Visit our beautiful campus!


Campus tours are held Monday through Friday, for prospective students and families. Tour times vary so please view the Tour Request Form for available times. 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. If there are any questions about the tours, please don't hesitate to contact us.

All daily walking tours meet in front of the Icardo Center (Basketball Stadium). To book a tour, please complete the Campus Tour Request Form. Click submit, and we will respond with an email confirmation within 72 hours. Any requests sent in after 3 p.m. Friday will not be seen until the following Monday. If there are any questions about the tours, please don't hesitate to contact us at 661-654-3138.

Saturday Tours are offered the first Saturday of every month September through May at 9:00AM and 11:00AM. Tours are given on a first come first serve basis. To request a Saturday Tour you must call or email our office directly (Do not use our Tour Request Form for Saturday Tour Request).

As part of our safety practices, all schools and organizations visiting campus must provide valid proof of insurance prior to any campus tour. Excluding all schools in the Kern County School District.  Please submit a insurance certificate to Nicole Bigelow at the office of Safety and Risk Management at Individual, small group, and family tours must sign a Release of Liability Waiver prior to any campus tour. The waiver link can be found below and must be submitted to our office electronically at Both circumstances MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO YOUR VISIT 

 Single Waiver Form PDF

 Multi Waiver Form PDF

Tour Options: 

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 in advance)

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

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.

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 that Self-Guided tour participants must also sign a Release of Liability Waiver prior to visiting our campus. (For more information view the section above) 

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.