Grand Canyon Semester: Fall 2016 Calendar

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Grand Canyon Semester is an intellectual immersion into the science, culture, arts, humanities, and politics of the Colorado Plateau region.  The GCS calendar generally follows the pattern of classroom time early in the week followed by field time later in the week, but the schedule will vary over the course of the semester as we take advantage of unexpected opportunities and experiences.  Students will participate in class lectures and discussions on campus on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Wednesdays will generally be study days that can be used to work on independent research projects.  Thursdays and Fridays will usually be spent in the field, either on short day trips or extended trips that sometimes last until Sunday afternoon.


Key Grand Canyon Semester 2016 Dates  
 August 25Students arrive in Flagstaff 
 August 26Travel to Grand Canyon NP for orientation 
 November 24-25Thanksgiving Holiday 
 December 13GCS Symposium & Final Dinner 
 December 14Students may leave Flagstaff