CSUB Moves to Semester Calendar Fall 2016


Over the years, there has been much discussion among CSU Bakersfield faculty, staff, and students about the possibility of a transition of the academic calendar from quarters to semesters. At the conclusion of the appropriate processes, including campus-wide consultation and system-wide dialogue, I decided that we will change the CSU Bakersfield academic calendar from a quarter system to a semester system, the timing of which would be based on the availability of significant funding from the Chancellor's Office. With the Chancellor's commitment to provide 100% of the information technology cost and 75% of all other relevant costs, our conversion is underway.

Our commitment to students during this transition is to provide individualized academic planning for every student, no loss of academic progress, no extended time to degree completion, and no additional cost for degree completion for students who meet with university academic advisors, develop an approved academic plan, and follow the plan.

As we embark on this transformational journey, please use this website and utilize the information and resources provided.

About this Site

Welcome to the Quarter-to-Semester (Q2S) Conversion webpage. Here you will find a wealth of information, resources, and answers to frequently-asked questions about the conversion process to guide a successful and seamless transition. The site provides general background and an overview including committees, timelines, policies, procedures, and processes. The CSU Bakersfield conversion is now in progress. The first term on the semester calendar will be Fall 2016.