University of Montevallo to host ‘Grounds Day’

Published 2:00 pm Friday, September 11, 2015


MONTEVALLO– Potential students will have the opportunity to tour the University of Montevallo campus this upcoming Saturday, Sept. 12 on ‘Grounds Day’ between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The University of Montevallo will host 'Grounds Day" on Saturday, Sept. 12 from  9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (File)

The University of Montevallo will host ‘Grounds Day” on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (File)

Since its humble beginnings in 1896, UM has become a leading institution of higher learning in the state and region.

The university’s liberal-arts foundation makes it attractive to thinking, doing, achieving students who are not only serious about their education, but who are also driven to change the world.

“When it comes to choosing the right college, there’s no better barometer than seeing and experiencing the campus,” said Gary Johnson, University of Montevallo University Relations. “Our hope is that potential students will enjoy a tour of the campus, meeting current students, professors and admissions counselors who are ready to answer questions.”

As Alabama’s only public liberal arts university, UM’s mission remains unique in higher education. As a state university with intimate class sizes and highly credentialed faculty, Montevallo is a star in higher-education value and is truly a student-focused place.

Under the leadership of Dr. John Stewart, the University of Montevallo has thrived. The 15th President of UM has made a tremendous impact in Shelby County and the state during the past four years with his vision for the UM.

“At Montevallo, we look forward to welcoming many potential students to visit our campus this weekend,” said Stewart. “They will truly enjoy walking the quads, seeing our classrooms, scoping out the cafeteria and exploring our residence halls.”

UM continues to receive accolades through the rankings of “America’s Best Colleges,” published by U.S. News & World Report.

According to rankings for the 2014 edition, UM was once again ranked as the No. 1 public master’s level university in Alabama, a distinction it has held each year since 2008.

Another ‘Grounds Day’ will take place on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Those interested can visit to register for ‘Grounds Day.’