2021 Commencement Tribute

Our 107th Commencement was not held in our traditional method due to the COVID-19 pandemic continuing in spring 2021. Due to the continued shelter-in-place order, social distancing restrictions on large gatherings mandated by California, and an abundance of caution on our part to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, we were unable to hold the traditional commencement ceremony in Memorial Stadium again this year.

Despite circumstances, Bakersfield College celebrated the class of 2021 with a Special Televised Commencement Tribute. On May 16, 2021 on KGET and streaming on Facebook, every graduate who chose to participate was honored with their photo and name read by BC faculty, staff, and administrators.

Class of 2021 Graduation

2021 Graduates

Graduates, we are incredibly proud of what you have accomplished this year despite all the obstacles and enjoyed celebrating your achievements. All 2021 BC graduates will be welcome to participate in the in-person commencement with the Class of 2022 when restrictions for large gatherings are lifted. See the Commencement page for information regarding how to participate in March 2022.

Special Tribute Videos

Dignitaries, Speeches & Performances

Nicky Damania Welcome

President Sonya Christian Welcome

National Anthem by John Gerhold

Congressman Kevin McCarthy

BCSGA President Gian Gayatao

Samuel W. McCall Outstanding Faculty Recipient Anna Collins

Chancellor Tom Burke

Trustee Romeo Agbalog

Congressman David Valadao

Mayor Karen Goh

CA Senator Shannon Grove

Assemblyman Rudy Salas

Assemblyman Vince Fong

BC Choir: Be the Change

President Sonya Christian Closing Remarks




2021 Graduates

Degree Conferral

INDA Graduates & Highlight

Graduates Part 1

Graduates Part 2

Graduates Part 3

Graduates Part 4

Graduates Part 5

Graduates Part 6

Other Videos

Thank You & Credits
Nursing Student Highlight

Honors Celebration Virtual Event

The 2021 Honors Celebration recognized student recipients of scholarships and/or awards for the Spring 2021 and upcoming 2021-2022 academic year. This pre-recorded featuring BC administrators and a keynote speaker, as well as name recognition for student recipients. The video premiered on YouTube on April 29, 2021 at 7 PM.

Congratulations to our 2021 Honor Roll students! We are so proud of the work you put in this year.