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Preview Day at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville is a month away and the faculty, staff, and students are already preparing to highlight all of the attributes that make BCF a great option for prospective students. The twice-a-year open house event is a fun, informational family affair intended to give prospective students the opportunity to visit the college campus and see if this is where they should continue their education.

On October 10, registration is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. (CST) in the BCF Wellness Center, located in the heart of the campus. After registration and a brief welcome, several scholarships will be awarded and an overview of the day’s events will be provided. Guests will have the opportunity to visit with faculty and staff, gather information about the many degree programs and financial aid opportunities available, and meet the division chairs and dorm advisors at the exhibit booths located in the Wellness Center.

Following the meet and greet time, prospective students and their families will gather in the R.G. Lee Chapel to take part in a special time of student led praise and worship where all of the music groups on campus will be introduced. During the special Preview Day chapel service, the heart of BCF President Thomas A. Kinchen will be heard as he greets everyone and delivers the chapel message. Potential students will gain some insight into what a typical Monday and Tuesday in the life of a BCF student looks like, since faculty and students attend chapel services together twice a week.

After the student led chapel service, prospective students and their guests will have the opportunity to attend several classes that align with their desired educational goals. Another optional class is the financial aid briefing that will cover practical topics such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the tuition assistance and scholarship programs that are available to eligible BCF students.

Accompanied by the smooth sounds of the skilled BCF Jazz Band, prospective students and guests will then enjoy lunch in the Deese Center where BCF students enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the week. After sharing a meal and enjoying the music provided by some of the talented BCF students, the Resident Assistants (RA's) will provide tours of the on-campus housing option while Admissions Counselors give tours of the rest of the campus.

To conclude the afternoon, guest will be treated to a friendly game of volleyball between the faculty/staff team and this semester's BCF intramural volleyball champions. In addition to the winners on the court, there will be two more prospective students winning $500 scholarships! In fact, everyone wins that attends and completes the application form during Preview Day since the $25 application fee is waived and everyone has a chance to win the “BCF Goodie” basket for completing the survey.

If you or someone you know is looking for a college that prepares students to change the world, Preview Day is the perfect time to consider whether BCF might be that place! To register for Preview Day or for more information, please visit www.baptistcollege.edu or contact 850-263-3261.

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