Student Life

At Truman, getting involved in life outside the classroom is just as important as studying hard

Homecoming football game. Movie nights on the Quad. Entrepreneurial pitch competition. Poetry in the Planetarium. There’s always something happening here.

There’s also staying up late in your dorm 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.

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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 six residence halls and two apartment complexes that place you within easy walking distance of the academic buildings.

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Dining room in Missouri Hall

Dining on Campus

Dining ranges from restaurant settings to grab-and-go food to coffee shops. Residential dining rooms are located in three of the residence halls (Centennial, Ryle, and Missouri Halls). Main Street, a food court offering lots of variety, and Einstein Bros. Bagels are conveniently located in the Student Union Building. And when you are studying in the library, you can drop by Starbucks.

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Campus Life

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.

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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.

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Martial Arts Class at Truman's Student Recreation Center

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.

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Student Resources

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.

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Being involved on campus has given me my second family and my home-away-from-home. I was a member of Residence Life for four years, and I gained my best and lifelong friends from it. Getting involved on campus gives you a purpose and a place. I strongly advise and encourage everyone to get involved in at least one thing because it will change your life. You will meet so many new people and have the opportunity to engage with many different types of people. Organizations, clubs, and activities also help you grow as a person. I’ve gained extremely valuable life lessons from experiences in my organizations and being surrounded by many different personalities.

Maddi Martin-Giacalone, Class of 2020