Transfer Orientation

Welcome to the Truman Family

As a transfer student, you aren’t new to college, and Transition, our transfer orientation program, is designed with that in mind. You know what it means to sit in a college class and how to study for that next exam. And we want to help you learn all about the ins and outs of Truman where with more than 250 student organizations, it’s easy to get engaged in campus activities and meet other students.

Start Making Connections

It’s true that food is a big part of our Transfer Student Orientation. Why? Because food brings people together. And when those people include everyone from previous transfer students to the University president, you can gain some serious insight. You can meet faculty from your major and make valuable connections before classes even start.

When Is Transfer Orientation?

Transfer Student Orientation is held a few days prior to classes starting in the fall. This lets you get familiar with campus without the pressure of getting from one class to the next. Transfer Student Orientation also occurs during our freshman student experience called Truman Days. This provides even more opportunity to meet new students at Truman during some fun activities.

Living On Campus?

Transfer students who plan to live on campus can move in early. With your advanced class standing, you are able to move in early allowing you extra time to get situated before hitting classes. Want to live with another transfer student? When you submit your housing application, make sure you state your willingness to stay in the Transfer Living Community, currently located in Ryle Hall.

Other Things You Need

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to fill out the required items from our Student Health Center. This information will come from the Office of Admissions during the weeks prior to your arrival on campus. Lost a form? No problem! Print a replacement here.

See our Transfer Requirements for more information on transferring to Truman.

As a transfer student, I felt I had a unique experience at Truman. I transferred at the start of my junior year after graduating from a community college. When I first arrived, I had no idea in regards to how to build a résumé, interview, or interact with potential employers. Through organizations and personnel on campus, I was able to improve exponentially with these tasks after just one semester. I think it’s safe to say that although I put in semesters of hard work in order to get to where I am today, Truman provided me with the resources needed to obtain a job. I do not say this lightly as I know from experience other institutions simply lack the great resources Truman has to offer.

Drew G. ('15)