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.  More than 800 young people participated in CET visits since the program's inception. 

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).

Because CET is composed of BW student volunteers, visits are limited to groups only and to pre-determined dates and times during the BW academic year.  Please contact us for 2015-2016 dates. Visits include the following:

Presentation and Q&A with a panel of college students

Campus Tour led by College Explorations Team members



Please contact OCO College Explorations Team Student Coordinator, Jeanetta Spencer at for more information or to schedule a visit. 


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