Registration remains open for first-time MTSU recruiting event on campus Aug. 21
MTSU recording industry chair Beverly Keel, left, and Makayla Lewis, right, share a laugh while discussing the College of Media and Entertainment program in October 2017 in Nashville during the True Blue Tour at the Millennium Maxwell House. Lewis’ mother, Kimberly Lewis, also is pictured. MTSU hosts a True Blue Tour event for the first time in Murfreesboro on Tuesday, Aug. 21. (MTSU file photo by Randy Weiler)

MTSU invites potential students from public, private and home schools from Rutherford and surrounding counties to attend the first-ever True Blue Tour reception on the Middle Tennessee State University campus.

It will be held starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, in the Student Union Ballroom, and there’s still time to register online by visiting To find parking, visit Walk-up attendees are welcome as well.

At True Blue Tour events, attendees can meet with university representatives from virtually every department, including deans, counselors, advisers, current students and President Sidney A. McPhee.

Students from all of Rutherford County’s high schools are welcome.

Outside Rutherford County, MTSU admissions recruiters and staff have been reaching out to prospective high school students from Cannon County, Shelbyville Central, Tullahoma, Cascade, Coffee County Central, The Webb School, Franklin County, Huntland, Warren County, Wilson County, DeKalb County and others in the Midstate.

“We are excited to start our 2018 tour season by kicking things off for the first time at MTSU,” said Linda Olsen, admissions director. “Our staff and the entire campus community are enthused about our efforts for this fall as we recruit students for 2019 and beyond.”

MTSU representatives will make 13 other tour stops as they recruit prospects this fall in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and Georgia.

At the reception, prospective students and their parents will learn considerably more about MTSU. They can ask questions about financial aid, academic programs, housing, the Honors College and obtain a 2018-19 Visitors Guide and. Potential transfer students also are welcome.

Attendees can enjoy refreshments and register to win scholarships, certificates for an iPad, bookstore gift cards and other prizes.

On Aug. 2, MTSU mailed more than 57,000 invitations to prospective students.

For those unable to attend the event in Murfreesboro, MTSU offers other options for prospective students to attend a True Blue Tour event, including Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Brentwood, Tennessee, and Thursday, Oct. 4, in Nashville. Check the website for more details and to register.

Additionally, MTSU will host Fall Preview Days, including Saturday, Sept. 22, Saturday, Oct. 6, and Saturday, Nov. 3, on campus. Students can enjoy the full visit experience.

MTSU has more than 300 combined undergraduate and graduate programs.