The Bluefield State College Department of Athletics held its fourth annual Welcome Back Social on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. All student-athletes, coaches, and staff received t-shirts and took a departmental photo. The coaching staff and support staff were introduced and the freshman and transfers were recognized. Coach Belt Director of Intermural over the Department of Student Life provided food and activities for the student-athletes. "This year was a great turn out because we had all ten sports participating," said Director of Athletics John D. Lewis. This event also kicks off the start of a new season. The department is excited about the upcoming year, and the first home event with the women's volleyball team first match on September 9, 2019, at 4 pm in the main gym. "Code Blue" will be the theme. Tickets are $3 at the door.