Summer Housing

Residence Life is pleased to offer summer housing for Truman State University students. We provide great places to stay while you further your Truman education. Summers in Kirksville are filled with fun experiences for our students, and we’re happy to be a part of that.

For preferred eligibility for summer housing on campus this year, you must either:

  • Be enrolled in a May Interim, Summer Session, or August Interim course AND/OR
  • Be currently living on-campus as a result of the COVID-19 response and be registered for on-campus housing for fall 2020 and have no other viable housing options through August 15.

Students who are staying on campus this summer but do not have a Fall 2020 housing assignment will need to move out August 1-2, 2020. This will give housekeeping staff time to clean rooms for fall move-in. Charges will be adjusted to accommodate this checkout.

You do not have to be enrolled in coursework each session to stay for each session. Taking one course during one of the sessions is enough to be eligible to stay for any and all the other sessions.

Sessions and Pricing
We will be offering a variety of sessions for you to select from. You may pick and choose any combination what will work well for your summer housing needs. The sessions are:

SessionDatesDaysRoom CostMeals CostTotal Cost
May InterimMay 9th - May 25th16$400.00$260.00$660.00
5 Week Classes IMay 25th - June 27th33$825.00$536.25$1,361.25
5 Week Classes IIJune 28th - August 1st34$850.00$552.50$1,402.50
8 Week ClassesMay 31st - July 25th55$1,375.00$893.75$2,268.75
10 Week ClassesMay 25th - August 1st68$1,105.00$1,170.00$2,805.00
August InterimJuly 31st - August 15th15$375.00$243.75$618.75
All SummerMay 9th - August 15th98$2,450.00$1,592.00$4,042.50
May/ August Short-StayJuly 31st - AugustVariable$25.00/ day$16.25/ day$41.25/ day

You also have the option of reserving a MicroFridge unit for your bedroom. The daily rate is $2.50.

Summer students will be housed on-campus in Dobson Hall. Each student will receive their own SINGLE room.

If you are currently living on campus, you may be housed temporarily in your current assignment until your May Interim placement is ready. Likewise, students staying in the August interim may be moved to their fall placement or other housing as first-year student move-in day approaches.

Scheduled Hot Water Shutdown
Each summer the campus steam system is shut down for routine maintenance. The campus steam system provides hot water to some campus buildings, including our residence halls. The annual steam shutdown is scheduled to occur between May 10th and May 14th this year. During this time period, there will not be hot water available to Dobson Hall.

Sunday, May 17th: Hot water not available after 6:00 pm.
Thursday, May 21st: Hot water will return by early evening.

To accommodate your ability to have a HOT shower during the annual steam shutdown, the Campus Recreation Center will be open so you can use the shower facilities during the steam shutdown. The Rec Center has an independent hot water system that is not impacted by the campus steam shutdown. The Rec Center shower facilities will be open Monday, May 11 through Thursday, May 14th from 11:00 am through 1:00 pm.

Rec Center Shower Facility Information

  • The Rec Center will only be open for showers and remains closed for other purposes.
  • Bring your Truman ID Card to access the shower facilities.
  • Bring your own towel, toiletries, and swimwear (if you prefer privacy).
  • Rec Center staff will limit the number of residents using each shower facilities at any one time.
  • The shower facilities available for women are semi-private.
  • The shower facilities available for men are communal.

We apologize for this inconvenience!

To secure housing, you will need to sign up online no later than Friday, May 1st.

Summer Housing Registration


Meal Plan
Your registration includes a meal plan. Sodexo will be making various offerings depending on session, diner numbers, holidays, COVID-19 response, and other factors. Those offerings may include take-home only meals or buffet meals in the Student Union.

Summer Meal Plans will begin on Monday, May 11th.

You will receive a weekly email with a link to pre-order your meal for pick-up service.  Meal pick-up service will continue at least through May in order to safely distribute meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Three meals a day will be offered on Monday-Saturday.  Two Meals will be offered on Sunday (breakfast and lunch).  Your summer meal plan includes 20 meals per week.  Please email if you have any questions regarding meals.

Meal Hours

  • Breakfast: Pickup between 8:30 am to 9:00 am
  • Lunch: Pickup between 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
  • Dinner: Pickup between 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Meal Pickup-Location

Student Union Building (SUB), East Entrance near the Fountain

Checking Into your Summer 2020/ Out of your Spring 2020 Housing Assignment
After registering for summer housing and being notified of your housing placement (on May 6th) you will have to check into your Summer 2020 housing placement on Thursday, May 7th or Friday, May 8th.

Pick up your Key
Pick up your room key for Summer 2020 at the Residence Life Office in Missouri Hall, RM 1100 from 8am to 5 pm on Thursday or Friday.

You will be expected to complete your EXPRESS CHECKOUT (by turning in your key and your Housing Condition Report) under your current Hall Director’s door by the end of the day on Saturday, May 9th.

Move-Out Information
Students staying in summer housing in August will be moved to their Fall 2020 housing assignment on August 3rd and 4th.

Any summer resident WITHOUT a Fall 2020 housing contract will be required to depart campus no later than Sunday, August 2nd.

Mail will be available for pickup from the Res Life Office (Missouri Hall 1100) from 8am – 5 pm Monday-Friday. You will be notified when you have mail. Please have all mail addressed to the address below. Mail sent to your former or future housing assignments will be returned to the sender by Mail Services:

Your Name, Summer Student Housing
Truman Res Life Office
100 East Normal Avenue
Kirksville, Missouri 63501