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    Over the course of the semester, students will participate in three field seminars: the offshore voyage, the Pacific Coast Field Seminar, and the Gulf Coast Field Seminar. Students will receive a more comprehensive schedule once the semester begins, which will include day trips, special classes, and events. Fall semesters are approximately late August to mid-December; Spring semesters are approximately late January to mid-May.  Each semester is 17 weeks.

    *Dates are subject to change

    Fall 2014

    25 August – Arrival & Check-In Day
    26 August – Orientation & Classes Begin
    29 August – Coastal Tour (by land and sea)
    2 September – Maritime Skills and Work-Study Job Selections
    8 – 18 September – Offshore Field Seminar (Southern California Bight)
    19 – 21 September – Alumni Weekend
    22 September – Classes Resume
    27 September – Open House
    4 – 12 October – Pacific Coast Field Seminar (Northern California)
    15 October – Classes Resume
    25 October – Family & Friends Day
    28 – 31 October – Gulf Coast Field Seminar (Louisiana)
    3 November – Classes Resume
    7 November – Moot Court
    14 November – Interdisciplinary Whales & Whaling Seminar
    26 – 30 November - Thanksgiving Recess: classes end at 1230 Tuesday
    13 – 15 December – Reading Period
    16 – 17 December – Final Examinations
    18 December – Field Day & Closing Dinner
    19 December – Departure Day

    Spring 2015

    19 January – Arrival & Check-In Day
    20 January – Orientation & Classes Begin
    1 – 11 February – Offshore Field Seminar (Caribbean)
    16 February – Classes resume, Maritime Skills and Work-Study Job Selections
    20 February – Coastal Bus Tour
    28 February – 8 March – Pacific Coast Field Seminar (Pacific Northwest)
    11 March – Classes Resume
    20 March – Moot Court
    24 – 27 March – Gulf Coast Field Seminar (Louisiana)
    30 March – Classes Resume
    10 April – Class Photo
    11 April – Family & Friends Day
    11 – 13 May – Final Examinations
    14 May – Field Day & Closing Dinner
    15 May – Departure Day

    Fall 2015

    24 August – Arrival & Check-In Day
    Offshore Field Seminar (Southern California Bight)
    Pacific Coast Field Seminar (Northern California)
    Gulf Coast Field Seminar (Louisiana)
    18 December – Departure Day

    Spring 2016

    25 January – Arrival & Check-In Day
    Offshore Field Seminar (Caribbean)
    Pacific Coast Field Seminar (Pacific Northwest)
    Gulf Coast Field Seminar (Louisiana)
    20 May – Departure Day