Visit Maryville College and see why we're considered one of the South's best liberal arts colleges. The students, faculty, and staff welcome visitors to the campus. Visitors should contact the Office of Admissions a minimum of two weeks in advance to request a visit with an overnight stay (available Sunday-Thursday nights during fall and spring semesters); a minimum of three days in advance of a one-day visit.
Prospective students are encouraged to spend the night in a residence hall, attend class in a discipline you're really interested in, meet with a professor to discuss a major, have lunch (on us!) in our dining hall, and find out what it's like to be a Maryville College student. Overnight stays are offered to current high school seniors and prospective transfer students and are limited to Sunday through Thursday evenings during the fall, J-term, or spring semesters.
The Office of Admissions is open from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday, and on most Saturdays during the Academic Year (September-May) from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.
Campus tours, conducted by current students who are members of our Maryville College Ambassador program, occur three times a day, Monday through Friday (9:30 am, 10:30 am, and 1:30 pm) during the Academic Year (September-May). Summer tours (June-August) are offered at 9:30 am (M-F) and 5:30pm (Thursdays only). Saturday visits are accommodated through a series of Open House programs or campus tours offered on most Saturdays during the Academic Year (at 9:30 am); check with the Office of Admissions or our Events Page for dates and times.
Interested in green initiatives and sustainability? Sign up to take our Green Action Tour to learn about energy-efficient and environmentally friendly initiatives and facilities at Maryville College. Or take the Green Action tour via our 3D Map!
Not able to visit campus? Not a problem! Take a tour of campus via our 3D interactive map!
2019-2020 Saturday Visits
Check out our Admissions Events calendar for additional Saturday visit opportunities! To sign-up for one of the Saturday visit days below (information session with MC Admissions Counselor and Campus Tour with current students at 9:30 am, Q&A with an Admissions Counselor at 11 am), sign up online.
|Saturday, August 31, 2019||Saturday, January 11, 2020|
|Saturday, September 7, 2019||Saturday, January 18, 2020|
|Saturday, September 14, 2019||Saturday, February 1, 2020|
|Saturday, September 28, 2019||Saturday, February 8, 2020|
|Saturday, October 5, 2019||Saturday, March 7, 2020|
|Saturday, October 12, 2019||Saturday, March 14, 2020|
|Saturday, October 19, 2019||Saturday, March 21, 2020|
|Saturday, October 26, 2019||Saturday, March 28, 2020|
|Saturday, November 2, 2019||Saturday, April 4, 2020|
|Saturday, November 16, 2019||Saturday, April 25, 2020|
|Saturday, November 23, 2019|
|Saturday, December 7, 2019|
|Saturday, December 14, 2019|
|Saturday, December 21, 2019|
Map & Directions
NORTH FROM CHATTANOOGA/ ATLANTA
Take I-75N toward Knoxville. Exit at Lenoir City, Highway 321 (just before getting to Knoxville) and turn right off the exit. Continue on 321 for approximately 20 miles (through Lenoir City) and you will come into Maryville. Continue straight and the college will be on the right (you will go under a "bridge" with Maryville College written on it; the campus is the second right turn).
EAST FROM NASHVILLE
Take I-40E toward Knoxville. Exit at Oak Ridge, Highway 321 (before I-75) and turn right off the exit. Continue on 321 for approximately 25 miles (through Lenoir City) and you will come into Maryville. Continue straight and the college will be on the right (you will go under a "bridge" with Maryville College written on it; the campus is the second right turn).
SOUTH FROM TRI-CITIES
Take I-81S toward Knoxville. At the Asheville/Knoxville split, take I-40W toward Knoxville. As you come into Knoxville stay on I -40W until you take the Smoky Mountain/Alcoa Hwy exit, Hwy 129S. As you exit the road will split; bear to the left, following the airport signs. After you pass the airport, bear to the left at fork and follow the MC signs through Alcoa. Continue straight through six traffic lights. At the seventh light you will see the campus; turn right onto 321S (Lamar Alexander Parkway). Turn immediately left into the college.
SOUTH FROM KENTUCKY
Take I-75S toward Knoxville. After exit 108 (Merchants Road) in Knoxville, I-75 splits into I-75/I-640 (to Chattanooga) and I-275 (to Knoxville). Take I-275S to Knoxville. I-275 ends after approximately 3 miles. Take I-40W for about one mile. From I-40, look for the Smoky Mountain/Alcoa Hwy exit, Hwy 129S. Continue on 129S past McGhee-Tyson airport (approximately 20 miles). When the highway splits after the airport, stay to the left, continuing through six traffic lights. At the seventh light, you will see the campus; turn right onto 321S (Lamar Alexander Parkway). Turn immediately left into the college.
WEST FROM NORTH CAROLINA
Take I-40W toward Knoxville. As you come into Knoxville stay on I-40W until you take the Smoky Mountain/Alcoa Hwy. Exit. Hwy 129S. As you exit the road will split; bear to the left, following the airport signs. Continue on 129S past McGhee-Tyson airport (approximately 20 miles). When the highway splits after the airport, stay to the left, continuing through six traffic lights. At the seventh light you will see the campus; turn right onto 321S (Lamar Alexander Parkway). Turn immediately left into the college.
Accomodations & area phone numbers
Find out about on-campus dining. Have lunch on us - just ask!
View this list of accommodations, dining, and services in and around Maryville.
Surrounding Area Info
Maryville & Blount County
- Foothills Mall: shops, restaurants, and services.
- Food: restaurants such as Aubrey's, Ruby Tuesday, Subs & Such, Los Amigos, and Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine & Sushi Bar.
- Jazz/Blues: at Brackins.
- Vienna Coffee House: coffeehouse and specialty drinks.
- The Palace Theatre: café and espresso bar, movies, acoustic concerts.
- Downtown Maryville: shops and cafés.
- McGhee Tyson Airport: Knoxville's airport serving all of East Tennessee and offering daily flights by eight major airlines.
- Townsend: nearby community known as "The Peaceful Side of the Smokies," boasting mountain resorts, bed and breakfast inns, and quaint restaurants.
- Blount Chamber
- Great Smoky Mtn. Nat. Park
- Local weather
- Downtown Knoxville: restaurants, nightclubs, and shops.
- Old City Historic District: restaurants, nightclubs, and shops.
- Volunteer Landing: a one-mile paved riverwalk with fountains, waterfalls, picnic areas and restaurants.
- Tennessee Riverboat: a two-hour excursion on the Tennessee River.
- Knoxville Museum of Art: exhibitions from around the world.
- Knoxville Zoological Gardens: home to more than 800 animals.
- Two major malls: hundreds of specialty stores.
- Professional sports: minor league baseball and hockey.