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Graduation Information

Dear Class of 2021,


Congratulations 61st graduating class!


On behalf of Barstow Community College faculty, classified professionals, and administrators, I want to say “YOU did IT!” You have achieved a milestone in your educational career and life despite a global pandemic. 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 a skilled and trained professional. Whatever your path, don’t miss the enjoyment 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, resilient, resourceful, thought-provoking, and courageous. You are ambitious, caring, 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. Because of you, we believe our future is bright.


As we celebrate you, remember to thank your family, friends, classmates, and mentors who got you to this point. Be as proud of where you came from, as where you are going. As you reach towards your future, don’t forget to give back. Make sure you join the BCC Alumni Association and stay connected.


Go onward and upward to represent us proudly, and always remember...

Once a Viking...Always a Viking!


Herbert English

Herbert L. English, Jr.

Vice President of Student Services

We will broadcast the Commencement Ceremony on
May 21st at 3:00pm 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

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 can be picked up at the main campus on May 14, 2021, between 9am and 2pm

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

Contact the Fort Irwin Education Center for more

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


After tax Tassels are $5.45

After Tax Caps are $6.55

Cap and gowns are $34.80

How to order:

To place your order please email

Petition for Graduation Form

The deadline to petition to graduate for students will be Friday, March 12, 2021. Please see a counselor if you need assistance with your petition. You can call 760-252-7236 to schedule an appointment with your counselor or email

Deadline to apply: Friday, March 12, 2021 at 12:00 PM

  • Honors Day Ceremony, May 14th @ 5pm
  • Transfer Recognition Ceremony, May 13th @ 5pm

Hosted LIVE on the BCC YouTube Channel

05.14.21 | 9am - 2pm

2021 Graduates, Drive thru main campus with your family and friends to pick up grad gifts from BCC!
One car per graduate 
Contact with any questions