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While every Friday on the Truman campus is "Purple Friday, "there are two designated dates for celebrating Truman State University National Spirit Day — one is the first Friday in April and the second is the first Friday in October.
For the University's National Spirit day, the Truman Alumni Association encourages all alumni, students, friends, families, and supporters of the University all around the world to wear Bulldog purple or Truman (or Northeast) apparel and decorate your homes and offices with Truman gear. You can also decorate your kids and pets from head-to-toe Bulldog purple for a chance to win prizes.
How to Submit a Photo
It's easy to send a photo:
Categories & Prizes
Everyone who sends us a photo will have a chance to win some Truman swag. Top photos in each category will win a Truman duffle bag:
Watch for photos to be posted on the Truman Alumni Facebook page.
About Truman State University National Spirit Days
In 2011, the Truman Alumni Board of Directors started this tradition when they designated the first Friday in the months of April and October as Truman State University National Spirit Days. The idea was born from a spirit day initiated by Truman's Kansas City Alumni Chapter.
The purpose of Truman National Spirit Days is to promote Truman to prospective students; to give alumni and friends an opportunity to display their pride in their alma mater; and to create awareness of the University locally, nationwide and internationally.
Truman State University's National Spirit Days are sponsored by the Truman State University Alumni Association and Student Government.
"I instantly had a connection with people who could provide great advice on things from sites to see and where to eat, to what neighborhood to live in, and where to buy my CTA pass. It's a very supportive network of individuals that helped me break into a new city and establish my life after graduation."
– Baillie Cloyd (’09), Chicago Alumni Chapter Event Chair