Mississippi College

Preview Day at Mississippi College Set for November 3

October 31, 2012

High school students from across the South and other parts of the nation are traveling to Mississippi College for Preview Day on November 3.

It’s a nice opportunity for hundreds of prospective students to visit with President Lee Royce and other school leaders, tour the Clinton campus, and size up the university’s academic programs.

Following lunch, visitors are invited to see the Choctaws play American Southwest Conference football rival Louisiana College at Robinson-Hale Stadium. Saturday’s kickoff is at 1 p.m.

Preview Day lets high school students attend MC classes, see housing facilities, learn about campus organizations and ask questions about financial aid.

The day begins with an 8 a.m. check-in at the B.C. Rogers Student Center, followed by remarks thirty minutes later by Dr. Royce and Jim Turcotte, vice president for enrollment services and dean of students. They will also hear from admissions director Kyle Brantley and get insights about campus life from a student leader, MC junior Michael Walley.

Later that Saturday morning, there are sessions for parents and programs dealing with money matters and the school’s office of career services. At 11 a.m., professors and administrators will field questions about the “academic marketplace” at Alumni Gym.

Lunch is provided on the Quad at 11:30 a.m.

Preview Day stretches into the afternoon. There’s an open house at Providence Hill Farm for students interested in the equestrian, bass fishing and clay shooting teams.

With 5,145 students, Mississippi College is the state’s largest private university. MC enrollment has climbed by 60 percent since President Royce arrived as the university’s leader in 2002.

For more information on Preview Day, call the admissions office at 601.925.3800.

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