Visit Maryville College and see why we're considered one of the South's best liberal arts colleges. The students, faculty, and staff welcome visitors to the campus. Visitors should contact the Office of Admissions a minimum of two weeks in advance to request a visit with an overnight stay (available Sunday-Thursday nights during fall, J-term, and spring semesters); a minimum of three days in advance of a one-day visit.

Prospective students are encouraged to spend the night in a residence hall, attend classes, work out in the Fitness Center, take a hike in the College Woods, and find out what it's like to be a Maryville student. Overnight stays are offered to current high school seniors and are limited to Sunday through Thursday evenings during the fall, J-term, or spring semesters.

We're Open!

The Office of Admissions is open from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday, and on select Saturdays during the Academic Year (Sept.-May) from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.  Write, call, fax, e-mail, or sign up online to request a visit:

Office of Admissions
Maryville College
502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, Tennessee 37804
 
E-mail: campusvisit@maryvillecollege.edu
Phone: (865) 981-8092
Fax: (865) 981-8005

 

Campus Tours

Campus tours, conducted by current students who are members of our Maryville College Ambassador program, leave Fayerweather Hall from the Office of Admissions three times a day, Monday through Friday (10 am, 11 am, and 2 pm). Summer tours are only offered Monday through Friday at 11 am and 2 pm. Saturday visits are accommodated through a series of Open House programs or campus tours offered on select Saturdays during the Academic Year (at 10am); check with the Office of Admissions or our Events Page for dates and times.

2014-2015 Saturday Visit Days

Check out our Admissions Events calendar for additional Saturday visit dates! To sign-up for one of the Saturday visit days below (campus tour at 10 am, Q&A with an Admissions Counselor at 11 am), sign up online.

Saturday, September 6, 2014 Saturday, January 31, 2015
Saturday, September 20, 2014 Saturday, February 14, 2015
Saturday, October 4, 2014 Saturday, March 7, 2015
Saturday, October 18, 2014 Saturday, March 14, 2015
Saturday, November 1, 2014 Saturday, April 25, 2015
Saturday, November 22, 2014 Saturday, May 9, 2015
Saturday, December 6, 2014 Saturday, May 16, 2015

Map & Directions

Map your trip and get driving directions to Maryville College from our Google campus map, or click Driving Directions below to view our list of driving instructions.

If you would like to view or download a campus map they are available here: Campus Map - for print (4 MB)    

Driving Directions

NORTH FROM CHATTANOOGA/ ATLANTA

Take I-75N toward Knoxville. Exit at Lenoir City, Highway 321 (just before getting to Knoxville) and turn right off the exit. Continue on 321 for approximately 20 miles (through Lenoir City) and you will come into Maryville. Continue straight and the college will be on the right (you will go under a "bridge" with Maryville College written on it; the campus is the second right turn).

EAST FROM NASHVILLE

Take I-40E toward Knoxville. Exit at Oak Ridge, Highway 321 (before I-75) and turn right off the exit. Continue on 321 for approximately 25 miles (through Lenoir City) and you will come into Maryville. Continue straight and the college will be on the right (you will go under a "bridge" with Maryville College written on it; the campus is the second right turn).

SOUTH FROM TRI-CITIES

Take I-81S toward Knoxville. At the Asheville/Knoxville split, take I-40W toward Knoxville. As you come into Knoxville stay on I -40W until you take the Smoky Mountain/Alcoa Hwy exit, Hwy 129S. As you exit the road will split; bear to the left, following the airport signs. After you pass the airport, bear to the left at fork and follow the MC signs through Alcoa. Continue straight through six traffic lights. At the seventh light you will see the campus; turn right onto 321S (Lamar Alexander Parkway). Turn immediately left into the college.

SOUTH FROM KENTUCKY

Take I-75S toward Knoxville. After exit 108 (Merchants Road) in Knoxville, I-75 splits into I-75/I-640 (to Chattanooga) and I-275 (to Knoxville). Take I-275S to Knoxville. I-275 ends after approximately 3 miles. Take I-40W for about one mile. From I-40, look for the Smoky Mountain/Alcoa Hwy exit, Hwy 129S. Continue on 129S past McGhee-Tyson airport (approximately 20 miles). When the highway splits after the airport, stay to the left, continuing through six traffic lights. At the seventh light, you will see the campus; turn right onto 321S (Lamar Alexander Parkway). Turn immediately left into the college.

WEST FROM NORTH CAROLINA

Take I-40W toward Knoxville. As you come into Knoxville stay on I-40W until you take the Smoky Mountain/Alcoa Hwy. Exit. Hwy 129S. As you exit the road will split; bear to the left, following the airport signs. Continue on 129S past McGhee-Tyson airport (approximately 20 miles). When the highway splits after the airport, stay to the left, continuing through six traffic lights. At the seventh light you will see the campus; turn right onto 321S (Lamar Alexander Parkway). Turn immediately left into the college.

Accommodations and other Area Phone Numbers

Find out about on-campus dining.

View this list of accommodations, dining, and services in Maryville and the surrounding area.

Surrounding Area

Best of Maryville & Blount County

  • Foothills Fall Festival: entertainment, exhibits and crafts.
  • Foothills Mall: shops, restaurants, and services.
  • Food: restaurants such as Aubrey's, Ruby Tuesday, Subs & Such, Los Amigos, and Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine & Sushi Bar.
  • Jazz: at Brackin's.
  • Vienna Coffee House: coffeehouse and specialty drinks.
  • The Palace Theatre: café and espresso bar, movies, acoustic concerts.
  • Downtown Maryville: shops and cafés.
  • McGhee Tyson Airport: Knoxville's airport serving all of East Tennessee and offering daily flights by eight major airlines.
  • Townsend: nearby community known as "The Peaceful Side of the Smokies," boasting mountain resorts, bed and breakfast inns, and quaint restaurants.
  • www.blountchamber.com
  • www.smokymountains.org
  • www.nps.gov/grsm
  • Local weather

Best of Knoxville

  •  Old City Historic District: restaurants, nightclubs, and shops.
  • Volunteer Landing: a one-mile paved riverwalk with fountains, waterfalls, picnic areas and restaurants.
  • Tennessee Riverboat: a two-hour excursion on the Tennessee River.
  • Knoxville Museum of Art: exhibitions from around the world.
  • Knoxville Zoological Gardens: home to more than 800 animals.
  • Two major malls: hundreds of specialty stores.
  • Professional sports: minor league baseball, hockey and indoor football.
  • www.knoxville.org

Fly Maryville

The Fly Maryville Program is available for any high school junior, senior or college transfer student who flies to our campus for an official visit from September through April. The student purchases an airline ticket and submits proof of the purchase to the Admissions office at the time of any official visit. Upon enrolling full-time at MC, the College will credit $300 to the student’s first semester tuition.

WE KNOW THAT VISITING CAMPUS IS THE BEST WAY TO SEE IF MARYVILLE COLLEGE IS THE RIGHT PLACE FOR YOU.

Find out more about FLY MARYVILLE by contacting the Admissions office at: 865.981.8092 or email us at admissions@maryvillecollege.edu