Get an inside look at student life right here in Birmingham—here’s how


It might look a little different, but the pursuit of higher education will always be one we support. Photo via BSC

Every in-person event looks different in 2020, but some institutions are using that as a way to get creative with how they host. Birmingham-Southern College has a fresh new way to connect current students with the outside world. Check it out!

Select ‘Southern

Performing arts is just one area in which BSC students excel. Photo via BSC

Sample Southern is a chance to (virtually) meet current Birmingham-Southern students from different areas and learn about all aspects of their experience. This new take on recruitment events allows potential students to get candid insight into student life.

“Sample ‘Southern is our opportunity for you to meet some currently enrolled students from your geographic area and learn more about Birmingham-Southern College.”

Trent Gilbert, Vice President for Enrollment Management, BSC

You can pick a metro area near you and connect with students from your state, including New York, Delaware, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and more.

If you’re an Alabama or Birmingham native, you can pick the Birmingham session and connect with students who have been in the exact same boat as you. Here are the details on that session:

What to Expect

Student life is the best life. Photo via BSC

Sample ‘Southern is a one-hour, virtual info session that’s open to any and all prospective students.

According to BSC’s Vice President for Enrollment Management, Trent Gilbert, the Sample ‘Southern events will have three main focuses: Birmingham, Southern and College.

  • Birmingham: The city that BSC students call home and the impact it has on the student experience.
  • Southern: What it’s like to be a student at BSC, including student activities, athletics, residence life, etc.
  • College: The academic experience that BSC is known for.

Learn More About BSC

Multiple safety measures have allowed students to have a positive, if different, on-campus experience this year. Photo via BSC

Birmingham-Southern College is fantastic about sharing real, transparent student experiences. We caught up with a current senior and a current freshman earlier this year to hear about what it’s like being a college student in 2020.

BSC has also connected us with their subject matter experts to bring us pro tips on all kinds of issues, including:

Connecting with the community has always been a priority for BSC, and the Sample Southern events are just one more way to do that.

If you want to keep up with all the latest Birmingham-Southern happenings, be sure to give them a follow on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

Mastering the College Search Process

Outdoor study areas were always my first choice. Photo via BSC

College admissions can be an intimidating process at the best of times. In 2020, we could all use a little extra help. Luckily, Birmingham-Southern has a team of friendly faces ready to answer any questions you might have.

Use this map to find your admissions counselor. Their role is to help you through any step of your college search, from evaluation to application.

Don’t forget to register for a Sample Southern event today!

Do you have any college search pro tips? Share with us on social @BhamNow

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Beth Cunningham
A Birmingham transplant who can usually be found hitting a new hiking trail or restaurant opening when she's not writing stories and snapping photos for Bham Now.
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