Facilities

At Truman, we’re committed to providing you with a dynamic learning environment where you can learn, grow and attain success.

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  • Ruth W. Towne Museum and Visitors Center

    The Ruth W. Towne Museum and Visitors Center is where you can find our Admission Office.  You can also explore the museum to learn more about the region and Truman State University.

    Ruth W. Towne Museum and Visitors Center

  • Baldwin Hall

    Baldwin Hall is one of the major academic buildings on campus. The first floor is home to the Center for International Students, the Center for International Education Abroad, and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Along with offices for faculty members and graduate teaching/research assistants, the building houses classrooms, collaborative study rooms, and foreign language computer labs and tutor rooms. Additional functional spaces include music practice rooms, interfaith prayer spaces, and conference/meeting rooms, as well as informal lounges and study spaces on each floor.

    Baldwin Hall and the Quad on the Truman State University campus
  • Bookstore

    Located on the lower level of the Student Union Building, the University Bookstore has a selection of textbooks, general books, computers, course materials, and supplies. You can also stock up on your Truman gear including T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, gifts and more.


    Truman Bookstore
  • Kirk Memorial

    Kirk Memorial is a well-known campus landmark. A statue of University Founder Joseph Baldwin faces the entrance to the building, and the Sunken Garden is located behind the building. The large dome is topped by a cupola with a weathervane that was welded in place to forever point northeast as a tribute to the former names of the University, including Northeast Missouri State University.

    Graduates by Kirk Memorial
  • Magruder Hall

    The primary center for the study of science is Magruder Hall, which is home to the School of Science and Mathematics. This modern science facility has classrooms, research labs and prep rooms, a greenhouse, a solar garden, and a planetarium. You can also drop by the Herpetology Lab. You can take part in research in this vibrant learning facility. Magruder Hall is home to programs including Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

    Magruder Hall
  • Natatorium

    The Natatorium, a 6-lane, 25-yard swimming pool, located inside the Pershing Building. The pool is open throughout the year for students, faculty, and staff free of charge as well as the general public with a valid pass. You can take courses ranging from basic swimming to American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, to CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Truman’s men’s and women’s swim teams use this facility for daily practices and hosting swim meets.

    Natatorium
  • Observatory

    You can view the planets, moon, constellations and other objects in the sky at the University’s Observatory, located on the University Farm. Stargazers, an organization for all students interested in astronomy, hosts events that are open to the Truman and Kirksville communities.

    Observatory

  • Ophelia Parrish

    The Fine Arts Center in the Ophelia Parrish Building is home to the School of Arts and Letters and serves as the hub for Truman’s art, music, and theatre programs. Here you will find beautiful performance and gallery spaces, including the James G. Severns Theater, a 240-seat courtyard theater. In addition, there is a 500-seat performance hall that has fantastic acoustics and is perfect for vocal and instrumental recitals. The University hosts many guest artists and concert performances, and our Fine Arts Center houses the University Art Gallery where faculty and student works are on display — the gallery also hosts traveling collections of fine art.

    Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall
  • Pershing Building 

    The Pershing Building is named after one of Truman’s most distinguished alumni, General John J. Pershing. This facility houses Truman’s large arena where you can cheer on the Bulldog basketball and volleyball teams. The December commencement ceremony also takes place in Pershing Arena.

    Several facilities in the Pershing Building are available for use by chartered campus organizations and university departments at Truman including Pershing Arena, the Small Gym, the Dance Studio, and six classrooms.

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    Pershing Arena at Truman State University
  • Pickler Memorial Library

    Pickler Memorial Library is the place to go when it’s time for some serious study. As a new student, you’ll work closely with your academic advisor in the Center for Academic Excellence who can assist with your academic planning as you transition from high school to college. Other helpful resources, such as the Writing Center and Student Access and Disability Services, are also located within the library. You’ll find all kinds of nooks and sunny spots to study as well as meeting spaces for group study sessions. When you need a break from your studies, there’s easy access to Starbucks on the main level.

    Students by the library
  • Planetarium

    The Del and Norma Robison Planetarium is located in Magruder Hall, Truman’s science facility. The 60-seat, 1,800-square-foot planetarium, the only one of its kind within 90 miles, serves as a resource for all Truman students, as well as members of the local community.

    Inside the Planetarium
  • Stokes Stadium

    Truman’s 4,500-seat Stokes Stadium is home to the Bulldog football team and the track and field teams. The football field is surrounded by the Gardner Track, which features an all-weather surface. In May, the stands are filled with families and friends celebrating a joyous occasion as graduates walk across the stage to accept their diplomas at Commencement.

    Stokes Stadium

  • Student Recreation Center

    Burn off stress and make yourself healthier in the Student Recreation Center, also known as the Rec. This modern facility features a fantastic weight room, three basketball courts, a track, a multipurpose gym, an aerobics room, and more than 50 pieces of cardio equipment. All kinds of free classes are available to students each semester.

    Student Rec Center Weights
  • University Farm

    The 400-acre University Farm, located about a mile from campus, provides you with a unique experiential learning environment. Activities at the farm range from classwork, to research, to recreation, including picnics and horse riding. And the open spaces at the University Farm are perfect for some nighttime stargazing at the University Observatory.

    Equestrian Team