Pre-arrival Information


The northeastern coast of the United States has a varied climate, warm summers (June, July and August), cold winters (December through Mid-March), pleasant autumns and springs. Snow often falls during the winter and rain comes during any season of the year.

Because our weather changes from season to season, it is important that your wardrobe be sufficient, especially during the winter months. A warm coat, gloves, hat, scarf, umbrella, raincoat, windbreaker and waterproof boots are recommended. Sweatshirts and heavy sweaters are also recommended. During late spring, summer and fall, lightweight coats or jackets are appropriate. In all cases, casual clothing is recommended, as it is comfortable and durable.

Getting to Campus

To arrange for your own transportation to BCC from local airports (Newark Liberty in New Jersey or John F. Kennedy Airport or Laguardia in New York City), you can choose from the following services. The most recently available fares are provided, but verify the current fare when arranging your ride.

Note: Car services must be reserved in advance. When calling, be sure to indicate the day, time, airline, flight number and airport at which you will arrive: Newark, JFK (Kennedy), or Laguardia Airports. You will need to provide a credit card number to reserve the taxi at the airport. Upon arrival, you will telephone the taxi/limo service and they will dispatch the taxi to your arrival terminal. Please note that the “1-800” telephone numbers given below are for toll-free calls inside the U.S. Please use the other number listed to call from overseas. These services are not affiliated with Bergen Community College.

Whether taking a taxi or limo, the rider is responsible for paying any road tolls, in addition to the ride fare noted. A tip (gratuity) is also expected. When making arrangements, make sure to get the TOTAL price, and ask what it includes and does not include.

We suggest that you arrive in the USA with some USA currency for expenses such as these.

Limousine/Taxi Services

Bus and train information can be found at the following websites: