Barstow Community CollegeClass of 2020
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Friday, May 15, 2020 @ 3pm

We will broadcast the Commencement Ceremony at


If you wish to have commencement regalia for photos or
keepsakes, caps and gowns for the graduates are available
through the Viking Shop Bookstore. You may submit your
order via email at bookstore@barstow.edu.

•Cap/Gown/Tassel Bundle: $32
•Extra Cap: $6.00 •Additional Tassel: $5.00

Summa Cum Laude 3.75-4.0 (Red Cord)
Magna Cum Laude 3.5-3.74 (Gold Cord)
Cum Laude 3.25-3.49 (White Cord)
Military/Veterans Red,White & Blue Cord
Phi Theta Kappa Sash
Alpha Gamma Sigma Sash
Associated Student Government Sash

*honor cords and sashes will be mailed to graduates who have earned those honors

The Admissions & Records Office will send your diploma
after verifying that all requirements have been met.
Diplomas will be mailed to your permanent address on file
approximately six to eight weeks after commencement. If
you have recently moved or will be moving, please be sure
to notify the Admissions & Records Office. To change your
address, please email admissions@barstow.edu.

Contact the Fort Irwin Education Center for more
information FortIrwin.Graduation@gmail.com

As an alumni of BCC, you have the opportunity to stay
connected and give back to future Vikings. Please email
bcf@barstow.edu for enrollment.

Class of 2020,
Not only do you have the honor of being the 60th graduating class of Barstow Community College, you will also now have the distinction of being our first VIRTUAL graduating class.

Do not let the events of our current climate distract you from the fact that you have achieved a milestone in your educational career and life. Some of you may be the first in your family to earn a college degree or certificate. Many of you will transfer and continue your educational journey, while others will go immediately into the workforce as skilled and trained professionals. Whatever your path, do not miss the joy in your experience as you apply what you have learned here, to better the world around you.

During your time with us, WE have learned that YOU are smart,interesting, and courageous. You are ambitious, kind, inclusive, and not at all afraid to be who you are. You have hopes and have found inspiration in learning and connecting. As you continue to pursue your dreams with relentless optimism, we will continue to cheer you on.

As you reach towards your future, don’t forget to give back. Make sure you join the BCC Alumni Association and stay connected. Go forward to represent us proudly, and always remember... Once a Viking...Always a Viking!

Karen A. Kane
Executive Vice President, Academic
Affairs and Student Services

Update: 5-8-20

BCC 2020 Graduate-
The Commencement Committee realizes that this is a very unique year for all end-of-year
celebrations and especially Commencement. It is hard to "wrap our heads" around the virtual part
of Virtual End-of- Year Activities and a Virtual Commencement. Your BCC faculty and staff are
experiencing the same angst and issues as you are. They are used to standing beside you and
supporting you at this milestone in your life. This is tough, not normal, and we realize falls way
below the expectations you had for your special day.

Many students are asking what they are supposed "to do" on May 15th. There is nothing for you TO
do, except feel quite proud of your accomplishments and make sure you "link" to the VIRTUAL pre-
ceremony and then the actual VIRTUAL Commencement Ceremony.

The "pre-celebration" event begins at 2:30pm on May 15th. You can find the link to the event on
the BCC website or on the BCC grad webpages, the day of the event. Links will be posted at 2:30
for the pre-celebration event at: http://www.barstow.edu/grad2020.html

The actual COMMENCEMENT ceremony will begin at 3:00 pm, May 15th. The link for the ceremony is the
same link for the 2:30 pre-celebration event that will be posted on the BCC website and the
Grad2020 webpages.

You can be involved by watching. You can also be involved by sending a photo of yourself, a photo
of you and your family and/or friends, or create a congratulatory message on Instagram for yourself
and fellow graduates and post it to the hashtag---#BCCGRAD2020. A Grad 2020 photo template has been
posted on the graduation webpage and on the BCC App for your use, if you choose.

Some students have opted to purchase caps and gowns to have for personal photos and/or as a
memento. Graduates wishing to do this can still purchase a cap and gown. Please contact the BCC
Bookstore to get details. bookstore@barstow.edu
Regalia will be available until May 28th.
Remember, we have committed to this graduating class that IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, we will have a
special commencement ceremony for you at the end of the fall 2020 term.

We are proud of each one of you. We are sad we won't get to express our pride and enthusiasm for
you in person on May 15th, but just know your BCC family is cheering you on VIRTUALLY.

So, on May 15th, at 2:30pm and then 3:00 pm, settle into a comfortable chair, breathe a sigh of
contentment for a job well done, and celebrate YOUR day in the comfort of your own home, as we all
view our VIRTUAL Commencement ceremony individually, while joined together in thought.

Congratulation Class of 2020-
BCC Commencement Committee

Update: 4-13-20

Barstow Community College understands the frustrations surrounding the 2020 Commencement Ceremony. Like you, the Commencement Committee would like you to be able to walk across the stage to accept your well-earned degree or certificate. We could have postponed the ceremony, but to when? No one knows at this time when we will be able to gather face-to-face. The college is committed to having a FALL ceremony if we are able. If not, we will invite you all to walk in the spring 2021 ceremony. Until then, we want to officially confer your degrees with a virtual ceremony.

We know this isn’t what you were planning. It wasn’t what we were
planning. We are all in this together, doing our best to keep all of you safe and healthy!
-Barstow Community College, Commencement Committee

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