Schedule

2018 Truman Days

Schedule is subject to change.

Print Schedule
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15
8 am – 1 pmSTUDENTS check in, pick up Truman Welcome Packet, unpack and set up room in residence halls (check-in for commuters will be in the Kirk Building hallway on first floor at 2:00 p.m.)
Move-In Day Information>>
9:30 am – 1:20 pmMusic equipment locker and instrument check-out in Ophelia Parrish (OP)
11 am – 1:20 pmLunch -- Parents, family, and friends invited to eat in all dining halls for $6 per person. Mainstreet Market in the Student Union and Starbucks in Pickler Memorial Library (PML) are open for cash sales at regular prices from 8 am - 2:30 pm.
12:30 – 1:20 pmFAMILIES: President’s Reception at the Student Union Building (SUB), Hub lounge (main level)
1:30 pmFamily departure time
1:30 – 2:15 pmSTUDENTS: House Intro and Shade Tree Intro in residence halls
2:00 pmCheck-in for Commuters
Kirk Building hallway on first floor
2:30 – 3:15 pmSTUDENTS: All Hall Meeting:

  • Blanton-Nason-Brewer Hall (BNB): Student Union Building (SUB), Down Under (lower level)

  • Centennial Hall (CN): Student Union Building (SUB), Activities Room (upper level)

  • Dobson Hall (DH): Baldwin Hall (BH) 102

  • Missouri Hall (MH): Student Union Building (SUB), Georgian Room (main level)

  • Ryle Hall (RH): Ryle Main Lounge

  • West Campus Suites (WCS): Violette Hall (VH) 1000

  • Commuters: Kirk Building (KB) 107

3:15 – 4:00 pmSTUDENTS: Group Advising (same venue as All Hall Meeting)
4:00 – 5:20 pmFlexible time—use it to complete the self-guided campus and library tours /attend athletic, band, drumline, guard practice/unpack/visit the planetarium/go to the Rec Center/do something fun with your neighbors
5:30 – 6:50 pm Dinner in the Dining Halls
7 – 7:50 pmCampus Safety Workshop with Active Shooter Training (earn points for College Cup Challenge)
Baldwin Hall (BA) Auditorium
8-9:20 pmHouse Meeting with Shade Tree Time
9:30-10:20 pmIce Cream Social in the Student Union. NOTE: ICE CREAM SOCIAL IS CLOSED EVENT (earn points for College Cup Challenge)
Band/Drumline/Guard practice
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16
7 – 9:20 am Breakfast in the Dining Halls
8:30 – 9:20 amFlexible time—use it to complete the self-guided campus and library tours /attend athletic, band, drumline, guard practice/unpack/go to the Rec Center/do something fun with your neighbors
9:30 – 11:50 amMajors Welcome (Majors that include a meal can continue until 1:20 p.m.)
12 – 1:20 pm Lunch in the Dining Halls or with Majors Welcome as directed
1:30 – 3:20 pmTruman Days Class
3:30 – 5:20 pmTransformation Diaries/Montage (earn points for College Cup Challenge)
Baldwin Hall (BH) Auditorium
5:30 – 6:50 pm Picnic for students, staff, and faculty
Quad (Rain Site: Student Union Building)
6:30 – 7:20 pmMusic Ensemble Interest Meeting
7:30 – 8:20 pmShade Tree Time: House-based reflective activity
8:30 – 9:20 pm College Cup Preparations
8:30 – 10:20 pmBand/Drumline/Guard practice
9:30 – 10:20 pmMocktails (earn points for College Cup Challenge)
10 pmMovie Night (Black Panther)
Student Union Building (SUB)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17
7 – 9:20 am Breakfast in Dining Halls
8:30 amFreshman Student-Athlete Physicals (check with coach for details)
8:30 – 10:00 amWelcome Breakfast for First-Generation Students
Student Union Building (SUB), Activities Room (upper level)
8:30 – 10:20 amFlexible time—use it to complete the self-guided library tour /attend athletic, band, drumline, guard practice/unpack/do something fun with your neighbors
10:30 – 11:50 amShade Tree Time: House-based reflective activity
12:00 – 1:20 pmLunch in Dining Halls
Orientation luncheon for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Students
Student Union Building (SUB), Activities Room (upper level)
1:30 – 3:20 pmTruman Days Class
Truman Steel setup, sound check, rehearsal
Baldwin Hall (BH) Auditorium
3:30 – 4:50 pmOpening Convocation for Students, Faculty and Staff (earn points for College Cup Challenge)
Baldwin Hall (BH) Auditorium
5 pmWomen’s Soccer Scrimmage
5:30 – 6:50 pmDinner in the Dining Halls
7 – 7:50 pmShade Tree Time: House-based reflective activity
8 – 9 pmCollege Cup Preparations
8 – 10:30 pmBand/Drumline/Guard practice
9 – 10 pmRidiculous Relays (earn points for College Cup Challenge
Stokes Stadium (rain site: Pershing Arena)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18
6 amFootball Scrimmage
8 – 10 amBreakfast
8 am – 5 pmUPPERCLASS STUDENTS MOVE IN TO RESIDENCE HALLS
8:30 – 11:50 amBand/Drumline/Guard practice
9 – 11:50 amBulldogs in Action Service Event (earn points for College Cup Challenge)
Noon – 1:20 pmLunch in the Dining Halls
1:30 – 3:20 pmInformation Sessions (1:30-2:20 and 2:30-3:20):
• Honors Scholars Program, Professor David Gillette, Violette Hall (VH) 1416
• Interdisciplinary Studies-Build Your Own Major, Bridget Thomas, Violette Hall (VH) 1146
• Introduction to MATH 156 College Algebra, MATH 157 Plane Trigonometry, and MATH 186 Pre-Calculus (computer-based/hybrid math courses), Vanessa Williams, Violette Hall (VH) 1000
• Master of Arts in Education Program, Education Department Chair, Wendy Miner, Violette Hall (VH) 1010
• Peace Corps Prep, Professor Mary Shapiro, Violette Hall (VH) 1236
• Pre-Law Student Information, Professor Paul Parker, Baldwin Hall (BH) 201
• Pre-Medical Student Information, Professor Roberta Donahue, Magruder Hall (MG) 2001 (2:30 Session Only)
• ROTC and Scholarship Opportunities, Justin Hirniak & Breanne Durovic, Barnett Hall (BT) 2217
• Study Abroad, Alci Arias, Baldwin Hall (BH) 102
1:30 – 4:50 pmCollege Cup Activities
5 – 6:20 pmDinner in the Dining Halls
6:30 – 9:20 pmBIG TRUMAN SHOW (College Cup Finals: Lip Sync, Prop It Up, Trivia)
Baldwin Hall (BH) Auditorium
9:30 -- ? After Party
Quad (Rain site: Pershing)
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19
8:30 – 9:30 amBreakfast in Ryle and Centennial
11 am – 1:30 pmBrunch in Ryle (11 am-1:15 pm), Missouri (11 am-1:15 pm), and Centennial (11 am-1:30 pm)
12 – 1:50 pmCollegiate Learning Assessment for selected house groups
2 – 3:00 pmInvolvement 101: Expectations vs Realities
Student Union Building (SUB), Alumni Room, the entrance to the Alumni Room is located inside the Hub on the west end by the fireplace)
2 – 4:00 pmNursing Department White Coat Ceremony
2 – 5:00 pmBand/Drumline/Guard Practice
Planetarium open
Time available for faculty and student organizations to hold events
4:00 pm until food is goneStudent Union Building (SUB) Barbecue
5:00 - 7:00 pmInternational Student Pizza Party
Baptist Student Union
MONDAY, AUGUST 20
7:30 amFall 2018 Classes Begin; Self-Guided Library Tours and Truman Experience online components may be completed through this week.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24
3 – 5:30 pmBack to School Bash
Quad/Student Union Building (SUB)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
1:30 – 3:20 pmDawg Fest 2018
Quad (Rain site: Student Union Building)
SUNDAY, AUGUST 26
4 – 7 pmGreek Interest Barbecue
Quad (Rain site: Student Union Building, Georgian Rooms)
5 – 7 pmEducation Student Organization’s  Welcome Back Barbecue—all students interested in becoming teachers are welcome!
Violette Hall (VH) Commons
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29
2 – 5 pmStudent Activities Fair and Majors/Minors Fair
Student Union Building
THURSDAY, AUGUST 30
7 pmFootball game! (Stokes Stadium)
Schedule is subject to change.