Bluefield College will host its second of three Fall Open House events for prospective students and their families, Saturday, November 6.
Titled Encounter Bluefield, the Open House will begin with registration at 9:45 a.m. in Harman Chapel, followed by a BC Family Assembly at 10:00 a.m. that will acquaint visiting students with the Bluefield College culture and atmosphere.
Bluefield College is a four-year higher education institution in southwest Virginia that strives to serve students through a Christ-centered liberal arts education. In an effort to challenge students both intellectually and spiritually, Bluefield College couples academic education and a diverse Christian environment. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and integrates education, service, and local and global community development into its programs. Opportunities abound for students looking to grow through internships, mission opportunities, and travel abroad programs.
Students and their families will be given the opportunity to learn more about Bluefield College during the November 6 Encounter Bluefield event. Current Student Ambassadors will offer campus tours for prospective families at 10:40 a.m. that will showcase the new East River Residence Hall, SMART classrooms equipped with high-technology equipment, Easley Library, the Cox Visual Arts Center, and other facilities.
Also on the Encounter Bluefield schedule will be an Academic and Organizations Fair at 11:30 a.m., which will display Bluefield College’s 22 majors of study, including business, biology/pre-med, communications, teacher education, exercise science, fine arts, criminal justice, and forensic science. The Academic and Organizations Fair will also showcase BC’s variety of student organizations, from sororities and fraternities, to the Art Club and Outdoor Club, to Fellowship of Christian Athletes and ministry and mission organizations.
Lunch will follow the Academic Fair at noon. Afterward, students and parents will be able to ask questions to a panel of Bluefield College students, staff members, and faculty during a session called Bluefield College 360. For students interested in music or athletics, meeting sessions, tryouts and auditions will be made available at the conclusion of the Open House. Students wanting to meet one-on-one with a professor will also have that opportunity during the day.
Bluefield College will host its third and final Encounter Bluefield event on Monday, November 15. To register or for more information about the Fall Open House series, please contact the Bluefield College Admissions Office by phone at 800-872-0175 (x231) or by e-mail at [email protected]