A Bruin Blast slide featuring illustrations of a tent and signs in the woods with text that reads, "Get wild campers! Bruin Blast 2023. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. KCC North Avenue campus outside the Student Center. Join us for a camping-themed celebration of all things Bruin! Food, games, resources. kellogg.edu/studentlife."
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Kellogg Community College’s 20th annual Bruin Blast welcome back event for students will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, on KCC’s North Avenue campus in Battle Creek!

This year’s theme is Get Wild, Campers! Join us for a camping-themed celebration of all things Bruin, including access to a variety of RSOs, civic engagement opportunities, area businesses and KCC resources you can explore. Of course, there will also be:

  • Camping-themed activities including axe throwing, archery, s’mores and fishing in the reflecting pools
  • Prizes
  • Free lunch
  • A limited-edition free Bruin Blast shirt!

Bruin Blast is a fantastic way to have fun while setting yourself up to hit the ground running as successful Bruins here at KCC and beyond. Everything is FREE with a current student ID!

Questions? Contact Student Life at studentlife@kellogg.edu or 269-565-2634.

Regional Center Dates

The camping-themed fun continues at our regional centers! Keep your eyes peeled at your home regional center to see when festivities will happen at your local campus!

  • Eastern Academic Center (Albion) Tuesday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Grahl Center (Coldwater): Wednesday, September 20, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Regional Manufacturing Technology Center (Battle Creek): Wednesday, September 20, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Fehsenfeld Center (Hastings): Monday, September 18 & Tuesday, September 19 All day

We’ll see you there!

Civic Engagement Fair

Part of Bruin Blast is an opportunity to explore all the different community partners we have that need your help! Kellogg Community College is committed to the development of students through service-learning and civic engagement and strongly encourages students to gain experience in this field during their time here.