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 place you can call home. Our on-campus housing features six residence halls and two apartment complexes within easy walking distance of the academic buildings. We also offer living and learning communities within the residence halls where residents with similar interests can live and learn together — these communities include future teachers, 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 Market, a food-court-style restaurant, is conveniently located in the Student Union Building, and Starbucks is easily accessible on the first floor 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 at Truman: theatre, community service, outdoor recreation, clubs, cheering on your favorite Bulldog teams and more. Getting involved will help you develop your leadership and organizational skills.
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.