Bakersfield College

Coming Up

You asked for it, you got it. More Time to study on campus!

The Extended Library Study Room is open to any BC student to study, receive some tutoring assistance, and excel in your academic works! Your BCSGA Officers were motivated to provide you an on campus space where BC students could have the opportunity to burn the midnight oil; thus, we are excited to announce the Extended Library Study Room starting Friday this week in the Grace Van Dyke Library Foyer and Reading Room.

The special extended dates and times are:

  • Friday, November 30th: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. (8 hours)
  • Saturday, December 1st: 3 p.m. 9 p.m. (6 hours)
  • Sunday, December 2st: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. (8 hours)
  • Monday, December 3rd: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. (5 hours)
  • Tuesday, December 4th: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. (5 hours)
  • Wednesday, December 5th: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. (5 hours)

Due to the late hours, students MUST check in using their BC Renegade ID card. Entrance will not be allowed without your Renegade ID. Students should park in the Administration parking lot due to the late night study time. Some beverages and snack items will be provided by the Office of Student Life.  

The following will be provided during the hours:

Free Printing
Need to print out your homework? BCSGA will print your first five pages for free, all pages afterwards is five cents. But as always, any student with a BCSGA/KVC Sticker will get FREE unlimited printing and copies.

English and Writing Assistance
The degreed Writing Specialists from the Writing Center can help students with any reading or writing project for any purpose or class. They can help with gathering, reading, and writing about sources, and they can also help with MLA, APA, and CMS citations. Writing Specialists can also help students with grammar, punctuation, and English language skills—especially for students in EMLS courses.

Math and STEM Tutoring Assistance
The Professional Experts from the STEM Center can help you with most STEM courses including any courses such as algebra, pre-calculus, geometry, statistics, any biology course, any English course, and some chemistry. Following are specific classes they can assist you with:

  1. Calculus III, II, and I
  2. Biology B3A/B3B
  3. Chemistry B1a and B11
  4. Physics B2a and B4a

Renegade Hub
Staff from the Renegade Hub can help you with any Canvas issues and other online program services and needs. Online program support is here to help you make sure you submit that final paper on time.

NetTutor: Online Tutoring Service
We will have laptops and headsets for you to use for online tutoring, in the following subjects: EMLS, English and Writing, Humanities, and Mathematics. Sit virtually one on one with a tutor and get the help you need to finish off that final.

Group Study
Need a space to study with a group of your peers? Well, we will have tables, chairs, and whiteboards for you to use for your group study.

Free Snacks
BCSGA will be providing snacks and drinks for you to consume as you study hard during these nights. Please note, no food or drink allowed in the Library Reading Room and must be consumed in the lobby.

Normal Library Hours of Operation

  • Mondays thru Thursdays: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Fridays: 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sundays closed

For any questions, please contact the Office of Student Life at Email: or by phone at: (661) 395-4355. 

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Garden Fest 2019

Registration is under way for Student Organizations to participate in Garden Fest 2019. 

When: Saturday, April, 27 2019 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Renegade Park

In collaboration with the Garden Fest Committee, Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA) will be hosting the Garden Fest's Carnival Game Competition. Please carefully read the information as items have been changed from the previous year for registered student organizations (StudOrgs).
Carnival Game Competition
Get fired up about the annual BC Carnival Competition and a chance to win $250 for the best carnival attraction. The Carnival Competition booth spaces are free to registered StudOrgs or student intercollegiate athletic groups. All StudOrg booths are located within the designated Carnival area. BCSGA will provide participating StudOrgs with one 8ft table and 2 chairs. 
Student groups are strongly encouraged to host a booth that is practical, simple, and original for carnival entries and encourages teams to enter basic carnival games—for examples, a football, ring toss, go fishing, duck pond, or basketball toss or dart throw – or something inexpensive and creative.  Since children and community members attend, groups are encouraged to show BC spirit by wearing BC gear, and giving their game booth a creative flavor. Here is a site with great ideas: 
Competition Guidelines:
StudOrg booth must be set-up and ready to go by 8:30 am on April 27th
StudOrg booth must remain open until after 4:00 pm on April 27th
StudOrg must be registered and in good standing with the Office of Student Life
StudOrg game is based on creativity, Renegade Pride, and BC spirit
StudOrg members participating the day of the event must sign a general release and waiver of liability form
In addition to the Carnival game competition, groups are allowed to use the space to fundraise for their organization. This fundraiser must be pre-approved by the Office of Student Life and the Garden Fest Committee. Items sold must not be offered for sale by the Horticulture Dept. (i.e. plants). Depending on the item, catered or prepared foods may not be allowed for sale. This is also a great time to introduce your organization to the Bakersfield community and get more members. 
BC Carnival Competition form must be completed and submitted by April 18, 2019. For more information email

Register Now!