Commencement is a graduation ceremony that takes place each Spring semester. It is an end-of-spring semester celebration for students projected to successfully complete all of their graduation requirements. Our BCC students are commencing on toward something greater - after having successfully earned their certificate or degree - and are ready to use their skills in the workforce or continue on to a four-year school after they graduate.

The 2017-2018 58th Commencement Celebration in Review

Congratulations graduates!

On June 1, 2018 - at Tanglewood in Lenox - 271 BCC students walked across the stage and earned either their associate's degree or a certificate from the College.

These students closed one chapter and began another as they continue on their path to future success.

2017-2018 Guest Speaker

Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Jay Ash, will serve as the keynote speaker at Berkshire Community College’s (BCC) 58th Commencement Exercises to be held June 1 at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass.

Secretary Ash is responsible for directing and executing Governor Charlie Baker’s agenda on housing and community development, job creation, business development, consumer affairs, and business regulation. Since joining the Baker-Polito Administration, Secretary Ash has prioritized efforts to grow jobs, help communities realize their economic development priorities, connect citizens to new economic opportunities, and build prosperity across Massachusetts.

“On behalf of the students, faculty, staff and Board of Trustees at Berkshire Community College, we are so excited to have Secretary Ash as our 2018 Commencement speaker.” –Ellen Kennedy, President of BCC

Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Jay Ash's Headshot

Congratulations from everyone at BCC!