Summer Orientation

The information on this page is for incoming freshmen students beginning at Truman in Fall 2024.

Summer Orientation: Becoming a Bulldog

An important step in preparing for your arrival as a new Truman student is to participate in an orientation session. Designed to provide you and your family additional information and support for your transition to Truman, orientation is a required part of your Truman experience.

Additional details will be provided following registration for an Orientation session.

Before You Come

Orientation packets are mailed in March. This packet includes specific information about Orientation and directions on how to complete the Pre-Orientation materials through TruView. Due to the individual attention provided by advisors, we hope that you are able to complete your pre-orientation materials by May 17, 2024.

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What to Expect

During Summer Orientation, you will develop your schedule of fall classes with the assistance of academic advisors, faculty in your major, and Office of Admission staff members. Additionally, you will meet current students, talk with student services representatives, and make friends with other students.

Students will be able to:

  • Talk with student services offices
  • Enroll in fall semester classes
  • Meet other future Bulldogs

Want more details?

Review the tentative orientation schedule and a compilation of frequently asked questions.


Call the Office of Admission at 660-785-4114 or email