Fall Preview Day, November 3
October 15, 2007Hundreds of high school students from Mississippi and nearby states are invited to Mississippi College for Fall Preview Day on Nov. 3. It's an opportunity to see what MC's got to offer - from academics to athletics and scholarships.
From Southaven to Cleveland to the Gulf Coast, they're going to get a first-hand look at what it's like to be an MC student on that first Saturday in November. High school freshmen through seniors are signing up through the end of the month.
"We invite students and parents to be part of the MC Family for a day,'' said Scotty Elliott, MC director of admissions. During their stay, they will get the opportunity to learn about the admissions process, scholarships, meet with MC professors. and sit in on a class. Tailgating in the Quad and a Choctaws home football game round out the agenda.
"Last year we had 600 students and parents attend this event and many of those students are now leaders in our student body,'' Elliott said.
With more than 4,600 students, an increase of 9 percent over last fall, Mississippi College is Mississippi's largest private university. MC is also the second oldest Baptist-affiliated college in America. The Christian university was established in Clinton in 1826.
The day for visitors to the Clinton campus begins early. It starts with an 8 a.m. check-in at the B.C. Rogers Student Center with a continental breakfast served. President Lee Royce and admissions counselors will welcome all visitors at 8:30 a.m. in Anderson Hall.
*Mississippi College spotlight at 8:45 a.m.
*Enrollment services session at 9 a.m.
*Campus life session at 9:30 a.m.
*Attend a class at 9:45 a.m.
*Academic marketplace at 10:45 a.m.
*Lunch and campus tours at 11:30 a.m.
*Choctaws football game at Robinson-Hale Stadium with Howard Payne at 1 p.m.
The deadline to register is October 31.
For additional information, contact Scotty Elliott, MC admissions director at MC's Office of Enrollment Services Box 4026, Clinton, MS 39056, phone 1-800-738-1236 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. People can also register on-line on the MC web site at www.mc.edu by clicking on admissions.
PHOTO: A few members of MC's Kissimee Social Tribe posed for a quick picture while enjoying tailgating fun before a recent football game.