SBC Boot Camp is a one-week program designed to help incoming students have a smooth transition to the expectations of college prior to the start of the fall semester.

What is SBC Boot Camp?

SBC Boot Camp is August 15 - 20 and is open to UMKC students enrolled in Biol 108 General Biology I or Biol 109 General Biology II in the fall semester.

As a participant, you will experience real lectures, real homework and real exams. You will also practice note-taking skills, identify your best tactics for study and review test-taking strategies.

Register for Boot Camp


Students who attend Boot camp will:

  • Get a jump start on biology course content
  • Meet other freshmen in their major
  • Learn strategies and tips to succeed in college
  • Meet faculty and upperclassmen in the department
  • Learn how to navigate the campus

Program Cost

SBC Boot Camp is $260 (plus housing if you have a UMKC housing contract)


Dr. Aaron Reed
School of Biological and Chemical Sciences


Information for Boot Camp Attendees


Current Students Interested in Applying for Squad Leader

If you are a current student and would like to apply to be a Squad Leader for Boot Camp, please download, complete and then email the form below to