Bluefield College is one of 24 colleges who make up the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) and who will be participating in Virginia Private College Week, a statewide college open house series, featuring two daily programs for rising juniors, seniors and prospective transfer students.
The open house sessions at Bluefield College will be held Monday through Friday, July 25-29 at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 30 at 9:00 a.m. Each session will include campus tours and information sessions on admissions, financial aid, academics, and extracurricular programs.
Sponsored by the CICV — an association of independent colleges and universities working together to promote awareness of Virginia’s private higher education — Virginia Private College Week is an annual event designed to introduce prospective students to the opportunities and benefits available at a Virginia private undergraduate college.
Private colleges, like Bluefield College, the CICV says, have small classes where students enjoy personal attention, classroom engagement, and caring and mentoring professors. Virginia private colleges, the CICV added, offer students the opportunity to participate in a variety of leadership, service and other campus activities.
Prospective students who visit Bluefield College and at least two other CICV colleges during Virginia Private College Week will receive application fee waivers from each of the three institutions, exempting them from the usual application fees charged by the colleges. Individuals who visit at least three colleges will also be eligible to win a $500 Amazon gift card.
Students planning to visit the BC campus are encouraged to register prior to the event by contacting the BC Admissions Office by phone at 800-872-0176 (x4272) or by emailing [email protected]. For more information, visit www.privatecollegeweek.org or www.vaprivatecolleges.org, or search #VPCW on Twitter.