Tips for the Best Visit


  • Research Truman before arriving on campus.

Engage with Campus:

  • Ask questions and interact with various people, including current students.
  • Join an official campus tour led by a student ambassador.

Independent Exploration:

  • Explore campus independently, focusing on areas of interest.
  • Take photos and notes for reference.

Information Session:

  • Meet with an admissions counselor to discuss Truman, including application, costs, aid, and student life.

Academic Insight:

  • Sit in on a class of interest.
  • Speak with a professor in a potential major to understand the curriculum and career paths.

Dining and Campus Life:

  • Experience campus dining options.
  • Observe posters and bulletin boards for campus activities.
  • Attend a Bulldog sporting event.

Community Exploration:

  • Explore Kirksville, including downtown, parks, attractions, and local restaurants.

Key Questions:

  • Ask insightful questions to admission counselors, faculty, and students about Truman.
    • Why choose Truman?
    • Best advice for college search.
    • Valuable resources.
    • Surprising aspects about Truman.
    • Desired pre-Truman knowledge.
    • Interaction with professors.
    • Undergraduate research opportunities.
    • Academic advising process.
    • Class format.
    • Student activities.
    • Residence hall living.
    • Campus navigation.
    • Campus safety.
    • Truman’s career and graduate school preparation.
    • Undergraduate research and internship opportunities.