Family Day

Sept. 24, 2022

Family Day is not only a way for students and their families to meet up after departing on Move-In Day a month prior — it is a celebration of the many special connections forged on campus between our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the whole Kirksville community. Anyone with an attachment to Truman is invited to take part in the fun, whether that be as an introduction or a reunion to your Truman family.

2022 Schedule of Events

12:30 – 1:20 p.m. | Cantoria Choir Open Rehearsal 
Ophelia Parrish 2350

2:30 p.m. | Women’s Soccer vs. Maryville University
Bulldog Soccer Park

4:30 p.m. | Marching Band Performance

7 p.m. | Men’s Soccer vs. Maryville University
Stokes Stadium

7:30 p.m. | Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band Concert
Baldwin Hall Auditorium

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival
Downtown Square
Exhibitors and food vendors will be located throughout the festival area downtown Kirksville, which begins at Franklin Steet in front of the Sue Ross Arts Center (215 S. Franklin St.), north to the courthouse and around the square. A full line-up of entertainment includes local dance and music groups such as Truman’s own Minor Detail, an acapella group.
About Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival >

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Welcome Tent
Quad – near Baldwin Hall and Ophelia Parrish Building
Free family gifts

10 a.m. – Noon | Pickler Memorial Library Tours
Pickler Memorial Library
Come tour the library and see what all we have to offer. You will also have a chance to view a variety of historical items in our Special Collections Department.

11 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. | Tailgate with Ryle Hall
Ryle Hall South Lawn
Before the football game, the Ryle Hall Council is hosting a tailgate! There will be food and games. There will also be an opportunity for families to write notes to their students in the Ryle Hall Lobby.

11 a.m. –  2 p.m. | Missouri Hall Fall Fest
Lobby and Outside of Missouri Hall
The Missouri Hall Council presents the Missouri Hall Fall Fest! There will be yard games, karaoke, music, snacks, and crafts. To get everyone excited for the football game, face painting will also be available.

11 a.m. –  1 p.m. | Picnics at Campbell
Campbell Apartments Courtyard
Bring your lunch and picnic blankets and join us for a fun and relaxing picnic!

Noon – 2 p.m. | Yard Games and Chalk
Blanton-Nason-Brewer Hall Courtyard
Come join the BNB/Dobson Hall Council as they decorate the sidewalks of BNB! There will also be yard games and refreshments.

Noon – 4 p.m. | Zip Lining
Grassy field next to Barnett Hall
Open to everyone, restrictions apply:

  • must be weighed (limit 40-250 lbs, weigh station will be private)
  • height limit: 3’-6’8”
  • long hair must be secured
  • all participants (or legal guardian) will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to participating
  • helmet will be required and provided

Noon – 4:30 p.m. | University Art Gallery
Ophelia Parrish Building
New Work by Truman State University Art Faculty: Laura Bigger, Lindsey Dunnagan, Nick Phan, Amy Smith, and Danielle Yakle.

Noon – 5 p.m. | DIY Door Decs at West
West Campus Suites
The West Campus Hall Council will be providing materials to make your very own door decorations! Come make them for yourself, your friends, your family, or anyone else!

Noon | Women’s Tennis vs. Saint Ambrose
Tennis Courts

1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. | Planetarium Shows
Del and Norma Robison Planetarium in Magruder Hall
Travel around the solar system, galaxy, and universe. Limited seating. Tickets ($5 per person) can be purchased online. If the show has not sold out, tickets may be purchased at the door prior to the show (cash or check only).

2 p.m. | Football vs. Tiffin University
Stokes Stadium
Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online (Adult $8/Child $5). Deadline for ordering tickets online is 11 a.m. Sept. 21.

2 – 5 p.m. | Coaster Painting (SAB event)
Student Union Building (SUB) Mall Lawn

Choose from a variety of coaster shapes and paints.

7:30 p.m. | Orchestra Concert
Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall

Noon | Women’s Soccer vs. University of Missouri – St. Louis
Bulldog Soccer Park

2 p.m. | Wind Symphony I and II Family Weekend Concert
Baldwin Hall Auditorium

2:30 p.m. | Men’s Soccer vs. University of Missouri – St. Louis
Bulldog Soccer Park

Schedule PDF