Visit our beautiful campus!

Campus Tour Request Form

Campus tours are held Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM., for prospective students and families. General tours last about 45-60 minutes, in which you will be walking but making frequent stops. Please dress accordingly, with comfortable shoes. Bakersfield is known for its steamy weather, so dress in breathable clothing and bring water to stay hydrated. We highly recommend you check the weather before your visit to find out if you will need a jacket or sunscreen. Maps and directions to the University are available at If there are any questions about the tours, please don't hesitate to contact us. All daily walking tours meet Monday through Friday in front of the Icardo Center (Basketball Gym). Weekend tours are not available at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. To book a tour, please complete the Campus Tour Request Form below. Click submit, and we will respond with an email confirmation of your reservation within 72 hours. Any requests sent in after 3 p.m. Friday will not be seen untill the following Monday. If there are any questions about the tours, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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Person of Contact Request Form

Please schedule tours at least 48 hours in advance

Please schedule tours at least 48 hours in advance


Tour Option A: Runners Tour

Time Frame: 45-60 Minutes

  • General Campus Tour
  • No presentation
  • No housing Tour
  • Visit significant buildings
  • Pick up @ Icardo
  • End @ Bookstore/Icardo (optional)

Tour Option B: Run Your Own Road Tour

Time Frame: 60 Minutes

  • Campus Tour - Condensed tour includes visit of the campus and concludes at a location indicated below such as department/major/school
  • School of business, Social Sciences and Education, Arts and Humanities, and Natural Science, Mathematics, Mathematics, and Engineering

Tour Option C: Rowdy's Home Tour

Time Frame: 1 hour - 1hour 15 minutes

  • General Campus Tour
  • Visit significant buildings
  • Pick up/Drop Off @ Icardo
  • Housing Tour

Tour Option D: Rowdy's VIP Tour (15 days advantage)

Time Frame: 1 hour 30 minutes - 1 hour and 45 minutes

  • Campus Presentation - minimum of 15 individuals required
  • Condensed Campus tour
  • Pick up/Drop off @ Icardo
  • Housing Tour

(Times may vary due to group size and requested stops)
Do you need special accommodations: (Check option)

Dining on campus?: (Check option)

How will you be traveling to CSUB?

Will mode of transportation be parking on campus?: (Check option)

Parking Information: Tour buses, charter buses, shuttle buses, passenger vans, and town cars cannot stop, unload, idle or park on any street/loop at any time, such vehicles must park in parking lot I. Parking passes are not provided for tours.

Dining on campus for large groups: If you intend for your group to dine on campus, advance notice is required. Contact University Campus Dining at (661)-654-2254.


  • March 14-18, 2016 - Finals week
  • March 28-April 1 ~ First week of instruction
  • March 31, 2016 ~ César Chávez Day
  • May 30, 2016 ~ Memorial Day
  • June 8-10, 2016 ~ Finals week
  • June 13-16, 2016 ~ Freshman Orientation
  • June 30, 2016 ~ Transfer Orientation
  • July 4, 2016 ~ Independence Day
  • August 22-26, 2016 ~ First week of instruction
  • September 7, 2016 ~ Labor Day
  • November 11, 2016 ~ Veterans Day
  • November 24-25, 2016 ~ Thanksgiving
  • December 8-14, 2016 ~ Finals week
  • December 26-30, 2016 ~ Winter Break

Self-Guided Tours

If you are unable to schedule a guided tour or do not feel the need for a guide, you are welcome to print out the map below and take a tour of our beautiful campus whenever you are free.

Self-Guided Tour Map

Please note: Your tour is not scheduled until you receive a confirmation email from our Tour Coordinator which includes your tour details, parking details, and directions to visit our campus.


The CSUB Student Experience

Department of Outreach & Recruitment

California State University, Bakersfield
Department of Outreach & Recruitment
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

661-654-3138 phone
661-654-2278 fax