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Bakersfield College

Special Commencement Tribute for the Class of 2020

Special Commencement Televised Event

Bakersfield College will celebrate the class of 2020 with a Special Televised Commencement Event!

Televised on KGET and Telemundo!!
July 11, 2020 at 6 p.m. on KGET and 7 p.m. on Telemundo

Join us July 11, 2020 at 6 p.m. on KGET Channel 17 or 7 p.m. on Telemundo Valle Central Channel 13 (with antennae, 17.3). This event will also be streamed on KGET-TV17 Bakersfield Facebook Saturday, July 11, 2020 from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. You do not need to have a Facebook account to view the stream on Facebook.

Every graduate who chose to participate will be honored with their photo and name read by BC faculty, staff and administrators.

Graduates, we are incredibly proud of what you’ve accomplished this year, despite all the obstacles, and look forward to tuning in along with your friends, family and community to celebrate your achievements.

Join us in “Painting the Town Red” to show your Renegade Pride!

Every BC student is welcome to pick up a free 2020 Graduation Yard Sign to proudly display at their home. Community members are also welcome to pick up a sign.

We are also offering BC Spirit Flags that you can display on your car or home to show BC Spirit! (2 flags for $5/cash or $8/credit card).

Sonya holding 2 We Are BC flags in front of the BC hedge.
Nicky Damania holds out We Are BC flag attached to a car.

Order BC Spirit Flags and request your free 2020 Graduation Yard Sign with the Office of Student Life Commencement Swag Order Form.

Home delivery is available for an additional charge, or you can pick it up in-person at the BC Drive-Thru Renegade Pantry.

BC graduates will also have the option to participate in the 2021 Commencement ceremony when large gatherings will be safer for participants and guests.

To be included in this virtual event, you had to submit your information and photo in the Graduation Celebration form by June 28, 2020. We are no longer taking submissions.

Date & Time: 
Sat, 07/11/2020 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
KGET Channel 17 and Telemundo Valle Central Channel 13

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