In the winter months, prospective students have a unique opportunity to connect with MC from their hometowns. In various cities in the South, MC will host free events called "receptions", introducing prospective high schoolers to the university.
If you are a prospective student, you will be able to meet other prospective students, admissions counselors, current students, and even President Lee Royce. There will be opportunities for you to ask questions about the admissions process, scholarships, life at MC, and other related topics. The admissions counselors are very excited to meet you in your area and also eat some great food!
Hattiesburg // Andrew Fehrenbacher (Feb. 13)
"I can't wait to see you at the Hattiesburg Reception on February 13! It's going to be a great night with great food, MC faculty and students, and of course, awesome prospective students like you! Don't miss out! Come out and enjoy the party!"
- Andrew Fehrenbacher
Memphis // Dylan Crouch (Feb. 15)
For the first time ever, the Memphis reception will be held at the Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid. Within the Pyramid, it will be located in the Ducks Unlimited Waterfowl Gallery, where there will be an endless supply of salmon and pecan crusted chicken. Dylan notes that this is the final Memphis reception for Dr. Royce, and prospective students will also be able to hear from an alumni parent and a current student.
Gulf Coast // Tori Langworthy (Feb. 22)
Reception season is Tori's favorite time of year. She says, "There is nothing more exciting them getting all my students from the Coast together to hang out." The event will be held at The Great Southern Club on top of the Hancock Bank Building. Tori anticipates great food and conversation and encourages all attendees to invite their friends.
Birmingham // Kaitlin McCarty (Feb. 27)
Kaitlin views the Birmingham reception as the "highlight of the year," drawing students from all over Birmingham and as far as Tuscaloosa. The evening is hosted at The Old Overton Club in Vestavia Hills, and the scenic views and warm environment provides the perfect setting for conversations between prospective students and current students. Eleven alumni currently in the area will be expected.
With 100% honesty, I was unable to attend the reception in Memphis, where I'm from (there was an ice storm, and the date was moved to a night I had a baseball game) and I was devastated. However, my devastation should only show you how exciting these events are, whether you have decided on your school choice or not.
I encourage you to venture out to these events in your area. In college, you will have many scenarios that may require you to connect with others, so why not get a jump-start?
Still bitter about that ice storm