Bakersfield College

Bakersfield College Vet Week

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Join us at Bakersfield College for a week of events celebrating the contributions and sacrifices of students, staff and members of the community who have served in the military. A list of Vet Week events is below. If you need to make advance notice for accommodations in order to attend or participate in any of these events, please contact Lisa Robles-Kent.

Vet Week Events

Saturday, November 3

Saluting our Veterans at Memorial Stadium

  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Memorial Stadium

Bakersfield College will be kicking off Vet Week with a celebration during the Renegades home football game against Moorpark College at 6 p.m.

Monday, November 5

Veterans Community Leader Breakfast

  • 8:00-9:30 a.m.
  • Renegade Room

This event is invitation only. If interested in attending, please contact Lisa Robles-Kent.

Veterans Resource Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

  • 10:00-10:30 a.m.
  • Outdoor space between the Forum and Campus Center

Come watch us break ground on the new Veterans Resource Center funded by Measure J.

Tuesday, November 6

World War I: A Retrospective

  • 7:00-9:30 p.m.
  • Levan Center

A panel discussion about the historical and cultural impact of World War I.

Wednesday, November 7

Vetfest

  • 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Area in front of the CSS Building and Counseling Center

All are welcome to attend the main event of Bakersfield College Vet Week, a festival honoring and showing appreciation to all current and past members of the armed services at Bakersfield College. Join us for free food and music, and gain access to necessary resources vital to student success.

Thursday, November 8

Operation: Not Forgotten - Care Package Drop Zone at BC

  • 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • In front of the Administration Building

BC Veterans Services is accepting care packages of food and other essential items, as well as cards, letters of support and monetary donations for postage.

Oz Sanchez - Know No Limits: The Gold Medalist In Us All

  • 10:00 a.m. - Levan Center
  • 2:00 p.m. - Levan Center
  • 7:00 p.m. - Indoor Theater

Paralympic medalist and marine Oz Sanchez tells his powerful life story as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series presented by the Office of Student Life.