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Spring Preview Day 2013 Booked at Mississippi College March 23

March 14, 2013

Tours of Mississippi College’s new medical sciences building, meetings with university leaders and the chance to soak up loads of information about life on the Clinton campus are part of the university’s Spring Preview Day.

Organizers anticipate about 600 prospective MC freshmen, transfer students and family members will attend the blitz of events on March 23. The activities begin with an 8 a.m. check-in that Saturday at the B.C. Rogers Student Center.

President Lee Royce, Jim Turcotte, vice president for enrollment services and dean of students, and Kyle Brantley, director of admissions, will be among the lineup of speakers starting at 8:30 a.m. Visitors will also hear remarks from Mississippi College freshman Chris Herring.

Later in the morning, student visitors can attend MC classes, learn about the university’s more than 80 academic programs, and find out about financial aid, housing and career services.

 There will be informative sessions for parents in the 80,000-square-foot medical sciences building. The impressive brick structure along College Street includes a cadaver lab, research facilities, and classrooms equipped with the latest technology to get students prepared for medical and dental schools.

“We are excited for these new students and their families to experience these new facilities,’’ says MC admissions counselor Brandi Chancellor.

An academic marketplace at Alumni Gym at 11 a.m., opportunities to learn about student organizations on the Quad, a delicious lunch and campus tours starting at 11:30 a.m. are other activities during a busy day. Spring Preview Day should draw hundreds of visitors from around the South and other regions of the nation.

Students interested in MC’s equestrian team, bass fishing and clay shooting squads are invited to a Providence Hill Farm open house starting from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Spring Preview Day coincides with Spring Fever Week on the Clinton campus. Spring Fever Week activities are optional for visitors. Prospective students are invited to cheer on the Christian university’s clubs and tribes at Derby Day festivities on the Quad from 2-4 p.m.

Stick around, and prospective students and parents can join the Crawfish Boil on the brick streets of Olde Towne Clinton. There’s a $10 admission charge for crawfish lovers.

That Saturday evening, campus visitors can attend a performance of “The Importance of Being Earnest’’ put on by the MC Tribal Players of the university’s Department of Communication. The show at the Aven Little Theater begins at 7 p.m.

For more information about MC’s Spring Preview Day visit www.mc.edu/previewday13 or contact the admissions office at 601.925.3800.