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Bakersfield College commencement ceremony canceled amid coronavirus

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Posted at 4:19 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 19:23:27-04

BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE ANNOUNCED ITS COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY, scheduled for May — Bakersfield College announced its commencement ceremony, scheduled for May, has been postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The school issued the following statement regarding the ceremony: "Bakersfield College will not be holding its commencement ceremony at Memorial Stadium in May 2020. We are exploring other options including virtual graduation or postponement and will do our due diligence to consider all of our options in the interest of students’ health and the health of our community while honoring the importance of this major event in our student’s lives. Stay Tuned."

On Monday BC announced it had already moved most of its courses to a fully online environment, as well as student support services. Employees are being supported to maximize social distancing and work from remote locations to support students at a distance.

Along with BC's commencement ceremony, the following college-wide events have also been canceled:

For a list of other events canceled at BC, click here.