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 13, 2024. Between Orientation and the start of classes on Monday, August 19, 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 opportunities to meet new Truman students during some fun activities! RSVP to Fall Transfer Orientation through your TruView account under Accepted Student Tools.

Before You Come

Using the “Accepted Transfer Student” tab on your TruView, 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 2024 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)
  • Submitted your Enrollment Deposit to lock-in your spot as a Truman student.
    • The $100 enrollment deposit can be paid through your TruView!
  • Secured housing on or off campus.
    • The housing application and $150 deposit/fee can be accessed through your TruView!
  • Submitted your Health and Immunization History.
    • The required health forms are available online here.
  • Confirmed your Financial Aid package.
    • Verify your Social Security Number through your student portal.
    • Accept or decline your awards.
  • Sent all college transcripts to Truman’s Office of Admission.
    • Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities in which college credit has been received; this includes dual credit received while in high school. Most schools utilize the National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment to transfer official transcripts to receiving schools.
    • Official transcript(s) will be evaluated for automatic scholarships 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 13, 2024. Following Orientation, transfer students have the opportunity to participate in Truman Week activities from Wednesday, August 14, 2024, through Sunday, August 18, 2024.

Tuesday, August 13 | Move-In and Orientation
Transfer students who plan to live on campus will move into their Residence Hall the morning of August 13, 2024, beginning at 8 a.m.

Orientation will begin at 12:00 pm where 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 14-Sunday, August 18 | 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, and bystander training
  • Meeting with your advisor
  • Self and Society Seminar
  • College Cup Competition and much more!

Monday, August 19 | First Day of Classes
After the Fall 2024 semester begins, you will continue to meet once a week in your Self and Society Course, TRU 320: First Year Experience – 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 you 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 2024-2025 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 using 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


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.