First-Year Experience

Truman’s first-year experience provides a rich intellectual community that inspires you to connect your academic interests to the world around you. Your quest for knowledge and your drive for success brought you to Truman. As you embark on a new educational journey, you’re challenged to explore your interests, build your future, and make a difference in your community and beyond.

Designed specifically for first-year students, Summer Orientation, Truman Week, and the First-Year Seminar provide opportunities for you to build relationships with students, faculty, staff, and mentors.

Building Connections

Summer Orientation

An important step in preparing for your arrival as a new Truman student is to participate in an orientation session. 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.

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Truman Week

Truman Week is all about welcoming first-year and transfer students before returning students arrive on campus. A schedule of fun activities helps you connect with your new classmates as you get a feel for campus life.

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First-Year Seminar

Designed for first-year students, this required course encourages you to cultivate your habit of curiosity and discover why a liberal arts and sciences education is so successful at developing versatile thinkers and proactive doers.

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