Truett McConnell University invites you to our Friends and Family Weekend. This will be a special weekend for  students, alumni, faculty, staff, and partners to join us for a variety of exciting activities.

We invite you to participate and engage in activities throughout the weekend!

WEEKEND ITINERARY:

Thursday, March 14, 2024

2:00pm: Women’s Softball vs. Bluefield University

4:00pm: Women’s Softball vs. Bluefield University

5:00–7:30pm: School of Business Alumni/Student Networking Event (LOCATION: Nix Student Center)

6:00pm: Women’s Lacrosse vs. St. Thomas University

Friday, March 15, 2024

1:00pm: TMU Tennis vs. Brevard College

2:00pm – 5:00pm:

Campus Tours: Enjoy a guided driven tour by one of our friendly TMU student ambassadors. Learn the history of TMU and find out why this gem in the mountain foothills is a well-known for it’s beautiful scenery. Tours will begin every 30 minutes from the Nix Student Center. Last tour will leave at 4:30pm.

2:00pm–6:00pm:

◊ Food Trucks: A selection of local food trucks will be on the campus of TMU, near the front lawn, offering a variety of meals, desserts, and other food options for a fee.

◊ Outdoor Games: TMU Student Life will host interactive, family-friendly games for students and guests on the front lawn of campus.

◊ Alumni Gatherings: Our individual schools will be hosting a variety of gatherings throughout the campus on Friday and Saturday. We invite alumni to connect with their specific school to find out more about these events.

3:00pm: Men’s Volleyball vs. Webber International University

3:00pm: School of Music Alumni Gathering – Reception and gathering (LOCATION: Sewell-Plunkett Chapel Foyer; outside, weather permitting)

3:00pm – 5:00pm: College of Life and Health Sciences Alumni Gathering (including School of STEM, School of Nursing, and School of Psychology and Biblical Counseling) (LOCATION: Brown Hall Outdoor Patio)

3:30pm: Violin Recital by TMU’s Instructor in Violin Dr. Jennifer Clyde. (LOCATION: Sewell-Plunkett Chapel)

4:00pm – 5:30pm: The Peter and Gredel Walpot School of Education and The Michael Sattler School of Public Service Meet and Greet. (LOCATION: Odell Hall)

6:00pm: Doors Open to Public for our Standing on Truth night of events. (LOCATION: Student Wellness Center) 

6:15pm: Keynote Speaker: Riley Gaines Women’s rights activist and 12-time All-American Swimmer. **No ticket needed.

7:00pm: Dove-Award and Grammy-nominated Christian band, Sanctus Real, along with sensational acts Unspoken & JJ Weeks perform as part of their UnReal Tour. **No ticket needed.

7:00pm: Men’s Volleyball vs. Talladega College (LOCATION: Harris Athletic Complex)

*Fireworks display to begin immediately after the concert!

**Please note, all events in the Student Wellness Center are FREE, non-ticketed, and open to the public on a first-come-first-serve basis until maximum capacity is reached.

Saturday, March 16, 2024

8:00am: Breakfast available at Carol Anne’s Café for a fee.

10:00am: Standing on Truth discussion with Dr. Emir Caner. (LOCATION: Sewell-Plunkett Chapel)

11:00am: Women’s Lacrosse vs. Univ. of Health Sciences & Pharmacy in St. Louis

11:00am – 12:00pm: The Conrad Grebel School of The Humanities Meet and Greet. (LOCATION: Chandler Building)

11:00am–2:00pm:

◊ Food Trucks: A selection of local food trucks will be on the campus of TMU, near the front lawn, offering a variety of meals, desserts, and other food options for a fee.

◊ Alumni Gatherings:  Our individual schools will be hosting a variety of gatherings throughout the campus on Friday and Saturday. We invite alumni to connect with their specific school to find out more about these events.

◊ Campus Tours: Enjoy a guided driven tour by one of our friendly TMU student ambassadors. Learn the history of TMU and find out why this gem in the mountain foothills is a well-known for it’s beautiful scenery. Tours will begin every 30 minutes from the Nix Student Center.

11:00am – 2:00pm: The Balthasar Hubmaier School of Theology and Missions alumni gathering. (LOCATION: World Mission Center lobby in Miller Building)

12:00pm:  Men’s Volleyball vs. Warner University

1:00pm: Women’s Softball vs. Union College

3:00pm: Women’s Softball vs. Union College

6:00-8:00pm: Hot Air Balloon Rides for TMU Students on the front lawn of campus.

Thank you for your ongoing support and dedication to Truett McConnell University! We can’t wait to welcome you on campus!

**Please note: Clear bags will only be allowed in the SWC.

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