Truman promotes learning that extends beyond the traditional borders of the University and serves all walks of life as well as activities that bring visitors of all ages to campus. There are a number of ways for you to get involved ranging from events on campus; to travel opportunities; to campus programs for pre-college students, adult learners seeking professional development, and retirees seeking personal enrichment.
Events & Activities on Campus
- Kohlenberg Lyceum Series
This long-running series brings cultural presentations from all corners of the world to perform on campus including plays, dance troupes, guest speakers, musicians, and more.
- University Calendar
Use our University Calendar to see what's happening on campus — attend art, music and theatre productions presented by Truman's talented students and faculty; listen to guest speakers; find out where the latest alumni events are taking place; and much more.
- Truman Sports
Check out the schedule for your favorite Bulldog team.
Conferences, Weddings, & Special Events
- Conference and Events Services
Truman offers a variety of facilities and services to help you organize and host a great event on campus. The Conferences and Events team provide comprehensive planning and support for events ranging from academic conferences, youth summer camps, and special events such as weddings.
- Student Union Building Reservations
The Student Union Building (SUB) has a wide variety of spaces that can be reserved for all types of community events, whether for meetings, conferences, and more. You can explore the spaces we have available and reserve a space that meets your needs.
Like to travel off the beaten path? Check out this travel program designed for the more adventurous traveler. TruAdventure is open to all adult life-long learners.
- Truman Alumni & Friends Travel Program
All alumni and friends are invited to participate in this annual group travel opportunity organized by the Truman Alumni Association.
- Competency-Based Mathematics Program
This program primarily serves high schools in Missouri looking for alternative approaches to traditional dual-credit delivery systems. The CBM system is ideal for small schools, schools without a teacher qualified to teach dual credit under state rules, and schools wanting to improve the overall readiness of their students to advance to higher-level math classes.
- Dual Credit
Truman State University is engaged in a limited number of partnerships with individual school systems to offer dual credit or other concurrent enrollment opportunities to high school students
- Early Enrollment for High School Students/Dual Enrollment
Talented high school students wish to take college-level classes while still enrolled in high school can earn credit that can apply toward a college degree.
- Upward Bound
Upward Bound Programs nationwide assist qualifying high school students in building the skills and motivation necessary for college success. Upward Bound offers programming during the year, as well as a summer residential program on campus.
Summer Programs for Pre-College Students
- Joseph Baldwin Academy for Eminent Young Scholars
This program offers highly talented students in grades 7-9 a head start on their future university careers. Students spend three weeks on campus experiencing what it's like to be a college student: they move into a residence hall, attend classes, work with Truman's faculty, and make new friends.
- Summer Talent Academy for Professions in Health (S.T.A.P.H.)
This program is for highly-talented rising high school juniors and seniors interested in science and health who want to get a head start on college life and future careers in medicine and allied health professions. Students spend a week on campus and work closely with highly regarded faculty and health professionals from Truman and A.T. Still University of Health Sciences.
- The Zombie Scholars Academy
This week-long educational summer camp teaches high school students about disaster preparedness, orienteering, first aid, neurobiology, and literature.
Summer day and residential camps in a variety of sports are available each summer. Special clinics are held for certain sports at various times of the year.
Classes and Training
- Non-Degree Seeking Students
Non-degree seeking students may apply to take one or two courses (up to 8 hours) per semester for credit or non-credit (audit) at Truman.
Learn to recognize and respond to several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely, and effective manner.
- Aviation Courses
- K-12 Educators
Whether you are looking for continuing and graduate education for the purposes of professional advancement and continued certification, or exploring new topics to enhance your performance in the classroom, you will find that we have plenty to offer.
- Professional Development Courses
Take a course to enhance your skills. Courses offered include Grantwriting, Directing Forensics, Technical Writing, and Intelligence Analysis.
- Custom Training and Executive Education
If your business is in need of an expert in a relevant field, chances are you'll find that expert at Truman. Let us customize a program that helps obtain quality professional development and training for your employees at a reasonable price.
Exhibits and Museums