Daily Student Life

Daily schedules

Academic Work Days

Each morning the daily schedule is posted before breakfast on the chalk board in the Lodge.

The standard field day begins with a wake-up bell at 6:30 a.m. and breakfast served at 7 a.m. Lunch materials are available from 6:30 and 7:30 for you to pack your own lunch for the field.

Laundry facilities

Students housed on the upper campus use the laundry facilities in the upper campus wash house, and students housed on lower campus use the laundry facilities in the lower campus wash house. Washing machines and dryers are free. Clothes lines and clothes pins are available on both the upper and lower campuses. You need to purchase your own laundry supplies.


Weekday meal timing is usually:

  • Breakfast  7:00-7:30 a.m.
  • Lunch – in the field; packed in the lodge immediately before or after breakfast.
  • Dinner - 6:30-7:00 p.m.

A bell will ring when dinner is served and students may be seated. Breakfast and dinner are served family style. Each person is responsible for taking his/her own dishes and table service to the turn-in window after the meal, and clearing common serving dishes and condiments.

Dinner before days off is usually served at 5:30 p.m. to accommodate camping.

The schedule for days off is normally:

  • Continental breakfast available 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Lunch items available from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Dinner at 6:30 p.m.


Special diets

Food accommodations can be made for vegetarians and persons with allergies or medical restrictions. Our vegetarian menu avoids any foods with meat and meat products. However, our vegetarian meals may include dairy products.

You must indicate on the registration information form any special dietary needs or vegetarian preference.

If you require a stricter diet you will need to make alternative plans for your own meals, at your own expense.  Please contact us to discuss possible options.