Student Engagement

At Bristol Community College, education extends beyond the classroom. You can develop new skills by participating in cocurricular activities. No matter what your interests, you can find a group of like-minded students who get together at Bristol. Many of the degree programs sponsor clubs where you can gather with your fellow future professionals to learn more about the field. We have clubs that focus on the celebration of the many cultures represented on Campus.

If you have an eye for politics, you can represent the interests of fellow students on Bristol's Student Senate. The Senate offers a great opportunity for the development of leadership, interpersonal, and public relations skills. You may also represent students by participating on a College-wide Council. Along with faculty, staff, and administrators, you can make recommendations on such issues as academic standards, the College budget, bookstore, or cafeteria concerns.

The Office of Student & Family Engagement is invested in helping students overcome the barriers that make attending school difficult. One major thing is hunger and food insecurity. In conjunction with Greater Boston Food Bank, the Office hosts a monthly Mobile Food Market. This market offers fresh and frozen perishable food to students, faculty, staff and community members in need. The Office also oversees a Grab and Go Food Pantry to assist students who do not have enough to eat on a daily basis. The Pantry offers single serving non-perishable items to be eaten that day.  The pantry operates out of the Office of Student & Family Engagement Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM in Fall River and out of our Enrollment Centers in Attleboro, New Bedford and Taunton.

This team also oversees New Student Orientation.  Before classes start, it’s important that you complete your Orientation. This online program has been designed to introduce you to all the services that are available to you as a Bristol Bayhawk, visit to get started.

In addition to the opportunity to develop valuable skills that employers will find attractive, the Student & Family Engagement Office works to provide opportunities to meet others and have fun. During the year, they sponsor many events such as lectures, comedy shows, bands, karaoke, film series, and multicultural activities. 

Be sure to add all of your Bristol experiences to your resume and portfolio, our Career Coordinators can help you with this.  Visit to learn more about individual career coaching, job opportunities and our Life Skills event series.

Visit the Student & Family Engagement Office at the Fall River Campus Commonwealth College Center (G Building), connect on Facebook or Instagram using @BristolSFE or email