Students pursuing a range of subjects from music to communication to biology can pursue their curiosity in depth using our state-of-the-art classrooms and learning facilities. The Truman campus features multiple classroom buildings, scientific teaching and research laboratories, a greenhouse, a music computing lab, and an electronic music studio, among many others. Want to see more of campus? Take our virtual tour, view our Photo Gallery or schedule a visit.

  • Ruth W. Towne Museum and Visitors Center

    Located on the north side of campus, the Ruth W. Towne Museum and Visitors Center is where you will find Truman State University’s Admission Office. Our admission staff will meet with you and your family one-on-one when you visit campus. You can also explore the museum to learn more about the region and Truman State University


  • 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 six music practice rooms, interfaith prayer spaces, and two 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
  • Barnett Hall

    Located on the southwest corner of campus across from Stokes Stadium, Barnett Hall is the hub for all student media, including radio and television studios and our magazine and newspaper production space. Barnett is home to several programs including Communication, Justice SystemsPsychology, and Sociology-Anthropology. In addition, Barnett is home to Truman’s ROTC program.

    Barnett Hall
  • 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. The bookstore also has an assortment of collegiate apparel including T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, gifts and more.

    Truman Bookstore
  • Kirk Memorial

    Located on the south edge of the Quad, 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 at Truman State University 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. Students and visitors like to drop by the Herpetology Lab. Students interact one-on-one with faculty and 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 is open throughout the year for students, faculty, and staff free of charge as well as the general public with a valid pass. The facility houses a 6-lane, 25-yard swimming pool and numerous courses are conducted in the swimming pool ranging from basic swimming to American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, Lifeguard Training Instructor, Water Safety Instructor and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Truman’s men’s and women’s swim teams use this facility for daily practices and hosting dual swim meets.

  • Observatory

    You can view the planets, moon, constellations and other objects in the sky at the University’s Observatory, located west of campus on the University Farm. Stargazers, a University organization for all students interested in astronomy, hosts several open house events at the observatory each semester. During these events, members of the Stargazers organization set up several telescopes, including the big one under the Observatory’s dome, and point them at interesting objects in the night sky — anyone from the Truman and Kirksville communities can come out to the Observatory and have a look.


  • 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 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.

    Information on reserving rooms
    Pershing Arena at Truman State University
  • Pickler Memorial Library

    Pickler Memorial Library is the place to go when it is time for some serious study. Meet up with your study partners or find a nice sunny and quiet place by a window and study alone—there all kinds of nooks where you can study. The library also has meeting spaces for groups study sessions. And when you need a break from your studies, grab a coffee at Starbucks on the first floor.

    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

    Located on the south edge of campus, 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 state-of-the-art Gardner Track, which features an all-weather surface.

    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. There is something for everyone in the Student Recreation Center. Information on reserving rooms

    Student Rec Center Weights
  • Student Union Building

    In the Student Union Building, more commonly known as the SUB, you can find meeting and activity rooms, as well as the Hub, a popular space for lounging and relaxing. In the University Bookstore on the lower level, you can find textbooks and load up on Truman apparel. You can also grab a bite to eat in the food court on the main level or stop by for your favorite specialty coffee. The Career Center,  located on the top floor, hosts a Career Expo in the SUB each semester.

    Studying in the Student Union Building
  • University Farm

    The 400-acre University Farm, located about a mile from campus, provides an experiential learning environment for Truman students. 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