Schedule & Trips

Daily Schedule

Monday - Saturday

  • 6:30 - 7:15 AM: Breakfast
  • 7:30 AM: We leave for the field regardless of disability created by the previous night's activities.
  • 5:30 PM: Return to Chateau
  • 6:00 PM: Dinner
  • 7:00 PM: Faculty on duty, study hours
  • 10:00 PM: Projects due (if applicable)

Free time: You will be expected to work on your maps or other projects on most evenings. Generally, you will have some free time on Sundays and some Saturdays to relax and recuperate. 

Meetings: Mandatory evening or morning meetings will be scheduled as necessary -- generally in advance of each new project. Announcements for these meetings and other important information will be posted on the white board in the dining room - be sure to check it regularly.

Overnight Trips

Field camp ventures out on three overnight trips.

  • San Rafael Swell: On the first trip, we will spend 2-3 nights in southeastern Utah conducting a portion of the ExxonMobil delta sequence stratigraphy field course. Meals will be provided.
  • Grand Tetons NP & Jackson Hole: On the second trip, we will visit the Jackson Hole Area on or near the Fourth of July weekend and camp three nights at the Gros Ventre campground in Grand Teton National Park. During this trip, you will have a day & a half free to relax. As with other trips, camping fees will be paid by field camp, but on this trip you will be expected to feed yourselves so budget accordingly.
  • Vicinity of Carlin & Elko, Nevada: On the last trip, we will spend 3 nights near Carlin, Nevada, as guests of Newmont Mining Corporation, where we will learn about the the economic geology of gold and get an unparalleled, first-hand look at mining operations.


Last revised 5/3/18