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MTSU admissions hosts Drive-Thru College Fair at R...

MTSU admissions hosts Drive-Thru College Fair at Rutherford Parking Lot

COVID-19 may have prevented prospective students from traveling and learning about MTSU and other universities this fall.

The Office of Admissions has a safe solution to help collect useful recruiting information from MTSU and other schools.

As darkness settles in, cars carrying prospective students participate in the MTSU Drive-Thru College Fair in the Rutherford Parking Lot Thursday, Nov. 5. The event was a way for high school students to learn more about MTSU and other colleges since COVID-19 forced the cancellation of college fairs across the state. (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt)

As darkness settles in, cars carrying prospective students participate in the MTSU Drive-Thru College Fair in the Rutherford Parking Lot Thursday, Nov. 5. The event was a way for high school students to learn more about MTSU and other colleges since COVID-19 forced the cancellation of college fairs across the state. (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt)

A Drive-Thru College Fair was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, in the Rutherford Parking Lot., 319 N. Rutherford Blvd.

Various MTSU academic colleges — Liberal Arts, Basic and Applied Sciences, Media and Entertainment, Behavioral and Health Sciences and Honors College — were joined by other in-state and out-of-state institutions for this special event.

MTSU Housing and Residential Life Director Michelle Safewright, left, and Associate Director Amy Korstange provide information and answer questions for a prospective student Thursday, Nov. 5, during the Drive-Thru College Fair at the Rutherford Parking Lot. The fair, which included MTSU colleges and departments and representatives from other schools from across Tennessee, was a way for high school students to obtain information since COVID-19 had canceled in-person college fairs this fall. (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt)

MTSU College of Media and Entertainment advisers Janell Fisher, left, and Sarah Gregory provide information and answer questions for a prospective student Thursday, Nov. 5, during the Drive-Thru College Fair at the Rutherford Parking Lot. The fair, which included MTSU colleges and departments and representatives from other schools from across Tennessee, was a way for high school students to obtain information since COVID-19 had canceled in-person college fairs this fall. (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt)

Attendees will be able to drive up and receive information from all of the participating universities, all while staying safe and wearing a mask. MTSU will provide masks for visitors who drive up without face coverings.

The participating university representatives also will be adhering to MTSU, state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocols as well.

For more information, call 615-898-2233 or contact Payton Theriot, admissions counselor for Rutherford County, at 615-898-3758 or email at Peyton.Theriot@mtsu.edu.

—Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)

MTSU College of Basic and Applied Sciences Dean Bud Fischer answers questions and provides information about his college for prospective students and their families attending the Drive-Thru College Fair Thursday, Nov. 5, in the Rutherford Parking Lot. (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt)

MTSU College of Basic and Applied Sciences Dean Bud Fischer answers questions and provides information about his college for prospective students and their families attending the Drive-Thru College Fair Thursday, Nov. 5, in the Rutherford Parking Lot. (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt)

Mark Murphy, center, assistant director for MTSU undergraduate transfer admissions, provides information and gives swag to prospective students attending the Drive-Thru College Fair Thursday, Nov. 5, in the Rutherford Parking Lot. It was part of a recruiting partnership with other state colleges. (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt)

Mark Murphy, center, assistant director for MTSU undergraduate transfer admissions, provides information and gives swag to prospective students attending the Drive-Thru College Fair Thursday, Nov. 5, in the Rutherford Parking Lot. It was part of a recruiting partnership with other state colleges. (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt)


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