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Welcome Community and Visitors!
California State University, Bakersfield is a vital part of the local Kern County community, and we welcome all visitors to our campus. Please click on the links below for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions and links to additional resources.
What benefits does CSUB offer for the local community?
Community connections are a cornerstone of CSU Bakersfield’s overall mission. The University collaborates with partners throughout Bakersfield and Kern County to increase the region's overall educational level, enhance its quality of life, and support its economic development.
Many CSUB students enhance their education through service learning and internships with local businesses and non-profit agencies. CSUB provides the teachers, nurses, business leaders, police officers, counselors, social workers, researchers, and community advocates who serve Kern County and beyond.
CSUB also hosts a number of programs throughout the year that are enjoyed by members of the local community, including:
- Bakersfield Jazz Festival
- California Writers Series
- Children’s Art Institute
- Coffeehouse Jazz Series
- CSUB Theatre Productions
- Division I Athletics
- Guitar Arts Series
- Institute for Religion, Education, and Public Policy
- Kegley Institute of Ethics
- Public History Institute
- Small Business Development Center
- Todd Madigan Gallery
- University Counselor Training Clinic
How do I schedule a campus visit?
families as well as members of the local community. Group tours are also available with advance notice.
To request a tour, please visit the Campus Tours page or call (661) 654-3138.
How do I plan an event at CSUB?
The CSUB campus has a number of indoor and outdoor venues that are perfect for hosting any kind of event – including parties, weddings, business meetings, lectures, seminars, retreats, and performances.
To find out more, visit the Plan an Event at CSUB page or call (661) 654-2136.
How can I help support CSUB?
The Office for University Advancement offers many ways you can support California State University, Bakersfield. Your donation, whether large or small, will directly enrich the lives of CSUB students and enhance the University. Supporting the University is an important investment in the future, helping to ensure that CSUB remains an outstanding resource for the residents of our community and beyond.
You can donate a gift to CSUB online through our secure Online Gift Form. All donations are tax-deductible.
For more information about specific ways you can give, visit the Support CSUB page, or call University Advancement at (661) 654-2136.
How do I post a job opening or internship opportunity for CSUB students?
It’s easy to post job openings and internship opportunities on our RunnerLink system. For information about setting up an account, please visit the Community Engagement & Career Education page or call (661) 654-3033.
How do I get a job at CSUB?
View our Employment page for current job openings.
How can I learn more about community resources in and around Bakersfield community?
Planning a visit to CSUB? Click here to access the campus map, which includes information about facilities, parking, walking paths and accessable areas.