Bakersfield College

New Student Convocation 2015

New Student Convocation

New Student Convocation

Picture of 2015 Convocation with Professor HolmesBakersfield 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: Thursday, August 16, 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




Past Convocation

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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