BCC News

Congratulations BCC Class of 2017!

25 May 2017

Graduation will be held on Thursday, May 25 @ 6pm in Zellerbach Hall on the beautiful UC Berkeley Campus. This year, the reception will be held in the UC Berkeley Alumni House.

Please join us as we celebrate commencement of our Class of 2017 on this very special day!
Our 2017 Commencement Speaker is Donald E. Lacy, Jr., writer, director, actor, comedian, radio talk show host and community activist. Mr. Lacy holds a B.A. Degree in Theater Arts from San Francisco State University.

 are required to have their own ticket for entrance to Zellerbach Hall, including graduates, guests, faculty and staff. All prospective graduates should read the information on the BCC Graduation Information website about tickets (under “Announcements/Invitations”), caps and gowns, the pre-commencement schedule, and other important information.

For more information regarding BCC Graduation, please visit: http://www.berkeleycitycollege.edu/wp/grad/about/

Graduation Homepage: http://www.berkeleycitycollege.edu/wp/grad/

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BCC Summer Hours

23 May 2017

The Spring 2017 Semester ends on Friday, May 26, 2017.


Summer Hours:

May 27 & 28 (Sat. & Sun.) – Closed

May 29 (Mon., Memorial Day Holiday) – Closed

May 30 – June 18 (except closed on Sat. & Sun.) – 7:30 am – 7:00 pm

June 19 – July 27 (Summer Session, except closed on Sat. & Sun.) – 7:30 am – 7:00 pm

July 4 (Tue., July 4th Holiday) – Closed

July 28 – August 20 (except closed on Sat. & Sun.) – 7:30 am – 7:00 pm

August 21, 2017 – Resume Normal Hours, Fall 2017 Semester Begins



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Congratulations, Dr. Tomaneng!

22 May 2017

Congratulations to Berkeley City College President Rowena Tomaneng on the completion of the doctorate degree in International/ Multicultural Education, with a concentration in Human Rights Education. The BCC family is proud to call you Dr. Tomaneng!

Dr. Rowena Tomaneng

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BCC Student Art Gallery Through August on 4th Floor

20 May 2017

Join us in celebrating the hard work of Drawing and Composition students of Fall 2016-Spring 2017, 5-7pm on Friday night, May 26, on the fourth floor. The temporary exhibition (read once-in-a-lifetime, unforgettable experience) will showcase Beginning students’ Final Projects, 6 foot human-animal hybrids in pencil that will line the halls; the title of the show is “Conference of Creatures”, and indeed, these drawings bring imaginative creatures to life. The show will also highlight Intermediate and Special Project student work.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Braman, Instructor of Art History and Fine Arts, jbraman@peralta.edu


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Thi Bui Presents: Re-Examining the Refugee Story, Thurs., 5/18, @ 7-8pm, Auditorium

18 May 2017


“Re-Examining the Refugee Story” will be presented by Thi Bui, author, artist, and teacher, on May 18, from 7 – 8 pm, in the Berkeley City College Auditorium. Berkeley City College is located at 2050 Center St., downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station. This even is free and open to the public.

Thi Bui is a critically acclaimed writer, artist, and former public school teacher.  She came to the U.S. as a refugee in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, and continues to advocate for refugees and immigrants today.

Her graphic novel “The Best We Could Do” was published on March 7.  There will be a book signing afterward.

Thi Bui Flyer

For more information about this event, contact Joan Berezin, jberezin@peralta.edu

More information about Thi Bui:





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BCC Closed on Friday, May 19, 2017 in Observance of Malcolm X Birthday

17 May 2017

Berkeley City College will be closed on Friday, May 19, 2017 for Malcolm X’s Birthday Observance.

Find out more about Malcolm X

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Finals Week: The Stress Awakens

16 May 2017

… but the BCC Library can help! Starting tomorrow, 5/17, we will provide coffee, snack bars, and free printing through the end of finals week, 5/26.

Finals Week flyer

Events Calendar

  • KICK-OFF tomorrow: 5/17 – Therapy Dogs 12:15 – 1:30 pm, Atrium
  • Massages: 5/17 from 2-5pm, and 5/24 from 11-2pm
  • Ask Janine: 5/18 – five minute stress tips, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Motivational button-making: 5/22 and 5/23 @ College hour (get a personalized motivational button from Librarian Jeanie)
  • YOGA and MEDITATION: 5/24 @ College Hour, Room 33


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Surveys & Slices – BCC Atrium @ College Hour on 5/17 and 5/18

15 May 2017

surveys-and-slices flyer

Tell us your thoughts and get a slice of pizza! It’s that easy!

Monday 15th, Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th

College Hour in the Atrium

We want to know how BCC is doing specifically surrounding support and advocacy for the LGBTQ+ Community

For more information, contact the Campus Life Office, Tiffany Taylor, tataylor@peralta.edu

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