SJSU Geology Field Camp



   April 15, 2020

The SJSU Summer Field Geology (Geol 129B/C) will be taught in online mode as directed by the Provost's Office. 

Please check back regularly for additional details. Summer Advanced Registration started April 6. Permission to enroll in Geology 129B/C is by consent of the instructor, Dr. Ryan Portner.


Student enjoying the view while observing the geology

The San José State University Geology Department offers a field-based mapping course every year. The course is split into two sessions: a spring session and a summer session. The spring session (129A), or a similar introductory field mapping course, is required in order to register for the summer session. The summer session offers the choice of a 4-credit, 30-day course (129B) or a 2-credit, 24-day course (129C). Either one of the summer courses, in conjunction with the spring introductory field course, will satisfy the department field camp requirement.

NOTE!  All dates listed below are tentative and subject to change.  Check back in December or January for updates.

2020 Spring Field Camp (129A). The course dates have not been decided yet.  But will most likely begin on March 27 and complete on April 5. The course has a $400 fee (separate from tuition).

2020 Summer Field Camp (129B/C) will be led by Ryan Portner.  Date are TBA but and will most likely begin on May 27/28th time frame. 129B will complete roughly on June 30 and has a $1600 fee (separate from tuition); 129C will complete tentatively around June 21 and has a $1200 fee (separate from tuition).

Transportation to-and-from both sessions will be provided by the Geology department (exception: students registered for 129C must coordinate their own return transportation). Students are strongly encouraged to apply for authorization to operate a state vehicle. If you are interested, please visit the Geology Department office in DH 321 for forms and online training information.

While it is not up-to-date, please review the SJSU Summer Registration Webpage for general information regarding Summer Session. For current information, please sign up for the University's Summer Session Newsletter.

For questions or other inquiries, please contact Ryan Portner.

Want to know what being a student at SJSU Geology Field Camp is like? Check out our Insider's Look webpage for more!

Field Camp Forms:

Driving Directions to the Kalamazoo camp (PDF)

Film (c) Lindsey Huffman (2017).