Information Sessions, Campus Tours Planned

Friday, September 28, 2018
students walking on campus

Learn about all Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) has to offer by attending an Information Session or Open House in October at the College’s Branchburg campus. The College is offering General Information Sessions as well as special sessions for adults and those interested in its Cosmetology and Esthetics (Skin Care) career programs.

General Information Sessions and campus tours are scheduled for Thursday, October 18, 4-6 p.m.; Friday, October 26, 10-11 a.m.; and Tuesday, October 30, 10-11 a.m. All three sessions will be held in the Atrium (lower level, College Center).

During the sessions, RVCC Admissions specialists will provide information about:

• Enrolling in classes for the Spring Semester starting January 22
• Programs designed to help students transfer to top colleges and universities in New Jersey, across the country, and even in Europe
• Career training programs, designed in partnership with local industry, that can be completed in a year or less
• The admissions process

Members of the community are invited to attend RVCC’s Fall Open House, Saturday, October 13, from 10 a.m.-noon. The event, designed for high school students and adults who are interested in pursuing a college degree or certificate, will be held in the Conference Center at RVCC’s Branchburg campus. During the event, participants are invited to tour the campus and meet faculty and current students. To register for the Fall Open House, visit

In addition, RVCC will offer an Information Session for its Beauty Professions Wednesday, October 24, 5-6:30 p.m., in the College’s Workforce Training Center. During the Beauty Professions Information Session, participants learn about RVCC’s programs in Cosmetology and Esthetics (Skin Care) as they view and participate in hands-on hair demonstrations, meet the programs’ director, take part in a question-and-answer segment, and apply for either program. RVCC’s Cosmetology and Esthetics programs feature an accomplished teaching staff, innovative teaching methods, and opportunities for job shadowing and salon practicum. The programs offer proactive job placement for graduates. The next daytime Cosmetology program will be held January 30, 2019-November 13, 2019. A daytime Esthetics program will be held January 31, 2019-July 22, 2019. For additional information, contact Marcia Bird at 908-526-1200, ext. 8618 or or visit or

A special, 30-minute Lunchtime Adult Information Session for non-traditional age students who are considering returning to college or have never attended college will be held Monday, October 29, from 12-12:30 p.m. Aside from general admissions information, the session will focus on transferring college credits, earning credits for life experience, and making a successful transition back to school after being away from the classroom for years.

To register for any Information Session, visit For additional information, contact the Admissions Department at 908-526-1200, ext. 7009 or

Ranked by,, and as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit



September 28, 2018

PR #35