Joseph Baldwin Academy

Living On Campus


Students attending the Joseph Baldwin Academy live with their preceptors in single-sex wings of a residence hall near the center of the Truman campus. Each housing group has approximately 8-16 students who live near you as well as a housing group leader(s), one of our many capable preceptors.  Your housing group leader(s) will plan activities for your group to enjoy such as trips off campus to local eating establishments or shopping.  They will also hang out with you after curfew and help you get to know each other and feel comfortable here at JBA.  The housing group is an important part of the residential experience, as it provides students with a sense of identity and belonging within the larger JBA community.

Students will be given room assignments when they check in. Most students are assigned to double rooms, and to the extent possible, we may be able to offer a particular housing arrangement, including a roommate request.  However, these requests must be made no later than two weeks prior to arrival, on the Parent/Guardian Consent Form that is emailed with all the Welcome/Arrival information.  Both students must request each other by the deadline.  We also attempt to assigned roommates of a similar age. Students will share a bathroom with the connecting room. Students are not allowed to visit opposite-sex wings of the residence hall.

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Room Furnishings

The University furnishes most rooms with bunkable/loftable beds, standard twin-sized mattresses (36” x 76”), a dresser or drawers to share between residents, closets or wardrobes, and window mini blinds. All residence hall rooms have a desk with drawer space for each resident. Each room in our residence halls contains one bed per person, which may be bunked. You may want to bring a mattress pad or “eggcrate” foam padding, bed linens, pillow, light blanket and clothes hangers.

Residents using extension cords are strongly encouraged to use grounded 3-prong, 15-amp minimum, extension cords and/or surge protectors. All electronics or appliances must be UL approved and in good, working condition. Please refer to the “What to bring checklist” when considering what electrical devises to bring.

What to bring checklist (PDF)