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Student & Family Engagement

777 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720
G Building Lobby
Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Your Bristol experience started the day you applied to join the Bristol community, and we are excited to join you on your journey.

Starting a new college or coming back to the college environment can be (understandably) overwhelming. There are new spaces to navigate, lots of new folks to meet, along with many services to understand.

At Bristol, we are here to help you every step of the way! We have designed an event to help connect you with the people and resources that will support and promote your success at Bristol Community College.


Tuesday, January 16, 2024



Each year, BristolEXP happens a week before classes start in the Fall, and during the first week of classes in the Spring.  This large-scale event happens on our Fall River Campus and is complemented with welcome events across all four campuses in the subsequent weeks of the semester.

BristolEXP Promotional Graphic

Past Event Schedule

Please note that this schedule is subject to change as details are finalized.

11 a.m. – Check in, J Building Lobby.

11:30 a.m. – Welcome, J Building.

President Laura Douglas.
Vice President Academic Affairs, Dr. Andrew Fisher.
Vice President Student Services & Enrollment Management, Kate O'Hara.

Noon – Lunch, & Resource Fair J Building.

12:30 p.m. – Join members of Bristol's faculty for a dessert social!  Network and learn what to expect in the classroom.  2nd Floor J Building.

1 p.m. – Workshops.

Success Strategies for First Year Students(G Building Stage)
Join Advising Coordinator and Student Success Expert Carolyn Mase to learn tips and important information to help you find success in your first semester at Bristol. 

Accessing Your Education(L Building L108)
Join colleagues from the Office of Disability Services to learn all about: navigating support services, transitioning from high school to college level classes, and more.

Tech 101(G Building G101)
Join Student Ambassadors and faculty to learn how to navigate college technology. Bring your laptop or smart phone to receive help with logging into myBristol and finding your academic schedule.

1 - 4 p.m. – Walk-In Support: During this time Academic Advising and the Financial Aid Offices will be available for walk-in assistance.  Drop by G Building to learn more and get any pre-semester questions answered.

See photos from a previous BristolEXP.