Prospective students will attend classes, learn about school organizations and tailgate on the Clinton campus at Mississippi College’s Spring Preview Day.
The activities are set for March 21, and begin that Saturday with an 8:30 a.m. check-in at the B.C. Rogers Student Center.
Typically, about 400 to 500 visitors from across the Southeast and other parts of the USA attend Preview Day events at the Baptist-affiliated university.
Speakers at the 9 a.m. welcome session at Anderson Hall will include students Sam Hughes of Denham Springs, Louisiana and Josh Thomas of McComb. Ninety minutes later, prospective students can sample a class of their choice.
Parents won’t be ignored. Professors Ivan Parke of Christian Studies, Melinda Gann of the Mathematics Department and Chris Smith of the School of Business will team up for a faculty panel discussion aimed at parents. School of Education Dean Cindy Melton will join the group.
An MC student panel group booked for Preview Day will include Jordan Ball, Kaylen Hamilton, Olivia Grace Brookins of Birmingham, Alabama and Bryan Rivers of Meridian. Brookins and Rivers are biology-medical sciences majors.
Sharing their insights as MC parents will be Art and Becky Stephens of Ridgeland.
Other activities include an 11:30 a.m. academic marketplace at Alumni Gym. Faculty members will staff tables loaded with brochures to tell visitors about MC’s academic programs.
At the same time, in the Quad, visitors can learn about dozens of campus organizations and enjoy delicious tailgate food.
There will be plenty of time to stop by the Mississippi College bookstore, tour the campus, see the Cadaver Lab, and meet university leaders.
For students interested in the MC equestrian, archery, bass fishing and clay shooting teams, there will be a 1 p.m. open house at Providence Hill Farm. The spacious 2,000-acre facility is located 20 minutes from the Clinton campus. That event wraps up at 2:30 p.m.
Sports fans are invited to see the MC Choctaws baseball team face Christian Brothers University in a doubleheader on the diamond at Frierson Field. The Gulf South Conference baseball games are set for 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Supporters of the Blue & Gold can also see the Lady Choctaws battle Christian Brothers in softball games at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The GSC games will be played at the MC Softball Complex.
For additional information, contact the MC admissions office at 601-925-3800.