A Lively Community of Learners
Truman promotes learning that 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Truman Sports
Check out the schedule for your favorite Bulldog team.
- The Big Event
Each spring, hundreds of students show their appreciation for the community and spend a day volunteering for projects that range from raking leaves, to washing windows, to painting, and more. All residents of Kirksville are invited to request a job.
Everyone is invited to Homecoming events that range from the Parade, to the Tailgate, to Bulldog sporting events.
Venues and Services for Conferences, Weddings, & Special Events
- Conference and Events Services
Truman offers a variety of services to help you organize and host a great event on campus. Our Conferences and Events team provides comprehensive planning and support for events ranging from academic conferences, youth summer camps, and special events such as weddings.
Truman has classrooms, meeting spaces and lecture halls of varying capacities with technology ranging from basic projectors to SMART-equipped classrooms.
Like to travel off the beaten path? Check out this summer excursion designed for the more adventurous traveler. The TruAdventure travel program 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.
Programs for High School Students
- 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 Academies for Pre-College Students
- Joseph Baldwin Academy
For students in grades 7-9
This program offers highly talented students a head start on their future university careers. Students spend three weeks on campus experiencing what it’s like to be a college student.
- Summer Talent Academy for Professions in Health (S.T.A.P.H.)
For students in 10th or 11th grade
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
For students in 8th-11th grade
This week-long summer learning experience is a problem-based exploration of science, literature, and leadership that places students in the heart of a fictional disaster.
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.
- Baseball Camp
- Volleyball Camp
- Online Courses
Many of Truman’s best courses are also available online – particularly during our summer and interim sessions. We also have select undergraduate and graduate offerings presented online at many points during the regular academic year.
- Non-Degree Seeking Students
If you do not wish to complete an entire degree program, you can apply for admission with a non-degree seeking status so that you can take a course or two per semester.
- TruLifesaver/Basic Life Support Training
These Basic Life Support courses are designed to help people recognize and respond to several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely, and effective manner.
- Programs for Educators
Whether you are looking for continuing and graduate education for the purposes of professional advancement and continued certification or you want to explore new topics to enhance your performance in the classroom, you will find that we have plenty to offer.
- Programs for Working Professionals
The Institute for Academic Outreach offers a variety of programs to help you enhance your skills for any career.
- Customized 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. We also network with colleagues at other institutions who can partner with us to provide special opportunities close to home.
- The Boeing Company’s Learning Together Program (LTP)
The Boeing LTP is a preferred partner program that allows Boeing employees to benefit from preferential pricing on coursework from select Universities. Truman State University has been a partner in this program since 2010.
Exhibits and Museums
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"I love the easiness to get to know your professors and the resources that are available for students. It is easy to see the faculty’s dedication toward the students’ success, and I especially like that we are constantly challenged to be better."
– Roberto R., Psychology & Biology Double Major