A Comfortable Place to Live, Learn, and Grow
Fondly referred to as the “Ville,” Kirksville provides the best of both worlds with its friendly, small-town atmosphere and a location within easy driving distance of several major cities. Practically everything you need is within walking distance with shopping, restaurants and cafes, nightlife, movie theater and more located downtown just a few blocks from campus.
With events taking place throughout the year, there’s always something to do. Buy fresh vegetables at the Farmers Market. Enjoy music at the Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival. Run in the FLATS Trail Half Marathon. Or participate in a number of other activities that take place in the community.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
We know nature makes people happy, and you can take it all in at three large conservation areas in the region. Or grab some friends and head out to Thousand Hills State Park to explore hiking and biking trails, historical petroglyphs, and a 573-acre lake for kayaking, swimming, fishing, and other water sports.
Welcome Event for New Students
Each fall at the New Student Welcome event held downtown on the lawn of Kirksville’s historic courthouse, local businesses and organizations offer coupons, product samples and more to welcome new students to the community.
Looking for ways to get involved in the community? The SERVE Center at Truman can help you find service opportunities in the community that match your interests.
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