MC to host virtual #ScotsSpiritWeek April 27 through May 1

MC to host virtual #ScotsSpiritWeek April 27 through May 1

April 24, 2020

We may not be able to get together on campus for a while, but we can still celebrate Maryville College! Join the fun during #ScotsSpiritWeek, April 27 through May 1. The virtual event will take place on the Maryville College Facebook page and on Instagram (@MaryvilleCollege).

You could win one of two $50 gift certificates to MC's online bookstore, mcscotsgear.com! To be eligible to win, you must:

  • Like our #ScotsSpiritWeek posts on Instagram and Facebook
  • Follow us on Instagram at @MaryvilleCollege
  • Post a photo in your feed two out of five Spirit Days (Be sure to tag @MaryvilleCollege in your post so we can see it!) 

The contest ends May 1 at 11:59 p.m. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on May 4.

The themes for the week include:

  • Move It Monday, April 27: Show us how you’re staying active during quarantine!
  • Team Tuesday, April 28: Wear your orange and garnet, snap a photo and share.
  • Way Back Wednesday, April 29: Post a photo from your early years at MC or share a photo of your old MC memorabilia.
  • Thesis Thursday, April 30: Be proud of that two-semester project! Post the title and/or a photo of your bound copy. Haven’t started or finished yet? Share your plans!
  • Friendship Friday, May 1: Post a photo of you with your college buds and share what you miss most about them.

“While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused much sadness and uncertainty, we know that the spirit of Maryville College is strong in all of our constituencies,” said Karen Beaty Eldridge ’94, executive director for marketing and communications at MC. “We thought a virtual spirit week would be another opportunity to bring people together, to help them realize connections across decades, and to spread some good fun and cheer. We hope lots of people participate, plus we’re giving away two great prizes:  $50 gift cards to our online bookstore, mcscotsgear.com. Those prizes will help the winners buy cool merchandise that will help them show even more MC spirit!”


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.”