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MTSU anticipates 700-plus visiting for June 7 Summer Preview Day

Prospective students and their families file past the new Science Building in the background during the March 22 Spring Preview Day on campus. In addition to daily campus tours, the next admissions special event will be the Saturday, June 7, Summer Preview Day. (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt)

Prospective students and their families file past the new Science Building in the background during the March 22 Spring Preview Day on campus. In addition to daily campus tours, the next admissions special event will be the Saturday, June 7, Summer Preview Day. (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt)

High school students from across Tennessee and other states are invited to attend the Summer Preview Day, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, in the Student Union on the Middle Tennessee State University campus.

More than 700 visitors —prospective students and their parents and family members — have registered to attend the preview day, said Rob Patterson, assistant director of undergraduate recruitment.

To find parking on the east side of campus and to locate the various buildings, a printable campus map can be found at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParkingMap13-14.

It will be the final prospective student event MTSU will host until the fall semester begins. To register, visit http://www.mtsu.edu/how-to-apply/ or http://www.mtsu.edu/schedule-a-visit/special-events.php online.

Patterson and Melinda Thomas, director of undergraduate recruitment, said the admissions plan is to target rising seniors and underclassmen, to get them to think about the next stage in their academic careers.

Unlike the March Spring Preview Day, which had a major focus on the science areas because of the new $147 million Science Building being built, the June 7 preview day will feature the traditional schedule of events, Patterson said.

Prospective students and their families attending the Saturday, June 7, Summer Preview Day may see chemistry in action as the Spring Preview Day visitors did in March. (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt)

Prospective students and their families attending the Saturday, June 7, Summer Preview Day may see chemistry in action as the Spring Preview Day visitors did in March. (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt)

The preview day schedule:

• 8 to 8:50 a.m. — Check-in and academic browsing;

• 9 a.m. — Welcome;

• 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. — Academic Session 1 with eight colleges from within the university and Education Abroad;

• 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. — Academic Session 2 with eight colleges within the university and Education Abroad; and

• 11:30 to 11:55 a.m. and noon to 12:25 p.m. — Financial aid and scholarships; housing presentation; student involvement; and freshman admissions presentation.

Campus and housing tours will begin at noon, 12:30, 1 and 1:30 p.m. Campus Recreation Center tours will be held at noon and 12:30 p.m.

Daily campus tours are held at 10 a.m. and special tours can be scheduled in the afternoons, Patterson said. Also, a Saturday option for tours will be offered June 28, July 19 and Aug. 2, he added.

To learn more, visit the admissions website or call 615-898-2111.

— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)