Liberal arts majors are invited to Oct. 20 ‘Advising Tailgate’ event

MTSU students majoring in the College of Liberal Arts’ 10 academic departments can meet, greet and eat during a special tailgate event set Thursday, Oct. 20, on the Jones Hall lawn.

Liberal Arts 2016 Advising Tailgate webThe college’s second annual Advising Tailgate, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 20, will allow students to meet fellow liberal arts scholars, make appointments with CLA advisers and enjoy music and free food.

The event is part of the College of Liberal Arts’ involvement in MTSU’s Quest for Student Success initiative, which was launched in 2013 and aims to recruit students who value success, enhance students’ academic experiences and use data-informed best practices.

College of Liberal Arts logo webWorking closely with college advisers is a key factor in helping students get the best education and college experience, which translates into keeping students enrolled and helping them earn a university degree.

The College of Liberal Arts’ student retention efforts have already shown promise, according to the college’s spring 2016 Quest for Student Success report. Students at all levels showed an increase in “persistence,” or returning to the university each year, between 2014 and 2016.

For more information about the College of Liberal Arts Advising Tailgate, students can visit www.mtsu.edu/liberalarts/advising.

— Gina E. Fann (gina.fann@mtsu.edu)