2017-18 ‘Meet Maryville’ dates announced

2017-18 ‘Meet Maryville’ dates announced

Aug. 18, 2017

High school students, adult learners and community college students are all invited to “Meet Maryville” on Sat., Oct. 7, 2017; Sat. Nov. 4, 2017; and Sat., April 7, 2018.

Students interested in studying majors in the STEM area (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) are encouraged to register for the Sat., Oct. 7 “Meet Maryville” event and participate in STEM activities at the conclusion of “Meet Maryville.” STEM students will spend the night on campus with a current student and participate in the annual STEMFest Carnival on Sunday.

Hosted by Maryville College’s Admissions staff, the “Meet Maryville” preview day event is designed to help people become more familiar with the nationally recognized liberal arts college.

“‘Meet Maryville’ is designed to introduce prospective students and their families to Maryville College academics and faculty, as well as campus life and opportunities MC offers such as research, study abroad and career placement,” said Cyndi Sweet, executive director for admissions and financial aid at Maryville College. “Throughout the course of the day, students and parents have the opportunity to meet faculty, staff and current students, which allows them to learn more about how Maryville College not only develops students as academic scholars, but as citizens of the community and as future employees. We also encourage students to schedule an individual visit at a later date, which can be even more personalized.”

During “Meet Maryville,” visitors will meet with MC faculty and staff to learn more about academic and co-curricular programs at MC. Visitors will then have an opportunity to connect with current MC students while enjoying an all-you-can-eat buffet in the Margaret Ware Dining Room of Pearsons Hall. After lunch, students will get to experience Maryville College first-hand through a unique activity with MC’s Mountain Challenge program on campus, and families will learn about financial aid and affordability at Maryville College.

Finally, Maryville College Ambassadors will lead “Meet Maryville” guests on a tour of the campus. Guests also have the option to choose a sustainability tour that highlights the College’s ‘green’ initiatives.

If you are unable to attend a “Meet Maryville” preview day event, Saturday tours will be offered at 10 a.m. eastern time on Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30; Oct. 14, 21 and 28; Nov. 11 and 18; Dec. 2 and 9; Jan. 13, 20 and 27; Feb. 3; March 3, 10 and 17; April 14, 21 and 28; and May 5 and 12.

During the academic year (September through May), the Office of Admissions offers tours Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. eastern time. Summer tours (June through August) are offered Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. eastern time.

For more information about “Meet Maryville” or Saturday tours, please call 865.981.8092 or visit the MC website.

Area students and families invited to "College & Coffee" series

Maryville College and Vienna Coffee House are partnering to present “College & Coffee,” a fall 2017 series of events for those who want to learn more about Maryville College and the college search process.

From Sept. 7 through Dec. 14, area students and their families are invited to stop by Vienna Coffee House (212 College St., Maryville, TN) on Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. to talk with Maryville College admissions counselors about Maryville College, the college search process, the college application process and financial aid.

“We are really excited to offer college counseling to the local community in partnership with Vienna Coffee as our host location,” said Cyndi Sweet, executive director for admissions and financial aid at Maryville College. “Sometimes families just need to ask a quick question or have a longer conversation outside of traditional office hours, and we want to be of help.”

“College & Coffee” will be held on the following Thursdays: Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 30; and Dec. 7 and 14.

For more information, please call the Maryville College Office of Admissions 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 2017 semester is 1,181.