Spring Orientation

Welcome to the Truman Family

We are excited to welcome you to campus this January for the start of the Spring 2020 semester. Orientation for new students, including both first-year and transfer students, is meant to help you transition into the Truman community. On this day you will be introduced to campus resources, connect with current staff and future classmates, as well as visit a number of our facilities.

Overview of the Day

Spring Orientation will occur on Sunday, January 12, 2020, the day prior to the beginning of classes. All students will check-in at the Ruth W. Towne Museum & Visitors Center between 10:00 – 1:00. Below is a detailed schedule for the day:

10:00 – 1:00 Orientation Check-In at Ruth W. Towne Museum & Visitors Center. Parking is available next to the Visitors Center
10:00 – 12:00 Move-In to Residence Halls

The following sessions are designed for new students only. Make sure to say farewell to family members prior!

1:00 Welcome & Introductions in Violette Hall 1000
1:30 – 1:50 Faculty Expectations & Interactions
1:50 – 2:10 TruView & Degree Works Overview
2:30 – 3:45 Classroom & Academic Building Tours
3:45 Afternoon Snacks
3:55 – 4:25 Department of Public Safety
4:55 – 5:05 Campus Life & Upcoming Events
5:05 Q & A – Wrap Up

Prior to Arrival

Confirm that your pre-orientation materials completed before you arrive on campus. This will allow our staff to best prepare for your arrival and ensure you are ready to begin classes the following day. All these materials can be found on TruView in your “Accepted Student” tab.

  • RSVP for Spring Orientation
  • Registration Agreement
  • Social Security Number Verification
  • Pre-Orientation Questionnaire
  • Mathematics Placement Exam
  • Foreign Language Exam
  • Health and Immunization History
    • The required health forms will be mailed to you prior to Orientation, and should be returned to the Student Health Center by January 6. Lost a form? No problem! Print a replacement here.
  • Final Transcripts
    • Send an official copy of your final high school and/or college transcript(s) to Truman’s Office of Admission. If you have earned AP, IB, or CLEP credit, please contact the appropriate testing agency to have official score reports sent as well.

Living on Campus?

Submit your housing application and $150 housing deposit/fee through TruView to secure your housing placement and preferences. Move-in for on-campus student will also occur on Sunday, January 12 prior to the start of our orientation sessions. After you complete check-in for Spring Orientation at the Ruth W. Towne Museum & Visitors Center, you will be directed to your residence hall, at which time Residence Life will provide you with your room key.

Preparing for the Start of Classes

  • For any of your textbook, school supply, and Truman spirit needs, the Truman Bookstore will be open on Sunday, January 12 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. You can order textbooks through the store’s website and pick them up once you arrive on campus.
  • You will have time to drop by the ID Card Office, located in Missouri Hall, to receive your student ID card. The ID office will be open Sunday, January 12th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. If you are unable to make it on Sunday, the office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Meal plans will not begin until Monday, January 13. Here is a helpful link with dining options we have available in town for dine-in or delivery.


Visit our FAQ! For specific questions regarding spring orientation, contact Admission Counselor Ashleigh Harding (first-year students) or Admission Counselor Rachel Nielsen (transfer students).