MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- With spring semester classes ready to begin Thursday, Jan. 16, at Middle Tennessee State University, the opening of the $16 million Student Services and Admissions Building in March is going to be a welcome addition to campus for students, officials said.
University faculty, staff and administrators will welcome thousands of students to campus for not only their classes, but also for music and theatre events, special lectures, athletic competition and more.
“It is with great anticipation that we greet the coming academic semester, as many of our new Student Success initiatives — including the opening of the MT One Stop facility — begin to take shape,” MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee said. “This is an exciting time to be part of our university community.”
Last fall, MTSU unveiled a Quest for Student Success initiative designed to help eliminate barriers to student success, bolster retention and improve graduation rates.
As part of those efforts, the Student Services and Admissions Building will provide will house MT One Stop, bringing admissions, financial aid, scheduling, course registration, enrollment and business office functions together under one roof. The building is scheduled to open a few days after spring break on Monday, March 17.
The MT One Stop will be located on the second floor of the new building.
The new facility is located across Blue Raider Drive from the Student Union Building, which opened in September 2012, and next to a new parking garage for students.
The approximately 58,000-square-foot facility “represents a new way to think about the way we deliver basic enrollment services in the areas of financial aid, course scheduling and enrollment,” said Debra Sells, vice president of the Office of Student Affairs and vice provost for the Office of Enrollment and Academic Services.
“The MT One Stop is designed to bring a new approach to providing high-touch, comprehensive and coordinated enrollment services to MTSU students,” she said.
From the academic perspective, Provost Brad Bartel said all faculty members “are excited about the beginning of the spring semester.” He added that MTSU “has additional advisers to assist students, and the academic departments are offering a full complement of courses.”
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