Community Outreach


OCO College Explorations

Since September of 2011, OCO's College Explorations Team (CET) has offered the opportunity for groups of middle school aged students to visit BW and learn about college.  Nearly 300 young people participated in the seven visits in 2011-2012.

The idea is to expose students to a college campus at a young age to encourage them to see college as a possibility and start preparing now.  Visits include a question and answer session with a panel of college students, a brief presentation on preparing for college, and a campus tour. Groups are also welcome to bring sack lunches to eat in our Union or to purchase food through our Dining Services (CET will assist with arrangements).

At this time, visits are limited to groups only and to pre-determined dates and times during the BW academic year.  Please contact us for 2013-2014 dates. The basic schedule for each visit is as follows:

Why college?  What can I do now to prepare?

11:30 - 11:50 a.m.

Q & A with panel of college students

11:50 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Campus Tour led by College Explorations Team members

12:15 - 1:00 p.m.


1:00 - TBD

Please contact OCO College Explorations Team Student Director, Katherine Bennie, at for more information or to schedule a visit. 


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