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Campus Housing

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Most of the dorms have been renovated, and there are great opportunities to choose whether you want to live in a community or suite style dorm your first year. Residence Life staff is pretty involved and invested in the students. The downside is that half of Blanton Nason Brewer is Greek, because sororities are not allowed to have their own houses. That is a huge disadvantage if you are a freshman, so I would avoid there. The residence halls are all incredibly close to campus, minus the "on-campus" apartments, which end up feeling like off-campus apartments if you live in Campbell. Campbell are nice transition apartments. Overall, living on-campus is a pretty good experience for your freshman and sophomore years.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in the newest dorms my first year and although they had the biggest and best rooms, the community did seem as social as all the other dorms.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are several great housing options on campus, with freshman usually occupying the lower quality dorms (Missouri, Dobson, Grim).

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Tour every building before making a decision on where you want to live.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is so much fun! Everything is within walking distance, so Truman quickly becomes its own little community.

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Truman just doesn't have enough housing. More than half of the undergraduate student body lives off campus, and that's a very lucky thing or there wouldn't be enough room. Fortunately, off-campus housing in Kirksville is often cheap, close, and plentiful. Still, for the significant number of Truman students with room-and-board scholarships, it's a choice between inexpensive and free. Truman has recently been overhauling many of the residence halls, so if you end up with a dorm room, it won't be so bad. Having to share a toilet with 20 other people might be unsettling, but the dorm atmosphere is great. Each floor has four student advisers who help make their fledglings feel at home, and they plan community and learning activities. The advisers are a hard-working, enthusiastic group, as is the cleaning staff in each dormitory—facilities are always bright and tidy each morning.

Each of the halls has something a little bit unique. Dobson houses one of the two on-campus radio stations, Grim cooks up an international flavor, and Centennial's pingpong matches can get fast and furious. All freshmen are required to live on campus, so it's something to moan and groan about together but one less thing to worry about before arriving here.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
2,728
Average Housing Costs
$4,950
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Special housing disabled students
  • Theme housing
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
45%
Freshmen Living On Campus
97%
Number of Dormitories
7
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
3
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Missouri Hall
  • West Campus Suites
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Ryle Hall
  • West Campus Suites
Worst Freshman Dorms
Ezra C. Grim Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Centennial Hall
  • Ezra C. Grim Hall
Best Dorms
  • Centennial Hall
  • Missouri Hall
Worst Dorms
  • Dobson Hall
  • E.C. Grim Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV jack
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk/bookshelf combination and chair
  • Dresser
  • Internet connection
  • Window coverings
Available for Rent
Microfridge units, which include a small microwave and refrigerator; window air-conditioning units for students with a medical need

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Blanton-Nason-Brewer Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, suites
Special Features: Originally three separate buildings, it has been renovated into one building with integrated crossovers; the north wing provides on-campus housing for sorority girls
Centennial Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: 24-hour computer lab; dining hall; floor lounges and kitchenettes; ice and vending machines; main lounge with a piano, pingpong, pool tables, and foosball tables
Dobson Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, quads
Special Features: 24-hour computer lab; floor lounges and kitchenettes; game room with pingpong, pool, and foosball tables; ice and vending machines; quiet wings
Ezra C. Grim Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50–99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: 24-hour computer lab, backyard, exercise equipment, kitchenette, lounges, Le Coin Français housed in building
Missouri Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Recently renovated building includes air conditioning, dining hall, dining room, kitchenettes, study rooms, multi-purpose room
Ryle Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: 24-hour computer labs, dining hall, floor lounges, game room, kitchenettes, main lounge
West Campus Suites
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: 24-hour computer workstations, air conditioning, convenience store, kitchenettes on every floor, multi-purpose room, study rooms

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Campbell Apartments
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, apartments
Special Features: Air conditioning, close proximity to Stokes Stadium and athletic fields, full kitchens, only residential facility on campus that houses married students
Fair Apartments
Floors: 1
Number of Units: 50–99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, apartments
Special Features: Meal plans are required since there are no kitchens
Randolph Apartments
Floors: 1
Number of Units: 25–49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes, by apartment
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, apartments
Special Features: Full kitchens

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