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.