Bakersfield College

New Student Convocation 2015

Family Bridge to BC: Open House and New Student Convocation

 

 

The week before the start of the fall semester, BC hosts an Open House that will usher you and your family/friends into the new academic year by visiting the various areas on campus and then lead you into Convocation. Beyond welcoming you to the community, we will also provide critical information about navigating college life, the importance of getting involved on campus, making the most of your time here, and strategies for being successful. This event comes with free dinner, your very own We Are BC Shirt, and so much more!

Bakersfield College is excited to usher in the new academic year with our incoming students. As part of that tradition, BC hosts the annual New Student Convocation. The word convocation literally means a “calling together,” which means you will now become part of the Renegade community. Beyond welcoming you to the community, we will also provide critical information about navigating college life, the importance of getting involved on campus, making the most of your time here, and strategies for being successful. While Convocation is a great way to connect on campus, it does not replace the student orientation requirement offered throughout summer and fall.  

Picture of 2015 Convocation with Professor Holmes The festivities encompassed a warm campus welcome, student organization, and department resource fair, and a full plated dinner served by our dedicated faculty and staff.

Shortly after, the convocation ceremony began at 7:13 p.m. (which equates to 19:13 in military time, symbolizing the year BC was founded) by having our Renegade Mascot march down to the stage, and ring the gong. 

The vibration of the gong symbolized the beginning of our incoming students’ academic journey. The gong is once again rung upon confirmation for graduation in the Counseling Center. 

For more information please call: (661) 395-4355 or email convocation@bakersfieldcollege.edu

Incoming Freshmen and their families are invited to join us!

WHEN: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 5 p.m. 

WHAT: Open House, Dinner, and New Student Convocation.

WHERE: Outdoor Theatre, across from Solar Parking Lot

Sign me up, I'll be there!