Maryville College invites prospective students to 'Meet Maryville' Oct. 2

Maryville College invites prospective students to 'Meet Maryville'

Sept. 5, 2012
Contact: Chloe Kennedy, News and New Media Writer

High school students, adult learners and community college students are all invited to “Meet Maryville” on Sat., Oct. 6; Sat. Nov. 10; and Sat., Feb. 2.

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

“We have designed ‘Meet Maryville’ so students and their parents can experience all aspects of Maryville College in just a few hours,” explained Dr. Dolph Henry, vice president for enrollment. “With that broad perspective under their belts, prospective students are then urged to return to campus for a more ‘tailored’ visit.

“On that return visit, we arrange for them to attend a class, interact with our faculty and have lunch with our students.”

The “Meet Maryville” event begins with registration at 9:30 a.m. in the Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall of the Clayton Center for the Arts. During these events, visitors will hear directly from MC students, faculty and staff members about the College’s core curriculum and why MC graduates are successful because of it. Visitors will then enjoy our all-you-can-eat buffet in the Margaret Ware Dining Hall of Pearsons Hall. Finally, Maryville College Ambassadors will lead Meet Maryville guests on a tour of the campus.

If you are unable to attend a “Meet Maryville” Open House event, Saturday tours will be offered at 10 a.m. on Sept. 22 and 29; Oct. 20 and 27; Nov. 3 and 17; and Dec. 1.

For more information on “Meet Maryville” or Saturday tours, please call 865.981.8092 or visit

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 2016 semester is 1,197.