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Hours of operation for Thursday, August 11 through Sunday, August 14.

Please check this list

Here's a checklist to make sure you're ready for classes August 15. 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 and AlcoholEdu - required for all new freshman.
  Request all high school/college final transcripts be sent to the Office of Admissions.
  Students signing up for the Freshmen Kickoff can check in between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 11.  Otherwise check in is Sunday, August 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 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.
  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.
  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.

Humphreys Renovation in Progress: Students Should Check Schedule for Class Locations

As you return to the University of Central Missouri to begin the fall 2016 semester, we want to make you aware that a summer renovation project involving the Humphreys Building is being extended to Nov. 4, 2016 in order to complete interior work that will contribute to a safe and refreshed, quality learning environment. Because the building will remain closed until project completion, faculty and staff who work in Humphreys have relocated to other office spaces on campus, and the building will not be available for classroom use until all work is finished. If you had planned to take classes in Humphreys this fall, please check your course schedule for updates so that you will know where your class will now meet. We are attaching a building roster with information you may need regarding faculty members' temporary office locations and their contact information. To help with campus safety, we also ask that you please avoid entering the building or work zones while this project is in progress.