Vote on the Name of BCC’s New Building!


(Friday, November 4, 2022) Berkeley City College is preparing to expand its presence with a new campus extension in Downtown Berkeley. We are excited to begin this new phase for the future of Berkeley City College, and we need your help! Check out the survey below to give your thoughts on the name of the new building, as well as the look and feel of the signage outside the campus.   

We appreciate your support and feedback in shaping how we present Berkeley City College to the community! 

For more information on the project and past presentations, visit 


Berkeley City College Campus Extension Town Hall

(Friday, September 9, 2022) On Tuesday, August 30th, Berkeley City College held a town hall meeting updating the community about the progress of the 2118 Milvia Campus extension. The meeting was hosted by Vice President of Administrative Services Sean Brooks and construction consultants Excel Construction Services, Ratcliff Construction, and Kitchell Corporation. The presentation included a schedule of construction and completion, with a projected move-in date in late 2024. Construction consultants displayed exterior renderings and floor plans. They also opened the floor to questions and comments, allowing administrators, faculty, classified staff, and students in attendance to provide feedback on the building name, marquee colors, spaces for art and décor, and safety concerns.  

Target dates for demolition and construction remain in November/December of this year. Berkeley City College is excited by the speed at which this project has moved through the design phase and the transparency we’ve shown to the campus community and the city at large. We look forward to expanding our footprint in Berkeley and growing our operations to better suit the needs of the community we serve. 

View the slideshow presentation here.

For more information on the project and past presentations, visit 

Berkeley City College Late Start Classes

The following classes are still available to add!


43800 MM/DI-550 Design
Studio Practice
ClarkeMiller,M 08-22
40500 CIS-83B Computer
Programming Capstone
Thananjeyan,P 08-22
42975 MM/DI-550 Design
Studio Practice
Silverberg,M 08-22
Djukich,V 08-22
40198 ART-46 2-D
Kim,D 08-22
40426 MATH-13 INTRO
McDougal,S 08-22
40388 MATH-213 Support
for Statistics
McDougal,S 08-22
40048 BUS-5 HUMAN
Chowdhury,R 08-22
40381 MATH-16A CALCULUS-BUS/SOCSC Gopinath,L 08-22
40337 MM/VI-20LA Editing
I: Introduction to Vid
Simpson,R 08-22
40277 BUS-19 Business
Chowdhury,R 08-22
Rinker,M 08-22
40472 MM/DI-11 Publication
and Page Design
Kenney,P 08-22
40508 SOC-2 SOCIAL
Swiencicki,M 08-22
43516 BIOL-32 Scientific
Schmidt,D 08-22
43782 CIS-36B JAVA
Seidel,M 08-22
43802 MATH-3A Calculus
Powell,D 08-22
40391 PHYS-4C GEN
Lee,C 08-22
40287 BUS-70 INTRO
DuBois,P 08-22
40318 POSCI-19 Introduction
to Global Studies
Lee,C 08-22
40022 ASL-51 ASL
Ikeda,I 08-22
Chung,L 08-22
40184 ECON-1 MACRO-ECONOMICS Gualco,D 08-22
Koelle,K 08-22
Rinker,M 08-22
40482 MM/VI-9C Video
Production III: Directin
Newman,N 08-22
Swiencicki,M 08-22
40411 BIOL-34L Genetics
Yeh,E 08-22
Ebron,G 08-22
Rinker,M 08-22
40335 MM/VI-24A SOUND
Peterson,G 08-22
40243 MUSIC-10 MUSIC
Mobley,A 08-22
40213 PHIL-31A HUMAN
Krupnick,A 08-22
Johnson,K 08-22
Mobley,A 08-22
Truong,S 09-06
43235 LIS-513 Research
Skills III
Yap,J 09-06
43234 LIS-512 Research
Skills II
Yap,J 09-06
40297 MMART-168 Online
Games & Interactivity
Patel,H 09-06
40502 MM/MW-1A Introduction
to Web Design
Hoffman,J 09-06
40462 MMART-162 Contemporary
Scripting for Gam
Velazquez,L 09-06
43233 LIS-511 Research
Skills I
Yap,J 09-06
43694 SOC-13 SOC
Harris,B 09-07
NguyenBilse,J 09-09
45088 MMART-167 Mobile
and Cross-Platform Web
Albinson,M 09-12
40416 MMART-167L Mobile
and Cross-Platform Web
Hoffman,J 09-12
45091 MMART-168 Online
Games & Interactivity
Albinson,M 09-12
44937 BIOL-50A Introductory
Biotech with Lab
Yeh,E 09-12
44987 MM/VI-9A Introduction
to Video
Hutcherson,B 09-12
40409 MMART-468 Occuc
Work Exper /Multimedia
Simpson,R 09-22
Chung,L 10-10
45064 HUSV-510A Mental
Health Ambassador Train
Winterton,M 10-17
44768 SOC-1 INTRO
Swiencicki,M 10-17
Shojaee,P 10-17
Mobley,A 10-17
Lee,C 10-17
44767 SOC-2 SOCIAL
Swiencicki,M 10-17
44683 EDUC-98 Pedagogy
of Reading
Chavarin,J 10-17
44684 EDUC-99 Introduction
to Special Needs
Djukich,V 10-17
Eret,D 10-17
43053 EDUC-510B Tutor
Training II
Lowood,J 10-21



Fall 2022 Enrollment Workshops at BCC

The Fall 2022 Semester is just around the corner at Berkeley City College, classes start August 22nd!We’re here to answer all of your questions about enrollment, financial aid, registration, and more! BCC is hosting a series of workshops and express registration workshops to help you complete your academic goals! Check it out: 


If you haven’t enrolled yet and want information and support to apply, or if you have enrolled but need technical support with registration, accessing email, and other troubleshooting questions , join one of our Fall Enrollment workshops on campus. 

Time  On Campus (BCC Room 126) 
10am – 12pm  Thursday, August 11 
10am – 12pm  Monday, August 15 
10am – 12pm  Monday, August 22 
10am – 12pm  Thursday, August 25 




Express Registration will be hosted in-person at the BCC 1st floor beginning August 15th. By attending these events, you will be able to meet all of our Student Services staff to support you with enrollment, financial aid and registration. Meet our financial aid staff, counselors, Student Accessibility Services (SAS) staff, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) staff, and Society of Scholars learning communities.  The workshops will be hosted Monday through Thursday from 2:30 pm – 4:30pm on the following dates: 

On Campus (BCC 1ST floor)
2:30pm- 4:30pm
Monday, August 15
Tuesday, August 16
Wednesday, August 17
Thursday, August 18
Monday, August 22
Tuesday, August 23
Wednesday, August 24
Thursday, August 25
 Monday, August 29
Tuesday, August 30
 Wednesday, August 31
 Thursday, September 1

Want to learn more?  Contact BCC’s Enrollment Staff: 

Enrollment Services Coordinator, Gail Pendleton. 

Enrollment Program Specialist, Christine Trowbridge 


Election Day on June 7th !

Election Day is June 7th!

Questions? Contact the nonpartisan election experts manning our Voter Hotline.

We are available from 8AM to 5PM before Election Day & will be live from 7AM to 8PM on Election Day.

Call now: (800) 345-8683 #VoteSafeCA #VoteCalifornia

BCC to be Featured in a New Book Publishing in June!

Berkeley, CA (March 24, 2022) It’s our pleasure to announce that Berkeley City College will be profiled in a forthcoming book titled The Community College: The Pursuit of Democracy, Economic Development, and Success by Robert L. Pura and Tara L. Parker (Stylus Publishing, AAC&U). The book examines the ways community colleges serve as a catalyst for social and economic mobility, fulfilling the promise to provide educational opportunities for all who seek it. The authors visited Berkeley City College, along with four other community colleges across the nation, to meet with faculty, staff, administrators, and students documenting ways their institutions are fighting for economic and social justice and democracy.
Berkeley City College is honored to be highlighted for our work serving our community. “Berkeley City College has a rich history of community engagement, rooted in the fundamental college mission ‘to provide our diverse community with educational opportunities, promote student success, and to transform lives,'” said President Angélica Garcia. “We partner with students as they pursue their career and academic goals in a community environment that values equity, racial justice, and equitable student outcomes. I am honored that BCC was included in this book and recognized for its commitment to serve as the community’s college.”
“The participation of the Berkeley City College Community in this work will help to shed light on the important role that community colleges play in helping to build a democracy with a more civically engaged population,” said Berkeley City College Academic Senate President Matthew Freeman. “As a first-generation college graduate, community college alumni, and President of the BCC Academic Senate, I was personally honored to have been included in the work of helping to tell our story.”
A recent article published on the AAC&U (American Association of Colleges & Universities) website previews the forthcoming book, which will be published in June 2022. It’s available for preorder through Stylus Publishing and other major booksellers. Check it out to learn more about how Berkeley City College serves its mission to transform lives in our community!

Join ASBCC Student Government!

Have you been looking for a way to get involved in your community at Berkeley City College? Do you have amazing ideas for different events that you want to see come to life? Joining Associated Students at Berkeley City College (ASBCC) is the opportunity for you! By joining ASBCC, you are able to plan events that will have a direct impact on the student population, build your leadership and public speaking skills, and give back and support the students at Berkeley City College!

You can find the application by clicking here. The application deadline is Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022 at 5PM

If you have any questions, please email the Director of Student Activities & Campus Life at

Welcome Week Spring 2022!

Berkeley City College is kicking off the Spring 2022 semester with two weeks of fun and activities! Check out the details below:


  • Monday January 24th 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Join us for free coffee and pastries all day provided by Paris Baguette.
  • Tuesday, January 25th and Wednesday, January 26th 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm.: In-Person Express Registration to address any last minute questions and needs! 
  • Wednesday, January 26th 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Take your Photo ID on Picture Day! Update: Student IDs will now be available starting Monday, January 31st.
  • Monday, January 31st 12:20 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.:  BCC Welcome Celebration – Join us as we celebrate the start of Spring semester. The celebration will be kicked-off by BCC President Garcia and followed by a healing circle to honor the impact and those we have lost in the pandemic. This event is in-person and on Zoom.
  • Tuesday, February 1st 12:20 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.: Virtual Campus Resource Fair – Learn how BCC can support YOU! Explore different campus departments and resources like Financial aid, the Learning Resource Center, Campus Life, and more on ZOOM!
  • Wednesday, February 2nd 12:20 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.: Bienvenida a BCC! See our beautiful campus and learn more about BCC resources as we tour and meet people here to support YOU in your journey. This event is in-person and on Zoom.
  • Thursday, February 3rd 12:20 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.: Come party and celebrate the start of the semester! Play games, connect with your BCC fam, and win prizes! Event held on Zoom.

Return to Campus Policies and Procedures

Dear Berkeley City College student,

We hope this message finds you well. While Berkeley City College is excited for the resumption of in-person learning in the Spring, we acknowledge any reservations individuals may have considering the status of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. It has changed nearly every aspect of the way we carry out our lives personally, professionally, and academically and has tragically impacted so many in our community.

We write to inform you of the modifications undertaken by the College and the District to ensure the return to campus is as safe as possible. With the support of the Peralta Community College District Interim Chancellor Dr. Jannette Jackson and the Board of Trustees, we are moving forward with returning to in-person learning on January 24th, 2022. These policies are designed to provide multiple layers of protection to mitigate the transmission of Covid-19. The district hosted a webinar on December 20th, 2021 to provide details of our policies. You may find it here.

Below is a list of policies in place:

  1. Vaccination Requirement: As a condition of, and, for permission to access all properties controlled by the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) all students must provide proof of “full” COVID-19 vaccination (as defined by the U.S. Center for Disease Control) or submit a request for exemption on medical, disability, religious grounds, or a deferral based on pregnancy. Full Covid-19 vaccination at this time is defined as two doses of an mRNA vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Currently, 94% of faculty and staff have provided proof of vaccination to the district. The remaining 6% were granted exceptions. Students are able to upload their proof of vaccination while registering for classes at Campus Solutions. Instructions are provided in written and video PCCD is accepting vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) in our vaccine policy. You may find a list of WHO-approved vaccines here.
  2. Air purification: PCCD’s Department of General Services in partnership with Network Environmental Services, Inc. addressed all remediation recommendations at Berkeley City College and re-assessed the areas after recommendations were implemented during the Winter Break. We prioritized the placement of air purifiers in identified spaces and all spaces now meet the recommended air exchange rates and industry targets. The final report is available on Safe Peralta.
  3. Daily Health Screening: All Berkeley City College students and employees will undertake mandatory daily health screenings before entering campus. Students must register for Campus Shield and present a screening result Bright Star Care staff before entering campus. Bright Star Care will be on campus everyday beginning at 7:30 a.m. to verify compliance with the vaccination requirement for students and employees, as well as assisting Berkeley City College with other public health matters.
  4. Masking policy: PCCD is following the Cal/OSHA, Alameda County Department of Public Health, City of Berkeley COVID Protocols. Everyone is required to wear masks while indoors. Current information regarding the District’s efforts can be found at Safe Peralta: Peralta Secure.
  5. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): In preparation for the beginning of face-to-face instruction, “kits” with appropriate health and safety materials (e.g., masks, sanitizers, wipes, etc.) are in each classroom. If a student does not follow the college policy and process to wear a mask, or if they fail to follow an employee’s directive to wear the mask, they will be asked to leave the premises by Marina Security and will be subject to the Student Code of Conduct process. Each classroom or workspace will have a box of masks if replacement is necessary.
  6. Weekly Covid-19 Testing: PCCD is offering weekly testing at each of the colleges and district office. Weekly Covid-19 testing, administered by Virtual Health Solutions (VHS), is available at Berkeley City College in the atrium every Thursday from 8:00am to 12:00pm. VHS offers rapid tests (results produced within 15 minutes) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests (results produced within 72 to 96 hours). The weekly schedule is:

    1. MONDAYs 8:00 am – 12:00 noon at Laney College in the Forum Building
    2. TUESDAYs 8:00 am – 12:00 noon at College of Alameda in Building F (Student Center)
    3. WEDNESDAYs 8:00 am – 12:00 noon at Merritt College in Building R (Huey Newton Student Lounge)
    4. THURSDAYs 8:00 am – 12:00 noon at Berkeley City College in the Open Atrium
    5. FRIDAYs 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the District Office in the Atrium (by the Boardroom)


This decision was made with careful consideration by the District with the understanding that a last-minute shift to all-remote learning would be detrimental and counterproductive for our students and staff, who have been preparing to return to campus since November, 2021. We remind our students that PCCD is not an outlier in this decision. Many of our neighboring higher education districts are following their own similar frameworks to return to in-person learning in a safe and secure manner.

We hope these measures provide some peace of mind as we welcome students back to campus. We look forward to seeing you this Spring.

In Community,

Berkeley City College