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Hours of operation for Sunday, August 13.

Please check this list

Here's a checklist to make sure you're ready for classes August 14. If you are taking classes online be sure to review the information at UCM Online.

  Pay or establish a payment plan for charges by August 20.
  Ensure all financial aid eligibility procedures have been completed. Check your MyCentral portal and UCM email
account regularly.
  Complete Haven - required for all new students (transfer, first-year, and graduate)
  Complete AlcoholEdu - required for all new freshman
  Request all high school/college final transcripts be sent to the Office of Admissions.
  Students signed up for the Freshmen Kickoff can check in between 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, August 10.  Otherwise, check in is Sunday, August 13, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. See UCM's important move-in information to prepare for move-in day.
  Students who don't already have a UCM ID card should visit the ID Center in Elliott Union 207A. (660-543-8443) (A photo ID and class schedule are required.)
  Adjust class schedule, if needed. If you need assistance, or have any questions regarding your class schedule, please check-in with your Academic Advisor before making changes.
  Buy or rent textbooks at the University Bookstore. (UCM ID card and book list/class schedule needed. Book list available at If paying with financial aid, student ID also required.)
  Turn in immunization records to the University Health Center.
The State of Missouri requires that all students living in University Housing must receive the meningococcal vaccine after their 16th birthday. Exemptions are allowed for medical/religious reasons. Please fill out exemption form along with immunization form if it applies to you.
  Sign up for Textcaster to get important alerts and notifications, and add 660-543-4123 to your cell phone contacts to reach campus police.
  Apply for a parking permit. If you plan to park on campus you will need to purchase a parking permit.
  Know your computer IDs and passwords. If you need assistance, contact the Technology Support Center at
660-543-4357 or

Be sure to validate your enrollment in each class by attending the first day of all face-to-face classes and by clicking the Enrollment Validation box in Blackboard for all online/hybrid classes.

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How UCM Will Communicate with You

The official means of communication from campus (faculty, advisers, etc.) to students is via the UCM email account ( All notices regarding enrollment, disenrollment, holds, advising, graduation, and more will be sent to your UCM email account. Please check this account regularly. In addition, messages may be sent to students in MyCentral. Log in to MyCentral at least weekly to check both campus announcements and personal announcements.