Student Life

At Truman, the college experience is about being active and involved

Picnics on the Quad. Film screenings. Theater productions. Conferences. Poetry slams. Bulldog Athletics. Charity benefits. Greek life. Speaking events. Community service. Talent shows. And those are just some of the things going on around Truman.

There’s also staying up late in your dorm playing board games or talking with your roommate about the afternoon you spent hiking at Thousand Hills State Park. And how your day ended at the University Farm where you stared into the night sky appreciating the wonders of astronomy with the Stargazers Club.

As a Truman student, there are so many ways to get involved on campus and have fun in the surrounding community that your biggest worry will be finding the time to pursue it all.

A view of room in one of the residence halls

Living on Campus

Campus housing is more than a place to sleep. It’s a place you can call home. Our on-campus housing features seven residence halls and two apartment complexes within easy walking distance of the academic buildings. We also offer living and learning communities within the residence halls where residents with similar interests can live and learn together; these communities include future teachers, pre-med, Romance languages, service learning, sustainability, and transitioning to college life.

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Dining room in Missouri Hall

Dining on Campus

Eating options on campus range from restaurant settings to grab-and-go food to coffee shops. Flexible meal plans allow you to customize your on-campus dining experience, and residential dining centers are located in three of the residence halls (Centennial, Ryle, and Missouri Halls ). Main Street Market, a food-court-style restaurant, is conveniently located in the Student Union Building, and Starbucks is easily accessible on the first floor in the library.

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Bulldog fans cheering at a football game in Stokes Stadium

Campus Life

A large part of your college life involves the time you spend outside the classroom, and there are plenty of ways to get involved at Truman: theatre, community service, outdoor recreation, clubs, cheering on your favorite Bulldog teams and more. Getting involved will help you develop your leadership and organizational skills.

Martial Arts Class at Student Recreation Center

Health, Wellness & Safety

Active bodies lead to engaged minds. Truman offers robust fitness and recreation activities and programming, including aerobics, intramural sports, workout facilities, outdoor adventures, workshops, and more. Our Student Health Center keeps you healthy, University Counseling Services offers confidential counseling, and our Public Safety Department makes sure everything keeps running smoothly.

Health, Wellness & Safety

Student Resources

We want you to have everything you need to make your transition into college as seamless and stress-free as possible and to help you succeed in college and beyond. Resources include everything from academic support to career services.

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Student Events

There’s always something happening on campus. The Student Activities Board (SAB) is an organization that brings nationally recognized performers, concerts and other entertainment events to campus and hosts fun activities like Open Mic Night and free Movie Night. The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series has a longstanding tradition of broadening the cultural experience of the community through speakers, dance, music, and drama.

University Calendar
Students at ballgames
October 22 - October 26
SAB presents: Kenan Thompson
October 25 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Trunk or Treat!
October 28 • 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Ekklesia’s Spiritual Nightcap
October 29 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm
North Star Film Concert
November 2 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm

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