Explore Bergen Community College at Open House – April 12

The April 12 open house will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. at the College’s main campus in Paramus.

PARAMUS, N.J. – Over the last 50 years, more than 600,000 students have walked through the doors of Bergen Community College. At an April 12 open house for prospective students, the next generation of Bergen students will have the opportunity to do the same.

In celebration of the College’s 50-year tradition of excellence, Bergen will sponsor a comprehensive campus wide open house Thursday, April 12 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the main campus at 400 Paramus Road featuring demonstrations, workshops, tours, exhibits and opportunities for potential students and their families to explore all that Bergen offers. To RSVP, visit bergen.edu/openhouse or email [email protected]. Información disponible en español.

The open house will provide attendees with the opportunity to:

*Visit the state-of-the-art Health Professions Integrated Teaching Center and meet with current students, faculty and staff in the Interdisciplinary Center for Simulation;

*Sample culinary creations of hospitality students;

*Meet admissions representatives, faculty, coaches and student support personnel;

*Discuss the availability of financial aid and scholarships; and

*Explore STEM projects, the fashion design lab, broadcasting studio, horticulture greenhouse, animation lab, theatres, the Child Development Center, Veterans Center, flight simulators and more.

The open house will also showcase the College’s visual and performing arts programs: an art exhibition of student work will open Gallery Bergen, located on the third floor of West Hall and attendees can step backstage before Bergenstages’ 7:30 p.m. performance of “Guys and Dolls” in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre. To purchase tickets for the show, visit tickets.bergen.edu or call (201) 447-7428.

Bergen, New Jersey’s largest community college with approximately 14,000 students taking classes this semester, ranks No. 1 in the state for associate degree graduates. Alumni have studied at every Ivy League institution and rank 11th in the U.S. for mid-career salaries, according to Payscale. Its resources include the Cerullo Learning Assistance Center – twice recognized as the top tutoring center in the U.S. – and satellite campuses in Lyndhurst and Hackensack.

Commemorating the 1967 hiring of Bergen’s first president, Sidney Silverman, Ph.D., and the approval of the master plan that developed the College’s main campus, the institution launched its 50th anniversary celebration last fall. To celebrate, Bergen has sponsored a number of events to recognize its history of success stories, including artifact displays at government offices and libraries, an alumni dinner and art exhibition. An April 19 gala at the Venetian in Garfield will raise funds to support student scholarships. For more information, visit bergen.edu/gala.

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu), a public two-year coeducational college celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017-18, enrolls 14,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

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