Transfer Fall Orientation

Welcome to the Truman Family

As a transfer student, you aren’t new to college. You know what it means to sit in a college class and how to study for that next exam. Our transfer orientation program is designed with that in mind! This August, come to campus early to get acclimated, meet faculty, staff, and other transfer students, and learn all about the ins and outs of Truman.

Save the Date

Orientation and move-in for incoming Transfer students will occur on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Between Orientation and the start of classes on Monday, August 17, you will have the opportunity to participate in Truman Week, an introductory program to assist first-year and transfer students with the transition to student life on the Truman campus. This provides even more opportunity to meet new Truman students during some fun activities! RSVP to Fall Transfer Orientation through your TruView account.

Before You Come

Using the “Accepted Transfer Student” tab on your TruView account, work through the Transfer Checklist to ensure the necessary steps toward enrollment are complete. By the time you arrive this August, you will have:

  • Created a Fall 2020 course schedule alongside your Academic Advisor. To begin this process, complete the following:
    • Registration Agreement
    • Pre-Registration Questionnaire
    • Mathematics Placement Exam (see FAQ)
    • Foreign Language Placement Exam (see FAQ)
  • Secured housing on or off campus.
    • The housing application and $150 deposit/fee can be accessed through TruView!
  • Submitted your Health and Immunization History.
    • The required health forms will be mailed to you prior to Orientation, and should be returned to the Student Health Center by July 1st, 2020. Lost a form? No problem! Print a replacement here.
  • Confirmed your Financial Aid package.
    • Verify your Social Security Number through TruView.
    • Accept or decline your awards.
  • Sent all college transcripts to Truman’s Office of Admission.
    • Send an official copy of your final college transcript(s) to be reevaluated for automatic scholarship and ensure your credits are added to your Truman academic record. If you have earned AP, IB, or CLEP credit, please contact the appropriate testing agency to have official score reports sent as well.

What to Expect?

Transfer Fall Orientation will occur on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Following Orientation, transfer students have the opportunity to participate in Truman Week activities from Wednesday, August 13, 2020 through Sunday, August 17, 2020.

Tuesday, August 11th | Orientation & Move-In
Transfer students who plan to live on campus will move-in to their Residence Hall the morning of August 11th, beginning at 8:00 a.m. In the afternoon, all Transfer students will gather to hear from various campus offices, connect with future classmates, and learn about the resources available at Truman. Families are welcome!

Wednesday, August 12th- Sunday, August 16th | Truman Week
Incoming transfer students have the opportunity to participate in Truman Week, a program designed to assist with the transition to student life at Truman. Some activities included in Truman Week are:

  • Campus Safety, Title IV, & bystander training
  • Meeting with your advisor
  • Self & Society seminar
  • College Cup Competition and much more!

Monday, August 17th | First Day of Classes
After the Fall 2020 semester begins, you will continue to meet once a week in your Self & Society Course, TRU 310: Self & Society: Transfer Students. The class is intended to help you get used to the Truman campus culture and geography, make connections with other students, learn information and skills that will help them be successful, and locate help if needed.

Helpful Resources

  • Follow Truman on Social Media to get connected with the community, stay informed about campus updates, and build excitement for the 2020-2021 academic year!
  • Curious about campus? Looking for personalized information about Truman? Schedule a virtual visit and check out our virtual tour at!
  • Get to know DegreeWorks, the tool that will assist you in planning your degree, by utilizing the tools available through the Center for Academic Excellence.
  • For any of your textbook, school supply, and Truman spirit needs, visit the Truman Bookstore’s website! You can order textbooks online and pick them up when you arrive on campus.


Visit our FAQ or contact our Admission Counselor for Transfer Programs at!

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)