BCC News

Summer and Fall 2017 Enrollment News:

4 April 2017

Priority Enrollment is By Appointment Only

  • Current Students – your enrollment date will be noted in your PASSPORT Student Center under “Enrollment dates” on or after April 10, 2017.
  • New & Returning Students – follow the steps in Apply & Enroll Now at BCC on submitting/re-submitting your application and what to do next.


Student Groups and Priority Registration for Summer/Fall 2017

By Appointment Only:


Mon, April 24, 2017 – Veterans. Foster Youth, CalWorks, DSPS, EOPS


Wed, April 26, 2017 – New Matriculating Students (Taking COUN 200A), First Year Experience Students, Umoja Program, Persist Program


Thur., April 27, 2017 to May 11, 2017 – CONTINUING STUDENTS


Mon., May 15, 2017 – OPEN REGISTRATION (New and Returning Students)


Mon., May 22, 2017 – HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS


Students should be able to view their enrollment appointments in their Student Center on or after April 10, 2017


or go to http://web.peralta.edu/admissions/summer-2017-important-dates-deadlines/#more-4712


Note: Some students may not have enrollment appointments for the following reasons:

  • Placed on academic or progress probation or any combination thereof as defined in the Board Policies and District Administrative Procedure 4250 for two consecutive terms; or
  • Has earned one hundred (100) or more degree-applicable semester units at the district.
  • Please contact your Counselor or the BCC Counseling Department for further information at (510) 981-5036 or send an email to counselingbcc@peralta.edu


Filed under: Academics, General

BCC’s Rachel Mercy Simpson Receives AACC Faculty Innovation Award

4 April 2017

Rachel Mercy SimpsonThe American Association of Community Colleges has awarded its 2017 Faculty Innovation Award to Berkeley City College’s Rachel Mercy Simpson. The award recognizes faculty across the country who have demonstrated leadership in the development and implementation of campus programs that have had a positive impact on the learning experience for students.

As co-chair of BCC’s Multi Media Arts department, Simpson is credited with promoting a culture of collaboration and inclusion and for piloting interactive teaching techniques that engage students in teamwork. BCC President Rowena Tomaneng said, “I have observed her passion for student equity and social justice, and she is constantly looking for ways to provide more access to students of color who are interested in pursuing careers in multi-media arts.” According to Tomaneng, Simpson’s influence on student learning is apparent. “The tone of the work produced by her students reflects the spirit of unity, caring and passion that she brings to this campus,” she said.

But Simpson’s work extends further than the classroom. Simpson organized a Multimedia Faculty Retreat where faculty learned how implicit biases could impact grading and expectations. Simpson invited students to share their experiences of prejudice and relay best practices that enabled them to succeed. She also designed several faculty trainings on how to engage students across varied experiences.

Since 2009, Simpson has been instrumental in transforming BCC’s Multimedia Arts program by developing a challenging and rigorous curriculum that focuses on sharpening technical skills while working as teams and mastering communication skills. Today, BCC’s Multimedia Arts program is one that is well respected by industry professionals who allow students to apply their learning beyond the classroom.

“My goal as co-chair of the Multimedia Department has been to create a top-notch community college media program that employs the arts as a gateway to rigorous and engaging academic and technical work, and to serve our diverse student body in preparing them for transfer and sustainable careers,” Simpson said.

Simpson will be recognized for her award by AACC at its 97th annual convention in New Orleans in April, 2017. The AACC was established in 1920 as a forum for the nation’s two-year colleges. The association represents nearly 1,200 two-year, associate degree–granting institutions and more than 13 million students, as well as a growing number of international members in Puerto Rico, Japan, Great Britain, Korea, and the United Arab Emirates.


Filed under: Academics, General

DreamWolf @ Berkeley City College on April 19, 2017 @ 6-8 PM

30 March 2017

DreamWolf Flyer


Berkeley City College presents DreamWolf in the Auditorium on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 6 – 8 PM. BCC is located at 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station.

Blending Hip Hop, Theater, Poetry, and Dance, the duo of Jendog Lonewolf and Yalinidream demonstrate a politic of pluralism and solidarity through creative practice in their soul-touching collaboration.

This timely performance will tackle issues concerning TLGBQ; People of Color & Indigenous People; Islamophobia; Feminism and/or Gender; Justice; Immigrant Rights; Social Justice; Solidarity and more.

This event is co-sponsored by Berkeley City College’s Humanities Department and the Office of the President.

Visit BCC’s Facebook at www.facebook.com/berkeleycc

Filed under: General

S.T.E.M. Careers Lunch Talk: Matthew Fillingim Speaks on The Disappearing Atmosphere of Mars and How to Measure It – March 28, 2017 @ College Hour, Room 431

21 March 2017

Dr. Matthew Fillingim, Space Science Laboratory at UC Berkeley, talks on “The Disappearing Atmosphere of Mars and How to Measure It” at the next Spring 2017 S.T.E.M. Careers Lunch Talk scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, 12:30 – 1:15 pm, in Room 431.

 Fillingim Flyer


Filed under: Academics, General

Health Fair to be Hosted by BCC Health Ed Students on March 30 from 11 am – 1:30 pm, Atrium

19 March 2017

As we have done for the last 10 years, each semester our students work hard to design, plan, research and present a Health Fair to the entire college community.  Every aspect of the planning is done by the students, including selecting topics, researching them, creating vibrant display boards and important handouts for participants, out-reaching to community agencies and resources, and inviting vendors to table.


This service learning project is often the highlight of the semester, and our students deserve to have as many attend as possible!  You might even consider sending your students and creating an assignment for extra credit, as many of you have done in the past.


Please join me in supporting this important work and see you at the Health Fair on Thursday, March 30, from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, in the BCC Atrium!


For more information, please contact Stephanie Sanders-Badt, ssanders-badt@peralta.edu, and visit the Public and Human Services website


Filed under: Academics, General

TAG, You’re In! — Transfer Admissions Guarantee Workshops: March 14, 15 & April 25 @ College Hour — RSVP to Reserve your spot

10 March 2017

TAG Flyer
Are you a student who is planning to apply for transfer to UC’s? Find out how to apply for an early admission offer!

The BCC Transfer & Career Center will be offering UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) workshops on March 14th, 15th and April 25th during the college hour.

In this workshop we will go over how students can seek a possible early admission to one of 6 participating UC’s and how to fill out the TAG application.


TAG Workshop flyer


TAG Workshop Schedule

Tuesday, March 14: 12:15 – 1:15 pm, BCC Assessment Computer Lab, Room 125

Wednesday, March 15: 12:15 – 1:15 pm, BCC Transfer Center, Room 243

Tuesday, April 25: 12:15 – 1:15 pm, BCC Assessment Computer Lab, Room 125

RSVP at the Transfer & Career Center: Room 243
or by email: bcctransfercenter@gmail.com

If you have a disability and would like to request accommodations for the workshop, please inform us when you RSVP.

Filed under: Academics

BCC Science Seminar Series – Dr. Howard Spero Presents “The Science of Natural Variability in Earth’s Climate System” on Thurs., March 16 @ 7-8 pm, Auditorium

9 March 2017

Are you curious about Earth’s climate system?

What happens during fast and slow shifts in climate?

Dr. Howard Spero will speak on “The Science of Natural Variability in Earth’s Climate System” in the Berkeley City College Auditorium from 7 – 8 pm. Berkeley City College is located at 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, a half-block from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station. This seminar is open to the public.

Dr. Howard SperoHoward Spero is a Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of Caifornia Davis. He is a Fellow of the American Assoication for the Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, the Geological Society of America and the Caifornia Academy of Sciences. Professor Spero is a paleoceanographer and geochemist who has authored more than 130 scientific publications on the history of Earth’s climate system through the geochemical analyses of marine microfossils.

Dr. Spero received a Humboldt Research Award (2013) and a UC Davis 2014 Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecture Award. He has been an associate editor for Paleoceanography, Marine Micropaleontology and Marine Geology. He served as NSF Program Director of the Ocean Sciences Division; Marine Geology & Geophysics Program. Dr.  Spero is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union,  the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Geological Society of America and the California Academy of Sciences.





Spero flyer

The Berkeley City College Science Seminar Series is sponsored by Berkeley City College and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).

Visit the Science Department website for more information

Filed under: General, Science Seminars

President’s Bulletin, March 14, 2017

9 March 2017

President Rowena Tomaneng presents an update on BCC programs and reorganizations, hires, campus safety, and community collaborations in the March 14, 2017, issue of the President’s Bulletin.


Filed under: Academics, General