Bakersfield College

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Bakersfield College Alert System

Bakersfield College Alert

When Bakersfield College issues a timely warning or emergency notification, the alert is sent through various sources like text, phone calls, email, social media, etc. This webpage is an additional way we provide guidance and keep our communities informed.

For more information on Timely Warnings & Emergency Notifications, visit our Clery Act Compliance page.

08/17/2021, 1:23 PM

Updated description of suspects from shots fired incident at Haley St and University Ave on 08/17/21:

  • Two African American males, both slim build, approximately 5'10" to 5'11"
  • One individual had dreadlocks about shoulder length
  • Both individuals were reported to be wearing athletic apparel: black gym shorts and red shirts

08/17/2021, 12:58 PM

A short time ago, 2 armed male suspects were involved in a verbal exchange with individuals in the free parking lot (P16) at the corner of University Ave and Haley St.

The suspects were in an early 2000's light green Ford Focus. They revealed a handgun, fired approximately 3 shots (which struck a vehicle heading westbound on University Ave), and fled the scene. At this time, there is no immediate threat to the campus. Bakersfield Police Department is responding to the report.

If you have any information on this incident, please contact College Safety at (661) 395-4554 or

07/20/2021, 10:23 AM

Update: Campus is all clear to return to buildings. PG&E has confirmed that all buildings on the Panorama Campus are clear for staff, faculty, and students to return. All face-to-face classes on the Panorama campus may resume instruction effective immediately.

07/20/2021, 10:15 AM

The identified gas lead has been shut off. PG&E is on campus and we will have another update out shortly.

07/20/2021, 9:19 AM

There is a possible gas leak identified in the Campus Center/CSS Building. These locations are to evacuate until further notice. If you are not in the area, please stay clear. Information will be provided as it is available.

05/27/2021, 9 AM

Test notification. No action required.