Greetings SEE Scholar and Family!
The starting date for the SEE program is fast approaching. We are looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, July 31, 2016!
As a part of SEE, Scholars are welcome to participate in Truman Orientation on Tuesday, August 16. However, alternative dates are available throughout the summer. Parents are not required to attend Orientation but are welcome to attend any or all of the day’s sessions.
Students may check in at Dobson Hall on Sunday, July 31 between 8:00 AM and noon. There will be staff members available to check you in and volunteers to help move your belongings into your residence hall room..
SEE Scholars will be housed in Dobson Hall’s community style rooms during the summer portion of the SEE Program. Dobson Hall has four floors with lounges and kitchens on each floor. Dobson Hall also has computers throughout the building for student use that print to a central location at the Hall Desk. Dobson Hall is equipped with a laundry room and comfortable main lobby. In your room, you will find a desk with shelves and drawers for each person, loft-able beds (homemade lofts are not allowed), one twin-sized mattress per person, a wardrobe for each person, and blinds/shades for each window.
Things to Bring
Because the scholars will be moving to their fall residence halls immediately following the SEE Program, students need to bring everything they may need for the fall semester. This may include, but is not limited to: Linens for a twin-size bed (pillow, sheets, etc.), shower supplies (towels, soap, etc.), alarm clock, telephone, fan, clothes hangers, iron and board, shower curtains (for those in suite style buildings), spending money, bathing suit and an umbrella or raincoat. Students are asked to keep in mind the size of a typical dorm room when they are packing. To review the Residence Hall policies and find a complete list of what items you are allowed to bring to campus, please view the Residence Life Handbook.
We Will Provide:
- General School Supplies (i.e. one notebook, one SEE program binder, paper, pencils, and pens)
- Truman Planner
- Textbooks (One during the summer program; One during the fall semester)
Note: There is a Walmart and other local stores where you may purchase room supplies if you prefer to look the room over before deciding what to bring.
- Check Cashing: You may make checks payable to “Truman State University” in $25.00 increments. Students will be allowed to cash checks at the Cashier Window in the lower floor of McClain Hall (the university administrative building) during normal business hours Monday-Friday between 7:30 AM and 2:00 PM. The Cashier Window is not open on Saturday or Sunday. Students must show identification when cashing checks.
- Post Office: Mail to all Residence Halls is received and distributed to the campus living environments Monday through Saturday, except on national and University holidays or breaks. All mail delivered in mailboxes must include the name and address of the resident and a return address. Outgoing mail is picked up once a day from the hall desk or other designated mail drop slots. Stamps and envelopes can be purchased at the hall desk. To send mail to your SEE Scholar during the SEE Program the mailing address is:
c/o SEE Program
Truman State University
100 E. Normal
Kirksville, Missouri 63501
- Laundry: Washers and dryers are available in all of the residence halls including Dobson Hall. Payment is not required to do loads of laundry but students must provide their own detergent!
- University Bookstore: The bookstore is located on campus in the Student Union Building. Some textbooks will be furnished to students for both the summer program and fall semester. Additional school supplies, textbooks, or Truman gear may be purchased at the bookstore.
- Library: Students will have full privileges in Pickler Memorial Library such as computers, computer labs and reference materials. Students must return books to the Library before the End of Program Banquet on Thursday, August 13th, 2015. Students will be held responsible for any lost books or late fees.
- Health Services and Insurance: Students may use the Student Health Center on campus. Emergency medical service is available at the local hospital, Northeast Regional Medical Center. Please complete and return the Medical History form included in the orientation mailing and submit a record of your immunizations to the Health Center. If you do not return the forms before move-in day, please bring them to campus with you. Law requires certain immunizations (i.e. Measles and Meningitis) prior to the start of fall classes. If you have any questions regarding use of the Student Health Center, please contact us at (660) 785-4182. Additionally, bring a copy of your health and pharmacy insurance cards with you.
Our counselors and support staff plan exciting weekend programs for the students to partake in. Past activities have included, but are not limited to, trips to Thousand Hills State park, sports tournaments in the Student Recreation Center, karaoke nights, and talent shows. Scholars are required and expected to participate in all weekend activities.
During the SEE Program, we discourage family and friends from visiting students and taking them off campus. Weekend time allows students to establish friendship and become fully involved in residential life. (In fact, homesickness is often intensified by visits from parents.) However, we recognize the vital importance of parental involvement in a student’s academic and social growth, and to that end, we will allow visitation on Sunday between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Students who wish to leave during these times must sign out with the SEE counselor on duty. Students will be allowed to leave the program only with their parents/adult relatives/guardians and only during these allotted hours. The only exceptions granted will be for personal or family emergencies. If a student leaves the campus with someone other than a parent/guardian at anytime during the SEE Program, they must be 17 or older and provide the SEE Program Director or Program Coordinator a signed letter from the parent/guardian.
Students are not permitted to use their personal vehicles during the SEE Program. The SEE Program will have regular access to University vehicles. Due to liability and University regulations, if a student brings a personal vehicle it will be parked for the duration of the program in a campus parking lot.
Check-out of Dobson Hall
Check-out will begin on August 17th, and scholars will move into their assigned residence halls for the remainder of the school year.
Student Expectation and Protocol
We ask that SEE Scholars and a parent/guardian review, sign, and bring the Student Expectation and Protocol form on Jul 31. We also encourage SEE Scholars to familiarize themselves with the Student Conduct Code.