You’re Invited to a ‘Haunted’ Open House at BCCC

Bucks County Community College is getting in the Halloween spirit and hosting a free open house for prospective students and their parents Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Newtown Campus. It takes place in Tyler Hall, the French-Norman mansion on the National Register of Historic Places that’s the cornerstone of the Newtown campus.

For the first time, the open house will have a family-fun “haunted” theme, featuring ghouls and goblins from the nearby House in the Hollow at Sleepy Hollow Haunted Hayrides.

“There will be plenty of opportunities for students to see why college isn’t as scary as it seems,” said Marlene Barlow, director of admissions at the public, two-year college. “We know that it may seem daunting, but we’re here to help you face your future and show you the possibilities Bucks has to offer.”

To that end, representatives from seven academic departments, which offer nearly 80 majors leading to either a two-year associate degree or shorter-term certificate, 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 and students will be in attendance to answer questions, and campus tours will available.

In addition, visitors can learn about Bucks’ noncredit educational opportunities through its Continuing Education division. These include certificate programs in professional fields, personal enrichment opportunities, and job-training programs through the Center for Workforce Development.

Light refreshments will be available while supplies last. The open house is free, but registration is requested. Those who register in advance will be entered for a chance to win four tickets to the House in the Hollow at Sleepy Hollow Haunted Hayrides, located in Newtown. To register, visit,

After attending Bucks, most students transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree, while others directly enter the workforce to launch a career. Courses can be taken at the Newtown Campus, the Upper Bucks Campus in Perkasie, the Epstein Campus at Lower Bucks in Bristol, and online through the college’s award-winning virtual campus.

Bucks is accepting applications for spring semester classes. Tuition is only $145 a credit for Bucks County residents. To learn more, visit

The Fall Open House takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017 on the campus at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown, Pa., 18940.  For information, visit, call 215-968-8112 or e-mail [email protected].   

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