Bakersfield College

Summer Bridge participants

Summer Bridge to BC: First Year Student Success Orientation

Bridge to BC: First Year Student Success

Open Enrollment Dates For All Incoming Freshmen

Summer Bridge, Academic Development B55: First-Year Student Success, will be available in the summer 2019 schedule.


Summer Bridge to BC is an intensive day-long orientation program required of all incoming Freshmen. During this interactive day, students will engage with faculty one-on-one and in group settings, tour the BC campus with experienced and knowledgeable student mentors, and participate in hands-on activities that orient them to the Freshmen experience. In this way, students learn about the academic and student services resources that Bakersfield College offers and experiences them first hand.

Students will hear from faculty and support services staff how to best access and utilize campus resources during engaging sessions and demystify questions that all new students have before their first semester begins. On a more practical level, the day will focus on introducing skills necessary for college success, including effective communication, time-management, library research and other critical skills! This isn’t the “same old information” students learned in high school…the topics covered at Summer Bridge to BC are designed, and proven, to ensure students are successful during their first semester in college.

If you are an incoming BC student for the Fall 2019 semester, visit your InsideBC to sign up for a 2019 Summer Bridge to Bakersfield College course by searching for available sections of Academic Development B55 (ACDV B55).

About the Orientation

The orientation activities will take place from 8:00AM – 5:00PM each scheduled day and will include the following:

  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Career Center
  • Academic Support Services
  • Decoding Schedules
  • Waitlist Process
  • Parking
  • Email Etiquette
  • Campus Tour
  • Networking
  • Mentoring
  • BC Swag
  • Bridge to BC textbook
  • And lunch Included for all attendees!

Contact Us

For more information, contact Christina Maldonado at (661) 395-4620 or bcsummerbridge@bakersfieldcollege.edu.