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.
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 www.mtsu.edu/rsvp.
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.
“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 www.mtsu.edu/tours.
For more information about admissions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-898-2233. For information about tours and events, email email@example.com 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 www.mtsu.edu/applynow.
To learn about MTSU’s more than 300 programs, including media arts newly accredited mechatronics engineering and nursing, visit www.mtsu.edu/closerlook.
— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)