Due to the shelter-in-place order, and in doing our part by practicing social distancing to slow the spread of the Novel Corona Virus, we have postponed the 2020 Commencement until further notice. This includes the pre-commencement ceremonies.
We will update this page and notify students when we have further information. You may read about BC's response to the pandemic at COVID-19 Updates.
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.
Bakersfield College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org