MTSU plans March 22 ‘True Blue Preview Day&#...

MTSU plans March 22 ‘True Blue Preview Day’ featuring science

MTSU’s 2014 “True Blue Spring Preview Day” for prospective high school and transfer students will be held Saturday, March 22, on campus.

Prospective MTSU students can make reservations now for the March 22 “True Blue Preview Day,” which will feature a special focus on science. Click on the graphic above to start your visit!

The university already is making preparations for the Spring Preview Day, which will feature science.

All university colleges and disciplines will be participating, but in anticipation of the opening of the new Science Building in spring 2015, MTSU is putting special emphasis on science areas that day.

True Blue Preview Day is MTSU’s signature open house for prospective students and their families. The campus visit program includes department presentations and opportunities to meet with faculty and staff from academic areas and student affairs, along with campus tours.

All students are welcome, and high school seniors, underclassmen and transfer students are highly encouraged to attend.

Prospective students and their families can visit to learn more and register for the preview day; they can click on “Special Events” and follow the prompts.

College of Basic and Applied Sciences Dean Bud Fischer said he and his entire college are looking forward to the preview day.

“I’m excited,” Fischer said. “It’s a great opportunity for this college to showcase all the outstanding programs it has in the various fields of science.”

Fischer said special tours will be conducted to “give prospective students an extra opportunity to see the various departments and talk to faculty and department chairs.” He emphasized that the Spring Preview Day will be for all of MTSU’S colleges, not just Basic and Applied Sciences.

As this Oct. 11 photo shows, work continues on the new MTSU Science Building, which is scheduled to open in spring 2015. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

Visiting students and their families will be able to view the exterior of the $147 million Science Building during the Spring Preview Day visit. Safety regulations during construction will prevent visitors from inspecting the interior of the building, however.

“We will only have the ability to point to things and say what this space will be used for, what the building will offer, when it will open and give them a picture of what the building will be like,” Fischer said.

“It is a chance to tell people majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) what they will do in the future related to hands-on science.”

A “virtual tour” of the facility and more information about the special science Spring Preview Day is available at You can click here to view the tour and find a link to see the building as it progresses.

Departments in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences include aerospace, biology, chemistry, computer science, concrete industry, engineering technology, math, physics and astronomy, military science and the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience.

MTSU also offers the Colleges of Behavioral and Health Sciences, Business, Education, Graduate Studies, Honors, Liberal Arts, and Mass Communication and the University College.

For more information about the March 22 Spring Preview Day, call the Office of Admissions at 615-898-2111.

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Brittany Robertini, left, LaEndia Buchanan and Kathy Greene of MTSU’s Center for Student Involvement and Leadership welcome prospective students and their families attending a fall 2012 MTSU True Blue Experience Day in the Student Union. (MTSU file photo by J. Intintoli)

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee looks out a window of the new Science Building during an Aug. 6 tour of the $147 million structure, which is on schedule to open for classes in spring 2015. Participants in the March 22 “True Blue Spring Preview Day” can observe the building’s exterior and learn how spaces will be used. (MTSU file photo by News and Media Relations)