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Vaxx Blitz: August 30 – September 3 at Bucks County Community College


The first 200 currently enrolled Bucks students who receive a Covid shot (anywhere) between August 30 – September 3 ONLY are eligible for a $100 gift card courtesy of the Gene and Marlene Epstein Humanitarian Fund. To redeem the reward, students must bring their original vaccine card (not a photo) with a COVID shot date of August 30 – September 3 at any of Bucks' three campus locations. Beginning Monday, August 30, Bucks students can show proof of new vaccination to the front desk of the Upper Bucks Campus, the Gene & Marlene Epstein Campus at Lower Bucks or Student Accounts in the Linksz Building at the Newtown campus. Business hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The $100 rewards are limited to the first 200 students. Students are urged to check their Bucks email daily for updates. Students who return and receive their second COVID shot to complete their vaccination at one of Bucks’ on-campus pop-up clinics, may be eligible for an additional $100 reward from the County of Bucks. In addition, all COVID vaccinated students, regardless of vaccination date, can enter into a raffle to win one-year free tuition (one student will win up to 24 credits, in-county rate tuition, or the equal value towards non-credit programs and certificates). Students may also enter if they have had a positive antibody test within the last 6 months. The raffle drawing will be held on Sept. 10. Visit for more information about vaccinations, additional incentives, and County of Bucks pop-up events.

Bucks Searches for the Next Great Short-Fiction Writer


Enter your best story by Oct. 14 for the chance to win up to $200 in the fifth-annual competition; high school contest will follow this spring. Bucks County Community College has slated its short fiction contest for adults who live in Bucks County, and has put out a call for entries. The deadline for submissions is noontime on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. The top three winners in the contest will receive honoraria of $200, $100, and $50, respectively, and will read from their work at an online reading and celebration at the end of the fall semester. Adults age 18 and older, who are residents of Bucks County, may submit one story of up to 18 typewritten pages (double-spaced, Times New Roman 12). Stories must be previously unpublished, including in online formats. For complete rules and to access the online submission system, please go to ( Entrants may not be full- or part-time employees of Bucks County Community College. A separate contest for high school students will be held in Spring 2022. An online celebration will be held at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 17. We will be joined by the final judge, Megan Angelo, author of the novel Followers, published by Graydon House Books in 2020. and a native of Quakertown. Her writing has also appeared in publications including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour, Slate, and the Huffington Post. She is a native of Quakertown. This event receives support from the Department of Language and Literature. For further information, contact the contest coordinator, Professor Elizabeth Luciano, at     

Start Smart at Bucks County Community College


Since you’re reading this right now, you’re likely already thinking about college and what that journey will look like. Maybe you’re still in high school or a recent grad. Perhaps you’re a parent doing some incognito research to give your child a “gentle reminder” to think about their future. Or maybe you’ve been at a job for a few years and are now ready to work towards your degree. No matter what your student story is, we at Bucks County Community College are here to help you start smart. Now that sounds great, but I’m sure you’re wondering what “start smart” actually means. To put it simply, it means to achieve all of your academic goals through an affordable, quality education, which we are proud to offer you here at Bucks. But don’t just take our word for it. Here are 4 reasons why beginning your academic career at Bucks is a smart decision: SAVE $$$ You don’t have to pay top dollar for a quality education. Period. Our tuition rates can save you THOUSANDS over the course of your degree. TRANSFER WITH EASE Have your sights set on a bachelor’s degree? We can help get you there. We have more than 25 admission agreements with local colleges + universities that allow the credits you take here to be seamlessly transferred, and you can continue your studies without skipping a beat. TAKE CLASSES NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE Don’t live in Bucks County? No problem! We offer a variety of remote learning course options that you can access wherever you are, including dozens of degrees and certificate programs that can be completed 100% online. YOU'RE NEVER JUST A NUMBER We know it’s a cliché, but it’s true here at Bucks. Whether you’re taking in-person, online, hybrid, or hy-flex courses, our small class and campus sizes allow you to develop strong relationships with your professors, our staff, and your classmates. Whether you need some extra help with your math homework, are confused about your financial aid package, require accommodations, or have questions about anything at all, we’re here for you.  Ready to start smart at Bucks? Our admissions team is happy to help get you started and answer any questions! Click here for more info or email