MTSU renews recruiting events for prospective stud...

MTSU renews recruiting events for prospective students with 1st Fall Preview Day

Middle Tennessee State University is inviting prospective high school students and their families to visit the campus Saturday, Sept. 23, in the first of two Fall Preview Days.

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.

The second Fall Preview Day will be Saturday, Nov. 4.

Students visiting MTSU learn about the James E. Walker Library.

Students visiting MTSU listen as Emilie Hendren, second from left, a public relations major, informs them about the James E. Walker Library’s many features in this February 2017 file photo. (MTSU file photo by Eric Sutton)

To register for any preview day or other special events, visit Events begin in the Student Union. The website includes the preview day schedule.

To find various buildings and parking, visit

The Sept. 23 preview day includes breakfast and an option to attend the 6 p.m. Middle Tennessee-Bowling Green football game.

Linda Olsen

Campus officials encourage students to apply by Dec. 1 in order to be considered for scholarships should they meet ACT score, high school GPA and other academic criteria. To learn about scholarships, visit

“This fall, students and their guests are encouraged to attend our preview day event,” said Linda Olsen, director of undergraduate recruitment in admissions.

“This is an opportunity to meet with academic departments, speak with 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.”

All public, private and homeschool high school students in any grade and their families are welcome to attend, as well as transfer and graduate students.

MTSU offers daily campus tours at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. every day the university is open, Olsen said. There also will be special Saturday tours at 9:30 and 10 a.m. Oct. 21 and Nov. 18. Learn about them online or call 615-898-5670 for tour information.

MTSU has announced its True Blue Tour schedule of visiting seven Tennessee and five out-of-state cities to recruit prospective students. The tour begins Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Franklin, Tennessee, and ends Wednesday, Nov. 8, in Birmingham, Alabama. To learn more, visit

MTSU recruiters and staff met prospective students Sept. 6 during the Rutherford County College Night in the Student Union Ballroom. They also will entertain Middle Tennessee-area counselors and community college staff at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, in the ballroom.

For admissions questions, email or call 615-898-2233.

— Randy Weiler (