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Tour Scotland with the Alumni Travel Program

The Truman Alumni Board of Directors and the Office of Advancement have selected Scotland* for the 2017 travel destination!

The weeklong tour covers most of the country, including the Isle of Skye. Enjoy fascinating castles, charming villages and cities, and intriguing history. Scotland is breathtaking with green hills,  woods and amazing beaches. Enjoy national parks and watch for the Loch Ness monster as you tour the Highlands. Noted cities include Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh.

Featured stops may also include Bannockburn, Glengoyne, Loch Lomond, Culloden Moor and St. Andrews. This trip includes transportation (motor coach, along with ferry to the Isle of Skye), transfers, luggage handling and most tips. Daily excursions are included; a few optional excursions will be offered. Daily breakfast is also included, along with four dinners and first-class hotel accommodations.

Join the group as they traverse the country in comfort in a deluxe motor coach that includes free Wi-Fi and an experienced driver and knowledgeable guide. Travel with your fellow alumni and friends and leave the headaches of individual travel behind. Each traveler receives a Truman travel package that includes an all-season jacket, tote bag and T-shirt. The cost of this eight-day trip is only $2,119 plus airfare. You can save an additional $194 by booking by Nov. 29, 2016, reducing the cost to $1,925 plus airfare. The tour departs June 1 and returns June 8, 2017.**

For more information, contact Denise Smith, director of alumni relations, at or (660) 785-4174.
Trip protection is $189. An optional post-trip extension to London is available.

Future trips for the Truman Alumni Travel Program may include Cuba, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal, Greece, Greenland, Australia, Hawaii, Washington, D.C., Napa and the Canadian Rockies, just to name a few. Contact Denise Smith at for more information and to indicate your preferences, or go to the Alumni web page and input your favorites!

*Please note, this trip requires an eligible passport.
**Trip, date and pricing are subject to change.

Tour Scotland with the Alumni Travel Program

Be a Part of Something Bigger than You!

The Truman State University Alumni Association values the support, encouragement and commitment that alumni, family and friends of the University give through their alumni chapter membership. Being a part of an alumni chapter is a great way to contribute to the University’s mission and keeps you connected to what’s going on in Kirksville.

Joining an alumni chapter offers a great opportunity to network with others as well as a chance to build your personal leadership skills. Members of our alumni chapters leave lasting legacies by volunteering their time, keeping members engaged with campus, serving as mentors for students and hosting incredible events like service opportunities, tailgates, golf tournaments, social hours, banquets and more, all across the country. Our alumni chapters have a large part in supporting scholarships to enhance the Truman experience for the students that pursue excellence at the University. Alumni chapter memberships are open to Truman graduates, current students, parents of students and friends of the University.


Join an alumni chapter today at!

Homecoming 2016


October 21-23 is the weekend of Homecoming 2016. Mark your calendars now to join us for a fun-filled weekend! Friday night is the Bulldog Forever Banquet that includes the Golden Alumni ceremony, Hall of Fame inductions and the 2016 Homecoming honorees. Saturday starts with the 5K Run/Walk, followed by the Parade, Golden Alumni Reunion Luncheon, the Bulldog Forever Homecoming Tailgate, Bulldog Homecoming game and other athletic events, plus the 30th anniversary of the Black Alumni Reunion.

For more details, email or go to