Bakersfield College

New Student Convocation 2015

Family Bridge to BC

Family Bridge to BC:
Open House and New Student Convocation

Picture of 2015 Convocation with Professor Holmes If you have not done so already, do not forget to register for Family Bridge to BC: Open House and New Student Convocation. On Tuesday, August 14, BC will host 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!

Click here to Register for Family Bridge to BC
 

Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Check-in and Open House: 5:30 p.m. 

Dinner Service: 6:30 p.m.

New Student Convocation starts at 7:13 p.m. 

Location: Outdoor Theatre, Bakersfield College 

Free Parking, Dinner, and BC Shirt are included.

Past Convocation

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.  

 

Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Check-in and Dinner: 6:30 PM

Program Starts at 7:13 PM (BC was founded in 1913, which is 7:13 p.m. in military time)

Location: Outdoor Theatre, Bakersfield College 

Free Parking and Dinner is included

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

 

 

 

The inaugural Bakersfield College New Student Convocation was held on Thursday evening, August 17th, in the Outdoor Theatre. 

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. 

Keep a lookout for information about our 2018 New Student Convocation!

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