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.