Wednesday August 14

8:00 am - 5:30 pmResidence Hall Check-in
Shifts start at 8 am, on the hour, students have 3 hours to move in. Registration will begin on July 1. To register for a shift go to Residence Life Fall Opening.
8:00 am - 5:00 pmBand equipment locker & instrument check-out
Ophelia Parish east entrance
Band members only
11:00 am - 1:30 pmLunch - Dine in or Carry out
Ryle and Missouri Dining Halls
Retail options for lunch include:
-- Tres Habeneros (10:30 am - 2:30 pm) in the SUB
-- Chick-fil-A (10:30 am - 2:30 pm) in the SUB
-- Einsteins Bros. Bagels (8 am - 2 pm) in the SUB
-- Starbucks (10 am - 3 pm) in Pickler Memorial Library
1:00 pm - 4:00 pmCarnival Games on the Quad or Explore Truman
Join us on the Quad for Carnival Games or use the afternoon to Explore Truman! The Bookstore will be open from 8 am-5 pm to pick up course materials or any last minute Truman swag.
5:00 pm - 6:30 pmCenter for Diversity and Inclusion Cookout
5:30 pm - 6:50 pmDinner - Dine in or Carry out
Ryle and Missouri Dining Halls
7:00 pm - 7:50 pmHouse Community Introductions for on-campus residents
8:00 pm - 8:50 pmResidence Hall Meetings
You will have the opportunity to connect with your entire residence hall community and interact with fellow students and staff members. We'll be discussing the week ahead, how to get connected with the community, and the traditions of Truman Week.
8:00 pm - 9:00 pmCommuter Student Check-In (Student Union Down Under)
Find out what Truman Week is about and how you can make the most of it.
9:00 pm - 10:00 pmIce Cream Social at the Fountain
Get together with the rest of the new Truman family members and have some ice cream to top off a great day! Also dance in the fountain with President Sue Thomas!

Thursday August 15

7:00 am -
8:30 am
Breakfast in Dining Halls - Dine in or carry out
8:00 am -
9:20 am
Flexible Time Activities
Use this time to explore Truman, visit open houses at the Career Center and Center for Diversity & Inclusion, check out the ROTC obstacle course and rappel tower (click the links to sign-up), pick up course materials at the Truman Bookstore, or complete any remaining Brightspace modules.
9:30 am -
11:50 am
Majors Welcome
Make connections with the faculty, staff and other new students in your major.
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11:30 am -
1:30 pm
Lunch in the Dining Halls - Dine in or Carry out
1:30 pm -
3:20 pm
Rotation Session 1 & 2
Your assigned sessions and location for each rotation will be on your personalized schedule: Sessions Include: Safety and Security on Campus, Designing Your Truman Life (First-Year Students), Setting Your Up for Success (Transfer Students), Shade Tree Times, and The Beginnings of Belonging.
3:30 pm -
4:30 pm
Consent and Non-discrimination: Institutional Compliance Office Overview
What is consent and how can it be communicated? What is Title IX? What is a Title IX Coordinator? This session will answer these questions by providing an overview of the University’s anti-discrimination policies, including the University’s affirmative consent policy, and the rights and resources available to Truman students.
4:30 pm -
5:30 pm
Shade Tree Time
Your group discussion will be a time of reflection and sharing what you have learned about about Consent, Decision-Making and Discrimination, and how you will use this enhanced understanding of a difficult topic to engage with other in positive ways.
5:30 pm -
7:00 pm
Picnic on the Quad
Let University administrators and faculty members serve you as we gather on the Quad for dinner and enjoy some great music from a local band.
6:15 pm - 6:50 pmMusic Ensemble Interest Meeting
Ophelia Parish Performance Hall
This meeting is for anyone interested in participating in a music ensemble at Truman. Ensembles are open to students of all majors.
7:00 pm - 8:00 pmTruman Lecture Assistant Professor of Nursing Rafael Tubongbanua, better known as “Professor T,” will be presenting their lecture Cocreating Caring and Learning. A native of the Philippines, Tubongbanua moved to the U.S. in 2015 and has been at Truman since 2017. He teaches nursing assessment and fundamentals I and II, along with human nutrition. Professor T is also Truman’s Faculty Wellness Honoree.
8:00 pm - 8:30 pmCollege Cup Info Session
8:30 pm - 10:00 pmMovie on the Quad
Join the Student Activities Board for “Legally Blonde” and movie snacks.

Friday August 16

7:00 am -
8:30 am
Breakfast in Dining Halls - Dine in or Carry out
9:00 am -
11:00 am
Rotation Session 3 & 4
Your assigned sessions and location for each rotation will be on your personalized schedule: Sessions Include: Safety and Security on Campus, Designing Your Truman Life (First-Year Students), Setting Your Up for Success (Transfer Students), Shade Tree Times, and The Beginnings of Belonging.
11:30 am -
1:30 pm
Lunch in the Dining Halls - Dine in or Carry out

1:30 pm -
2:30 pm
First-Year Advising and Setting the Scene for Your Academic Success
Students will meet academic advisors from the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) and learn about advising at Truman. A student’s CAE advisor is their connection to academic help, course enrollment, study skills, and degree requirement information in the first year.
2:30 pm -
3:20 pm
Self & Society Seminar Introduction
Meet your instructor and get the scoop on the rest of the semester.
3:30 pm -
5:00 pm
Convocation
Convocation is a long-standing tradition that gets students and faculty excited about the opportunities they have to partner in the learning process, and most importantly, to officially welcome new students to Truman!
5:00 pm -
7:00 pm
Dinner in Dining Halls - Dine in or Carry out
5:30 pm -
7:00 pm
Welcome Dessert Reception for LGBTQ+ Students and Allies
Connect with others who identify as LGBTQ+ or an ally. Learn about the support in our community and resources available to you.
7:00 pm -
8:00 pm
Shade Tree Time
Small group discussions and reflections about life as a Truman Student, how to connect, engage, maintain balance, be academically successful, and maintain your physical and mental health.
8:00 pm -
9:00 pm
College Cup Prep Time
College Cup Challenge Info
9:00 pm -
10:00 pm
Ridiculous Relays Competition
Cheer on your team as they power through the Ridiculous Relays
College Cup Challenge Info

Saturday August 17

8:30 am -
9:30 am
Breakfast in Dining Halls - Dine in or carry out
9:00 am -
12:00 pm
Bulldogs in Action Service Event
Discover opportunities in the Kirksville Community to make difference by serving others.
10:00 -
12:00 pm
Flexible Time Activities
Use this time to explore Truman, visit open houses at the Career Center, Planetarium, and University Art Gallery (begins at 11:00am), check out the ROTC obstacle course and rappel tower (click the links to sign-up), pick up course materials at the Truman Bookstore, use this time to prepare for College Cup Activities or complete any remaining Brightspace modules.
11:00 am -
1:00 pm
Lunch in the Dining Halls - Dine in or Carry out
12:00 pm -
1:30 pm
Welcome Lunch for First Generation Students
Are you a first generation college student? Not sure if you are? Either way, you can come join us for lunch and meet other first gen students and learn about the resources available to you.
1:30 pm -
2:30 pm
Pre-Med Information Session (Magruder Hall (MG) 2001)
This session will help you understand how to maximize your preparation for medical school. Hear from pre-Health Professions advisor Alexandra Savala, connect with other pre-med students, and learn about programs such as Still Scholars.
1:30 pm -
3:30 pm
Information Fair in the Activities Room
Come connect with various campus offices, academic departments, and services. Information Fair participants include: CAE Tutoring Center, Writing Center, Nursing Department, Theatre Department, Music Department, Master of Arts in Education Program, McNair Scholars Program, STEP/MOLSAMP Programs, Center for Diversity & Inclusion, Counseling & Health Center (CFM), Student Access & Disability Office, Pickler Memorial Library, Information Technology Systems (ITS), ROTC, Study Abroad, Truman Media Network, and the Observatory and Planetarium.
2:30 pm -
3:30 pm
Pre-Law Information Session (Student Union Building Conference Room)
This session will help you understand how to maximize your preparation for law school. Hear from pre-Law advisor Dr. Elizabeth Wiles, connect with other pre-law students, and learn about the pre-Law student organization Phi Alpha Delta.
3:30 pm -
5:00 pm
Flexible Time
Use this time to explore Truman, visit the Career Center’s open house, check out the ROTC obstacle course and rappel tower (click the links to sign-up), pick up course materials at the Truman Bookstore, or complete any remaining Brightspace modules. Experience a Campus Folklore Tour with Zac Burden (Truman alum, Residence Life staffer and Mayor of Kirksville) as you become part of the Truman legacy, enjoy a guided tour of campus that will share some of the greatest and often quirky parts of the University's past.
4:30 pm -
6:30 pm
Dinner - Dine in or Carry out
6:30 pm -
7:00 pm
College Cup Rally
Rally with your team and get all revved up for the College Cup Finals!
Outside each Residence Hall.
7:00 pm -
8:30 pm
THE BIG TRUMAN SHOW
Come represent and cheer on your College Cup team and show Truman pride by joining fellow first-year students from all across campus for the big Trivia Contest, followed by a Talent Show, coordinated by the Student Activities Board.
Immediately Following The Big Truman ShowThe SAB After Party
It's the coolest way ever to end the week.

Sunday August 18

8:30 -
9:30 am
Breakfast in Dining Halls - Dine in or carry out
11:00 am -
6:00 pm
Rec Center Open
11:00 am -
1:30 pm
Lunch in the Dining Halls - Dine in or Carry out
12:30 -
4:00 pm
CLA+ Testing
VH 1000
Every year, before classes begin, a cross-section of students are identified for first-year Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+). The CLA+ is a writing and thinking exam that measures students' higher order skills.
5:00 -
6:30 pm
Dinner in Dining Halls - Dine in or Carry out
5:00 -
7:00 pm
International Student Pizza Party
7:30 -
9:00 pm
Truman State University Rockin’ New Year’s Eve with Sue Thomas
Kick off the new semester with President Sue and the Truman Community!

Important notes about the schedule: 

Your Personalized Schedule (Available Aug. 1)

Truman Week Personalized Schedule

Every student has a personalized schedule, based on different variables (residence, major, advisor, enrollment in certain course sections, etc.). It’s essential that you consult your personalized schedule to ensure you are in the correct sessions.

Rotation Sessions

At four places on the schedule, you will see what are called “Rotation Sessions.”  These are activities and presentations that are best suited to smaller groups.  Therefore, we have divided the incoming students into four sub-groups.  The sub-groups will be assigned to one of the four sessions during each rotation.

Rotation Session Descriptions