Rutherford County College Night features MTSU, 60 ...

Rutherford County College Night features MTSU, 60 more schools

MTSU recruiters are inviting area high school students, their parents and families to attend the Rutherford County College Night Wednesday, Sept. 6 — one of the first college recruiting fairs in the Middle Tennessee region this fall.

The event, hosted by MTSU, features nearly 60 colleges and universities from across the Southeast. It will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Student Union Ballroom, located at 1768 MTSU Blvd. on the MTSU campus in Murfreesboro. For general information about the event, visit

MTSU recruits Williamson County student.

Honors College Associate Dean Philip Phillips, right, points out information in the college’s brochures to 2017 Independence High School grad Sarah Zakaria of Thompson’s Station, Tenn., as her father, Radwan Zakaria, listens during a 2016 MTSU recruiting event. Sarah Zakaria is now a sophomore mechatronics engineering major in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences’ engineering technology department. MTSU hosts Rutherford County College Night starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 6. (MTSU file photo by Randy Weiler)

People planning to attend should park in the Rutherford lot off Rutherford Boulevard on the east side of campus. A tent with Blue Elite Tour Guides will be on-site to assist visitors.

Shuttles will be operating from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. to transport visitors to and from the Student Union Building. To find parking and building location, a printable campus map is available at

Public, private and home-schooled students from Rutherford and surrounding counties are welcome to attend the free event. Students or their parents can also register free online through the automated system at

After registering, the student will receive a printable barcode or one that can be used from a smartphone. College recruiters can scan the student’s barcode to instantly receive all necessary information.

Joey Clark, a senior recruiter in the MTSU Office of Admissions, said the barcode method takes the place of contact cards and saves time for students and their parents.

“It allows students to optimize their face-to-face time with recruiters,” Clark added.

Along with MTSU personnel manning 15 tables, dozens of colleges and universities will send representatives in their effort to recruit students for the 2018-19 academic year and beyond.

“We have an excellent number of other colleges and universities joining us at MTSU for this event,” Clark said.

For questions about the college night, call 615-898-2233 or email

The Tennessee Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers has endorsed the event.

— Randy Weiler (