Transfer Fall Orientation

Welcome to the Truman Family

As a transfer student, you aren’t new to college. You know what it means to sit in a college class and how to study for that next exam. Our transfer orientation program is designed with that in mind! This August, come to campus early to get acclimated, meet faculty, staff, and other transfer students, and learn all about the ins and outs of Truman.

Save the Date

Orientation and move-in for incoming Transfer students will occur on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Between Orientation and the start of classes on Monday, August 23, you will have the opportunity to participate in Truman Week, an introductory program to assist first-year and transfer students with the transition to student life on the Truman campus. This provides even more opportunities to meet new Truman students during some fun activities! RSVP to Fall Transfer Orientation through your student portal.

Before You Come

Using the “Accepted Transfer Student” tab on your student portal, work through the Transfer Checklist to ensure the necessary steps toward enrollment are complete. By the time you arrive this August, you will have:

  • Created a Fall 2021 course schedule alongside your Academic Advisor. To begin this process, complete the following:
    • Registration Agreement
    • Pre-Registration Questionnaire
    • Mathematics Placement Exam (see FAQ)
    • Foreign Language Placement Exam (see FAQ)
  • Secured housing on or off campus.
    • The housing application and $150 deposit/fee can be accessed through your student portal!
  • Submitted your Health and Immunization History.
    • The required health forms will be mailed to you prior to Orientation and should be returned to the Student Health Center by July 1, 2021. Lost a form? No problem! Print a replacement here.
  • Confirmed your Financial Aid package.
    • Verify your Social Security Number through your student portal.
    • Accept or decline your awards.
  • Sent all college transcripts to Truman’s Office of Admission.
    • Sent an official copy of your final college transcript(s) to be reevaluated for automatic scholarship and ensure your credits are added to your Truman academic record. If you have earned AP, IB, or CLEP credit, please contact the appropriate testing agency to have official score reports sent as well.

What to Expect?

Transfer Fall Orientation will occur on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Following Orientation, transfer students have the opportunity to participate in Truman Week activities from Wednesday, August 18, 2021, through Sunday, August 22, 2021.

Tuesday, August 17 | Orientation & Move-In
Transfer students who plan to live on campus will move into their Residence Hall the morning of August 17, beginning at 8 a.m. In the afternoon, all Transfer students will gather to hear from various campus offices, connect with future classmates, and learn about the resources available at Truman. Families are welcome!

Wednesday, August 18-Sunday, August 22 | Truman Week
Incoming transfer students have the opportunity to participate in Truman Week, a program designed to assist with the transition to student life at Truman. Some activities included in Truman Week are:

  • Campus Safety, Title IV, and bystander training
  • Meeting with your advisor
  • Self and Society Seminar
  • College Cup Competition and much more!

Monday, August 23 | First Day of Classes
After the Fall 2021 semester begins, you will continue to meet once a week in your Self and Society Course, TRU 310: Self and Society: Transfer Students. The class is intended to help you get used to the Truman campus culture and geography, make connections with other students, learn information and skills that will help you be successful, and locate help if needed.

In-Person Event Safety Precautions

We are excited to welcome you to Kirksville – in person – to begin your journey as a Bulldog. To ensure the health and safety of the Truman State University community and our attendees, we have put in place he following measures based on public health directives:

  • Attendees may only bring one (1) guest to attend the Orientation activities with them.
  • Prior to your arrival on campus, you and your guest should complete a self-symptom check. If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, call (660) 785-4135 and we would be happy to reschedule your Orientation date.
  • Wear a facial covering in all indoor spaces as well as outdoor spaces where physical distancing cannot be maintained. If any attendee refuses to wear a facial covering, they will be asked to leave.
  • We ask that all visitors provide their own facial covering.
  • Practice physical distancing of 6 feet or more, following signage and markings across campus.
  • To aid in contact tracing in the event of a COVID-19 case, we will collect attendee and guest names will be taken at Check-In.

While we eagerly anticipate welcoming you to campus and celebrating your decision to attend Truman, our faculty and staff will not be shaking hands out of an abundance of caution. Please do not be offended; we are still immensely excited for you to be joining us this Fall.

While Truman State University is taking all precautions to safeguard our community, we cannot eliminate the risk of COVID-19 exposure and infection on campus. Please be reminded that you are undertaking your visit at your own risk. If any attendee develops symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19 within 48 hours of attending Orientation, please report that information to the Adair County Health Department at (660) 665-8491 or the Student Health Center at (660) 785-4182.

Helpful Resources

  • Follow Truman on Social Media to get connected with the community, stay informed about campus updates, and build excitement for the 2021-2022 academic year!
  • Curious about campus? Looking for personalized information about Truman? Schedule a virtual visit and check out our virtual tour at!
  • Get to know DegreeWorks, the tool that will assist you in planning your degree, by using the tools available through the Center for Academic Excellence.
  • For any of your textbook, school supply, and Truman spirit needs, visit the Truman Bookstore’s website! You can order textbooks online and pick them up when you arrive on campus.


Visit our?FAQ or contact our Admission Counselor for Transfer Programs at


If you or one of your guests need accommodations due to medical conditions, deafness or hearing loss, or religious observances, please notify us so we can best support you during your visit.