Annual kickoff being held a day earlier to facilitate student move-in
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — In an effort to facilitate the start of student move-in for fall classes, the annual MTSU Fall Faculty Meeting will be held a day earlier this year.
While traditionally held on the Friday before the start of classes, this year’s meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 18, at which MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee will give his annual State of the University address to faculty and staff.
The event begins at 10 a.m. Aug. 18 inside the Tucker Theatre in the Boutwell Dramatic Arts Building on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. The public can hear McPhee’s address live on MTSU’s public radio station, WMOT-FM 89.5.
In addition to McPhee sharing his vision and plans for the university, the event will include welcoming remarks by Dr. Mark Byrnes, interim university provost, introduction of new faculty and personnel and announcement of faculty award winners.
“The Fall Faculty meeting is our official kickoff to the academic year,” Byrnes said. “It is a great chance for our faculty and staff to hear President McPhee's vision for the year, and to welcome new employees to campus.”
MTSU students will begin moving into campus housing beginning Friday, Aug. 19, with campus and community volunteers on hand Friday and Saturday, Aug. 20, to help students move in during the traditional “We-Haul” event.
University Convocation, a public ceremony welcoming new freshmen into the MTSU family, is set for Sunday, Aug. 21, at 2 p.m. in Murphy Center, immediately followed by the President's Picnic. The university’s 2016-17 academic year begins Monday, Aug. 22, with the first official day of fall 2015 semester classes.
A printable campus map is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParkingMap.