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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.

Check back for next year's BristolEXP!


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.

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Please note that this schedule was for the August 30, 2023 event:

9 a.m. - Check in, H Building Lobby, light refreshments provided

9:30 a.m. - Welcome, H Building Theater

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

Artistic Director & Associate Professor of Theatre, David Ledoux 

11 a.m. - Workshops

Transitioning Back to College
(H Building Theatre, Lower Level)
Transitioning back to college after time away can be daunting.  Let us ease your worries and answer any concerns with a student-panel.
Moderator: Joe DiMaria, Associate Vice President of Student Success

Success Strategies for First Year Students
(H Building Theatre, Upper Level - 210)
Join the Success Coaches to learn tips and important information to help you find success in your first semester at Bristol. 
Presenters: Carolyn Mase & Kylee Soares

Introducing Bristol's One Book - The Chaos Machine: The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds & Our World
(H Building Theatre, Upper Level - 209)
Each year a new common read is introduced to the student body.  Join this engaging presentation introducing this year's book, The Chaos Machine.
Presenter: Chris Yokel, Associate Professor of English

11:30 a.m. - Resource Fair

Meet your support team! Join the Student Services, Enrollment Management, and Academic Affairs offices at our Resource Fair, found on the path between the H Building Theatre and the G Building Student Center. 

12:30 p.m. - Lunch

Academic Affairs Open Houses

While you're on campus, please feel free to drop in to visit the following academic areas who are hosting open hours. Stop by to chat, explore the office and classroom spaces, and ask questions.

  • Clinical Laboratory Science and Phlebotomy - J136
  • Computer Information Systems - K101
  • Early Childhood Education - C114
  • Engineering Labs - B111 and B112
  • Experiential Education Center (Internship opportunities) - K113
  • Visual & Performing Arts/Art & Design programs (Graphic Design, Web Design, Animation/Motion Graphics, Fine Arts) - H214

Check back for more to come!

See photos from a previous BristolEXP.