Summer Orientation

Fall 2020 Incoming Student Orientation Site

Orientation: Becoming a Bulldog

An important step in preparing for your arrival as a new Truman student is to participate in an orientation sessions. 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. During June 2021, Orientation will have both in-person and virtual options. Additional details will be provided following registration for an Orientation session.

Before You Come

Orientation packets are mailed in March. This packet includes required forms for the Student Health Center, 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 15, 2021. However, due to the effects of COVID-19, we are flexible with this date and ask that at the latest, you complete your pre-orientation materials two weeks prior to your Orientation session. If you feel you will be unable to do so, please contact your admission counselor.

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 various student services offices
  • Enroll in fall semester classes
  • Meeting future Bulldogs virtually

Families are welcome and encouraged to attend the Family Orientation sessions provided on Thursday evenings during the month of June. There will be online resources for families to browse as well, to be sure you are receiving the most important information to help their student during this transition.

Want more details? Review the tentative orientation schedule and a compilation of frequently asked questions.

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