Friday, June 8, 2018

Welcome to Incoming 2018 Students

picture of Barlett Hall atrium with international flags hanging
Bartlett Hall with flags representing all of the students on campus
As you’re beginning to prepare for your time at Maryville College, you may be wondering how to find out a little bit more about what’s on campus and the surrounding area.

Maryville College is known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience, all while building a community of students, staff and faculty that will help you along the way.
Virtual campus map
Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation in partnership with others. Founded in 1819, Maryville is the 12th oldest college in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Maryville College has about 1,200 students, representing approximately 40 states, the District of Columbia and 30 other countries. To take a virtual tour of campus before you arrive, go here and click on the “Tours” tab. You’ll be able to watch videos about the campus and do small photo tours for some buildings.

In Maryville, there are many things to do within walking distance. If you’re a coffee lover, you may want to visit Vienna Coffeehouse for a cup of joe or to see one of their many live music performances. There are also many restaurants, cafes and shops downtown and beyond. In the early Fall and late Spring, Maryville hosts a small Farmers Market on Saturday mornings where you can explore local produce, baked goods and other delicacies. If you like being active and outdoors, you’ll love Maryville’s Greenway, a system of biking and walking paths around Maryville and Alcoa. A short drive away there is also Foothills Mall, a small mall with shops, department stores, and a movie theater. In neighboring Alcoa, there are many shops, restaurants and supermarkets that are easily accessible by car.

Maryville Downtown
Maryville Downtown and Greenway
Outside of Maryville, there are many fun and interesting places to visit close by. Knoxville is just a 30-minute drive from Maryville and has many fun things to do. The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is an excellent way to reconnect with nature and is a short drive away.

Note on transportation: While Maryville does not have public transportation, students find plenty of ways to get from one place to another. First of all, the International House provides weekly shopping trips to places like Walmart where you can buy food, toiletries, and other essentials. Outside of this, students catch rides with friends that have cars when possible. Another popular option is getting around with the ridesharing app Uber.

Get ready to explore this coming year because East Tennessee has a lot to offer!

Foreground: Anderson Hall (the oldest building on campus!)
Background: Great Smoky Mountains