2021 Truman Week Schedule General Overview

We have an exciting week lined up to help you get comfortable with Truman, meet other students, and prepare you to successfully complete your academic goals.

 

The program was intentionally designed to meet specific program goals and outcomes.

Goal: Establish the foundation for an inclusive community that embodies the mission, programs, and services of Truman State University.

  • Identify more than one campus resource related to each of the following areas: academic, interpersonal, and social needs.
  • Identify opportunities for civic engagement and its role in Truman’s culture.
  • Identify opportunities to welcome new and diverse perspectives.

Goal: Cultivate a sense of belonging and create pride in the Truman community.

  • Describe a meaningful connection with a faculty or staff member.
  • Describe a meaningful connection with a fellow Truman student.
  • Describe a Truman Week experience where you had fun and felt a sense of excitement for the coming year and your entire Truman career.

Goal: Foster student self-authorship and accountability.

  • Recognize the benefits of a growth mindset.
  • Recognize the importance of developing balanced, healthy life habits.
  • Recognize the opportunity to cultivate a sense of one’s authentic self and be understanding of other’s identities.

 


Schedule Overview*
Wed., Aug. 18 — Sun., Aug. 22

Check out some of the things you’ll be doing to become more comfortable and confident in your new surroundings.

Wed., Aug. 18, 2021

8 am – 5:30 pmResidence Hall Check-in
Assigned Residence Hall Location
8 am – 5 pmBand equipment locker & instrument check-out
Ophelia Parish east entrance
Band members only
10:30 am - 4:00 pmCarnival Games on the Quad or Flexible Time Activities (Optional)
Let's have some fun on the quad on day one! Check out the carnival games or other flex time activities happening throughout the day and start racking up points for the annual "College Cup Challenge"!
11 am – 1:30 pmLunch – Dine in or Carry out
Ryle and Centennial dining halls
Guests welcome - $6.00 per person.
Retail options for lunch include:
-- Tres Habeneros (10:30 am – 2:00 pm) in the SUB
-- Chick-fil-A (10:30 am - 2:00 pm) in the SUB
-- Einsteins’ Bros. Bagels (8:00 am – 2:00 pm) in the SUB
-- Starbucks (10:00 am - 3:00 pm) in Pickler Memorial Library
5:00 pm - 6:30 pmBIPOC Students Welcome Dinner
Black, Indigenous and Students of Color gather together over dinner to start building community.
5:30 pm – 6:50 pmDinner – Dine in or Carry out
Ryle and Centennial dining halls
Guests welcome - $8.75 per person.
6:45 pm - 7:00 pm Commuter Student Check-in
SUB Downunder
7:00 pm – 7:50 pmHouse Community Introductions for on-campus residents
Commuter Student Introductions and Networking
8:00 pm – 8:50 pmResidence Hall Meetings
At this event you will connect with your entire residence hall community and interact with fellow students and staff members. We'll be talking about the week ahead, how to get connected with the community, and the traditions of Truman Week.

Commuter student meeting
Interact with fellow commuter students and find out how you can make the most of your Truman Week experience!
9:00 pm – 10:00 pmIce Cream Social - optional
Get together with the rest of the new Truman family members and have some ice cream to top off a great day!

Thurs., Aug. 19,  2021

7:00 am – 9:20 amBreakfast in Dining Halls - Dine in or carry out
8:00 am – 9:20 am Band Practice - Drumline Only
Flexible time activities - optional
Start the day with an activity that really gets you going. Check out what's happening during this flex time and go earn some College Cup points at the program of your choice!
9:30 am – 11:50 am Majors’ Welcome
See details for each major at trumanweek.truman.edu/majors-welcome/ (some majors include lunch)
Make connections with the faculty, staff and other new students in your major.
11:30 am – 1:30 pmLunch in the Dining Centers – Dine in or Carry out
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm Rotation Session 1 of 4
Your assigned session and location for each rotation will be on your personalized schedule. Session descriptions

Safety and Security on Campus
Designing Your Truman Life - First Year Students
Setting you Up for Success - Transfer Students
Shade Tree Time
Group Advising
2:30 pm – 3:20 pmRotation Session 2 of 4
Your assigned session and location for each rotation will be on your personalized schedule.

Safety and Security on Campus
Designing Your Truman Life - First Year Students
Setting you Up for Success - Transfer Students
Shade Tree Time
Group Advising
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Consent, Decision-Making, and Discrimination
How do you know if your partner wants the same thing you do? What does it mean to have consensual sex? Are you reading the signals right? This session is designed to get the conversation started about these issues and understanding that even well-intentioned thoughts and actions can really be acts of discrmination.
4:30 pm - 5:30 pmShade Tree Time
Your group discussion 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 – 6:50 pm Picnic on the Quad (note: dining centers closed)
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 pm Music Ensemble Interest Meeting (optional)
Ophelia Parish, West Entrance
This meeting is for anyone interested in participating in a music ensemble at Truman. Ensemble’s are open to students of all majors.
7:00 pm – 8:20 pm TRUMAN LECTURE - featuring Diana Kander
“How to fail successfully: The science of how to use setbacks as stepping stones”
Join Diana Kander as you contemplate tackling big projects and learning from mistakes.
Sponsored by Truman State University Symposium Committee
8:30 pm – 9:20 pm Shade Tree Time
After the Truman Lecture, you'll meet up with your house or commuter student group to reflect on the presentation and see how to apply Dr. Kander's message to your upcoming journey as a scholar.
9:30 pm - 10:30 pmDaniel Martin, world renowned and award winning magician
After a long day of serious topics, it's time to top off the evening, come an be amazed by magician Daniel Martin as he showcases his skills, making for an exhilarating magic show.
Sponsored by the Student Activities Board (SAB).

Fri., Aug. 20, 2021

7:00 am – 8:30 amBreakfast at Ryle and Centennial dining halls -Dine in or carry out
7:30 am - 8:50 amMarching Band Rehearsal - Drumline Only
9:00 – 9:50 amRotation Session 3 of 4
Your assigned session and location for each rotation will be on your personalized schedule. Session descriptions

Safety and Security on Campus
Designing Your Truman Life - First year students
Setting You Up For Success - Transfer Students
Shade Tree Time:
Group Advising:
10:00 am – 10:50 amRotation Session 4 of 4
Your assigned session and location for each rotation will be on your personalized schedule. Session descriptions

Safety and Security on Campus
Designing Your Truman Life - First year students
Setting You Up For Success - Transfer Students
Shade Tree Time:
Group Advising:
11:00 am – NoonMarching Band Rehearsal
11:30 am – 1:30 pmLunch at Ryle and Centennial dining halls – Dine in or Carry out

1:30 pm – 2:20 pmSelf and Society Seminar Introduction - Block 1
Meet your instructor and get the scoop on the rest of the semester
Block 1 or 2 assignment is based on the section in which the student is enrolled and the personalized schedule will indicate which time your section is scheduled to occur. To learn more about Self and Society Seminar check out the course descriptions.. Students scheduled for Block 2 will have flexible time activities in which to participate as they choose during this 1:30 - 2:20 time frame.
1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Flexible Time Activities for those not in Self and Society Block 1
2:30 pm – 3:20 pmSelf & Society Seminar Introduction - Block 2
Meet your instructor and get the scoop on the rest of the semester
Block 1 or 2 assignment is based on the section in which the student is enrolled and the personalized schedule will indicate which time your section is scheduled to occur. To learn more about Self and Society Seminar check out the course descriptions course descriptions.. Students scheduled for Block 1 will have flexible time activities in which to participate as they choose during this 2:30 - 3:20 time frame.
2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Flexible Time Activities for those not in Self and Society Block 2
3:30 pm– 4:50 pmConvocation
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 and matriculate the class of 2025
5:00 pm – 6:50 pmDinner at Ryle and Centennial dining halls – Dine in or Carry out
5:30 pm – 6:50 pmLGBTQ and Allies Welcome Dinner
Connect with others who identify as LGBTQ+ or an ally. Let's come together, see the support in our community and learn about resources available to you. (sign up here)
7:00 pm – 7:50 pmShade 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 – 8:50 pmCollege Cup Prep Time - Optional
College Cup Challenge Info
9:00 pm – 10:00 pmRidiculous Relays Competition - Optional
Live from Stokes Stadium! Cheer on your team as they power through the Ridiculous Relays
College Cup Challenge Info

Sat., Aug. 21, 2021

8:30 am – 9:30 amHot Breakfast – Dine in or Carry out
Ryle Dining Hall only
8:30 am – NoonMarching Band Rehearsal – Band members meet north of OP
9:00 am – 11:50 amBulldogs in Action Service event
Discover opportunities in the Kirksville Community to make difference by serving others....and earn College Cup points too!
9:30 am – 10 amContinental Breakfast – Dine in or Carry out
Centennial Dining Hall only
10 – 10:45 amFlexible Time
Participate in flex time activities and scan the QR Code at one of the following sessions/activities to Earn College Cup Challenge points for your team and individually. Space may be limited in some sessions so try to arrive early if possible.
11 – 11:45 amFlexible Time
Participate in flex time activities and scan the QR Code at one of the following sessions/activities to Earn College Cup Challenge points for your team and individually. Space may be limited in some sessions so try to arrive early if possible.
11:30 am – 1:20 pmLunch – Dine in or Carry out
Ryle dining hall and Centennial dining hall

12:00 N - 1:20 pmWelcome Lunch for First Generation Students
Quad on South Side by Pickler Memorial Library
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.
1:00 pmWomen's Soccer Scrimmage - optional

Come enjoy some Soccer and find out what our women can do. Even if you're not a sports fan, by attending games you are supporting your fellow students.....and creating a fun social event!
1:30 pm – 3:20 pmInformation Sessions - Block 1
Earn College Cup points by participating in any of the information sessions provided during this time. Check out what's available.

2:30 pm – 3:20 pmInformation Sessions - Block 2
Earn College Cup points by participating in any of the information sessions provided during this time. Check out what's available.
3:30 pm - 5:00 pmFlexible Time
Participate in flex time activities and scan the QR Code at one of the following sessions/activities to Earn College Cup Challenge points for your team and individually. Space may be limited in some sessions so try to arrive early if possible.
5:00 pm – 6:30 pmDinner – Dine in or Carry out
Ryle dining hall and Centennial dining hall
6:30 pm – 7:00 pmCollege Cup Rally
Rally with your team and get all revved up for the College Cup Finals!
See SA or group leader for details and location.

College Cup Challenge Info
7 – 9:30 pmThe BIG TRUMAN SHOW College Cup Challenge Finals
Baldwin Auditorium
The Big Truman Show has it all! Trivia Contest.....Talent Show...... Unveiling of Inclusion posters....Wow! Not to mention the cheering rivalry....
Winners of each event will be announced and receive their trophy at the end of the show. Who will be crowned College Cup Champions of 2021 at the end of the evening?
College Cup Challenge Info
9:30 - ????Operation Glow Afterparty
Come check out what's going on under the tent by Ophelia Parish. It's the coolest way ever to end the week.

Sun., Aug. 22, 2021

9:00 am – 10:00 amHot Breakfast – Dine in or Carry out
Ryle dining hall only
10:00 amThe New Student Survey is now open.
Please take some time to provide valuable information to us both about your decision to come to Truman as well as your experiences with Truman Week. Everyone who complete the survey by Wednesday, August 25 at midnight will be entered into a drawing to win one of three prizes worth at least $25. Please let us know what was helpful to you and what we can improve for next year's new students. The survey is located in your Blackboard course "Becoming a Bulldog 2021"
11:30 am – 1:30 pmBrunch - Dine in or Carry out
Ryle and Centennial dining halls
1:00 pm - 2:30 pmCLA+ 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. Students who have been chosen to take the CLA+ will be compensated
2 -5 pmBand Practice
Band members meet north of OP
5 – 6:30 pmDinner – Dine in or Carry out
Ryle dining hall only
7 – 9 pm Band Practice
Band members meet north of OP

 

*Important notes about the schedule: 

  1. Your Personalized Schedule
    Every student has a personalized schedule, based on different variables (residence, major, advisor, enrollment in certain course sections, etc.). Therefore, it is essential that you consult your personal schedule to ensure you are in the correct session at the correct time. Do not rely on the schedule of a roommate, friend, or someone else.  To generate your personalized schedule, click on the purple button below, and sign in with your Truman credentials.Generate my personal Truman Week Schedule
  2. Optional and Flexible Activities
    Activities that are not required attendance are identified as “optional” or “flexible” time on your schedule. Unless identified as such, participation in all other events is expected of all students.
  3. 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 student cohort into four sub-groups.  The sub-groups will be assigned to one of the four sessions during each rotation.Rotation Session Descriptions