Living in Kirksville

An Active Community

This welcoming college town offers a steady stream of events with everything from local festivals, to concerts, theater performances, art exhibits, and more. Take advantage of numerous local parks or the many outdoor activities like biking, hiking, fishing, swimming and boating at Thousand Hills State Park.  Explore the historic square within easy walking distance of campus, where you will find unique shops, locally-owned restaurants, a movie theater, and historical attractions.

Part of the charm of living in a small town means you become connected to the community. You get to know your neighbors. You see familiar faces walking downtown, checking out the Farmer’s Market on the weekends, or getting a bite to eat at your favorite restaurant.  Whatever you do, you can count on discovering plenty of places to study, relax, and hang out with friends.

What students like about Kirksville…

Students-Dining-Outside
“Small-town community feel.”
—Katie L.
Students in front of Student Union Building at Truman State University“Being able to walk everywhere.”
—Erika K.
Lake at Thousand Hills State Park“Having Thousand Hills State Park so close.”
—Samantha B.
Kirksville - Concert on the Square“Charming, not industrial.”
—Cindy L.
Neva

My favorite aspect of Truman is the sense of community. I love knowing so many people around campus and having so many great opportunities that I might not have at a larger university.

Neva S., Creative Writing Major, Theatre Minor