Check out campus webcams

Check out campus webcams

November 4, 2009

Stuck inside and wondering what the weather is up to? Want to see if your son, daughter or friend is playing frisbee on the quad?

Several webcams on the Truman website provide live views of the Truman Campus. ┬áThe Truman Parents’ Council purchased the first three in 2004, which show views of the Student Union, the Quad, and the walkway alongside the library. Residence Life added a webcam in 2005 to capture the progress of construction on West Campus Suites.

Todd Kuhns, web services manager, said that many Truman alumni and friends regularly check in on the site.

“When one of those cams goes down, we usually hear about it first from a parent or alumnus off-campus,” said Kuhns.

Kuhns said one challenge to installing the cameras is getting wiring for power and network access to the often difficult-to-reach mounting locations. Nevertheless, plans are in the works to add two more cameras in the near future.

To view Truman’s cams online, go to webcam.truman.edu.