Truett McConnell University (TMU) is excited to announce the much-anticipated Friends and Family Weekend 2024, scheduled to take place on March 15th and 16th at the TMU campus in Cleveland, Georgia. This two-day event promises a dynamic lineup of events and distinguished guests, offering an unforgettable experience for all attendees.

As part of our commitment to fostering connections and community, admission to the Friends and Family Weekend event is entirely free and open to the general public.

Friday, March 15th

The weekend kicks off with a spectacular array of activities on Friday from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. Attendees can enjoy food trucks (for purchase), lawn games, athletic events, campus tours, alumni gatherings, and other family-friendly outdoor entertainment. The main events, hosted at the Student Wellness Center, will open its doors at 6:00pm.

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

The highlight of Friday evening is the presence of renowned women’s rights activist and 12-time All-American Swimmer, Riley Gaines. Known for her advocacy for equality and fairness, Gaines will share her remarkable journey and experiences challenging the regulations of the NCAA and the International Olympic Committee. Her compelling insights into defending women’s single-sex spaces promise to be both enlightening and thought-provoking.

Following Gaines, the Dove-Award and Grammy-nominated Christian band, Sanctus Real, will take the stage as part of The UnReal Tour. Joining them are the sensational acts Unspoken & JJ Weeks. The night will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display on campus.

Saturday, March 16th

On Saturday, the campus will be opened for events including conversations with TMU’s President Emir Caner, supporting the TMU Bears at TMU spring athletics events, campus tours, alumni gatherings, and other family-friendly outdoor entertainment on campus. We welcome everyone to join us in celebrating TMU’s mission, which is ‘to equip students with the Truth, through a Biblically-centered education, to fulfill the Great Commission.

This weekend is an opportunity to showcase our commitment to this mission and emphasize our dedication to ‘Standing on Truth’ in all aspects of university life. Your support is invaluable, and we look forward to sharing this exciting event with our community. For more information and event details, please visit Truett McConnell University’s Friends and Family Weekend Page.

Truett McConnell University is a private Christian liberal arts university in Cleveland, Georgia, dedicated to providing a Biblically-centered education. The university is committed to equipping students with the Truth and preparing them to fulfill the Great Commission.

For media inquiries, please contact email  TMU Office of Advancement.


Jenny Gregory is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Truett McConnell University.

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