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.
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.
Watching your graduate take this step toward their future is a memorable one. Please follow these tips for making this ceremony a pleasant and special experience for everyone.
Doors will open 1 hour prior to the ceremony.
Seats are first-come, first-served; saving seats will not be allowed, please assemble your party before entering the stadium.
Arrive early and be in your seat 10 minutes prior to the start time of the ceremony.
Please remain seated throughout the ceremony.
Be respectful of fellow guests around you.
Bakersfield College is a tobacco-free campus is tobacco-free. Please plan accordingly.
Guests are not permitted on or in the front of the stage to take photographs or video.
For the safety of your pets and all guests, please leave your pets at home. Only service animals are permitted on campus during commencement.
During the ceremony, medical personnel will be present.
Coordinate a place and time to meet your graduate after the ceremony that does not inhibit the flow of guests at venue entrances/exits.
If you have special needs or concerns, please call the Admissions and Records Office at (661) 395-4306. Note: Handicap parking and seating is available at the stadium. Carts will be available in the parking lot for those who need assistance.
Parking during the commencement event is free in the student parking lots around Memorial Stadium. Carts will be available in the parking lot for those who need assistance.
The following items are prohibited and possession of these items can result in your removal from the stadium.
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