Welcome New Student

Staff in front of the Welcome Center.

Welcome to Bakersfield College! We are excited to support your journey towards your education goals.

Not enrolled yet? Become a Bakersfield College Renegade!  Steps to Apply

New Beginnings

Your First Semester


Start your first semester off right, complete these things to do:

Attend first day of class(es)

Attend your classes on the first day they meet.

Student on phone.

Financial Aid office in the Welcome Center.
Financial Aid

You Can Afford College

Aid and scholarships available to those that qualify. Grants, loans, work study, and scholarships can help you pay for your education. Apply each year.
Get Involved

Student Life

Enrich your education by involving yourself in a diverse community and co-curricular environments.
Follow Student Life on social media for updates and the latest on what is happening on campus.
With a diverse campus, we have many clubs and organizations to join for many different interests.
Get to know the Bakersfield College’s Standards of Student Conduct to be a responsible member of the campus community.

Bridge to BC

First-Year Student Success

Bridge to BC is a high-touch, high-tech, 1 day, in-person course required for all incoming freshman students. Students learn first-hand about all of the academic and student support resources that Bakersfield College offers along with some practical skills.
Getting Help

Plan Your Education

Have an education plan to pave your pathway to a career. Update your Comprehensive Student Education Plan each semester.
Connect with your counselor or advisor, plan your degree, and make appointments.
Look at career pathways, the degrees or certificates you need for the career, and possible semester plans.
Need directions on using Starfish, Banner, enrolling, or another software? Peruse the many topics of articles in our How to Library.

BC Cheerleaders.

Let's Go Renegades

Stay up to date and cheer on the Renegades athletic Teams


Renegade Roundtable

09/27 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Panorama Campus

Jones Art Gallery Presents: Monte, by Jaime Gili

09/28 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Panorama Campus

Financial Aid Application Assistance Workshop

09/28 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Welcome Center

Financial Aid Application Assistance Workshop

09/29 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Welcome Center

Jones Art Gallery Presents: Monte, by Jaime Gili

10/02 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Panorama Campus