MTSU prepares for Feb. 18 Honors College President...

MTSU prepares for Feb. 18 Honors College Presidents Day Open House

MTSU‘s University Honors College, Office of Admissions and multiple departments across campus are collaborating for the annual Presidents Day Open House.

The daylong event is scheduled for Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 18, for high school and transfer students across the region.

Honors College Dean John Vile at 2018 Presidents Day Open House at MTSU.

MTSU Honors College Dean John Vile, second from right, discusses the many options available to prospective students who pursue the Honors program in February 2018 during the annual Presidents Day Open House in the Student Union Ballroom. (MTSU file photo by Andy Heidt)

MTSU’s Honors College offers personalized teaching, smaller classes and a competitive edge in a more interactive learning environment for high-ability scholars.

Attendees can meet people who can answer questions and show them the campus and its academic departments while also meeting current honors students, financial aid and scholarship staff, and academic advisers.

To learn more about the open house, including parking in the Rutherford Boulevard lot, registration and the day’s schedule, visit

“The open house is designed to help prospective students learn more about the Honors College by offering educational and fun events,” said staff member Laura Clippard. “We have many honors students volunteering so students can speak directly with them about their experiences. The Honors College offers a small learning environment with the greater resources of MTSU.”

Providing University College information during 2018 MTSU Presidents Day Open House.

Adviser Tamika Mitchell, right, provides information about the MTSU University College for undecided and undeclared students to Sophia Jaeger, a home-schooled student with Homelife Academy, and her mother, Kathleen Jaeger, in this February 2018 file photo during the Honors College Presidents Day Open House in the Student Union. (MTSU file photo by Andy Heidt)

Information sessions and optional tours and activities highlight the day for guests considering MTSU and the Honors College. The opportunities include mock trial, “mad science” and School of Music presentations.

For more information, call 615-898-2152 or email Clippard at

Admissions and campus departments also are preparing for preview day set for Saturday, March 23. To learn more, visit

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