Students will receive an I.D. card at orientation on Sunday. This university identification card will serve as a meal card and library card during the students’ stay. The Student I.D. card will also allow students to access their money at the “JBA Bank,” checkout games at the Hall Store, and have access to the Student Recreation Center on campus. A deposit is not required for the Student I.D. card but there is a charge for replacement if it is lost.
All meals Saturday evening, June 11, through Saturday morning, July 2, for Session I and all meals Saturday evening, July 9, through Saturday morning, July 30, for Session II will be provided by the University. No cooking is allowed in the residence hall rooms.
The dining services on campus offer a wide selection of food at every meal, and their menus are varied enough to accommodate vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and other diets. If your student requires other special dietary needs or has food allergies, please contact us at least two weeks before you arrive so that we can plan for these needs and provide food services with this information.
Vegetarian Meals: Meatless entrees are available on the regular menu. The meatless entrees may contain animal products (milk, cheese, eggs). Students who prefer not to eat animal products may choose from items on the regular menu and the salad bar. Special, non-animal-product menu plans are not available.
Specific Food Allergies: Please provide details on the Medical Information Form. Most students with food allergies manage by selecting from the variety of items available on the regular menu and salad bar. If a student’s food allergies include reactions to airborne allergens (such as hypersensitivity to peanuts) please note this on the form but also contact us two weeks prior to your arrival so that we may provide this information to food services.
Washers and dryers are available in the residence hall at no cost to the student. Students will need to bring their own laundry detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets, etc. to use. Students may also be taken off campus to a local laundry facility to do their laundry. Machines in the residence hall are limited. Students will need to sign up to do their laundry during activity/free time and plan ahead for their laundry needs.
Students wanting to bring their musical instruments to practice or perform while at JBA will have access to practice rooms in the Fine Arts building on campus, Ophelia Parish. Students will be able to sign up for practice rooms during their free time. Students may also be interested in performing during the Talent Showcase at the end of the Session.
We support any student who wants to attend religious services and will provide transportation to and from local religious services with a staff member. Sign-up for these services will occur on Saturday on a week-to-week basis. It is important that students with this interest remember to sign-up in advance as prior planning is required to coordinate travel to different services at different times.
Many but not all Christian denominations have services available in Kirksville. Several non-denominational options are also available. In the general absence of regular services by non-Christian traditions in the Kirksville community, we welcome suggestions from students from these faiths about ways to address their spiritual needs.
We believe the choice to attend weekly services is a personal or family matter, and due to students’ variable interests and traditions, we ask that parents who expect their children to attend services each week have the necessary conversations with their children prior to attendance to reinforce their expectations.
A student bank is maintained in the JBA Hall Desk and is monitored by the Residential Living Director. The students are encouraged to deposit their spending money at the bank to prevent accidental loss. The Residential Living Director sets up individual accounts and banking hours are posted and maintained daily. An account may be opened on registration day or at any time during the session. To assist our staff, we ask that you bring cash for your deposit.
Students may also cash checks made payable to “Truman State University” for $25.00 – $50.00 at the Cashier Window located in the lower level of McClain Hall. Students will be allowed to cash checks at the Cashier Window during lunch on weekdays. Students must show their Student I.D. when cashing checks. The Cashier Window is not open on Saturday or Sunday.
Students may also check in any valuables at the JBA Hall Desk for safekeeping. Items may include musical instruments, jewelry, etc.
Personal Belongings/Lost and Found
Students are responsible at all times for the safe-keeping of their personal belongings. We urge students to label all of their belongings, including clothing, with their first and last names. JBA is not responsible for theft or other loss of, or damage to, students’ personal belongings, including athletic equipment and musical instruments. When considering whether to bring an expensive item, families may wish to investigate possible coverage under their own homeowner’s or renter’s insurance. In general, we recommend that students leave valuables at home.
JBA will maintain a lost and found box in the JBA Hall Desk. Clearly labeled items are the most likely to be successfully returned. JBA is not responsible for items left behind at the end of session.