Area high school students and their parents and guardians are welcome to attend the annual Rutherford County College Night.
The event, featuring about 50 colleges and universities from across the Southeast and other regions of the country, will be hosted by MTSU and held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the Tennessee Miller Coliseum, 304B West Thompson Lane, in Murfreesboro.
Students from Rutherford, Bedford, Cannon and DeKalb counties are invited to look into the higher education options that will be available. The event is free and open to the public.
In addition to MTSU personnel, many colleges and universities will send representatives in their effort to recruit students for the 2015-16 academic year and beyond.
"This event is all about the students," said Casey Brown, an MTSU admissions counselor who is coordinating the event. "There's a tremendous group of them here in Rutherford and surrounding counties, so university representatives are always excited to come and meet them."
Brown said it is important college-bound students, particularly seniors, attend a college night three weeks into their school year.
"It occurs early enough in the school year to help seniors in the college decision-making process, and gives students unmatched access to a variety of institutions they might normally not have the opportunity to encounter."
Brown added that it is an excellent opportunity for high school students and parents to collect information and ask the college recruiters questions.
"When colleges visit during the school day, parents don't generally have the opportunity to ask questions," Brown said. "Parents will be able to obtain valuable information as well."
The Tennessee Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers endorse the event.
For more information, call 615-898-2233.