BC Slates Three Fall '17 Open House Events
Prospective college students interested in a liberal arts education in a Christ-centered environment with significant opportunities to serve, lead and be engaged are invited to attend an open house event at Bluefield College this fall.

BC Slates Three Fall '17 Open House Events

By Student Marketing Associate Mikaela Hurst | September 13, 2017 | RSS

Prospective college students interested in a liberal arts education in a Christ-centered environment with significant opportunities to serve, lead and be engaged are invited to attend an open house event at Bluefield College this fall.

Three open houses have been slated for prospective students, including a Fall Open House, Saturday, September 23; a Fall Night on the Hill, which is an overnight opportunity for prospective students, Sunday and Monday, October 15-16; and a second Fall Open House on Saturday, November 11.

The college will host its first Fall Open House Saturday, September 23. Potential students will begin with registration in Harman Chapel at 9 a.m., followed by a welcome assembly, admissions sessions, a financial aid seminar, a BC360 session, and an Academic Fair.

During the event, students and families will also be given a tour of the BC campus and will have the opportunity to meet Bluefield College’s esteemed faculty from a variety of academic disciplines, as well as the talented students who currently attend BC.

“The biggest advantage of the Open House event is that prospective students can see why those who have gone before them have chosen to enroll and graduate from Bluefield College,” said Evan Sherman, director of traditional admissions. “They can witness firsthand the work of our gifted students and alumni, the state of our facilities, the engaging nature of our faculty, and the beauty of our campus community.”

The ultimate benefit of going to one of the open house events, added Sherman, is for students to determine whether Bluefield College is the “right fit” for them. During the event, visitors can get an added taste of the college by participating in a question-and-answer session with current BC students.

“Our goal is to expose interested students to our inclusive, Christ-centered campus in the hopes that they will choose to enroll at Bluefield College in the coming years,” said Sherman. “Bluefield is a place where you can know and be known. After [the open house], students can decide for themselves if they would like to know and be known on our campus for the accomplishments they achieve during their college careers.”

Following activities on the main campus, students are invited to enjoy tailgating and a BC Rams football game against Georgetown College at Mitchell Stadium.

The Fall Night on the Hill, Sunday and Monday, October 15-16, will give prospective students a chance to find out what Bluefield College has to offer through an overnight, two-day experience on campus. According to Sherman, Night on the Hill features more than the average open house, due to the extra day of exposure to life as a student on campus.

In addition to the usual open house activities, Night on the Hill will include an overnight stay in a residence hall, dining in the cafeteria, and the opportunity to attend two actual BC classes. There will also be plenty of time for students to take part in student life and learn more about Bluefield with current BC students.

The second Fall Open House, Saturday, November 11, will follow the same format as the first Fall Open House and offer identical events and opportunities for prospective students. Instead of football, the November 11 Open House will conclude with a Rams basketball game against Lincoln University in the Dome Gymnasium.

Students interested in learning more or who would like to participate in any of the three fall open house events are invited to register online at bluefield.edu/visit or by calling the Office of Admissions at 276.326.4231 or by e-mailing BC Admissions Office at .