Families, as well as members of the local community, are welcome to visit the California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) campus. CSUB is set on a beautiful, sprawling 375-acre campus in California’s southern San Joaquin Valley. Bakersfield is located in the heart of the west coast’s farming and oil-producing regions, at a logistics crossroads of east-west and north-south transportation routes. CSUB is the only regional comprehensive public university within a 100-mile radius.
How Do I Schedule a Campus Visit?
To request a tour, please visit the Campus Tours page. Group tours are available with advanced notice.
There’s a lot to see at CSUB! Here are just a few of the most special attractions around our campus.
Student Recreation Center (SRC)
CSUB’s open spaces, undeveloped acreage, and water and food sources create a supportive environment for a variety of wildlife. The unique habitat provides a living laboratory for biology students, and a natural — and sometimes surprising — vantage point for campus visitors. Look overhead and you might see a hawk or owl hunting for prey. Look underfoot and you might see their dinner: gophers, ground squirrels, or snakes. Watch out for the occasional opossum, raccoon, and skunk. The campus ponds are home to frogs, fish, and aquatic birds such as coots and egrets.
Of course, the stars of the show are the endangered San Joaquin Kit Foxes, which make their homes throughout campus. They den under planters, next to buildings and parking lots, and at the Environmental Studies Area (ESA) in the southeast portion of campus. They raise their pups on a mix of wild prey and leftovers tossed in the trash.