Prospects Invited to Final Fall Open House

By Chris Shoemaker | November 5, 2014 | RSS

Prospects Invited to Final Fall Open House
Prospective college students are invited to explore not only a career, but also their calling by attending the last of four fall Open House events at Bluefield College, Saturday, November 15.

Prospective college students are invited to explore not only a career, but also their calling by attending at least one of four fall Open House events at Bluefield College, September 20, October 19-20, October 23-26, and November 15.

 

Fall Open House: Saturday, September 20

Bluefield College will host a Fall Open House for prospective students, Saturday, September 20, featuring campus tours, admissions and financial information sessions, interaction with current students and faculty, and lunch in BC’s dining hall.

Prospective students are invited to participate in at least one of four BC Open House events this fall.

 

 

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by a welcome session and an Organizations and Academics Fair showcasing the college’s nearly 40 academic offerings, including business, teacher education, communications, exercise and sports science, criminal justice, forensic science, behavioral science, Christian studies, and fine arts. In addition, the Fair will showcase the school’s service, academic, outdoor, athletic and other student organizations, as well as BC’s 17 intercollegiate sports teams, including men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field (2015), and volleyball; women’s basketball, cheerleading, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field (2015), and volleyball.

 

Following the Fair, prospective students and their families will take part in tours of the BC campus, including the school’s newest residence halls, East River Hall, a traditional, yet modern living-learning facility, and Bluestone Commons, a new on-campus apartment complex for independent student living. Also featured on the tour: 10 computer labs and 21 “SMART” classrooms with high-tech presentation devices, as well as the recently renovated Student Activities Center featuring a Coffeehouse setting and Quick Shott Cafe.

 

Prospective students also will have the opportunity to interact with current students, faculty and staff during a BC360 session, featuring a Q&A panel. After lunch, guests are invited to take part in individual family financial aid sessions or in music scholarship auditions.

 

Night on the Hill: Sunday and Monday, October 19-20

BC’s second Open House event of the fall will give high school seniors an exclusive opportunity to enjoy an overnight, two-day experience on campus. BC’s traditional Night on the Hill, Sunday and Monday, October 19-20, will feature more than the average Open House with two full days of exposure to life as a student on the BC campus.

 

In addition to the usual campus tours and information sessions, Night on the Hill will include an overnight stay in a residence hall with a current BC student, along with plenty of opportunities to hang out and take part student life with current students. After the overnight stay on Sunday, Night on the Hill guests will attend actual BC classes on Monday to get an ever better idea of what it’s like to be a student at Bluefield.

 

Inspire Exito: Thursday through Sunday, October 23-26

BC’s third Open House event of the fall season is a four-day, overnight complete campus experience designed for Latino students interested in college. In fact, Inspire Éxito! will give prospective Latino students the opportunity to engage with successful Latino role models and leaders who will inspire them to actively engage in setting career goals and seeking higher education opportunities.

 

The week promises to provide participants with practical and easy to understand information on the college application process and financial aid. In addition, students will have the opportunity to compete for BC scholarships and become informed about scholarships and other types of financial aid. Other activities will include a workshop on how to write a college application essay and the chance to attend actual BC classes, while taking part in the full student life experience that is BC.

 

Fall Open House: Saturday, November 15

The final Bluefield College Open House event of the fall will be a second day-long Fall Open House, Saturday, November 15, featuring campus tours, admissions and financial information sessions, interaction with current students and faculty, and lunch in BC’s dining hall.

 

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by a welcome session and an Organizations and Academics Fair showcasing the college’s nearly 40 academic offerings, including business, teacher education, communications, exercise and sports science, criminal justice, forensic science, behavioral science, Christian studies, and fine arts. In addition, the Fair will showcase the school’s service, academic, outdoor, athletic and other student organizations, as well as BC’s 17 intercollegiate sports teams, including men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field (2015), and volleyball; women’s basketball, cheerleading, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field (2015), and volleyball.

 

Following the Fair, prospective students and their families will take part in tours of the BC campus, including the school’s newest residence halls, East River Hall, a traditional, yet modern living-learning facility, and Bluestone Commons, a new on-campus apartment complex for independent student living. Also featured on the tour: 10 computer labs and 21 “SMART” classrooms with high-tech presentation devices, as well as the recently renovated Student Activities Center featuring a Coffeehouse setting and Quick Shott Cafe.

 

Prospective students also will have the opportunity to interact with current students, faculty and staff during a BC360 session, featuring a Q&A panel. After lunch, guests are invited to take part in individual family financial aid sessions or in music scholarship auditions.

 

To register for an Open House event, visit the BC Admissions web page. For more information regarding any of Bluefield College’s four Fall Open House events, please contact the BC Admissions Office by email at or by phone at 276-326-4231.

 

 

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