plots on campus and at the 100-acre Agricultural Research Farm on Mitchell Street. Agriculture research, funded by the university, private industry, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service is carried on by faculty and students at these facilities.

University Health Center

660-543-4770; fax 660-543-8222;

Clinical Services

The University Health Center (UHC), located at 600 S. College St., just south of the Elliott Student Union, is the place to go when you’re sick, injured, or need medication, a physical, or prevention services.

The UHC offers acute care, laboratory services, immunizations, and a Medication Clinic to students and their spouses. Staffed by nurse practitioners who work closely with local collaborating physicians, nurses, and other qualified professional and support staff, the University Health Center operates primarily on an appointment system. Please come to the health center or call to schedule an appointment. Please do not use the UHC email to schedule appointments.

Hours for the UHC are as follows: Fall and spring semester, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Summer semester: Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Health Center only sees patients while classes are in session. *Please note: If you have an appointment scheduled for a day that campus has a weather-related closing, your appointment will be cancelled and you will not be charged. Please call the next business day to reschedule your appointment.

Health Insurance

All students attending UCM should have adequate health insurance coverage. Students who do not have health insurance will be charged a discounted cash price for services provided at the time of appointment. Payment is due at the time of services. 

University policy requires that all international students have health insurance coverage.

All international students will be enrolled in UCM’s student health plan; exceptions apply to H1B visa type and sponsored students. Students are automatically enrolled and billed for the cost of health insurance each semester. Students who hold H4 and F2 visas may apply for a waiver during the prescribed time frame each semester but are not guaranteed waiver approval.

Domestic students may enroll in the student health insurance plan for themselves and their dependents.    

The student insurance plan provides benefits to the insured students and their insured dependents on or away from campus, 24 hours a day. The insurance runs from August 1 to July 31, and may be paid for the entire year, or on a per semester basis.. For more information about the student insurance plan, visit or call 660-543-4770.

Mandatory Immunization Requirements

Students must provide evidence of two (2) vaccinations for immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), and completion of the Student Tuberculosis and Immunization Screening Questionnaire. As of July 1, 2015 the State of Missouri requires all students living in university housing to have one dose of quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine (MCV-4 or MPSV-4) after their 16th birthday. For more information about immunization requirements as well as a copy of the Student Tuberculosis and Immunization Screening Questionnaire, please visit or call 660-543-4770.

University Store - The Crossing

114 W. South Street; 660-543-4227

University Store -The Crossing is located just north of Vernon Kennedy Field/Walton Stadium at 114 W. South Street. University Store-The Crossing sells an assortment of officially licensed UCM clothing and souvenirs. Convenience store items are available in our adjoining store, Mule Stop. Online orders for emblematic merchandise are accepted at our Web site, University Store-The Crossing is open fall and spring semesters Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm; Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday, 12 noon to 5:00 pm. Summer hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5 pm; Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Welch-Schmidt Center for Communication Disorders

Martin 34; 660-543-4993; fax 660-543-8234

UCM has a comprehensive speech-language and hearing clinic in the Welch-Schmidt Center for Communication Disorders. Undergraduate and graduate student clinicians, supervised by Missouri-licensed and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)-certified faculty of the School of Human Services , provide prevention, assessment, and treatment services to students, faculty, and members of the community who may exhibit difficulties in articulation, voice, swallowing, stuttering, language, literacy, hearing disorders, and foreign accent.

The Center has treatment rooms with two-way mirrors, video and audio monitoring; an early childhood preschool for children with speech and language disorders who are between the ages of two and one half and five years; a speech acoustics and physiology lab that provides instrumentation for rigid and flexible endoscopy vocal fold visualization, air-flow/pressure and acoustic measurement of the voice; four audiologic suites where hearing evaluations, impedance audiometry, otoacoustic emissions, and video otoscopy are performed; an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) lab; Scottish-Rite Early Language and Literacy Lab; and a Functional Communication Clinic (FCC). The hearing aid laboratory is equipped with the latest technology for the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments.

Students have available a variety of current assessment and treatment materials and a student clinician workroom complete with workstations. The center collaborates with the university English Language Center for a unique service-learning opportunity for student clinicians by providing accent reduction therapy for those international students enrolled in the Intensive English Program (IEP). With the support of the Scottish-Rite, the Center is also able to provide literacy evaluations and treatment to children and adults.

Students, faculty, staff and their immediate families with speech sound errors, autism, aphasia, or other communication deficits may use the center’s services at reduced fees. The Center welcomes self-referrals and referrals from university faculty and staff, the University Health Center, and community health and educational agencies.


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