MTSU Fall Preview Days start with Sept. 22 campus ...

MTSU Fall Preview Days start with Sept. 22 campus event

Middle Tennessee State University admissions staff and recruiters are about to switch into a higher gear in their efforts to land prospective students for 2019 and beyond.

MTSU expects hundreds of high school students and their families to visit the campus from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, for the first of three Fall Preview Days. The day will begin in the Student Union, 1768 MTSU Blvd., in Murfreesboro. To find parking, visit

MTSU holds preview days as a way for prospective students to see the campus, take tours given by student guides, learn about departments, programs and student organizations, and meet faculty and staff from academic areas and the Division of Student Affairs.

Prospective Jones College of Business students at February 2018 preview day.

Prospective MTSU students considering the Jones College of Business follow a campus tour guide during a visit earlier this year. A Sept. 22 Fall Preview Day kicks off a series of three campus visit days. (MTSU photo by Kimi Conro)

The other fall preview days will be:

  • 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, starting in the Student Union.
  • 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, starting in the Student Union.

High school seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen; potential transfer students and graduate students are welcome to register and attend. To register, visit

MTSU also will hold a special Saturday tour starting at 10 a.m. Oct. 20 in the Student Services and Admissions Center, 1860 Blue Raider Drive.

Linda Olsen

Linda Olsen

“We encourage students and their guests to attend our preview day this fall,” said Linda Olsen, director of undergraduate recruitment in admissions. “It is an opportunity to meet with academic departments, talk to college leaders, ask questions of current MTSU students, take a campus tour and learn in-depth information about the programs of study that interest you most.”

Students and their families can take daily campus tours, which are held at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. starting in the Student Services and Admissions Center, 1860 Blue Raider Drive.

Schedule a tour at

The Sept. 22 Preview Day is a prelude to the resumption of the 2018 MTSU True Blue Tour.

After kicking the tour off in Murfreesboro at MTSU in August, the MTSU team — administrators, deans, academic adviser and staff from other departments — will join President Sidney A. McPhee Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Clarksville, Tennessee, for the second leg of the 14-city tour.

For more information on the True Blue Tour, visit

Prospective students and guests walk across the MTSU campus.

Prospective MTSU students and family members walk across campus during a preview day earlier this year. (MTSU photo by Kimi Conro)

For more admissions information or questions, email or call 615-898-2233. For information about tours and events, email or call 615-898-5670.

Prospective students for the 2019-20 academic year need to submit their application for admission and accompanying documents by Dec. 1 to meet the guaranteed scholarship deadline. To apply, visit

MTSU recruiters and staff will entertain Middle Tennessee-area counselors and community college staff at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in the Student Union Ballroom.

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Prospective MTSU College of Media and Entertainment students head from the Student Union to another venue.

An MTSU campus tour guide leads prospective students and guests on a campus tour earlier this year in the Student Union. MTSU hosts three fall preview days: Sept. 22, Oct. 6 and Nov. 3. (MTSU photo by Kimi Conro)