2017 Homecoming, October 13-17, You Are Welcome Here, Save the Date

2017 Homecoming Activity Schedule

Join us in celebrating our values of inclusion, pluralism and diversity and sustainability, show your BC spirit and make some memories that will last a lifetime during the 2017 Homecoming Week!

Come back regularly for information updates!

All week – Join the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge and help name BC “National Outdoor Champions”.

  • For more information, visit BC Wellness.
  • Contest runs: Sept. 18 – Oct. 15

Join in the fun!

>> Apply to be in Brutus’ Court    >> Get ready for the Sidewalk Chalk Contest    >> Decorate a cart for the Golf Cart Parade

Monday, Oct. 9 – Heritage Day & Kick-off

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. – LGBTQ History Month Slide Show

  • Location: Cafeteria

11 a.m – 1 p.m. – Student Social Media Scavenger Hunt

  • Location: Facebook and Main Campus

Noon – Bellevue Latinos Unidos (BLU) program featuring Seattle City Councilmember Lorena González.

  • Location: D106

12:30 p.m. – Take Your Photo with Brutus

  • Location: Fountain Courtyard

1 p.m. – Opening Ceremony

  • Location: Cafeteria
  • President Weber will kick-off the festivities with local dignitaries (to be announced), the Cheer Squad and Brutus’ Court.

1 – 3 p.m. – Student Club Showcase

  • Location: Cafeteria
  • More than 20 student clubs will showcase their programs, recruit new members and offer fun activities for all. Including:
    • Origami – APISA
    • Calligraphy – Chinese Club
    • Chopstick Challenge/ Ramen Drive – Ramen Club

Tuesday, Oct. 10 – BC Cares Day

All Day – Bulldog Pantry Food Drive

  • Location: There will be bins to deposit non-perishable food items in throughout the Main Campus and at North Campus.

8 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Brutus’ Food Drive Challenge

  • Brutus’ Food Drive Challenge is a competition to see which department can collect the greatest number of food items. Participating departments must submit a photo and item count between 3 and 3:20 p.m. via email to homecoming@bellevuecollege.edu. The department with the largest number of donated items will win the traveling trophy to keep until next year’s Homecoming Week. To participate in Brutus’ Food Drive Challenge or for more information email homecoming@bellevuecollege.edu. ((Food bins are located in the following areas (for deposit after your photo): Finance Office, iBit Office A254, BC Foundation Office, Advising, Student Services, Arts & Humanities, L Building Lobby, L Building Science Department, Peer to Peer Office C106)).

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Make a Wish for BC

  • Breezeway between Buildings A and B
  • Stop by this table to make a wish for BC. Decorate your wish card and we’ll hang it in the breezeway between Buildings A & B. Wish cards will gathered and a summary will be shared with BC leadership.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Student Social Media Scavenger Hunt

  • Location: Facebook and Main Campus

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – LGBTQ Film Event

  • Location C130 A & B

Wednesday, Oct. 11 – You Are Welcome Here Day

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. – LGBTQ History Month Slide Show

  • Location: Cafeteria

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – National Coming Out Day with the LGBTQ Task Force

  • Location: Student Union Lobby
  • Celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – You are Welcome Here Resource Fair

  • Location: Cafeteria and Student Union Lobby
  • Learn more about campus and community resources that can help you succeed in college, and beyond!
  • Disability Resource Center Awareness Event
    • “What does disability mean to YOU?” We want to hear from YOU! Come see us and take some time to create and express your answer to this question on a postcard provided at our table. In past years, students, faculty and staff have written poems, drawn pictures, created collages and so much more to express exactly what disability means to them. Take a postcard home and make it your own. We will collect all postcards and display them on campus to raise awareness about disability on campus. We will also create a space for you to tell us “How you feel welcomed” at Bellevue College, on cut-out shapes we will put up in our office. Come see us!”

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Student Social Media Scavenger Hunt

  • Location: Facebook and Main Campus

1 p.m. – Women’s soccer vs. Centralia

  • Location: Robinswood Park

2 – 2:30 p.m. – Laughter Yoga with Julie Plaut Warwick

  • Laughter is the best medicine for the body and soul.  Laughter Yoga is the combination of Yogic breathing, unconditional laughter and meditation. Come join us for community building and connection while gaining the many health benefits of laughter. Julie Plaut Warwick is a certified Laughter Yoga leader.

Thursday, Oct. 12 – Sustainability / Health & Wellness Day

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. – LGBTQ History Month Slide Show

  • Location: Cafeteria

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – BikeMobile bike repairs – get your bike repaired! Free labor, some parts may be extra. Bikes for sale, too.

  • Location: C Courtyard

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Fresh Produce Stand – buy some fresh, local, and organic fruits and vegetables! Cash only please!

  • Location: C Courtyard or C Lobby depending on weather

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Student Social Media Scavenger Hunt

  • Location: Facebook and Main Campus

11:30 a.m. – Apiary Tour

  • Location: East side of the S Building
  • Take a guided tour of BC’s Apiary. See the bees in their frames and inside their hives.

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. – Walking Tour – multiple routes, walks will be between 1-1.15 mile.

  • Location: Meet in front of Courtyard Fountain

1:30 – 2 p.m. – Intro to Yoga – set aside sometime for a Yoga session.  Yoga is a great way to relieve stress, build muscle tone and center yourself.

2:15 – 2:45 p.m. – Intro to Pilates – Pilates is a form of exercises which emphasize the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement through your day.

2:30 – 4 p.m. – Sustainability Social – Meet new friends, enjoy some food, and come learn about environmental and sustainable transfer programs at University of Washington and Western Washington University. RSVP highly recommended but not required: sustainoutreach@bellevuecollege.edu

  • Location: D106

For more information, visit Sustainability at Bellevue College.


Friday, October 13 – BC Spirit Day

Every Friday – Show your Bulldog Pride! Wear your BC Blue every Friday!

7:30 a.m. – The President’s Cabinet will serve the first 100 students a complimentary breakfast burrito. (Breakfast provided by the Campus Activities Board).

  • Location: Building C Café Lobby

7:30 a.m. – Golf Carts available for decoration in the K Building parking lot. Reserve your golf cart with Institutional Advancement today! For more information, contact Laura.gettleman@bellevuecollege.edu or 425-564-2664.

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest. No entry fee. Preregistration is recommended. For more information or to register, contact Laura.gettleman@bellevuecollege.edu or 425-564-2664.

  • Location: Breezeway between Buildings A & B.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Student Social Media Scavenger Hunt

  • Location: Facebook and Main Campus

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Golf Cart Parade

  • Location: Starts at Building K and moves through campus