In-person Classes Suspended Through the Spring Semester


Truman is extending its suspension of in-person classes through the spring semester.

At this time, there are still no known cases of COVID-19 among any Truman students, faculty or staff. This is a preventative measure being taken to ensure the health and well-being of the campus and Kirksville communities.

Truman remains committed to providing an educational experience through these extraordinary circumstances. Faculty members have prepared to continue their courses through alternative instructional methods. Later this week, Truman will provide specific details for students to retrieve their belongings from, or return to, their on-campus housing. Students with a meal plan can continue to get food service at the Ryle Hall Dining Center. Offices will continue to be staffed and services provided, however, as an additional safety measure all on-campus events have been cancelled until further notice. A decision on commencement will be made at a later date. The University plans to proceed with a ceremony at the regularly scheduled time, if possible.

University leadership will continue to assess the situation and make adjustments accordingly. Some services have been altered. Administrators will continue to consult with appropriate agencies and the Department of Education in regard to student financial aid, on-campus housing, food service and other pertinent issues. Any decisions on those matters will be announced to the affected parties. 

As this is an evolving situation, the University will continue to provide regular communication to students and employees, and all publicly relevant information will be posted at Specific questions not addressed on the FAQ section of the TruAlert page can be directed to