‘Meet Maryville’ is Nov. 9

‘Meet Maryville’ is Nov. 9

Oct. 10, 2019

High school students, adult learners and college transfer students are all invited to the “Meet Maryville” event scheduled for Sat., Nov. 9, 2019.

Hosted by Maryville College’s Admissions Office, the Meet Maryville preview day event is designed to help people truly get to know the nationally recognized liberal arts college, said Alayne Bowman, the College’s vice president for admissions and financial aid.

“Whether attendees have been regulars at athletic games and music concerts or have never set foot on campus, they’ll learn something new at ‘Meet Maryville,’” Bowman said. “In addition to learning about programs of study and campus life, students and parents will have an opportunity to learn about financial aid and scholarships.”

Check-in for Meet Maryville begins at 8:30 a.m. in the William Baxter Lee III Grand Foyer of the Clayton Center for the Arts. A welcome session, where attendees hear from College administrators and current students, follows at 9 a.m. inside the Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre.

Following the welcome session, special interest breakout sessions will be offered, which allow attendees to speak directly with MC faculty, staff and students about a small selection of the programs, organizations and special interest groups at MC.

Faculty, staff and students representing all academic divisions, numerous programs and campus organizations will be available to answer questions and provide printed information during the “Explore MC” session at 10:50 a.m. inside the William Baxter Lee III Grand Foyer of the Clayton Center.

At 11:35 a.m., lunch will be provided to attendees in the Margaret Ware Dining Room of Pearsons Hall. Campus and residence hall tours led by student ambassadors will depart from Pearsons Hall at 12:30 p.m. Guests also have the option to choose a Green Action campus tour that highlights the College’s “green” initiatives.

The event will conclude with a session at 2 p.m. in Fayerweather Hall’s Lawson Auditorium, during which attendees will learn about financial aid, the admissions process and next steps.

Attendees at the Nov. 9 Meet Maryville can receive free passes to the Maryville College-Greensboro College football game. Kick-off is at 1 p.m. on Honaker Field. 

Choir Festival begins at 6 p.m.

Later that day, the Maryville College Concert Choir will host the Maryville College Invitational Choir Festival. The festival, which begins at 6 p.m. in the Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre of the Clayton Center for the Arts, will serve to increase the awareness about Good Neighbors of Blount County. The mission of Good Neighbors is to help lift Blount County neighbors out of a temporary crisis and to provide resources to maintain and/or increase their ability to cope with the challenges of everyday life. The organization seeks do this in an atmosphere of love and respect, building partnerships and by advocating for social justice within Blount County. Good Neighbors is funded by local area churches, individuals, BCEAC, United Way and other civic groups.

Representing Good Neighbors and serving as guest speaker at the concert will be the executive director, Rev. Lisa R. Blackwood.

In addition to the College’s Concert Choir and vocal ensemble Off Kilter, participants include choirs from Heritage High School, Powell High School, William Blount High School, Alcoa High School, Maryville High School and Pellissippi State Community College.

Other opportunities to visit announced

One other Meet Maryville event is scheduled for this academic year: Sat., April 18, 2020. For students and family members who cannot attend a Meet Maryville, Bowman said her office offers several other options to visit campus.

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. (The College is in the Eastern time zone.)

Through Oct. 24, the Office of Admissions is offering Twilight Tours every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Tours, which are conducted by current students, include a meeting with an admissions counselor who can answer any college search or financial aid questions. 

 “Even if they attend a Meet Maryville, we encourage students to schedule an individual visit at a later date, which can be more personalized,” Bowman said. “Visits that allow students to sit in on a class that relates to their area of interest and talk to faculty members who teach in their areas of interest really help prospective students answer that question of ‘fit’ – ‘Am I a good fit for Maryville College?’ ‘Is Maryville a good fit for me?’”

The College’s admissions office will offer Saturday tours at 9:30 a.m. eastern time on Oct. 12, 19 and 26; Nov. 2, 16 and 23; Dec. 7, 14 and 21; Jan. 11 and 18; Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; March 7, 14, 21 and 28; and April 4 and 25.

For more information about “Meet Maryville” or scheduling a campus tour, please call 865.981.8092 or visit maryvillecollege.edu/visit.


Maryville College is a nationally-ranked institution of higher learning and one of America’s oldest colleges. For more than 200 years, we’ve educated students to be giving citizens and gifted leaders, to study everything, so that they are prepared for anything — to address any problem, engage with any audience and launch successful careers right away. Located in Maryville, Tennessee, between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the city of Knoxville, Maryville College offers nearly 1,200  students from around the world both the beauty of a rural setting and the advantages of an urban center, as well as more than 60 majors, seven pre-professional programs and career preparation from their first day on campus to their last. Today, our 10,000 alumni are living life strong of mind and brave of heart and are prepared, in the words of our Presbyterian founder, to “do good on the largest possible scale.”