With spring Preview Day less than two weeks away, faculty, staff, and students at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville are preparing for prospective students to get a glimpse of the heart of the college that is committed to changing the world. This one-day event is held each semester as a fun and yet informative family event intended to give potential students a sample of college life.
On March 7, registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. (CST) in the BCF Wellness Center, located in the center of the campus. After registration, there will be a brief welcome where several scholarships will be presented. Prospective students and their families will have a chance to visit different booths and gather information on degree programs, meet some friendly faces around the campus, hear about the different financial aid available, meet the dorm Resident Assistants, and document the day at the photo booth.
Following the meet and greet, guests will make their way to the R.G. Lee Chapel where they will be led in worship highlighting the different musical groups on campus. The praise and worship will reflect a typical Monday and Tuesday chapel service. During the service, guests will also hear the heart of BCF President Thomas A. Kinchen as he welcomes each one and shares more about BCF.
After chapel, prospective students will have an opportunity to visit the department that corresponds with their educational interests including dual enrolled options. There will be a financial aid briefing covering practical topics such as, familiarization with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), tuition assistance, and scholarship programs that are available to eligible BCF students. Afterwards, prospective students will enjoy lunch in the college dinning facility, the Deese Center, where BCF students have their meals throughout the week. In addition to a nutritional meal and the opportunity to mingle with BCF students and faculty, the amazing BCF Jazz Band will be performing showcasing the incredible talent and quality of the BCF music program.
Following lunch, the Admissions Team will be happy to provide a campus tour featuring the prayer chapel, library, writing center, and computer lab, while BCF Resident Assistants (RA's) provide tours of the various on-campus housing options.
Guests attending Preview Day will get a small glimpse into the life of intramural sports available to students as they observe a friendly game of basketball between the faculty/staff team and this semester’s basketball champions. The real winners of the day will be those students that leave knowing BCF is where the Lord is leading them to continue their education. There will be several $500 scholarship drawings during the day and the $25 application fee will be waived for any student that applies on Preview Day.
For more information on how to register for Preview Day at the The Baptist College of Florida, please call 800.328.2660 or visit the website at www.baptistcollege.edu.