Bakersfield College invites you to celebrate veterans for the whole month of November. Please join us for the many events we have planned.
Vet Fest 2022
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022 10 AM - 2 PM | Renegade Crossroads
BC Campus event to honor and show appreciation to all current and past members of the Armed Forces. Join us for free food, and music, and connect with local and campus resources.
Distinguished Speaker: Mark Rabbitt, USMC Ret.
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 2 PM & 7 PM | Renegade Events Center
Please join us in the Renegade Events Center as we welcome Distinguished Speaker Mark Rabbit, USMC Ret., during two separate presentations on Tuesday, Nov. 15th.
Fall Grad Celebration
Nov. 29, 2022 6 PM - 7 PM | VRC - Invitation Only
A celebration of our Fall Graduates and their accomplishments in education and life.
Peace and Military Service
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021 10 AM - 11 AM | Live via Zoom
BC's Peace Initiative & Veterans Resource Center invite you to join this online webinar to hear from a group of veteran leaders in our community. They will share stories and experiences of finding peace after military service and being role models for veterans, both young and old, that are often on their own journeys to finding peace.
30 Unit Coining and Fall Grad Stole Ceremony
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 Virtual Event by Invitation Only
Student veterans who have completed 30 units will be invited to attend this acknowledgment of their hard work.
Stock the Locker - Veteran School Supply Drive
Nov. 23, 2021 10:00 AM - 3 PM | Panorama Campus Parking Lot P3 on corner of Panorama Dr and Mt. Vernon Ave
To help student veterans in their educational path, BC's Veterans Resource Center will hold a drive-thru school supply drive. Stock the Locker will set BC's current and future veterans up for success by supplying them with basic school supplies.
Distinguished Speaker: David French
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 10 AM & 2 PM | Live via Zoom & BCSGA Facebook
The former major in the US Army Reserve and current senior editor at The Dispatch and columnist for Time will speak about his new book Divided We Fall. Register for David French.
30 Unit Coining Ceremony & Touch Point
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 6 PM - 7 PM | Invite Only
Student veterans who have completed 30 units will be invited to attend this resource rich acknowledgment of their hard work.
Success Pack Distribution
Nov. 23-24, 2020 10:00 AM - 3 PM | Levinson Hall
All registered veteran students and dependent students using veteran education benefits that are registered for the Spring 2021 semester are eligible to pickup a BC Veteran Resource Center backpack filled with schools supplies.
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 9 AM - 2 PM | Lawn in front of CSS Building
Join us for a celebration with music, free food, and vendor booths.
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 10 AM, 2 PM, 7 PM | Levan Center 2PM | Live cast to Delano, DST 118
The Former Master Sergeant and Department of Defense consultant speaks of his experiences as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series.
Student Veterans Panel
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 6:15 PM - 8 PM | Levinson Hall 40
BC's student veterans talk about their lives in the military as well as the period of transition from a service member to a civilian and a college student.
Saluting our Veterans
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 6 PM | Memorial Stadium
We will salute our Veterans at Memorial Stadium where BC will play against College of the Canyons. Tailgate theme is Patriotic American Salute.
Care Package Drop Zone
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 7 AM - 6 PM | Administration Building
Support our Troops by dropping off care packages at Bakersfield College
Special Speaker: Dave Gutierrez
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 1 PM - 3 PM | Levan Center
Historian Dave Gutierrez speaks about his book Patriots From the Barrio, an action packed, thought provoking book about the only all Mexican-American unit to fight in World War II.
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 10 AM - 11 AM | In Front of VRC
Our veterans month ends with the Ribbon Cutting and Unveiling Ceremony of the Vernon Valenzuela Veterans Resource Center. Join us for this historic event.
VRC Open House
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 11 AM - 1 PM | In Front of VRC
Our Ribbon Cutting and Unveiling Ceremony will be followed by an open house of the Vernon Valenzuela Veterans Resource.