Bakersfield College

Step 2: Orientation

New Student Orientation

College is a very exciting and challenging time for new students. We have prepared an Orientation designed to facilitate a smooth transition into life as a Renegade.

Who Is Required To Take Orientation?

We want you to be successful! That is why all new students must complete the Orientation either in-person or online.

Why Orientation?

At the Orientation in-person, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow Renegades, learn about our academic majors and degrees, understand Bakersfield College policies, find important academic dates, and you will learn some tips on how to be a successful student at Bakersfield College.

We know that some of our students have busy lives, are moving to the area or may have scheduling conflicts with our orientations. While we encourage all students to come to the in-person Orientation, we have created an online Orientation for those not able to attend in-person.

Orientation Details

  • Orientation will be held in the Welcome Center (Administration Building).
    (Campus Map)
  • After signing up for Orientation (See sign up below), a daily parking permit will be sent to the email you provided. Parking permits are required on campus. You may park in any student parking lot using this permit provided. 
  • Plan to take notes and bring your questions!

Sign Up Now!

IN-PERSON Orientation OR ONLINE Orientation

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Learning and Career Pathways

Explore your options with BC's Learning and Career Pathways.

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  1. Step 1: Apply
  2. Step 2: Orientation
  3. Step 3: Placement
  4. Step 4: Ed Plan
  5. Step 5: Register for Classes
  6.   FAQ's

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Admissions & Records
(661) 395-4301

Panorama Campus
A8, Administration Building

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