For potential students interested in what Maryville College is all about but never had a chance to find out, the time has come.

“Meet Maryville” is set for March 30, a Saturday the college has scheduled for high school students, adult learners and college transfer students to get acquainted with MC’s facilities and opportunities.

“Whether attendees have been regulars at athletic games and music concerts or have never set foot on campus, they’ll learn something new at ‘Meet Maryville,’” said Alayne Bowman, the college’s vice president for admissions and financial aid.

It is a chance to check out campus life and programs of study. Students and parents also can learn about financial aid and scholarships, including the new full-tuition Dan and Melanie Mays McGill Scholarship, which is awarded to high-achieving students.

Check-in for Meet Maryville begins at 9 a.m. March 30 outside the Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall of the Clayton Center for the Arts. A welcome session, where attendees hear from college administrators and current students, follows at 9:30 a.m. inside the recital hall.

Faculty and staff representing all academic divisions and numerous programs will be available to answer questions and provide printed information during the “Explore MC” session at 10:45 a.m. inside the William Baxter Lee III Grand Foyer of the Clayton Center.

Lunch will be provided to attendees starting at noon in the Margaret Ware Dining Room of Pearsons Hall.

An afternoon session for parents will cover financial aid, and students can experience the college’s Mountain Challenge program. Campus tours led by student ambassadors will depart Fayerweather Hall at 1:30 p.m. Guests also have the option to choose a tour that highlights the college’s “green” initiatives.

For students and family members who cannot attend Meet Maryville, other options for campus visits are available.

From September through May the Office of Admissions offers tours Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Summer tours, June through August, are offered Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m.

Thursday evening tours beginning at 5:30 p.m. are offered in the summer through Sept. 20. The college offers Saturday tours at 9:30 a.m. on March 23; April 6 and 27; and May 11 and 18.

For more information about Meet Maryville or to schedule a individual visit on campus, call 865-981-8092 or visit maryvil

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