Bakersfield College invites you to celebrate veterans for the whole month of November. Please join us for the many events we have planned.
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Renegade Crossroads BC Campus event to honor and show appreciation to all current and past members of the Armed Forces. Join us for free food, and music, and connect with local and campus resources. Vet Fest 2022
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. | Renegade Ballroom Please join us in the Renegade Ballroom as we welcome Distinguished Speaker Mark Rabbit, USMC Ret., during two separate presentations on Tuesday, Nov. 15th.
Nov. 29, 2022 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. | VRC - Invitation Only A celebration of our Fall Graduates and their accomplishments in education and life.
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Live via Zoom & BC’s Peace Initiative & Veterans Resource Center invite you to join this online webinar to hear from a group of veteran leaders in our community. They will share stories and experiences of finding peace after military service and being role models for veterans, both young and old, that are often on their own journeys to finding peace. Registration required via Zoom: Register for the event
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 Virtual Event by Invitation Only Student veterans who have completed 30 units will be invited to attend this acknowledgment of their hard work.
Nov. 23, 2021 10:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Panorama Campus Parking Lot P3 on corner of Panorama Dr and Mt. Vernon Ave To help student veterans in their educational path, BC’s Veterans Resource Center will hold a drive-thru school supply drive. Stock the Locker will set BC’s current and future veterans up for success by supplying them with basic school supplies.
The community is invited to drive-thru and drop off supplies from the Stock the Locker Supply Drive List.
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. | Live via Zoom & BCSGA Facebook The former major in the US Army Reserve and current senior editor at The Dispatch and columnist for Time will speak about his new book Divided We Fall. Register for David French.
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Invite Only Student veterans who have completed 30 units will be invited to attend this resource rich acknowldegement of their hard work.
Nov. 23-24, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Levinson Hall All registered veteran students and dependent students using veteran education benefits that are registered for the Spring 2021 semester are eligible to pickup a BC Veteran Resource Center backpack filled with schools supplies.
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Lawn in front of CSS Building Join us for a celebation with music, free food, and vendor booths. Details about Vet Fest 2019.
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 7 p.m. | Levan Center
2p.m. | Live cast to Delano, DST 118 The Former Master Sergeant and Department of Defense consultant speaks of his experiences as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series. Details about the Jason Beardsley event.
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 6:15 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Levinson Hall 40 BC’s student veterans talk about their lives in the military as well as the period of transition from a service member to a civilian and a college student. Details about the Student Veterans Panel.
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 6 p.m. | Memorial Stadium We will salute our Veterans at Memorial Stadium where BC will play against College of the Canyons. Tailgate theme is Patriotic American Salute. GoGades!
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Administration Building Support our Troops by dropping off care packages at Bakersfield College. Details including what to donate at Care Package Drop Zone.
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Levan Center Historian Dave Gutierrez speaks about his book Patriots From the Barrio, an action packed, thought provoking book about the only all Mexican-American unit to fight in World War II. Details about Dave Gutierrez event.
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. | In Front of VRC Our veterans month ends wtih the Ribbon Cutting and Unveiling Ceremony of the Vernon Valenzuela Veterans Resource Center. Join us for this historic event. Details about the Vernon Valenzuela Veterans Resouce Center Rubbon Cutting & Unveiling Ceremony.
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | In Front of VRC Our Ribbon Cutting and Unveiling Ceremony will be followed by an open house of the Vernon Valenzuela Veterans Resource.