Family Day Scheduled for Sept. 19, 2009

Truman State University’s annual Family Day is scheduled for Sept. 19, 2009.

Family Day provides families the opportunity to visit the Truman campus and check up on what has been happening with their Truman student during the first few weeks. The tentative schedule below shows that Family Day offers a variety of activities. Families are encouraged to choose what they are interested in and come and go as they please.

A detailed Family Day brochure will be mailed out the end of August. Family Day information will also be available on the Truman website at

Finding a Hotel Room for Family Day
When it comes to large events it is sometimes difficult, if not impossible, to find a hotel room in Kirksville. This is because Kirksville has only about 400 hotel rooms and Truman enrolls about 5,800 students. Parents of new students often end up staying at a hotel outside of Kirksville because the upperclassmen have already booked the rooms. With this in mind, Truman has created a website which provides the names and phone numbers of the hotels in surrounding towns. More information about surrounding accommodations is available at

Tentative Family Day 2009 Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 19

Truman Men’s Tennis Invitational
9 a.m. • Truman Tennis Courts

Library Tours
Time: 10 a.m.-Noon
Location: Pickler Memorial Library
Tours will begin every 10 minutes.

Annual Festival Centennial
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Centennial Hall Courtyard
Free food, games, contests and music.

Family Day Scavenger Hunt
10:30 a.m. • Pershing Building
Join the fun as we explore the Truman campus. Sponsored by the Student Public Health Association, Phi Epsilon Kappa and the Department of Health and Exercise Sciences.

Equestrian Team “Mock Horse Show”
Noon • University Farm
Women’s Soccer vs. Emporia State
1p.m. •  Truman Soccer Field

Barbecue in Red Barn Park
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.
Location: Red Barn Park
$8 per person*
Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be purchased online at
*If your student has a meal plan, they do NOT have to purchase a meal ticket.

Carnival for the Kids
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location: Red Barn Park
The Office of Greek Life will have carnival booths with games and snacks with all proceeds going to charity. The Showgirls, Truman Cheerleading Squad, Spike the Bulldog and the Truman “Statesmen” Marching Band will all be making an appearance.

Student Activities Board presents:
The Evasons, A Mentalist Duo
5 p.m. • Baldwin Auditorium
Tickets are available at the SAB Office in the Lower Level of the Student Union Building. Admission is free with a Truman ID. General admission is $3/single, $5/pair.

Bulldog Football vs. Fort Hays State
7 p.m. • Stokes Stadium
General admission tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and senior citizens. Reserved seating is $8. Admission is free to students with a Truman ID. Tickets may be purchased online at For more information, contact the Athletics Box Office at 660.785.4235.

Friday, Sept. 18

Truman Men’s Tennis Invitational
4 p.m. • Truman Tennis Courts

SAB Fall Drive In Featuring Screenings of “Up” and “Star Trek”
8 p.m. • Pershing Arena
Ice cream and soda will be served. Admission is free.

Observatory Open House
Time: 8:30-10:30 p.m.
Location: University Farm

Saturday, Sept. 19

Red Barn Arts & Crafts Festival*
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Downtown Kirksville
*The festival includes an antiques show, which will take place in the Arts Center at 117 S. Franklin. For more information visit

Call 785.4016 for more information about Family Day.