BC hosts the spring quarter Welcome Fair

On Wed., April 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bellevue College held a spring Welcome Fair at the cafeteria. There were many tables and tons of resources available for both new students and current students. It was also a chance to meet with clubs, talk with fellow students, learn more information about the school, look for some tutoring and graduation opportunities and more.
As the spring Welcome Fair started, people including volunteers, faculty members and students came to the C building consistently and it soon became very lively. The whole hall in the cafeteria was filled with different club’s tables, other university’s admission teams, various companies, student programs advertisements and some different departments of BC. Treats like candies, chips, burgers, drinks and other snacks were all provided for students.
At different tables, people talked with club leaders, volunteers and people who work at BC. Attendees could learn about the financial aid policy at BC and get late registration petition forms from the financial aid table set next to the stage in the cafeteria. It was also a chance for Public Safety team to advertise its Public Safety Fair, which will be happening on May 29, from 1-3 p.m. at L building courtyard. They will provide demonstrations, free food and games for participants. There, they will tell people about life-saving equipment on campus that we can use. The International Students club was telling people they would have an International Night on Saturday, Apr. 28, from 6-9:30 p.m. at the BC cafeteria, and the tickets would be available to be purchased at PALS center in C building. Besides that, the BC Sustainable Food Group presented at the Welcome Fair. They were giving away lettuce seeds and several different types of plants and succulents, showing people different crops and talking about their group. The plants they gave were really appealing to people. The group also introduced Epic Earth Week, which is from April 16 to 20. The full schedule for that is available online on www.bellevuecollege.edu/sustainability where people can learn different skills to protect the environment.
The BC Student Success Council was looking for students of BC to anonymously give suggestions and comments to solve other fellow student’s concerns and questions. There were also other school service representatives showing up at the event. Multicultural Services, or MCS for short, which is located in the B building, offers programs and services to retain and promote diversity and help underrepresented students complete college successfully. The Counseling Center of BC was also present, and introduced their services and goals. It is located on the second floor of the B building, or people can visit their website bellevuecollege.edu/counseling to schedule an appointment.
A current student who went to the spring Welcome Fair said “It is a good opportunity to know about the school, join different clubs, find some interests. I have learned a bunch of things I did not know before, and I have found many resources on campus that I could use, which is very helpful.” Most of the people who went to the event found it helpful especially for new students getting to know the school, and many people thought it was also fun for a break.