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Student Celebrations

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.


25th Anniversary Chicano/Latino Celebration

  • Date: Friday, May 3, 2019
  • Time: Outdoor Theatre
  • Location: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • More Information:

EOP&S Pre-Commencement Celebration

  • Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hodel's Country Dining
  • More Information:
    • This event is invitation only.

Honors Celebration

  • Date: Friday, April 26, 2019
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Outdoor Theater
  • More Information:

Pre-Law Celebration

  • Date: Monday, April 22, 2019
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: Hodel's Country Dining
  • More Information:
    • This event is invitation only.

Transfer Celebration

  • Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Financial Aid/Indoor Theater Courtyard
  • More Information:
    • All students who will be transferring to a university in the fall are invited to attend.
    • Light refreshments will be served.
    • Visit Transfer Celebration for more details.
    • Please RSVP by calling (661) 395-4421.