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4 College Freshman

Weather: The winter is long and cold, but it's definitely bearable. It's even kind of fun when it snows because you get to build snowmen and have snowball fights on the Quad with friends. And when it's nice outside it's absolutely gorgeous on campus. There's flowers everywhere that smell heavenly and laying out on the Quad to do homework or just relax is one of the best things in the world.

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1 College Sophomore

Weather: I hate cold weather. I think it's distracting and annoying. Here at Truman, you have about 3 weeks of "nice weather" from the start of the year up until mid September. Then it starts getting colder, cloudier, and overall just worse all the way until April. Then you have about a month of nice weather until the end of second semester. So you have about 1-2 months of nice weather and like 8 months of shitty weather, which is why it sucks.

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3 College Student

Weather: There's a brick pathway that stays warmed up enough to avoid the ice that will inevitably catch you off guard one day.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The fall and late spring/summer are awesome and it's great getting outside in the temperate to warm weather. Winters though are cold, long, and reminiscent of hell frozen over.

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1 College Junior

Weather: Snowy as f*** and cold in the winter but nice in the fall and spring

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Travel books always suggest packing lightly when going places, but the opposite is true if you come to Truman. The winters routinely bring temperatures close to zero, while the summers top 90 degrees. What's more, there is no gradual change from warm to cool in spring and fall. Instead, a week can see temperatures hit anywhere within a 30-degree range. You know that winter is near when the mercury stops leaping back to 80 degrees. There are distinct seasons, which you can see in the trees: bursts of dogwood in the spring and bright red foliage in the fall.

The wind almost never stops. Definitely bring hoodies and hats, because regardless of the temperature, a short walk across campus can leave you with stinging ears. Most will advise students to keep an umbrella close by, as it rains regularly. It also snows often, especially in January and February, and if you are from a metropolis south of Truman, the drifting flakes are a wonderful surprise. Kirksville is also home to some of the best packing snow, so late-night snowball fights and sledding down the hill in front of Centennial are impromptu musts. When the forecast is bad but the day looks beautiful, don't be deceived. Layers are every student's best bet because while it might be snowing outside, the classrooms will be stifling.

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 61 °F
Spring - Low: 40 °F
Summer - High: 84 °F
Summer - Low: 63 °F
Fall - High: 63 °F
Fall - Low: 42 °F
Winter - High: 36 °F
Winter - Low: 18 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 3.86 in./month
Summer: 4.84 in./month
Fall: 3.33 in./month
Winter: 1.54 in./month
What to Pack
  • Hoodies
  • Umbrella



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