Bakersfield College

Welcome Week

Welcome Week

Fall 2018 Welcome Week
The Greatest Renegade 

What is Welcome Week? This special week is the official beginning of your experience as a Renegade! Each year, during this week, students have various opportunities to connect with other incoming students, as well as with returning students who are excited to welcome you into the Bakersfield College community.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Welcome Renegades!

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Administration Building, Allied Health/STEM, Outdoor Theater/Solar Parking, GET Bus Depot, and Delano DST Building
BC will provide students a warm and friendly welcome to the Bakersfield College campus while providing information, campus maps, and student planners (while supplies last). This is an annual event allowing the campus staff the opportunity to greet our student community with a smile and share information about the various academic resources and student life. Tents are located in front of the Administration Building, Allied Health/STEM, Outdoor Theater/Solar Parking, GET Bus Depot, and outside the DST building (Delano campus). Staff and faculty can Click Here to sign up to staff the Welcome Tents. 

Renegade Pantry: Daily Bread

8:30 a.m. | Office of Student Life, Campus Center 4   
Office of Student Life offers free Bread Monday through Thursday for you to snack on right before class. Product varies daily and is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Renegade Rollout

8 to 10 a.m. | Renegade Crossroads, Campus Center 
Office of Student Life and Your Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA) want to help welcome students for the 2018 Fall Semester with a nice welcoming gift of free donuts. While you get your free donuts, please feel free to ask questions about the Office of Student Life or BCSGA. Available while supplies last. 

Chill Factor

Noon to 2 p.m. | Renegade Crossroads, Campus Center 
Office of Student Life and Your Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA) understand how overwhelming that first day of the semester can be. Come chill out and get a nice refreshing snow cone for free. While getting your free snow cone, also learn about the great things available to you as a Bakersfield College Student.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Welcome Renegades!

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Administration Building, Gym/Huddle Area, Outdoor Theater/Solar Parking, Delano DST Building, BC Southwest Campus
BC will provide students a warm and friendly welcome to the Bakersfield College campus while providing information, campus maps, and student planners (while supplies last). This is an annual event allowing the campus staff the opportunity to greet our student community with a smile and share information about the various academic resources and student life. Tents are located in front of the Administration Building, Gym/Huddle Area, Outdoor Theater/Solar Parking, outside the DST building (Delano campus) and the BC Southwest Campus. Staff and faculty can Click Here to sign up to staff the Welcome Tents. 

Renegade Pantry: Daily Bread

8:30 a.m. | Office of Student Life, Campus Center 4   
Office of Student Life offers free Bread Monday through Thursday for you to snack on right before class. Product varies daily and is available on a first come, first serve basis.

School Supply Giveaway

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Renegade Crossroads, Campus Center
Coming back to school can be a major challenge especially when you may not feel like you have the right supplies. To help students out, the Office of Student Life and Your Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA) will be doing a school supply giveaway. Spin the wheel to win school supplies or BC Swag that you will need to start the year off right! 

Mind Surfin’: A Mentalist Show

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Cafeteria, Campus Center
The Mentalist will be on campus performing as part of Welcome Back Week. There's just no stopping the hilarious combination of mentalist and hypnotism. Be prepared to be amazed by how Richard Aimes can read his subjects' minds and what funny situations they find themselves in.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Welcome Renegades!

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Administration Building, Gym/Huddle Area, Outdoor Theater/Solar Parking, Delano DST Building, BC Southwest Campus
BC will provide students a warm and friendly welcome to the Bakersfield College campus while providing information, campus maps, and student planners (while supplies last). This is an annual event allowing the campus staff the opportunity to greet our student community with a smile and share information about the various academic resources and student life. Tents are located in front of the Administration Building, Gym/Huddle Area, Outdoor Theater/Solar Parking, outside the DST building (Delano campus) and the BC Southwest Campus. Staff and faculty can Click Here to sign up to staff the Welcome Tents.

Renegade Pantry: Daily Bread

8:30 a.m. | Office of Student Life, Campus Center 4      
Office of Student Life offers free Bread Monday through Thursday for you to snack on right before class. Product varies daily and is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Epic Proportions – Live Bands on Campus

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Main Stage, Campus Center
Come listen in live to Gabe Kubanda, People Who Could Fly, and special guest DJ Teffler!

Movie Day: TAG

2 – 4 p.m. | BCSGA Executive Boardroom, Campus Center 5
Join us for a movie and popcorn in between classes. One month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running for a no-holds-barred game of tag -- risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take one another down. This time, the game coincides with the wedding of the only undefeated player. What should be an easy target soon becomes an all-out war as he knows they're coming to get him.

BC Renegades Football Scrimmage vs. Antelope Valley

6 p.m. | Memorial Stadium
What shows more spirit than attending a football game? Let’s start prepping ourselves for the session by cheering on our Renegades during a scrimmage game against Antelope Valley. This will be a great time to show how spirited you are and possibly even get a free ‘We Are BC!’ shirt.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Welcome Renegades!

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Administration Building, Gym/Huddle Area, Outdoor Theater/Solar Parking, Delano DST Building
BC will provide students a warm and friendly welcome to the Bakersfield College campus while providing information, campus maps, and student planners (while supplies last). This is an annual event allowing the campus staff the opportunity to greet our student community with a smile and share information about the various academic resources and student life. Tents are located in front of the Administration Building, Gym/Huddle Area, Outdoor Theater/Solar Parking, and outside the DST building (Delano campus). Staff and faculty can Click Here to sign up to staff the Welcome Tents.

Renegade Pantry: Daily Bread

8:30 a.m. | Office of Student Life, Campus Center 4   
Office of Student Life offers free Bread Monday through Thursday for you to snack on right before class. Product varies daily and is available on a first come, first serve basis.

BCSGA Meat & Greet

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | BCSGA Executive Boardroom, Campus Center 5
Come meet the BCSGA Officers and “build your own” hot dog as students get the opportunity to be aware of their student body representatives and matters that are happening at BC and in California. Hot Dogs are $2 each or FREE with BCSGA/KVC Sticker. Purchase your BCSGA/KVC Sticker at the Business Office in the Bookstore Building and redeem it at the Office of Student Life in the Campus Center. 

Monday, August 27, 2018

Renegade Pantry: Daily Bread

8:30 a.m. | Office of Student Life, Campus Center 4   
Office of Student Life offers free Bread Monday through Thursday for you to snack on right before class. Product varies daily and is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Karaoke Knights

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Fireside Room, Campus Center
Come enjoy some downtime and serenading from fellow BC Students. Show us your best bedroom Beyoncé, kitchen Kanye, bathroom Brooks or driving DMX. It’s okay if you warble, squeak, squawk, yodel, or whine, the point is to feel happy and to release the tension school can cause. Belting out that lullaby just feels so right sometimes. Come burst into song for all to enjoy. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Renegade Pantry: Daily Bread

8:30 a.m. | Office of Student Life, Campus Center 4   
Office of Student Life offers free Bread Monday through Thursday for you to snack on right before class. Product varies daily and is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Renegades Rule: Obstacle Course

10 a.m.to 2 p.m. | Student Services Lawn, between Administration and Campus Center  
Come show your stuff and race your peers through the Obstacle Course!

Renegade Pantry: Fruits & Veggies

Noon to 5 p.m. | Renegade Pantry, Campus Center  
In partnership with Golden Empire Gleaners, the Renegade Pantry offers fresh fruits or vegetables at no charge! Items are available on a first come, first serve basis

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Student Involvement Festival

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Renegade Crossroads, Campus Center
The Student Involvement Festival event is filled with festivities, outside vendors, on campus departments, and student organizations. Everyone is invited to join the Renegade community.

Movie Day: Goonies

2 – 4 p.m. | BCSGA Executive Boardroom, Campus Center 5
Join us for a movie and popcorn in between classes. Take a moment to de-stress and relax while watching a throwback movie.

BCSGA Senate Meeting

6 p.m. | BCSGA Executive Boardroom, Campus Center 5
Want to get more involved on campus? Come sit in on a Student Government Senate Meeting to see what is happening and how YOU can make a difference!

 

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Renegade Pantry: Daily Bread

8:30 a.m. | Office of Student Life, Campus Center 4   
Office of Student Life offers free Bread Monday through Thursday for you to snack on right before class. Product varies daily and is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Renegade Airbrush T-Shirts

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. I Renegade Crossroads, Campus Center
BC students will have the opportunity to get a custom made BC airbrush shirt. White Shirts are $5 each or free with BCSGA/KVC Sticker. Customize by getting your name or nick name put on the shirt with plenty of colors to choose from.  Purchase your BCSGA/KVC Sticker at the Business Office in the Bookstore Building and redeem it at the Office of Student Life in the Campus Center. 

Friday, August 31, 2018

Float-in: The Shallows

7:30 p.m. | BC Swimming Pool
You’ve heard of a drive-in, but have you experienced a “float-in?” Bring your own floatation device and join us for a scary movie! Or if you’re too scared to float, towels or lawn chairs are welcome, too! Parking and event are both FREE!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Renegade Pep Rally & Pancake Feed

11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Renegade Crossroads, Campus Center
Make way for the amazing BC Cheerleaders and the BC Drumline while Your BCSGA Officers serve pancakes! Learn the BC Fight Song and get an opportunity to win a We Are BC shirt. Athletes, wear your jersey to score a free pancake! Pancakes are $1 each or one free with BCSGA Student Services Sticker. Purchase your BCSGA Student Services Sticker at the Business Office in the Bookstore Building and redeem it at the Office of Student Life in the Campus Center, Room 4.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

First Home Football Game vs. El Camino College

6 p.m. | Memorial Stadium
What shows more spirit than attending a football game? Let’s show El Camino College what it means to be a Renegade by cheering on our Renegade team during the first home football game. This will be a great time to show how spirited you are and possibly even get a free ‘We Are BC!’ shirt.

Running of the Renegades

Meet at the BCSGA Tent by the Field House behind the BC Pool at 5:00 p.m.
Memorial Stadium, Bakersfield College

Running of the Renegades is an annual event that welcomes the Renegade Football team back to the Stadium for their first home game. This event offers the BC Community the chance to run across Memorial Stadium behind the Flag and alongside the BC Cheerleaders before the BC Football players take the field.

Students interested in partaking in this event, should sign up and then meet at 5:00 p.m. to gear up for the run with face paint. Meet just behind the BC Pool, outside the Field House. Students who want to participate must wear a BC or red shirt, suitable pants, close-toed tennis shoes, and fill out a liability wavier form at the event. 

Come join in on this annual BC spirit event as we show El Camino College what it means to be a Renegade! 

Signup to be a part of ‘Running of the Renegades’