MC invites prospective students to “Meet Maryville”

High school students, adult learners and community college students who are planning to transfer to a four-year institution are invited to “Meet Maryville” on Saturday, Nov. 7.

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

The “Meet Maryville” event begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. in Bartlett Hall. At 9 a.m., students will be divided into groups for the College’s “Alterna-tour,” a unique and fun alternative to the traditional college tour.

A lunch in Pearsons Hall is scheduled for 12:15 p.m., followed by a session with current MC students. Wrap-up is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in the Alumni Gymnasium which will include a performance by Off-Kilter, an auditioned ensemble of 8-12 singers.

Student-athletes are invited to Lawson Auditorium at 2 p.m. to ask questions about the College’s sports teams. A tour of the new $47-million Clayton Center for the Arts currently under construction is also scheduled. Parents and family members of prospective students are encouraged to attend, but their morning agenda is slightly different from that of their students.

For more information or to register for “Meet Maryville,” please call 865-981-8092 or visit

The fall “Meet Maryville” will highlight the fine and performing arts at MC. The series of events kicks off at 7 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 6 in the Alumni Gymnasium and features student and faculty soloists, the MC Jazz Band and a scene from the theatre department’s production “String of Pearls.”

On Saturday, the Invitational Choir Festival performance will be held at 6 p.m. in the Alumni Gymnasium. Participating high schools include: Alcoa, Farragut, Heritage, Lenoir City, Powell and William Blount. A reception is scheduled from 7:15 until 8 p.m.

On Sunday, the MC Concert Band will perform at 3 p.m. in the Alumni Gymnasium.

For more information about the Fine Arts Showcase, contact Stacey Wilner, coordinator of choral music at the College, at or 865-981-8151.

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