Students can tour Bergen Community College’s main campus in Paramus April 25.

PARAMUS, N.J. – Tuition-free college and a special preview of the institution’s new STEM Student Research Center will headline Bergen Community College’s upcoming open house Thursday, April 25 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at 400 Paramus Road in Paramus.

At the event, attendees will have the opportunity to view the state-of-the-art STEM Student Research Center, which will officially open five days after the open house. The facility includes supercomputers, a standing 3-D printer and drone cage. Focus on STEM continues at Bergen as the federal government estimates U.S. employers will add nine million STEM jobs by 2022.  Projects at Bergen have included converting a softball field house into a workshop, high-altitude balloon launches conducting experimental testing with two wind turbines and a solar panel system.

Additionally, prospective students can receive assistance filling out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at the open house, which can help them become eligible for programs that can help pay for Bergen – even by making it tuition-free! Attendees should please bring their/parents’ 2017 tax return.

The comprehensive, campus wide open house at New Jersey’s No. 1 ranked college for associate degree graduates will also feature demonstrations, workshops and tours. Families can meet with current students, faculty and staff, sample the culinary creations of hospitality students and explore the fashion design lab, broadcasting studio, horticulture greenhouse, animation lab, theatres, the Child Development Center, Veterans Center, flight simulators and more. To RSVP, visit or email Información disponible en español.

The state’s largest community college, Bergen offers programs in fields such as aviation, business administration, culinary arts, fashion design and nursing. Alumni have transferred to institutions such as Yale, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley. The College maintains campus locations in Paramus (main), Hackensack (Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center) and Lyndhurst (Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands) while also offering online classes. Its main campus features facilities such as the Health Professions Integrated Teaching Center, the Emil Buehler Trust Observatory and Stryker Manufacturing Lab, which provide students with hands-on, practice-based learning opportunities. Day and evening classes take place throughout the week – including a “weekend college” program.

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (, a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 14,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

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