1-credit pre-semester fall course!
GEOL 100: GEOFYRST
Due to COVID-19, the course will not run Fall 2021
SPECIAL NOTE: We are sad to announce that GEOFYRST is canceled for Fall 2021. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, it is difficult and costly to run a safe field trip. The department plans to offer GEOFYRST in the future.
Geologic Experience Outdoors: the First-Year Regional Summer Trip is an immersive outdoor experience exploring the landscape of New York and the Northeast, in existence since 2007. The trip fosters an environment in which a cohort of students can build life-long friendships and networks before classes begin. On past trips, we have visited the Adirondacks, dinosaur tracks, glacial carvings, waterfalls, and the beaches of Cape Cod. Students will be immersed in a unique learning environment while forming close bonds with other incoming students. The outdoors will be our classroom! It's a camping trip, but camping experience is not required. See the photos below from previous trips!
Students will drop off their personal belongings in their dorm room on August 13 and meet in room 208 of the Perna Science building for a 12 pm departure. We will be traveling in mini-vans and camping for the next six days. We will return to campus on August 18, move-in day, so you can meet your roommate and unpack your belongings. Transfer students living on campus will be on campus before their orientation and may have to attend an earlier orientation or help faculty and staff with the freshmen orientation. The class finishes August 18, leaving you the rest of the semester to settle into your new home and new courses with your new friends.
All first-year students (incoming freshman and transfer students) are invited to apply regardless of your major. This class counts toward hours for the fall semester. Limit of 24 students. Please send application as soon as possible.