Bakersfield College

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Pre-Commencement Ceremonies

Bakersfield College has many programs and cohorts that have ceremonies in addition to the grand Commencement Ceremony. Some of these ceremonies happen on the same day as Commencement and others are held prior to the day of Commencement. While the main Commencement is open to the public, many of the following ceremonies are invitation only. Contact your cohort or program for ticket or invitation information.


African American Pre-Commencement Celebration

Chicano/Latino Pre-Commencement Celebration

Delano Pre-Commencement Celebration

  • Date: Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Time: 11:00 AM–1:30 PM
  • Location: Robert F Kennedy Auditorium
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EOP&S Pre-Commencement Celebration

  • Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Time: 5:00–7:00 PM
  • Location: Hodels Country Dining
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    • This event is invitation only.

Honors Celebration

  • Date: Friday, April 27, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 PM
  • Location: BC Cafeteria
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Industrial Automation Baccalaureate Degree
Pre-Commencement Celebration

  • Date: Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Time: 4:30–6:00 PM
  • Location: Renegade Park
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    • This event is invitation only.

Lavender (LGBTIQA+) Pre-Commencement Celebration

  • Date: Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Time: 1:00–2:00 PM
  • Location: FA 30
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    • Inaugural Pre-Commencement Celebration to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, & ally students.

Pre-Law Pre-Commencement Celebration

  • Date: Monday, April 23, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 PM
  • Location: Fireside Room
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    • This event is invitation only.

Veterans Pre-Commencement Celebration

  • Date: Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Time: 3:30–5:00 PM
  • Location: Levan Center
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