Visit Bluefield College

If you’re looking for the right Christian college, there’s nothing like a visit to our beautiful 82-acre campus set among the Appalachian Mountains to see what makes us special. A personal or virtual visit gives you the chance to meet our students and faculty who make our Christ-centered community their academic home.

We’d love the chance to get to know you as we introduce you to our campus family. Schedule your personal on-site visit or a personal virtual visit today. We can’t wait to welcome you home!

Ways to Visit

2021 Upcoming Events

  • September 22-24: BC Experience Day
  • October 2: Open House
  • October 22-23: Homecoming Weekend
  • October 23: BC Spotlight Event
  • November 20: Presidential Scholar Competition
  • December 4: Open House

2022 Upcoming Events

  • January 15: Winter Blast 2022
  • February 5: BC Spotlight Event
  • February 26: Open House
  • March 12: BC Spotlight Event
  • April 2: Open House

 

No matter how you visit us, we hope you’ll reach out to Jordan Dillon via email at jdillon@bluefield.edu or phone at 276.326.4201 to schedule a visit or register for an event.

Personal On-Campus Visit

Are you looking to learn more about Bluefield College before taking the leap? An on-campus personal visit allows you to meet with the faculty of your intended major, speak with the athletic staff of the team you’re interested in, sit down with your personal admissions counselor, and see the beauty of our campus firsthand.

Tours are available Monday through Friday at the following times:

  • 10:00am
  • 11:00am
  • 2:00pm
  • 3:00pm

Saturday Tours are also available upon request

Personal Virtual Visit

The energy of our service-minded students and the warmth of our Bluefield community are waiting for you to experience from the comfort of your couch when you join us for a virtual visit. A current student will take you on a walking tour of our 82-acre campus using state-of-the-art technology. Then, you’ll meet one-on-one with your personal admissions counselor to answer your questions. Want to meet our faculty and or a coach? We can do that too. A virtual visit is the next best thing to being here.

Group Visits

We offer Bluefield campus visits that can be customized for your group or college club. Each group visit includes a student-led tour and lunch in our dining hall to give everyone a real feel for life on campus. You can request an information session or faculty presentation about our degree programs too.

Group and college club visits are available Monday-Friday and on Saturday Visit Days. In order to schedule a group visit, please call 276.326.4231. Please be prepared to share the list of names, mailing addresses, high schools, and expected graduation dates for each member of your group. We’ll see you on campus!

Open House

Open House events are open to everyone who’s interested in learning more about Bluefield College. Whether you’re just starting your college search, ready to make a decision, or interested in Early College, we invite you to visit with faculty and staff to learn more about enrollment, residence life, student services, academic programs, and all things Bluefield!

Spotlight Events

If your heart is set on a major but you’d like to learn more about the program, then our Spotlight Events are for you. Whether you are planning your first year of college or bringing in transfer credit you’ll be able to meet the faculty of your program of interest, sit down with your personal admissions counselor, and see what makes Bluefield different. Let us treat you like a V.I.P. and help you plan your future at Bluefield.

Experience Days

Those interested in getting a firsthand look into what life as a Bluefield College student is like, are invited to join us for Experience Days. Visitors will be able to experience chapel, attend class, eat in our dining hall, enjoy residence life activities, visit with the student services department, and more. In conjuncture with Christian Emphasis Week, students can choose to stay overnight for the full schedule of events Wednesday- Friday or visit the Wednesday-only event.

Winter Blast

Is your youth group looking for a winter youth retreat? If so, please join us for Winter Blast 2022 on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend! Guests will enjoy the snow-covered hills of Winter Place Ski Resort in Ghent, West Virginia, then retreat to campus for dinner, worship, and a chapel speaker. For pricing and scheduling please contact Jordan Dillon via email at jdillon@bluefield.edu or phone at 276.326.4201.

Presidential Scholar Competition

At Bluefield College, we’re honored to congratulate and award those students who have poured themselves into their studies. Each year, the college gives away two full-tuition scholarships to students who meet qualifications. Students who qualify will receive a cordial invitation from the Office of Enrollment.

Do I only apply once?

  • No. Students must apply each academic year for the fall semester and submit the necessary documents.

Do I have to take the classes specified in the Associate's Degree tracks as they are listed on the information sheet?

  • No. Students may take any of the courses that are offered in a given term.

Where do I find the textbook listing, and where do I purchase the books?

  • Log in to myBC, and under the "Student" tab, you will find a list of the textbooks required (if any) for each course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

How long is a semester?

  • Our semesters are divided into two 8-week terms.

Is there an orientation?

  • Yes. Students can attend an orientation session that explains how to access courses, how to register for classes, and answers other questions.

Where can I find a course description?

Does the student need to take the SAT or ACT in order to take Dual Enrollment classes?

  • No. If a student decides to study at BC full time, BC is currently test-optional for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Are the classes live? Do students need to login and participate at certain times?

  • Classes are offered online, so a student can log-on and study at their convenience and their own pace. Students have assignments due each week; you can complete your assignments at any point in time before the deadline.

Does an Early College student need to come to campus for anything?

  • No. However, we would love to have you visit our campus if you are interested in continuing with traditional on-campus study. Students who complete their associate's degree have the option to walk at our commencement ceremony.

Are Early College students able to receive Financial Aid?

  • No. However, Early College courses are very affordable compared to other options. The cost for an online Dual Enrollment course is $100 per credit hour.

How do transferring credits work?

  • Each College or University completes a transcript review in order to decide which courses transfer. Sticking to general education classes generally makes transferring credits simple. All Early College courses at Bluefield College are general education classes that should transfer to another accredited institution.

Is an Early College student considered, and treated, as a transfer student when they become a full-time college student if they have earned enough credits to be a Junior?

  • No. Since they have not graduated from high school, they are considered a first-time college student regardless of how many credits transfer. However, by transferring credits when they enroll as a full-time student, they will have to take fewer classes to receive their bachelor's degree, which shortens the length of time to earn the degree.

Can I speak to someone if I have more questions?

  • Yes. Please contact the Office of Admissions by email or you can call them at 276.326.4231