Public university in the Midwest for 18 years running (U.S. News & World Report)
You aren't new to college, and Transition, our transfer orientation program, is designed with that in mind. You know what it means to sit in a college class, and how to study for that next exam. But that doesn't mean you know the ins and outs of Truman. That's why you need to be engaged.
It's true that food is big part of our transfer orientation. Why? Because food brings people together. And when those people include everyone from previous transfer students to the President of the University, you can gain some serious insight. You can meet faculty from your major, and make a valuable connection before classes even start. Worried about being a new student in a classroom full of peers? You'll remove those fears too when you meet all of the other students in your major.
Transfer orientation is held during the few days prior to classes starting. This allows you to get on campus, and learn where you need to go on your first day at Truman, without feeling the pressure of getting from one class to the next. Transfer orientation also occurs during our Freshman student experience of Truman Week. This provides even more opportunity to meet new students to Truman, during a multitude of Student Life activities.
Click here for a sample of the Transfer Orientation.
Transfer students who plan to live on campus can move in early! Although you have an advanced class standing, you are able to move in without issue, allowing you extra time to get situated before hitting classes hard. Want to live with another transfer student? Make sure when you submit your housing application you state your willingness to stay in the Transfer Living Community, currently located in Ryle Hall.
Before you make it to campus, be sure to fill out the required items from our Student Health Center. This information will come from the Office of Admissions during the weeks prior to your arrival on campus. Lost a form? No problem! Print a replacement here.
"The atmosphere at Truman is warm. People here are friendly and are willing to help you whenever you need it. Also, there are plenty of organizations available to help international students to make new friends, understand new cultures, and enjoy life in America."
– Anh Duc M., Mathematics & Economics, Vietnam