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2014 Orientation

Welcome to Bristol Community College! (Fall River Campus MAP)

Why should I attend Orientation?

College Orientation is often the first step in a new academic career. Here at BCC we encourage all first semester students, day or evening, part-time or full-time, traditional or non-traditional to attend orientation. The information you will receive during orientation will serve you throughout your time at BCC. Learn about your program, meet fellow students, take a campus tour are just a few things that you can do at orientation.

Below you will find information about Bristol Community College’s orientation offerings for Fall 2014. We look forward to meeting you in August!

Orientation Schedules:

Tuesday August 19 Orientation

    Criminal Justice Career
    Criminal Justice Transfer
    Human Services
    Office Administration, Legal Administrative Assistant
    Office Administration, Medical Administrative Assistant
    Paralegal Studies

    Developmental Disabilities
    Human Services
    Law Enforcement
    Legal Office Assistant
    Medical Administrative Practices
    Medical Transcription
    Paralegal Studies
    Pre-Radiology Technology

Wednesday August 20 Orientation

    Engineering Technology, Architectural and Structural Technology
    Engineering Technology, Automation Technology
    Engineering Technology, Bio manufacturing Technology
    Engineering Technology, Civil Technology
    Engineering Technology, Electrical Technology with Solar Energy
    Engineering Technology, Electro-Mechanical with Green Energy Technology
    Engineering Technology, Environmental Technology
    Engineering Technology, Marine Technology
    Engineering Technology, Mechanical Technology with Wind Power
    Engineering Transfer, Engineering Science
    Fire Science Tech
    General Studies, Career or Transfer
    General Studies, Health Science
    General Studies, Mass Transfer
    General Studies, Technical Studies
    General Studies, Vocational Technical Education
    Liberal Arts & Sciences, Biotechnology/Biomedical Technology
    Liberal Arts &Sciences, Environmental Option

    Applied Construct Tech
    Applied Manufacturing
    Auto Sys w/ Robotics
    CNC Machining & Programming
    Computer-aided Design and Drafting
    Geographic Information Systems
    Green Building Technology
    Marine Trades
    Organic Agriculture Technician
    Solar Energy
    Water Quality Professional
    Wind Power

Thursday August 21 Orientation

    Art Transfer, Animation and Motion Graphics
    Art Transfer, Art/Fine Arts
    Art Transfer, Graphic Design
    Art Transfer, Web Design & Media Arts
    Deaf Studies Transfer
    Early Childhood Education
    Early Childhood Education, Direct Transfer
    Elementary Education
    General Studies – Career Prep
    General Studies Prep
    General Studies Prep, English as a Second Language
    Liberal Arts & Sciences, Humanities
    Liberal Arts and Sciences, Math and Science Option
    Liberal Arts and Sciences, Professional Option
    Liberal Arts and Sciences, Theatre
    TRiO QUEST for Success Program

    Early Childhood Education Infant/Toddler
    Early Childhood Education Preschool
    Fine Arts
    Graphic Design
    Instructional Paraprofessional
    Portuguese/Eng Community Interpreting
    Spanish/Eng Community Interpreting
    Web Design

Division III Friday Agenda

    Business Admin, Accounting
    Business Admin, Casino Operations and Gaming Services
    Business Admin, Entrepreneurship
    Business Admin, Financial Services – Banking
    Business Admin, Financial Services – Financial Management
    Business Admin, Financial Services – Real Estate and Insurance
    Business Admin, General Management
    Business Admin, Leisure Services Management - Sport
    Business Admin, Leisure Services Management – Tourism
    Business Admin, Marketing Management
    Business Admin, Retail Management
    Business Admin Transfer
    Office Administration, Executive Administrative Assistant

eLearning Orientation, K Building Room 101
Tuesday – Thursday, 12:30 – 1:30 PM       
Are you taking classes online?  Maybe you’ve enrolled in a hybrid section?  Attend this session and learn more about how to take advantage of all that eLearning has to offer.

Kickoff to College Orientation
Kickoff to College Orientation will be held on August 27, 2014, at the Fall River Campus. Students who attended orientation during August 20-23 are encouraged to return to the Fall River Campus for the cook-out, student organizations/clubs fair and Campus tours.

7:30 AM  Check-In (Margaret L. Jackson Arts Center, H Building)

8:00 AM  Welcome to BCC (Margaret L. Jackson Arts Center, H Building) John J. Sbrega, President of Bristol Community College, Greg Sethares, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Steven Ozug, Vice President for Preparedness, Compliance, and Students

8:30 AM10:00AM Motivational Speaker (Margaret L. Jackson Art Center, H Building) Tom Krieglstein, founder of Swift Kick, Engaging Educational Communities, Campus Speaker of the year 2014.

10:15 AM12:15PM Academic Program Meetings (Various Campus Locations) Learn about your academic program (major) from the faculty within your division.  Please remain seated and you will be dismissed by program. Note: Program meetings may end at various times.                             

12:30 PM2:00PM Student Organizations/Clubs Fair (Outside the Commonwealth College Center, G Building) Get involved in your college….MAKE BCC YOURS!  Learn about services, programs and resources available to students.  A variety of clubs, organizations, and programs will be promoting their activities, offering advice and seeking new members.

12:30 PM – 2:00PM Scavenger Hunt Take part in an enjoyable scavenger hunt and win a prize.

12:30 PM2:00PM Campus Cookout/Activities/Closing Ceremony (Outside the Commonwealth College Center, G Building) Mix and mingle with your classmates, faculty, and staff while enjoying lunch. Relax with new friends, listen to DJ Mike, partake in fun activities and take part in the Burning of Fears closing ceremony!
Throughout the Orientation Day, Campus Offices are Open and Available to Assist You
Consider purchasing your textbooks at the Bookstore; they’ll be open 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. Stop by the accessBCC Campus Card office (G221) to obtain your student ID, or turn in proof of immunization/health insurance at Health Services (G-200).

For more information on BCC Orientations, contact 508.678.2811, ext. 2156, or email

Event Calendar

Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT

Book Advances (8/11/2014 - 9/25/2014)


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Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:45:00 GMT

Attleboro- Friday, August 22, 2014-10099 (8/22/2014)


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Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:00:00 GMT

Taunton Career Center Visit (8/22/2014)


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Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:00:00 GMT

Financial Aid Workshop - Fall River (8/22/2014)


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