Department Traditions


The Geology Department isn’t just an awesome way to learn about rocks, it’s a great way to meet other rockin’ people, too! Liquidus is a Thursday afternoon event where geology majors, professors and other geology enthusiasts congregate to eat, drink, and be merry. Everyone is welcome and it’s a great way to chat with fellow students and professors outside of class.

Department Field Trip

Each year after the classes resume, the students, faculty, and staff take off on a 3-4 day trip to some amazing geologic locations in the southwest. It’s a great way to start the summer and visit some fantastic sites! Recent trips include Santa Cruz Island (2015), the White-Inyo Mountains (2016), Sequoia National Park (2017), and Grand Canyon National Park (2018).