Fall Opening

* Information Subject to Change*

Incoming First-Year Students

Residence Halls will be open for check-in for first-year students on Wednesday, Aug. 18th.  Check in windows will be spread between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

New Incoming First-Year students are expected to pre-register for a check-in timeslot/window.  The purpose of registration windows is to provide a move-in experience that reduces congestion during the move-in process and allows for students and their move-in helpers to maintain social distancing while moving in.

Where do I check in?  All first-year students arriving Wednesday, August 18th will check-in from your car.  See the Move-In Map HERE to find your check-in station (look for a KEY symbol near your building).  You will drive up to a tent to receive your key and check-in materials from a Student Advisor right from your car.

Returning Students

Returning Students are welcome to return to campus beginning on Saturday, August 21th and again on Sunday, August 22nd.

Returning students are expected to pre-register for a check-in timeslot.  The purpose of registration windows is to provide a move-in experience that reduces congestion during the move-in process and allows for students and their move-in helpers to maintain social distancing while moving in.

Where do I check in?   If you are arriving on Saturday, August 21th you will check-in from your car.  See the Move-In Map HERE to find your check-in station (look for a KEY symbol near your building).  You will drive up to a tent to receive your key and check-in materials from a Student Advisor right from your car.

If you are arriving on Sunday, August 22nd, you will check-in at the Hall Desk of your building (Dobson residents check in at the BNB Desk).

Transfer Students

Transfer Students arrive on campus a day early in order to take full advantage of acclimating and adjusting to campus life here at Truman State.

Transfer student arrival is scheduled for 8:00 am on August 17th in order to accommodate Transfer Student Orientation later in the day on August 17th.

Please review the information on the Transfer Orientation Website for more information regarding Transfer Student Arrival.

International Students

International Students are welcome to arrive early in order to take full advantage of acclimating and adjusting to campus life here at Truman State.  Please coordinate directly with the Center for International Students on your arrival plans.

International Student arrival is scheduled for August 7th and August 8th.  Contact the Center for International Students for more information.

Check-In Registration Process

Check-in windows will be 2 hours (except for the last window of the day, which will be 90 minutes).  The purpose of registration windows is to provide a move-in experience that reduces congestion during the move-in process and allows for students and their move-in helpers to maintain social distancing while moving in.

Online Registration for First-Year and Returning Students:

All students arriving on Wednesday (Aug 18), Saturday (Aug 21), or Sunday (Aug 22) must pre-register for a check-in window.

Move-in windows are as follows: 8:00 am-10:00 am, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, and 3:30 pm-5:00 pm.  The gap between shifts will be used to disinfect high-touch areas throughout the buildings for each group moving in.

To select your move-in shift, please sign-up online through the link below.

  • Use the filter feature on the form to search for your residence hall/apartment and your move-in status (first-year or returning student).
  • If your first choice timeslot it full, please make a different selection.
  • You will receive a confirmation email after you make your selection.
  • If you need to later adjust your check-in timeslot, use the link in your confirmation email. You can then select from any timeslots still available.
Registration for First-Year Students (Wed, August 18th Arrival) Registration for Returning Students (Sat, August 21st - Sun, August 22nd Arrival)

Space during each window will be limited and offered out on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Social Distancing Practices are In-Place for Move-In

  • You may bring up to 2 friends or family members to help you move in, but please no children.
  • Limit yourself to being in an elevator with only those with you (1 family-unit per elevator).
  • Once your move-in shift ends, your helpers should depart campus.  This will help in preparation for the next move-in group.
  • Students and their helpers should wear a cloth face covering during move-in as it will not always be possible to maintain 6ft of distance when passing others in hallways, etc.

What to Expect on Move-In Day

We pride ourselves on coming together with staff from across campus to provide a quick and efficient check-in process…even during a year when COVID-19 is impacting these processes!

You will receive your room key, your Truman ID Card, and other essential move-in resources right at your car!

A car-side check-in will be located near each residence hall or on-campus apartment.  This is where you will receive your ROOM KEY and other important move-in resources.  After you depart the car-side check-in station, you’ll then proceed to a parking stall to unload and move your personal belongings into your residence hall room or apartment.

Map to Car-Side Check-in Stations Car Window Name Sign/ Placard

Social distancing practices will be in-place for move-in, and we are requesting that you and your move-in helpers abide by all appropriate social distancing guidelines as you move in.

What Could Slow Down Your Move-In

  • Vaccination and Meningitis Information (First Year Students)
    • As required by state law, all students living in residence halls will be required to either: 1) show proof of immunization against meningitis within the past five years; or 2) sign a waiver stating they understand and fully accept the potential consequences and liability associated with refusing the vaccine. Students WILL NOT be allowed to move into the residence halls without first meeting the above requirements. Please refer any questions you may have about this to the Student Health Center at (660) 785-4182.
  • Submit your PHOTO for your Truman ID as soon as possible (First Year Students)
    • If you haven’t submitted your ID photo online prior to coming to campus you’ll need to go to the ID Office during your limited move-in window.  For instructions on submitting your ID photo for your Truman ID Card, visit the ID Office Website.
  • Submit your Emergency Contact Information in the Housing Application.
    • If you haven’t done so, you’ll be asked to fill out a paper form as part of your Move-In process.

Move In Resources

Visit the “What to Bring” website for some ideas to begin your packing preparations to move onto campus this fall.

The “What to Bring” list offers a number of items you may wish to consider bringing with you to campus.  However, given that all students will be living on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic, we strongly urge you to consider limiting what you bring this year to the most essential items you need.  In other words, bringing everything on the list (plus other items you think of that we didn’t) will make your check-in more difficult and will make it more challenging to move out of your room during the year should you wish to or need to do so.

The Essentials: PACK LIGHT AND BE MOBILE!

You want to PACK LIGHT AND BE MOBILE.  Doing so will help you move in quickly, will make it easier to move rooms should you need to isolate or quarantine, and will ensure you can easily check out should the residence halls close unexpectedly during the academic year.

Luggage, totes, and travel bags that you can quickly load with essential items in the event you have to be temporarily isolated, temporarily quarantined, or we experience a residence hall closure due to COVID-19, will be helpful items to bring with you.

Small totes to carry your personal hygiene products with you, including when using community spaces like bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens, and study areas, will come in handy!

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), cleaners, disinfectant, face masks, gloves, and other wellness supplies that you will use are important items to bring that will contribute to your health and wellness.

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