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Alumni Events

Upcoming Events:

Party in the Park 2014 will take place on October 24th. Stay tuned for more details!


Back to College Night: September 17

Back to College Night is a great time to network with your fellow CSU alumni and others who graduated from institutions in California. The event is often well-attended by members of the California Congressional Delegation and their staff. The website and registration are now live at

Denver CSU Alumni Reception: October 4

Join us for evening drinks and desserts to network and socialize with alumni from multiple CSU campuses living in the Denver area. Several campus presidents will also be in attendance. This will be a great opportunity to meet other CSU alumni in all fields of business throughout the Denver area. The website and registration are now live at

CSU Southern California Mega Mixer

The event will be an evening the week of November 4 in either LA or Orange County.  Final details will be released on August 1. 

Northern California Mega Mixer

This event will take place in early February with final details to be released August 29.

Seattle CSU Alumni Reception

This event will take place in early April with final details to be released August 15. Shannon Bowman, Executive Assistant to Vice Chancellor Ashley, is the point person for alumni and other registrant questions on these events.  She may be reached at [ ] or 562-951-4244.

Past Events:

CSUB Alumni Survey Community Forum

President Mitchell invited CSUB alumni to a Fireside Chat to discuss the Alumni Survey results on May 6, 7, and 15.  View more information here.

CSUB Homecoming

CSUB celebrated Homecoming week with events starting on February 22. View our flyer for more information. Photos from this event are available here.

CSU Hill Day 

CSU Hill Day is a briefing in Washington D.C. in the Spring of each year. Alumnus Congressman Kevin McCarthy (BS Marketing ’89, MBA ’94) has been a gracious host in past years. In 2013 President Mitchell was honored while to introduce Majority Whip and Congressmen Kevin McCarthy to address the full CSU delegation. His presentation was regarded as outstanding and well-received. Dr. Mitchell and CSUB continues to advocate for the CSU System Priorities, a summary of which is available here.

CSU Bakersfield continues to strengthen their relationship with the east coast CSUB alumni. Each year a reception and dinner is held for CSUB alumni in the D.C. area and a CSU alumni reception in New York.  

Photos from this event are available here.

Hall of Fame

In 2006, the Alumni Association along with university President Horace Mitchell created the CSU Bakersfield Alumni Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is intended to recognize alumni who have made significant contributions in their chosen field of endeavor and/or in their community, and whose accomplishments and careers have brought honor and distinction to the university. We recognize these outstanding alumni annually at a black-tie gala (the first one was in 2007). 

Much research and time is taken each year to select the Hall of Famers and it has become a well-respected award to receive. Please take the time to look over the recent CSUB Hall of Famers. 

More Events

View the CSUB Master Events Calendar to keep up with all events happening on campus.

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Contact Us

For more information regarding Alumni and the Association please contact:

Sarah Hendrick
Alumni Director
Phone: 661-654-3007

Denise Nielsen
Assistant to Alumni Director
Phone: 661-654-3211

Or visit our office in the University Advancement Building on campus.