Parkville Campus Life

With 700 acres of natural beauty and historic buildings, Park’s home campus in Parkville, Missouri, is rich with a tradition of positivity and accomplishment.

The Parkville campus offers a full range of academic programs, international culture, athletics, and a traditional university experience. Ideally situated minutes from downtown Kansas City, Park University provide a comprehensive selection of undergraduate and graduate education programs for students with a wide range of interests and educational expectations.

By the Numbers

  • 40+

    Clubs and Organizations

  • 16

    Varsity Teams

  • 261

    International Students

Pirate Athletics

Check out the latest news and schedules for the Park Pirates

Connect and Engage

Meet new people, share what you’re passionate about and extend your learning beyond the classroom. Park University hosts dozens of clubs and organizations that are open to all of our students, whether they’re in Parkville, Gilbert, online or at campus centers across the country. We provide new student orientations, opportunities for leadership and a wide variety of social clubs, academic honor societies, leadership organizations, and student-run media outlets that provide opportunities for your success.

New Student Orientation and First Year Mentors

Clubs and Organizations

Student Conduct Code


Residence life

Explore on-campus housing options, check out our room and board rates, and apply for student housing in Chesnut Hall and Copley Quad residence halls on our Parkville, Missouri, campus. You’ll love the convenience of living close to classes and campus facilities, including our dining center and retail operations. Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to connect with and learn from others from all walks of life.

Apply for Housing

Park Dining

  • The Cafeteria offering a wide variety of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Savour, our fresh market for your choice of sandwiches, soups and salads on the go
  • Jolly Roger Cafe proudly serving Starbucks coffee and drinks

Dining Services / Meal Plans

people in gym

Pirate Fitness

We care about the mind as well as the body at Park. Get connected with wellness resources at our two gyms or join a fitness classes (or three) and together we can make healthier bodies and stronger minds. Students, faculty and staff have access to a variety of equipment to assist everyone reach their health and fitness goals. Amenities include:

  • Cardio equipment
  • Group fitness classes
  • Weight room
  • Outdoor basketball and tennis courts

Succeed with your Success Coach

Each and every Park University student is assigned a success coach. Your coach is a dedicated point person for support along your academic journey. They’ll help you navigate your college experience, particularly regarding financial aid and financial literacy.


Academic Support Center

Disability Services


Counseling Center

Licensed counselors are available at no charge to Park University students. Counseling is offered to assist students in getting through the challenges that life presents in order to learn and grow.

Counseling Center

Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.