Primary Media Contact:  Holly Walker, Director of Communications and Public Relations, 804-594-1530

Secondary Media Contact:  Heather Busch, Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy, 804-594-1532

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – Brightpoint Community College is hosting free Open House events where prospective students and community members can learn about options for starting or continuing their college education. During the events, participants will learn about majors that can help them prepare for a career in two years or less, as well as programs that can put them on a path to a bachelor’s degree. The Open Houses will also give attendees the opportunity to learn about the college’s campuses; hands-on learning opportunities; personalized support services available to students; and options available to help students pay for college. Participants can also receive one-on-one assistance with their application for admissions, registration for summer and fall classes, and applying for financial aid. 

Brightpoint’s Open House events will be held: 

Tuesday, April 2
Chester Campus
Nicholas Center
1:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 4
Midlothian Campus
Trailblazer Hall
1:00 – 7:00 pm.

Recurring half-hour sessions focused on different topics of interest will be held throughout each event, and attendees can also spend time visiting tables at the Open House resource fair.
Those interested in attending an Open House are encouraged to register in advance at

Directions to the college’s campuses may be found at

Questions about the Open House events may be directed to

Brightpoint Community College, one of the largest institutions in the Virginia Community College System, envisions a success story for every student. Brightpoint offers students a high-quality, high-value education, with more than 80 majors that provide pathways to careers in in-demand fields; transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities; and industry credentials and licensures. The college, with campuses in Chester and Midlothian, online classes, and off-campus classrooms, served more than 11,700 students during the 2022-23 academic year. It also assisted more than 4,000 learners through Community College Workforce Alliance, the shared workforce division of Brightpoint and Reynolds community colleges.