Bakersfield College's physical campuses are closed. All classes and student services have moved online for the remainder of Summer 2020.
Stay up to date on the response for COVID-19.

Bakersfield College

Step 2: Orientation

New Student Orientation

College is a very exciting and challenging time for new students. We have designed an Orientation 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 in-person New Student Orientation, 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 New Student Orientation for those not able to attend in-person.

Orientation Details

  • Orientation is held in the Welcome Center (Administration Building).
    ( Campus Map)
  • After you sign up for orientation, we will email you a daily parking permit.
    • Parking permits are required on campus.
    • You may use the daily permit we provide to park in any student parking lot.
  • Plan to take notes and bring your questions!

Sign Up Now!

Step 3 red circle icon
   NEXT STEP: Placement

Kern Community College District