At Truman, the college experience is about being active and involved
Picnics on the Quad. Film screenings. Theater productions. Conferences. Poetry slams. Bulldog Athletics. Charity benefits. Greek life. Speaking events. Community service. Talent shows. And those are just some of the things going on around Truman.
There’s also staying up late in your dorm playing board games or talking with your roommate about the afternoon you spent hiking at Thousand Hills State Park. And how your day ended at the University Farm where you stared into the night sky appreciating the wonders of astronomy with the Stargazers Club.
As a Truman student, there are so many ways to get involved on campus and have fun in the surrounding community that your biggest worry will be finding the time to pursue it all.
Living on Campus
Campus housing is more than a place to sleep. It’s a comfortable place you can call home. Our on-campus housing features five residence halls and two apartment complexes that place you within easy walking distance of the academic buildings. You can also consider one of the living and learning communities within the residence halls where residents with similar interests can live and learn together — these communities include pre-med, Romance languages, service learning, sustainability, and first-year and transfer students.Explore Campus Housing
Dining on Campus
Where will you eat? Don’t worry; you have options. Campus dining ranges from restaurant settings to grab-and-go food to coffee shops. Flexible meal plans allow you to customize your on-campus dining experience, and residential dining centers are located in three of the residence halls (Centennial, Ryle, and Missouri Halls ). Main Street, a food-court-style restaurant offering lots of variety in one place, is conveniently located in the Student Union Building. And you can have coffee with friends at Starbucks in the library.Explore Campus Dining
A large part of your college life involves the time you spend outside the classroom, and there are plenty of ways to get involved. Truman students take part in fraternities and sororities, service organizations, intramural sports, campus media, music ensembles, political groups, theatre, dance, debate and more. Plus, our varsity athletic teams, the Bulldogs, are successful in the classroom and on the field.
Diversity and Inclusion
Truman is enriched by the many experiences and perspectives each individual brings to our community, and we are committed to creating and sustaining a welcoming campus for all. The Center for Diversity and Inclusion brings together resources and programs to connect, support and inspire the Truman community.Explore Diversity & Inclusion
Health, Wellness & Safety
Active bodies lead to engaged minds. Truman offers robust fitness and recreation activities and programming, including aerobics, intramural sports, workout facilities, outdoor adventures, workshops, and more. Our Student Health Center keeps you healthy, University Counseling Services offers confidential counseling, and our Public Safety Department makes sure everything keeps running smoothly.Health, Wellness & Safety
We want you to have everything you need to make your transition into college as seamless and stress-free as possible and to help you succeed in college and beyond. Resources include everything from academic support to career services.Explore Student Resources
Never a Dull Moment
Take advantage of the events offered by the SAB, Lyceum Series, and music/theater departments. For how small the school is, they bring in a lot of great speakers, musicians, comedians, and performers to see for little to no cost at all. It’s a great deal. Outside of the university setting, these events would not be nearly as accessible or affordable.