Open Houses Set for Prospective Students
What’s your passion? Whether it is to perform, compete, learn, lead, worship, serve, or simply belong, you can find your passion, nurture it, even live it at Bluefield College.
September 26, 2012
Prospective college students are invited to explore not only a career or calling, but also their passion in life, by attending one of two Open House events at Bluefield College, Monday, October 8 or Saturday, November 3.
A private Christian college located in the scenic Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia and surrounded by activity and stunning natural beauty, Bluefield College is dedicated to helping students explore, find, nurture, and live their passion. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and ranked among the Top 50 Colleges in the South by U.S. News and World Report, BC’s academic and co-curricular programs are designed to transform students’ lives by integrating liberal arts with career-oriented studies and service to God and the global community.
Starting with registration at 9:30 a.m. in BC’s Shott Hall, the October 8 and November 3 Open House events will give students and their parents an opportunity to learn more about the college through campus tours, information sessions, and interaction with current students, professors and administrators.
For example, through an Academic Fair prospective students can learn more about the college’s 43 academic offerings, including business, teacher education, communications, exercise and sports science, criminal justice, forensic science, behavioral science, Christian studies, fine arts, and the most recent additions in graphic communication and special education. In addition, students with a pre-med passion can learn more about BC’s transfer agreements with Virginia’s Edward Via Osteopathic School of Medicine and the Appalachian School of Pharmacy.
Prospective students with a passion for competition can learn more about Bluefield’s 15 intercollegiate sports teams, including the most recent addition, men’s football, added in the fall of 2012. Other sports include men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and tennis; women’s basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball; and co-ed cheerleading.
The Fall Open House schedules also will feature a Student Panel, during which time prospective students can learn more about how current students nurture their passions for service and missions. Through ongoing efforts to be in service to God and the community, BC students have earned five consecutive designations on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and multiple Five Star Service Awards from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for exemplary character and service. In addition, over the past year alone, BC students have participated in mission trips to Italy, New York, and Romania.
Prospective students may also participate in campus tours to learn more about BC’s newest residence hall, East River Hall, a modern living-learning facility; the school’s dining hall, which recently underwent a quarter million dollar transformation; a video conferencing facility that connects the school to academic environments around the world; 10 computer labs and 21 “SMART” classrooms with high-tech presentation devices, modern projection equipment, SMART Boards, computers, DVD players, and surround-sound audio systems; and a recently renovated Student Activities Center featuring a Coffeehouse setting and the Quick Shott Cafe.
The Open House schedules also will include the opportunity for prospective students and their parents to meet one-on-one with financial aid and admissions counselors and/or audition for one of the college’s voice ensembles, instrumental music groups, or theatrical troupes, who have toured abroad and performed in New York City’s Carnegie Hall.
To register online, visit BC's Open House page at www.bluefield.edu/open-house-events. To register by phone or for more information, call 800-872-0175 (x4231) or e-mail