Matt Cipriano (right), Director of Student Life and Athletic Programs, shown answering questions about the nearly 50 student clubs and 11 NJCAA athletic teams available at the public, two-year college.

Bucks County Community College is hosting an open house for prospective students and their parents from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 19, on the Newtown Campus.

The free event is based in the Linksz Pavilion – the spacious hall connecting the Rollins Center student union building with the Gymnasium – and includes tours throughout the campus.

Director of Admissions Marlene Barlow says the semiannual open house is a great opportunity to learn how Bucks can help you reach your educational goals.

“People may be surprised to learn that we’re a competitive choice among college options,” said Barlow. “We continue to introduce new programs to match career opportunities, such as Medical Lab Technician, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Global Studies/World Languages, among dozens of other majors.”

Representatives from seven academic departments will be available to answer questions and provide information. Officials from the college’s financial aid and other student-services departments will also be on hand. Professors will be in attendance to answer questions, while student ambassadors will lead campus tours, including visits to Arts Department studios and science labs.

“There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and tour the campus to see how Bucks is the best place to start your college career,” Barlow added.

New this fall will be breakout sessions to discover how virtual reality is modernizing the college classroom, and how to take college classes while still in high school. There will be light refreshments.

Courses and Admission

Bucks County Community College offers more than 80 majors that lead to either a two-year associate degree or shorter-term certificate. After attending Bucks, most students transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree. Others, directly enter the workforce to launch a career. Students can take courses at the original campus in Newtown, the Upper Bucks Campus in Perkasie, the Gene and Marlene Epstein Campus at Lower Bucks in Bristol, and online through the college’s award-winning virtual campus.

Bucks has maintained an open-admissions policy for more than 50 years. The college is currently accepting applications for the spring semester that starts January 22. There’s also time to register for accelerated courses that start December 16. Tuition is only $165 a credit for Bucks County residents (other fees apply). To learn more, visit

Event Details

When: Saturday, October 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: The Linksz Pavilion on the campus at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown, Pa., 18940

There is ample free parking. While admission is free, please register before attending. For information or to register, visit, call 215-968-8122 or e-mail [email protected].

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