Welcome to Truett McConnell University! We are excited that God has led you to TMU and we want to make your transition to Cleveland as smooth as possible. We hope this page will provide answers to all your questions about beginning this exciting new phase of your life. Please contact us at 706-865-2134, ext. 4101 if you have any other questions or we can help you in any way.

To move into campus housing on your designated day and time, ALL STUDENTS will need to receive full clearance from Registrar, Financial Aid, and Business Office.  To receive full clearance, students meet the following criteria:

  • Register for at least 12 credit hours.
  • Complete all required Financial Aid documents.
  • Set up a payment plan or pay the bill in full through the Business Office.

Upon receiving full clearance, you will receive an email with a link to sign up for a move-in time on your designated day.  Move-in times are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore the faster you receive full clearance, the better.  Only students that receive full clearance and sign up for a move-in time will be issued a key.  Please contact the appropriate office to ensure you are adequately cleared.

*Fall 2023 New Resident Student Orientation Event Schedule*

Fall 2023 New Resident Student Orientation will be offered on two days: August 9th or August 10th. All students will receive a scheduled time slot for the day they choose. **Please note that students should not plan other activities during orientation. All new first-time freshmen residential students are expected to attend this program

Soft Move-in Day – Wednesday, August 9th

This specific move-in day will be a shorter half-day option for those who want a more intimate approach and/or priority move-in option.

 Time  Event  Location
 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm  Arrival, Checkin, Movein  TMU Campus
 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm  President’s BBQ  Carol Anne’s Café
 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm  Parents Final Goodbye  TMU Cross
 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm  Movie on the Lawn  Front Lawn





Freshman Move-in Day – Thursday, August 10th

Thursday’s full-day move-in option is an all-day event with events like our Block Party, local church connection, evening celebration, President’s BBQ, Gate Ceremony, and class photo. This option is considered the “full move-in experience.”

 Time  Event  Location
 9:00 am  4:30 pm  Arrival, Checkin,  Movein  TMU Campus
 12:00 pm 2:00 pm  Block Party Lunch  Front Lawn
 5:00 pm  6:30 pm  President’s BBQ  Carol Anne’s Cafe
 6:30 pm  7:30 pm  Parents Final  Goodbye  TMU Cross
 7:30 pm  8:30 pm  Gate and Picture Ceremony  Front Gate
 8:30 pm  11:00 pm  Late Night Luau  Beach Volleyball
 11:00 pm  12:00 am  Dorm Meetings  Assigned Dorm

Freshman Orientation – Friday, August 11th

 Time  Event  Location
 8:30 am – 9:30 am  Breakfast  Carol Anne’s Cafe
 9:45 am – 11:45 am  Session 1  HAC
 12 pm – 1:00 pm  Lunch  Carol Anne’s Cafe
 1:15 pm – 3:15 pn  Session 2  HAC
 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm  TMU Station Rotation  TMU Campus
 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm  Dinner  Carol Anne’s Cafe
 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm  Small Groups  Dorms with RA
 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm  Grocery Bingo  SWC

Freshman Orientation – Saturday, August 12

 Time  Event  Location
 8:30 am – 9:30 am  Breakfast  Carol Anne’s Cafe
 9:45 am – 11:45 am  Session 3  HAC
 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  Lunch  Carol Anne’s Cafe
 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm  Session 4  HAC
 3:15 pm- 4:00 pm  Free Time  TMU Campus
 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm  Ekklesiafest  Front Lawn
 7:00 pm – 12:00 am  Ice Cream Social  The Nightly

Sunday, August 13

 Time  Event  Location
 8:30 am – 9:30 am  Breakfast  Carol Anne’s Cafe
 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  Shuttle Bus/Church  You Decide!
 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  Lunch  Carol Anne’s Cafe
 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm  Dinner  Carol Anne’s Cafe
 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm  Final Dorm Meeting  Assigned Dorms
 10:00 pm- 12:00 am  Late Night Breakfast  Carol Anne’s Cafe


Questions related to one of our Move In Day options? Let us know by connecting with our student life staff: Maddy Bolick or Jay Adair.

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