Summer Orientation

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.

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, please complete all pre-orientation materials by May 15, 2020.

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:

  • Take your student ID photo
  • Talk with various student services offices
  • Enroll in fall semester classes
  • Enjoy lunch while meeting friends

Families are welcome and encouraged to attend. During the day guests will be able to:

  • Attend informational sessions
  • Ask questions face-to-face with an appropriate office
  • Enjoy a catered lunch

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