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2015 New Student Convocation and Family Weekend

New Student Convocation Weekend is a campus-wide celebration that will ensure first-time freshmen and transfer students make a successful transition to California State University, Bakersfield. The weekend is full of programs that connect our students and their families to campus life, campus resources and our campus culture!

Saturday, September 12th - Sunday, September 13th


Saturday, September 12, 2015

8:00 a.m. - 12:00p.m.

Student Housing Move-In (Exclusively for students living on campus)

10:00 a.m. - 12:00p.m.

Parent Seminars - Student Union  

  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Letting Go & Letting Grow
  • 10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Counseling Services
  • 10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Campus Safety
  • 11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Student Rights & Responsibilities
  • 11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Student Housing
  • 11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Q&A
12:00 p.m. - 2:00p.m. Roadrunner Parent Association "Family Day" Luncheon  - Student Recreation Center
12:00 p.m. - 2:00p.m. Family Activities & Resource Fair - Student Recreation Center
5:00 p.m. - 9:00p.m. "Getting to Know You" Cookout - Student Recreation Center
12:00 a.m. - 1:30a.m. Campus Community Midnight Pancake Breakfast - Student Housing ($3 without a housing meal plans)



Sunday, September 13, 2015

10:30 a.m. - 12:30p.m.              Wellness Service/Brunch - Student Housing
1:00 p.m. - 1:45p.m. Parents and Family Check-in for New Student Convocation - Icardo Center
2:00 p.m. - 3:30p.m.

New Student Convocation and Pinning Ceremony - Icardo Center

New Student Convocation is a formal ceremony for incoming CSUB students (freshmen and transfer students) and their families. Just as Commencement (Graduation) celebrates the completion of students' academic journey, Convocation commemorates its beginning. The New Student Convocation ceremony will create an opportunity for students and parents to be officially recognized and welcomed into the CSUB community. You will also meet fellow students and faculty as well as hear from our University President as he conveys the importance of students' educational endeavors and CSUB's commitment to support them in the achievement of their goals - both inside and outside the classroom. In addition, all Roadrunner Parents Association Members in attendance will participate in a special pinning ceremony as recognition of their membership. This academic tradition is hosted by President Mitchell, faculty, staff and student leaders.


Services for Students with Disabilities

If you or your guests have a physical or mental disability and need accommodations to access New Student Convocation, please contact the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) at 661-654-3360 (phone), 661-654-6288 (TDD), or e-mail Information regarding specific accommodations can be obtained by contacting SSD. Sign language interpreters are available by request.