An air of excitement — possibly that of a crisp, autumn Saturday — is hitting the Middle Tennessee State University campus, as hundreds of prospective students and their families will be visiting for special recruiting events in the coming weeks this fall and beyond.
MTSU staff and administrators are preparing for the upcoming True Blue Preview Saturday, Nov. 4. To register in advance, visit go to www.mtsu.edu/rsvp.
Both are special days where high school and potential transfer students can enjoy the full campus experience. MTSU rolls out the blue carpet for these distinctive events, with top university officials welcoming many future Blue Raiders to campus — the best time to explore what it means to be “True Blue.”
Visitors can participate in academic and departmental presentations, receive financial aid and scholarship information and choose from many different special interest sessions that are customized, based on the prospective students’ needs. MTSU will offer a free application workshop at both True Blue Preview events.
Preview events, which are free, start at 9 a.m. in the Student Union Commons, weather permitting, or in the Student Union, and end midafternoon.
“After having our admissions recruiters in the high schools all over the state and completing more than half of the 14 stops on our True Blue Tour of our recruiting area, it’s time to invite prospective and admitted students to campus for a giant open house to talk with faculty and see what it feels like to be on campus and be a Blue Raider,” said Laurie Witherow, interim vice provost for Enrollment Services. “This is our last big on-campus event before the Dec. 1 scholarship deadline to apply. It’s going to be an exciting day.“
The agenda includes True Blue Browsing with numerous departments on the Student Union’s first floor and in the second-floor ballroom, hearing the welcome from MTSU officials at 10 a.m. in the ballroom, taking campus tours (10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1 p.m.) and housing tours (12:15 and 1 p.m.), lunch from noon to 2 p.m. and more.
Prospective students and their parents and family members can attend special 10:45 a.m. sessions with most of the university’s academic colleges — Basic and Applied Sciences, Behavioral and Health Sciences, Jennings A. Jones College of Business, Education, Liberal Arts and Media and Entertainment and University College — and at 12:15 p.m. with the Honors College.
Six student support services, including the MT One Stop for help with financial aid and scholarships, will be available.
To see the full agenda, visit the Admissions webpage.
More opportunities to visit
Other opportunities to “meet MTSU” include the 13 True Blue Tour events — where the Murfreesboro, Tennessee, university comes to your city— across Tennessee and in Alabama, Kentucky and Georgia. To view the schedule and register, go to www.mtsu.edu/rsvp.
In early 2024, already scheduled are the Honors Open House and Celebration of Scholars on Monday, Feb. 19; and Saturday True Blue Preview events on Feb. 10 and March 23.
Admissions is located in Room 120 in the Student Services and Admissions Center, or MT One Stop, 1860 Blue Raider Drive. For more information, call 615-898-2333. Parking can be found in nearby lots. Admissions provides daily parking passes for visitors for daily campus tours and special events.
— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)