Newtown Campus Tour – Bucks County Community College

[music] Welcome to Bucks County Community
College’s original campus in Newtown Pennsylvania. Here you’ll find
state-of-the-art facilities treasured Bucks County history and 200
beautiful acres. Bucks is adjacent to Tyler State Park and convenient to interstate 95 and route
413. The Newtown campus was once the estate of banker, George F. Tyler, and his wife, artist, Stella Elkins Tyler.
The Gateway Center, opposite the visitors parking lot, connects
with most of the campus. Under the soaring atrium ceiling
students meet between classes to study and relax. Gateway is home to computer classrooms
and Gateway auditorium which offers a variety of student, faculty and other professional
performances. Across the lobby is the library with books, digital resources, a wealth of
computers with high speed Internet access and more. Inside the library you will
also find the tutoring center offering extra help with coursework if
you need. It if you’re looking for more computers they are available on the library’s
upper level. The book store is located down the hall from the main library
entrance, where you’ll find your books and
materials as well as that Bucks t-shirt you’ve been wanting. Downstairs from the library and
bookstore are video, sound and music studios. Exit
Gateway on this lower level to face Penn Hall and Founders Hall, which contain
classrooms and science labs. Typical class size is 18 to 25 students, so you can get to know your professors.
Some of our more popular majors include Business Studies, Liberal Arts, Education, Nursing and other
health related programs, Psychology, Criminal Justice and
Accounting. Most faculty offices are located here making your professors very accessible.
Behind Founders Hall is the Early Learning Center, which offers affordable, high quality
care for children of students, faculty, staff and alumni. Don’t miss the
unique Tyler gardens located nearby behind
Tyler Hall. This picturesque haven is the perfect
place to get inspired learn new things and let your mind soar.
Historic Tyler Hall, once the Tyler family’s home,
houses the chef apprenticeship and historic preservation programs, as well as administrative offices and
the college’s Foundation, which awards hundreds of thousands of
dollars in scholarships each year. The Orangery, near the gardens, with its majestic arched windows, is a
special space for poetry readings, events, and classes. Back to the center
quad and across from Founders Hall is the Rollins Center, home to Student Life, which coordinates
clubs and organizations, and events including Spring Fling. The
college offers more than 50 clubs where you’ll meet people with similar
interests, build leadership skills and make friends. Of course you have to
eat. Across from Student Life is a spacious
food court and large dining areas that look out over campus. And so many options: the deli, pizza shop, grill, salad bar, hot entrees and much
more, including the Bucks Cafe, which serves
Starbucks Coffee, snacks and sandwiches. Down the steps
from the cafe, are Student Services and the Advising and
Transfer Center, where educational planners help you
choose courses that fit your schedule and move you toward achieving your goals.
Student Services also includes Career Services, disAbility Services, and Counseling. Exit
the main doors from the Rollins Center and straight ahead is the site of new
science facilities now under construction. The Science Center will house new
laboratories for biology, biotechnology and chemistry. Turn around
from the new Science Center and you’ll find the magnificent Linksz
Pavilion, completed in 2013. On the first floor are Admissions,
Registration, Financial Aid and Student Accounts.
Upstairs is a popular commons area, adjacent to the gym, pool & Wellness Center. Nearby is the testing
center where you take placement tests to help determine your first semester
courses. Back outside and up the hill from the
Linksz Pavilion are three buildings dedicated to the arts. First is 3-D Arts, with Fine Woodworking.
Glass Blowing, and Sculpture. Next is the Hicks Art Center, home to the
Hicks Arts Center Gallery, and facilities for painting, printmaking,
photography and more. The Allied Health and Music and
Multimedia Buildings are right across the path. Music and
Multimedia is home to powerful Mac computer labs, the Presser Music Room and music
rehearsal rooms including Steinway pianos. Adjacent is Allied Health, where students
practice in simulated hospital rooms. Further up the hill are historic
cottages from the original Tyler estate. Here you’ll find additional music
studios and offices for the college’s Continuing Education, Workforce Development and Kids on Campus
summer camp programs as well as the Security and Safety office,
where you’ll get your parking permit. Across the campus lane are athletic
fields. In fact, the aerial footage from the beginning at
this video was shot from quad copters that Bucks Engineering students built and launched here. Bucks offers a wide
range of Division 3 and intramural athletics including basketball, volleyball, baseball,
soccer, golf, tennis and equestrian. Come and
experience our beautiful college campus At Bucks, you can explore grow and
accomplish your goals in a welcoming and supportive environment. Bucks County Community College offers more than eighty academic and career programs and 1200 college courses. Discover your
passion on our historic Newtown campus as well
as on our Lower and Upper Bucks campuses. and online. Bucks County Community
College: Think smart. See for yourself. Apply
online. Call or visit the campus. See you soon!


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