Bristol EXPerience


Designed for new students and their families, Bristol EXPerience is your destination for everything you need to know before starting the semester. This is your chance to learn about programs, services, and opportunities available to you as a Bristol student.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Join us on our Fall River Campus 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bristol Experience 2021 map

Download a PDF version of the campus map HERE


What to Expect

To support social distancing, we will be hosting different activities across our campus.  As you’ll see from the map above, each of our buildings is identified by a letter (A, B, etc).  Learn more about what to expect in each below. 


Our Library & Learning Commons will be open for tours, or simply for you to drop in and say hi. We hope you’ll use this service a lot as you start on your academic journey with us! 


Come and get your Bayhawk swag at our Bookstore!


Our Student Center will host a Student Services Resource Fair. Come and learn about clubs and activities, our multicultural center, and our student support center. Grab a copy of our recreation and fitness schedule. We aim to keep your schedule full, fun & engaging!

You’ll also be able to meet 1:1 with an Academic Advisor or sit down with Financial Aid.


Whether you have declared a major or not, Bristol academic deans would love to talk with you about their programs and answer any questions you may have. 


Some Extra Fun!

Join some of our Student Leaders for a tie-dye experience outside and grab your first Bristol t-shirt!

All are welcome to stay until noon to enjoy a BBQ lunch with your family.

Register Today.

This program is designed for new students and their families.  We acknowledge many of our new students last year have been unable to visit our campus, so we invite all 2020 students to feel free to join us too!

Please register HERE so we have a sense of numbers.

To coordinate social distancing requirements, we strongly encourage you to register.

Safety Protocol

We appreciate your patience as we adhere to all safety protocols.  We are doing all we can to keep this event socially distanced by spreading across the campus.  For everyone’s safety, we ask that all visitors continue to wear masks when inside our buildings. 

Fall 2021 Q&A with President Laura Douglas

Q&A with President Douglas - September 1

Do you have questions about the fall semester? Join us on Wednesday, September 1 from 3 to 4 p.m., to get the answers you need to start the semester. Bristol Community College President Laura Douglas and the new Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management, Kate O'Hara, will be on hand to take your questions in this Zoom session.

Click HERE to join the September 1 Zoom event.

Don't forget, the fall semester starts September 7!