Family Day

Truman families

Join Your Student for Family Day
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018

The annual tradition of Family Day at Truman State University welcomes parents and family members to campus for a weekend of special events ranging from Bulldog sporting events to a barbecue on the mall, as well as the annual Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival downtown Kirksville. Plan to spend some quality time with your student, create some lasting memories, and most important of all, have lots of fun.

We know it can be very hard to find a hotel room for the weekend so please understand there is no pressure to attend all activities. If you are able to drive in for Saturday only, your son or daughter will be most interested in updating you about the first month of school and replenishing supplies!

We’re delighted to have you on campus for the weekend. In honor of Family Day, you will not need a guest parking pass or a red, blue or green parking sticker to park in University parking lots on Friday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Sept. 17.
Campus Map

Watch for the schedule of events which will be posted on this site!

Questions about Family Day?

Contact the Office of Public Relations,, (660) 785-4016.

Family Day Barbecue on the campus mall

My favorite aspect of Truman is the sense of community. I love knowing so many people around campus and having so many great opportunities that I might not have at a larger university.

Neva S., Creative Writing Major, Theatre Minor