Friday, March 21, 2014

[450] MTSU Spring Preview Day featuring science will draw 1,000-plus visitors March 22

MURFREESBORO — MTSU admissions, enrollment and academic officials are gearing up for what will be one of the university’s largest preview days.

More than 1,000 people have preregistered and are expected to attend the 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 22, Spring Preview Day featuring science.

Spring Preview Day is the university’s signature open house for prospective students and their families. This campus visit program includes department presentations, opportunities to meet faculty and staff from academic areas and student affairs, and take campus tours.

To find parking on campus, view a printable campus map at

Admissions has a new website, Click on “EXPLORE” and then “Schedule a Visit” to learn more about daily campus tours, group and self-guided tours, traveling (directions) to MTSU and to RSVP for special events including preview days.

In anticipation of the opening of the new $147 million Science Building in early 2015, a special emphasis is being placed in the areas of science in both the Colleges of Basic and Applied Sciences and Behavioral and Health Sciences.

“Spring Preview Day is going to be a great day,” said College of Basic and Applied Sciences Dean Bud Fischer, whose faculty have been preparing for months to make this an extra special visit.

MTSU officials will escort visitors to the Science Building for exterior views. Because the 257,000-square-foot structure is not finished, tours inside the building will not be allowed.

“I wish we could take visitors through the building,” Fischer said. “Eventually, we will have that opportunity. However, we will be able to show the outside of the building and pictures of the inside of the building and say, ‘Your classes and labs will be in these spaces.’”

Visitors will be able to access the new Student Services and Admission Center and MT One Stop, which recently opened across from the Student Union on Blue Raider Drive. It will house admissions, tours and records on the first floor. The second-floor MT One Stop will handle student concerns regarding financial aid, scholarships, bills, scheduling, transcripts and more.

A second MTSU Spring Preview Day will be held Saturday, June 7.

To contact admissions, call 615-898-2111 or email For questions about tours, call 615-898-5670 or email


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