In-Person Orientation Schedule

Fall 2022 Incoming Student Orientation Site

Orientation Day Map

Sample In-Person Orientation Schedule

Both students and families will be provided a personalized schedule upon arrival. Students may not request to register in the morning or afternoon block as these are intentionally chosen based on number of students and intended major.

8:15 – 9:00 a.m.

Check In on the Quad

Optional Campus Tours will depart periodically from the Student Union as guests register.

Optional Pre-Advising: Changed your major? Have other dual-credit not previously reported? Have questions about registration? Academic advisors will be available to answer any immediate questions.

9:00 a.m.


9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Morning Block: Personal Advising Workshop (P.A.W.) or Information Sessions (see details below)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch: Provided lunch from Sodexo

Student Services Q&A: Staff members will be available to discuss the various student services at Truman.

1:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Afternoon Block: Personal Advising Workshop (P.A.W.) or Information Sessions (see details below)

4:00 p.m.

Tours of Residence Halls

Q&A Session: With academic advisors and admission staff


Examples of Personal Advising Workshop or Information Sessions (subject to change)

Personal Advising Workshop (P.A.W.)

  • Meeting 1-on-1 with an Academic Advisor
  • Creating your Fall Class Schedule
  • Small group discussions with an Orientation Leader

Student Only Information Session

  • Keys to Campus Connections: Getting Involvement

Family Only

  • How to Work Together to Support Your Student
  • What to Expect in your Student’s First Year

Student & Family

  • Building Community
  • Student Rights & Responsibilities
  • Career Center
  • Knowing Your Resources & Partnerships

In-Person Event Safety Precautions

We are excited to welcome you to Kirksville – in person – to begin your journey as a Bulldog. To ensure the health and safety of the Truman State University community and our attendees, attendees must agree to the following guidelines:”

  •  Attendees may bring up to two (2) guests to attend the Orientation activities with them.
  • Prior to your arrival on campus, you and your guest should complete a self-symptom check. If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, call (660) 785-4135 and we would be happy to reschedule your Orientation date.
  • Abide by all campus guidelines and policies. These policies may change without advanced notice.

While Truman State University is taking all precautions to safeguard our community, we cannot eliminate the risk of COVID-19 exposure and infection on campus. Please be reminded that you are undertaking your visit at your own risk. If any attendee develops symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19 within 48 hours of attending Orientation, please report that information to the Adair County Health Department at (660) 665-8491 or the Student Health Center at (660) 785-4182.

If you or your guest has concerns with our above listed safety precautions, please consider attending a virtual Orientation session.


If you or one of your guests need accommodations due to medical conditions, deafness or hearing loss, or religious observances, please notify us so we can best support you during your visit.