MTSU True Blue Tour stops in Clarksville for first...

MTSU True Blue Tour stops in Clarksville for first time Sept. 25

Middle Tennessee State University kicked off its 2018 True Blue Tour to recruit prospective students in August with a rousing start at its Murfreesboro campus for the first time — and now Clarksville, Tennessee, is next on the 14-city schedule.

MTSU recruiters, admissions staff, administrators and other team members will take the university on the road Tuesday, Sept. 25, to meet students and their families for a 6 to 8 p.m. reception at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center, 1190 Cumberland Drive, in Clarksville. It marks MTSU’s first tour appearance in Clarksville.

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee revs up the True Blue Tour crowd.

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee revs up the crowd attending the Aug. 21 True Blue Tour event in the Student Union Ballroom with scholarship and iPad incentives. MTSU visits Clarksville Sept. 25. (MTSU file photo by Andy Heidt)

Earlier that day, MTSU invites area counselors and community college staff for a 12:30 p.m. luncheon at the same venue.

MTSU’s True Blue Tour travels from Memphis to Johnson City in Tennessee and to Louisville and Bowling Green in Kentucky, Birmingham and Huntsville in Alabama and to Atlanta, Georgia, to meet prospective students for 2019 and beyond.

The True Blue Tour events are free. To register for the reception or counselor luncheon, visit

Students from Clarksville and Montgomery County high schools — Rossview, Northeast, Northwest, Kenwood, Middle College, Montgomery Central, West Creek, Fort Campbell and Clarksville High — are invited to attend along with homeschool students.

MTSU recruiters also are reaching out to students from high schools in Stewart, Houston, Humphreys, Dickson, Cheatham and Robertson counties.

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee discusses new and existing programs.

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee discusses the university’s new and existing programs with the crowd attending the Middle Tennessee luncheon for high school counselors and community college staff in the effort to recruit students for 2018 and beyond. McPhee and the True Blue Tour caravan visit Clarksville Sept. 25. (MTSU file photo by Randy Weiler)

“Our key annual recruiting event, the True Blue Tour, gets bigger and better each year, and we’re looking forward to our first-time visit to Clarksville,” MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee said.

Top university administrators, deans from all the academic colleges, advisers and admissions and financial aid staff will join McPhee in Clarksville.

“The end result is a wonderful opportunity for prospective students and their parents to hear firsthand from MTSU representatives, as well as get important information about admission and financial aid,” McPhee said. “This is a prime opportunity to explain the unique educational experience MTSU offers.”

Registered students have opportunities to win a certificate for an iPad, scholarships, Phillips Bookstore gift cards and other prizes at True Blue Tour events.

To take a closer look at campus life, MTSU offers three Saturday fall preview days — Sept. 22, Oct. 6 and Nov. 3 starting at 8 a.m. in the Student Union — plus daily campus tours at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. that begin in the Student Services and Admissions Center. Also, there’s a Saturday campus tour at 10 a.m. Oct. 20. Schedule a tour at

For more information about admissions, email or call 615-898-2233. For information about tours and events, email or call 615-898-5670.

Prospective students need to submit their application for admission and accompanying documents by Dec. 1 to meet the guaranteed scholarship deadline. To apply, visit

To learn about MTSU’s more than 300 programs, including media arts newly accredited mechatronics engineering and nursing, visit

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MTSU School of Music faculty members share about the program with prospective students and parents.

MTSU School of Music assistant professor Jennifer Vanatta-Hall, left, and other MTSU team members give personal attention to prospective students and their parents during True Blue Tour events, which resume Sept. 25 in Clarksville, Tenn. (MTSU file photo by John Goodwin)

MTSU resumes its fall 2018 True Blue Tour to recruit prospective students Sept. 25 in Clarksville, Tenn., at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center. (Photo by City of Clarksville)