One-day event offers high school students a taste of college life at Mississippi College

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Leah Trainer, campus visits and special events coordinator at MC’s Office of Enrollment Services, said Junior Day provides high school students with an opportunity to view the excitement of campus life in Mississippi. Middle School.

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About 170 11th graders and their parents from across the Southeast are scheduled to travel to Mississippi College on Thursday, April 14 to tour the Clinton campus, attend breakout sessions and visit MC faculty and students.

Junior day at MC will represent the first opportunity for many high school students to visit a college campus and experience college life.

Leah Trainer, campus visits and special events coordinator at MC’s Office of Enrollment Services, said the event is designed to educate students and their parents about MC’s unique intellectual, social and spiritual opportunities.

“We have a junior day to introduce the Mississippi College campus and all of its fun and welcoming student experiences and environment right from the start,” Trainer said. “We want to emphasize the student experience of MC in a light and fun way, and allow our visitors to discover the most exciting parts of MC.

“We are very happy to host this event and hope that everyone who visits us will have a great time.”

The trainer said members of MC’s student recruiting organization — called Scouts — will greet high school students and their parents, conduct tours of the Clinton campus, and visit with them throughout the day.

Junior Day wasn’t created when Camryn Bruce was still in high school, but the junior English education major from Munford, Tennessee, says she would have loved the opportunity to get a “sneak peek” at it. university she now calls home.

“I believe Junior Day is a great opportunity for high school students to visualize the excitement of campus life before they get too overwhelmed with academic decisions and expectations,” Bruce said. “The goal of Junior Day is to give these teens the chance to see the campus, learn a little more about the school, and hear about the college experience from current MC students who love every minute of it. of their time here.

“We want this day to be fun, to give juniors insight into campus culture to consider further as they enter their senior year of high school and prepare to make post-graduation decisions.”

As Vice President of Scouts, Bruce said she can’t wait to take part in one of her favorite events of the year.

“My Junior Day responsibilities will include facilitating the involvement of current MC Scouts and students throughout each event, ensuring they are where they need to be, explaining the schedule and expectations for each part of the day and answering questions as they arise,” she said. “I also get to visit the juniors and their families, which is my favorite part.

“I believe participating in Junior Day is a small but meaningful way to impact young students and accept their presence in an unfamiliar environment. It is a privilege to represent this university, its values, and its overall college experience by giving a few hours out of my day to spend time with those who come to campus.

After check-in at 10:00 a.m., the fun will begin with an opening session at 10:30 a.m. and campus tours at 11:00 a.m. Visitors will be invited to lunch at Chick-fil-A in the Alumni Hall at noon, followed by separate breakout sessions at 1 p.m., where students will meet with admissions counselors while their parents will receive an overview of career opportunities. academic and financial aid to MC.

The festivities will end with a spring evening at 2 p.m. on the terrace of the BC Rogers Student Centre. Coulter Clement, a student MC, will play live music as faculty and student MCs talk with visitors and share popcorn, candy and popsicles on what Trainer hopes will be a beautiful spring afternoon. .

“We want attendees to be able to see each other at Mississippi College,” she said. “Our main goal is for them to recognize how great MC can be for them and that regardless of their background, they belong here and there is a place for them here.

“We would like them to know how badly we want them to come here, and take the next step and register here.”

For more information or to register for Junior Day, visit mc.edu/juniorday.

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