Open house for high school juniors is April 12

March 28, 2013
Contact: Karen Eldridge, Director of Communications
865.981.8207; karen.eldridge@maryvillecollege.edu

Maryville College invites prospective students to take one more step toward making their college decision by attending a “Just for Juniors” event, scheduled for Fri., April 12.

Current high school juniors are invited to campus to participate in events that will inform them about Maryville College’s academic programs, facilities, faculty, staff and current students.

The event begins at 3:30 p.m. with check-in and complimentary ice cream in Bartlett Hall, the College’s student center. At 4 p.m., prospective students and their families will divide into groups for a tour of the campus, led by current MC students. They will visit residence halls, campus hangouts and dining facilities, and also learn about classroom buildings, library resources and historic landmarks in an interactive and engaging way.

“Just for Juniors” also includes opportunities to speak with faculty members from every academic division, as well as representatives from campus organizations. Guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary dinner in the Margaret Ware Dining Room of Pearsons Hall.

Arielle Kilday, assistant director of admissions, said that high school juniors should begin their college search as early as possible.

“We encourage students to start their college search during their junior year of high school, if not earlier. That way, they can narrow down their selections and only apply to those schools that really interest them early in their senior year,” Kilday said. “Visiting is the best way to answer that question ‘Is this college the best fit for me?’”

Prospective students may register by visiting the MC website or calling the College's Admissions Office at 865.981.8092.


Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2014 semester is 1,213.