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2015 Summer Geology Field Camp

As of February 1, 2015, this course is now full.  We are only accepting applications from University of Oregon students.

Friday, January 30 is the application deadline for UO students (see below).

The UO Summer Geology Field Camp is taught as a series of three 2-week courses, taught in central Oregon and southwestern Montana.


Summer 2015 Course Sequence:

1. June 17- 30: GEOL 406 Field Studies – Volcanology & Active Faulting, taught in central Oregon by Jim Watkins (4 credits; $550 course fee).

2. July 1-15: GEOL 406 Field Studies – Structural Geology, taught in southwest Montana by Marli Miller (4 credits; $650 course fee).

3. July 16-31: GEOL 406 Field Studies – Field Mapping & Paleontology: (a) SW Montana (instructor TBA); (b) Central Oregon with Ray Weldon and Samantha Hopkins (4 credits; $600 course fee).

A daily schedule for Field Camp 2015 will be posted in winter term.

Students who need a full 6-week field camp to satisfy their degree requirements will want to take all three of the above courses. Students with other degree requirements may take one or two courses, with the restriction that Parts 2 and 3 must be taken together (no exceptions). Graduate-level credit (GEOL 606) is also available for graduate students.

Course fees listed above are charged in addition to University tuition and fees. We do not have the 2015 rates yet, but for comparison, tuition and fees for 2014 are posted here: 2014 rates. Students might get some break on the fees because the Department often awards partial scholarships to all UO majors. Additional costs will include meals on days off, lunches in Dillon, Montana, and any other personal expenses.

The first course will start with an organizational meeting at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday June 17 in Cascade Hall, room 200. The group will return to Eugene July 31.

To Apply, please complete one or more of the following applications.  If you plan to take  more than one 2-week section, just fill in one application and indicate on it which sections you intend to take.  Remember, Parts 2 and 3 must be taken together.

  1. GEOL 406 or 606 (4 credits) Volcanology and Active Faulting
  2. GEOL 406 or 606 (4 credits) Structural Geology
  3. GEOL 406 or 606 (4 credits) Field Mapping & Paleontology

and send them to: Marli Miller, Field Camp Coordinator, Dept. of Geological Sciences, 1272 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 97403.

The application deadline for UO students is January 30, 2015. Once you are accepted, you will need to send us a non-refundable deposit ($50 per course) by April 1. Late-comers will be considered on a space-available basis.

Here is an Equipment List of the things you will need for this course.